Family holds press conference for abducted daughter, offer reward
PARSONS, Tennessee — The parents of Holly Bobo held a press conference Thursday afternoon to discuss the abduction of their 20-year-old daughter and to discuss a reward for information about her abduction.
Holly’s mother sobbed during the entire news conference and was visibly shaken. She had to be carried away after making a short statement.
When asked what he would say to his daughter, Holly’s father Dana Bobo said, “I would tell her I love her, and tell her to call us.”
In a most heartfelt plea Holly’s dad Dana said: “Our daughter was taken from us Tuesday morning about 8 o’clock from our house, going to school.”
He said there are many people within their community who have come forward to help them search for their beautiful daughter Holly.
“We’ve got friends, neighbors, we’ve got people we don’t even know that’s been here helping us since 8 o’clock yesterday morning.
“What I’d like to do is ask for any help – if anybody can help us to try to locate, find, and bring home our daughter, please help in any way. You can call if you’ve seen her,” he said.
Asked if they were still hopeful Dana said, “Yes, m’am, we’re hopeful she’ll be brought back soon.”
Asked if he had any scenario in his mind of who might want to do this to his daughter, Dana said, “No sir, I don’t. The way it looks to me myself it might have been somebody close. Somebody that kinda knew our routine, knew when she left [Holly’s mother], when I left, when my daughter left to go to school, is what I kinda got in my mind, but I don’t know that for sure,” her father told reporters.
Asked if she wanted to say something, Holly’s mother could barely speak. Through tears and being told to be strong, she uttered the words, “Holly, I love you so much. Please try to get home to us and if anybody knows anything about her please, please help us find her. She’s just so precious, you just don’t even know.”
“To all the people who have already helped us,” Dana said, “Thank you. Keep us in your prayers please.”
The small community in Decatur County have rallied together to help the Bobo family, offering a $25,000 reward.
Holly was abducted Tuesday morning when she was dragged from the carport of her home by a man wearing camouflage clothing.
Decatur County Sheriff Roy Wyatt said, “We just send a plea out to whomever might be watching to help this family. We can only imagine what they go through, they need your help.”
Family, friends, and volunteers are wearing pink ribbons as a sign of hope for Holly to return home safely, News Channel 5 reports.
Authorities said Thursday they received two 911 calls when Holly was abducted: one from her 25-year-old brother and the other from a woman police did not identify.
Holly’s brother witnessed the abduction from inside their Parsons home. He said the last he saw was his sister being dragged from the carport and toward woods.
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