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Holly Bobo search slowed by violent Tenn. weather, say reports

Authorities said Bobo was on her way to school. She is a student at the UT Martin campus, according to CBS affiliate WTVF. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Violent Crime Response Team was gathering evidence at the home in the community of Darden in Decatur County. Bobo is 5-feet-3 inches tall and weighs 110 pounds. She was seen around 7:30 a.m. wearing a pink shirt and light blue jeans. Officials ask that if you see Holly or anything suspicious contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.
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Holly Bobo search slowed by violent Tenn. weather, say reports
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(CBS/WREG/AP) PARSONS, Tenn. - The search efforts for missing 20-year-old nursing student Holly Bobo were called off Tuesday and Wednesday due to dangerous weather conditions.

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According to Reuters, the search was called off due to flooded roadways and violent weather.

The Jackson Sun reported that police were the only ones who would be searching for Bobo during the dangerous storms.

"We don't want to put [volunteers] at risk," Tennessee Highway Patrol Lt. Brad Wilbanks said to the newspaper. "Law enforcement will still be around to respond to anything we find as it comes up."

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, searchers found an additional piece of evidence last week that may pertain to Bobo, but they are not releasing what it is, reports Reuters.

The new clue was found along the road in the northern part of Decatur County, Tenn.

While police initially believed an abductor dragged Bobo away as she left for school last Wednesday, investigators now suspect it was a community member in camouflage who led Bobo into the woods near her home.

Police say they have begun the process of identifying persons of interest in the case.

Bobo is 5-feet-3-inches tall and weighs 110 pounds. She was last seen around 7:30 a.m. April 13 wearing a pink shirt and light blue jeans. Officials ask that anyone with information contact the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.

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