Holly Bobo’s Family Continues to Search Two Years After Her Disappearance

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DECATUR COUNTY, Tenn. – April 13, 2013 marked two years since Decatur County nursing student Holly Bobo was kidnapped from her home by an unknown man wearing camouflage. “We want the entire world to know that we are not giving up and we still believe that Holly is alive,” said Pastor Don Franks. Family and friends gathered Saturday with the community at UT Martin where Holly attended school. Residents said they are keeping hope alive and reminding others that their search is not over. “We”ll be here until the very end if that’s what it takes,” said resident Mary Beth Duke. “Tomorrow I hope it’s over, but if that takes longer we’re here until we bring Holly home.” Family members said they have never stopped searching and they have never given up hope. Search and rescue crews have searched different wooded areas with family members every Saturday since she went missing. “Someone searches every weekend,” said Donna Goff, Holly’s grandmother. “It’s been hard. Everyday is a nightmare; every day and every hour.” In her honor, the community came together in prayer, running and riding through town with pink balloons to remember Holly. “We still have a lot of hope that there is somebody out there that knows something,” said Whitney Duncan, Holly’s cousin. “Our family is not the same and it won’t be until we have her back.” Family members told WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News that their lives are frozen in time until Holly is found. The family has not celebrated one holiday since Holly disappeared. “Every morning they wake up hoping and praying that this will be the day that Holly will be found,” said Franks. “We’re a rural country community and country folk just don’t give up.” Residents released dozens of pink balloons with Holly’s picture, praying at least one would turn up with some answers. “Maybe it will jog somebody’s memory of something that they saw that day,” said Goff. Holly’s family thanked the community for all of their support and asked that they never give up in their fight to find Holly. Family members said they believe Holly is alive and being held by her abductor. They said she could be in disguise with shorter hair or glasses. If you have any information in this case call !800-TBI-FIND.

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