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Sex offender found, to be questioned in Holly Bobo missing case

20-year-old Holly Bobo, a west Tennessee woman, was last reported seen being dragged from her home by a man dressed in camouflage in April of 2011.
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(CBS/WBTV) MEMPHIS - Police have taken a sex offender into custody who has been missing since Tennessee nursing student Holly Bobo disappeared.

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Police found 43-year-old Victor George Wall in Minnesota this week and plan to question him. Wall was convicted of molesting a child in Washington State more than 20 years ago and lived near Bobo, 20, when she disappeared, reports CBS affiliate WBTV.

Wall had been missing since Bobo vanished from her home just before she left to go to her morning nursing classes in mid-April.

Authorities said that Wall, who was found at his girlfriend's home in Minnesota, was the only sex offender in the Perry County area in southwest Tennessee who could not be located after Bobo went missing.

Four years ago Wall moved to the county, not far from where Bobo lived with her parents.

Bobo, who has been missing for almost four months, was reportedly last seen by her brother who saw a man leading her into the woods near her house. The man was wearing camouflage and blood was found at the scene later.

Fred Moore, of the Perry County Sheriff's Department, says law enforcement checks out all sex offenders in an area where there has been an abduction like the case of Holly Bobo. However, investigators had been unable to locate Wall, reports WBTV.

After Wall moved to Perry County, he registered as a sex offender and a few days later was arrested for joy riding in a car he was not authorized to use. He spent 10 days in jail.

After his release from jail, Wall hadn't been seen until he was arrested Monday.

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