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Stormy weather to hamper Holly Bobo search efforts

Stormy weather to hamper Holly Bobo search efforts
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(CBS/WREG/AP) PARSONS, Tenn. - Tennessee law enforcement officials are asking volunteers to hold off in their search for missing 20-year-old nursing student Holly Bobo until a severe weather system leaves the area this week, according to a report.

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

Law enforement officers are asking volunteers to return to Decatur County Thursday if Bobo still hasn't been found. Severe storms expected to be in the area Tuesday and Wednesday, reports the Sun.

According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, searchers found an additional piece of evidence Friday 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, 20, 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.

Authorities have refused to rule out anyone in the community of Parsons, about 100 miles northeast of Memphis, as a potential suspect.

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.

Complete coverage of Holly Bobo on Crimesider

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