Zachary Rye Adams, a suspect in the case of missing Tennessee nursing student Holly Lynn Bobo, was charged with murder and aggravated kidnapping. He is currently held without bond and is scheduled to be brought before the court on March 11 in Tennessee’s Decatur County.
A week before the announcement was made on Wednesday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations searched Adams’ property in Holladay, which was located around 15 miles north of where Bobo was last seen.
Authorities believe that Adams was behind the disappearance of Bobo, who was last seen by her brother in April 2011. She was twenty years old and living with her family three hours outside of Nashville. Her older brother Clint in his witness statement said that he saw a man in hunting camouflage holding his sister by the arm and leading her into a wooded area near their home. He thought the man was her boyfriend, so he wasn’t alarmed.
The District Attorney General, Hansel McCadams stated that they believe they can prove Bobo was taken by force without consent, but did not give details regarding the evidence against Adams. They added that they also believe that she had been killed in perpetration of her kidnapping, leading them to file a case against the suspect. The 29-year-old Adams is charged with especially aggravated kidnapping and first-degree felony murder. If found guilty, Adams could face the death penalty.
Authorities kept mum about whether Bobo’s remains had been found, but did not rule out the possibility of making another arrest. Tennessee Bureau of Investigations spokeswoman Illana Tate stated that the investigation is “still very active and ongoing.”
Holly Bobo attended the University of Tennessee at Martin and was taking up nursing. She had already begun her clinical training at local hospitals, and was known to be a natural at taking care of patients. She was preparing to go to her classes on the morning of Wednesday, April 13, 2011 when she disappeared.
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