There are a few things stated by parties involved that i dont understand- 1. "Decatur County Sheriff Roy Wyatt has stated the abductor was someone local; from the small community of 2,500 residents." ** If they don't know who took her, how does he KNOW to state the abductor WAS someone from their area? 2. "Around 7:30 AM, on April 13, one of Bobo’s neighbors made a call to Holly’s mother, who was at work, to say her son had heard screams coming from the direction of the Bobo home." ** if Clint was indeed asleep with the door closed INSIDE the house, how would (and WHY would) he have called a neighbor to say he heard screams coming from the direction of the house? Wasn't he IN the house? I'd understand if he heard the screams "outside or really close by, the garage, out back"- but not "in the direction of the house". He didn't go check out the screams himself? He was concerned enough to call the neighbor, but it was the dog that woke him up? At what time did the screams occur then? Especially if Clint did not see her being dragged as previously reported, but instead 'led' away. 3."The barking of the family dog woke Clint that morning. In a live interview broadcast on the Jane Velez-Mitchell show he said that he heard strange voices outside, and also silhouettes of two persons kneeling in the garage. Clint could not identify the voices but assumed the two figures in the garage, which is attached to the house, were Holly and her boyfriend Drew Scott. He went on to explain that he thought that Drew, dressed head to toe in camouflage, had shot a turkey, and that he and Holly were kneeling over it talking. Clint then decided to call his mother, at work, to ask her if Holly had school, and if she was going hunting with Drew. Karen replied no, that Holly had exams and should already have left for school." * *would it be a normal occurrence for the boyfriend to show up very early in the a.m. on days she went to school in order to hunt turkeys on their land? Has he seen Drew previously in the same outfit to know he has one just like it? Why would he not have asked them himself if he was right there? Also, If it wasn't a turkey, what WERE they kneeling over, and why would he instantly assume the boyfriend would pull his sister into the garage at 7:30am to see a turkey he'd shot? Clint could not identify the 2 figures in the garage or their voices- what if neither was Holly?? Things aren't adding up. Some details are too described but the reasons explaining are vague. 4. "It was initially widely reported that Clint had seen his sister dragged across the family’s carport into the woods. Law enforcement later said no, this was not correct and that Holly had been led into the woods and was in fear for her life." ** how do they KNOW for a fact she was in fear for her life? Did she scream then? As she was 'being led away'? She could have screamed her ass off- yet didn't. She knew her brother was home, yet didn't scream his name once. This is odd. 5. "Three days after Holly’s abduction, her lunch bag, with food still inside, was found approximately 8 miles from the family home beside a road. Dana Bobo has since said he felt it was planted there as a decoy, to throw off searchers." ** It could have also been thrown out of a moving car days before, using pathways on the roads that were not blocked off. (not undermining her assumption just adding a different perspective) 6. "The blood Clint said he found in the garage has been described as being in the carport, driveway, garage, and also on the lawn. Even the words garage, carport and driveway have been used interchangeably in various articles." ** so, obviously, there was no turkey found, I'm guessing, as Clint first assumed? If someone had cut her to produce blood, enough to leave IN the garage and surrounding areas, were there no bloody footprints? None mentioned, so not, more than likely. 7. "Other items of evidence were found during the massive searches, but their exact nature has not been disclosed. Operating off of information garnered from a phone tip, law enforcement found a mystery item in northern Darden on Easter Sunday. Initially this item was said to be important and “a game changer” , but later officials back tracked saying, perhaps, it was not related to the case at all. Oddly no further comments from either officials or the family were made regarding the mystery item, which was rumored by many online bloggers to be Holly’s cell phone. For whatever reason also, no further searches were held after the item was found on Easter. A strip of duct tape with blonde hair stuck to it, was also recovered alongside a road, but its relevance has never been made public." ** if it wasn't relevant, then why not share what it was? I dont see how that would hurt anything or change the course of the investigation if theyd deemed it unimportant and irrelevant. These are just my few cents, she is from the state I live in but I'm not exactly sure where Parsons is (bout to look it up on the map though- hadn't heard of the town before now.) IMO, Clint's pinpointing of certain facts yet giving vague responses or reasonings as to how he drew the conclusions seems a bit off. He didn't recognize the 2 shadows in the garage nor their voices- yet assumed it was his sister and her boyfriend bent down over a dead turkey. Too precise for my taste. My opinion is, I think he knows something. I think the boyfriend knows something. I wouldn't be surprised if a handful of people involved truly know- yet it puzzles me law enforcement officers are absolutely certain it was someone local- yet the search is on because no one knows WHO took her or where they went. I'd take a closer look at anyone who suddenly finds her then wants to start collecting the money offered for her safe return. Some things don't add up. I really hope she's still alive, and will be safe- i was almost kidnapped as a child and I ran away as the man was trying to chase me down the road and snatch me in his car. My heart goes out to the entire community, friends and family, and everyone who has lost anyone, ever. The world is a strange place, full of good yet overridden with evil.
Good article one thing I would like to say is Holly was abducted on April 13,2011 not April 11th. Thank you for the well written article. Holy is always in my thoughts and prayers!
This is a very well written article. Only the Bobo family is authorized to speak, and I will not make any statements as to the content other than you did a great job and I thank you. Jane.
Thank you very much for the kind words. I attempted to use the few substantial interviews the family has made to construct my outline, in addition to direct statements from law enforcement involved with the case. I have spent five months following Holly's abduction as closely as I can and hope that my writing is of some use and importance in helping to solve this mystery.