PARSONS, Tenn. (abc24.com) - Does a quarter of a million dollars catch your attention? The family of Holly Bobo hopes it catches someone's.
The nursing student went missing in April 2011. On February 1, 2012, her family upped the reward for information that leads to an arrest and Holly's safe return.
At the TBI office in Jackson, every day since April 13, the day Holly went missing, they've hoped for that one call that could lead to a break in the case. Nine months later, maybe a quarter of a million dollars will help them get it.
"We had some generous donors that made it happen," said Bobo family spokesman, Kevin Bromley.
Bromley has known the Bobo family for the last 10 years, and the last 10 months have been the most difficult.
"Every day brings on new challenges and with holly not coming home it makes for terrible days."
Months after her disappearance, neighbors still have symbols of hope for her safe return with ribbons of support displayed throughout the town of Parsons.
Rebecca, a Parsons resident, told abc24.com, "We knew about that Bobo girl and every time you see someone walk up the road that's what you think, they're looking for her."
A few days ago investigators searched the woods behind her neighbor's house. Her neighbor is Terry Britt, a registered, violent, sex offender. He was arrested Jan. 31st on charges of kidnapping, attempted rape and sexual battery, which makes neighbors suspicious.
"Something's going on, that's what we thought. Maybe they think he had something to do with it, who knows, he may have. I just wish they could find her and find out what happened to her."
At this point TBI isn't connecting Britt to Bobo's disappearance. If Britt is not who they're looking for, Bromley's hoping the $250,000 helps them find who is.