Decatur County Abduction
ABC 7 Eyewitness News Staff
The search continues for a missing woman in Decatur County who officers said was dragged from her home, Wednesday morning.
Holly Bobo, 20, was last seen around 7:30 a.m. after being abducted from her home near Parsons by a man, dressed in camouflage. Wednesday night, some of Bobo's friends and family, who spent the day searching for her, paused for a moment to pray for her safe return. After the vigil, volunteers were asked by authorities to go home and return at first light, Thursday.
Meanwhile, investigators said they would continue searching for Bobo throughout the night.
The moment family members began asking for help, neighbors started showing up to help. Investigators said a man approached Bobo and took her into the woods. Sheriff Roy Wyatt said the abductor likely knew her schedule and was waiting by her car. A neighbor who spoke with ABC 7 Eyewitness News said they heard screaming and that is when help was called. All police were told is that she was taken into the woods.
Because the area where the incident happened is rural, investigators said it took time for police to arrive and organize the search.
"We're tracking down every lead that we've got. We've called in different agencies. We've had tracking dogs. We've got helicopters. Everything that we could get, we've had here looking for the young lady." said Sheriff Roy Wyatt of Decatur County.
The family said there may have been as much as a 45 minute time gap form the time this happened, to when the search started. Family and friends are pleading for answers.
If you have any information that could help investigators in locating Holly Bobo, call the Decatur County Sheriff's Department at (731) 852-3714.