TBI Searching Property For Clues In Holly Bobo Case

By localmemphis.com

Published 02/28 2014 11:10PM

Updated 03/01 2014 12:51PM

DECATUR COUNTY, TN (localmemphis.com)--She's been missing almost three years, and Friday there was break in the search for Holly Bobo. 

The owner of a home searched earlier in the day for clues was locked up in the Decatur County Jail. 29-year-old Zach Adams is only charged with aggravated assault. No one is saying if the arrest is connected to Holly's disappearance, but he was booked while investigators were actively searching his property. Shortly after he was booked, he was transferred into the custody of another law enforcement agency. 

Investigators say they will be at the home of Zach Adams and surrounding areas for several more days. Agents will not call Adams a suspect in Holly's case, but Local 24 News spoke with a few of his family members who say he's been rumored to have been involved in her disappearance for a while.

"It doesn't surprise me that the young man may be in trouble, but it does surprise me about Holly," said Vicki Forrester.

Vicki Forrester keeps a poster for Holly Bobo in the front window of her shop. The TBI search was the talk of the town Friday.

"We haven't really seen anything. The only thing we did see was they did remove some vehicles from the house," said Forrester. 

The Shelby County Sheriff's Office sent a deputy and a cadaver dog to assist in the search. Agents were seen digging in the woods behind the home on Adams Lane in Holladay. TBI executed several other warrants Friday and say they believe there are people in Decatur and nearby counties who know something about Holly's disappearance. They're asking them to come forward now.

"Hopefully, we'll be able to return Holly home safely to her parents, that's our goal. But we'll have to see how all the information and evidence from these search warrants, how it all pans out," said TBI Director Mark Gwyn.

Holly was last seen in April 2011 being led into the woods behind her Darden, Tennessee home by a man wearing camo. Darden is 15 miles from where investigators are now searching. 

"We'll still pray that this will be the day we get that piece of the puzzle. We'll solve the case and lead us to Holly and bring the people responsible to justice," said Corinth Baptist Church Pastor Don Franks.

Holly's family and friends are asking everyone to join in a community day of prayer Saturday. Corinth Baptist Church in Darden will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. They are asking people to come pray for Holly's safe return and for the investigators working on her case.

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