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Reward for Holly Bobo raised to $75,000 by governor

Reward for Holly Bobo raised to $75,000 by governor
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(CBS/WREG/AP) PARSONS, Tenn. - The reward for information leading to the recovery of missing Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo was raised to $75,000 Monday.

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According to CBS affiliate WREG, Governor Bill Haslam authorized the state to add $50,000 to the $25,000 reward previously offered.

According to The Commercial Appeal, Governor Haslem said of the somewhat unusual move, "In this case the district attorney involved asked us to, and he made a convincing case they thought it would be very helpful."

Authorities have refused to rule out anyone in the community of Parsons, Tenn. as potential suspects.

"We have not eliminated anyone from the investigation," Mark Gwynn, Director of the Tennesee Bureau of Investigation, told CBS's The Early Show. "That's why we ask the community to look among themselves.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and other law enforcement agencies asked residents during a news conference Sunday to take notice of anyone whose whereabouts were unaccounted for Wednesday morning when Bobo, 20, went missing.

While police initially believed the attacker had dragged Bobo away, investigators now suspect it was a familiar community member who led Bobo into the woods.

"It might have been somebody close that kind of knew our routine - when I left, and when she left, and when my daughter left to go to school," said Dana Bobo, the student's father in a press conference.

Investigators have discovered several of Bobo's personal items, including her cell phone, purse and lunch box.

Bobo is 5-feet-3-inches tall and weighs 110 pounds. She was seen around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday 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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