Holly Bobo remains missing and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation claim to be close to cracking the case. However, their version of "case closed," seems more like a confused derivative of the term. Reason for saying this is because they claim that they're closing in on the case, and are only lacking "one piece to the puzzle."
This Tennessee newscast airs the words of TBI spokesperson John Mehr, which are essentially echoing the same words muttered for the past five weeks. Although the TBI say they are "close to cracking the case," John Mehr adds that this missing piece is basically all of the investigation. It seems that, in this puzzle of sorts, this is what the TBI have released as fact:
- Holly Bobo was allegedly led into the woods by a man in camo gear.
- There were no signs of struggle, but a small nonlethal amount of blood was found at the scene of the crime. They are not releasing DNA results.
- They have found Holly's lunch-purse, a strip of duct tape with blonde hairs on it and an unnamed item that was found on Easter weekend--miles from the scene of the alleged kidnapping.
Now what about this "missing puzzle piece," the TBI official was mentioning? Well basically, the puzzle piece is anything anyone knows that can lead to finding Holly Bobo or what happened to her. That doesn't sound like they are very close to cracking this case; come to think of it. However, to cut the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation some slack, they are dealing with an onslaught of rumors from the locals, which are proving to be hindering their investigation.
Kevin Bromley, the spokesperson for the Bobo family, spoke to reporters during the airing of the newscast. He repeated the words of John Mehr, essentially:
They're needing one piece of the puzzle. Someone knows something, and when they find that, I believe we will find Holly. -- Kevin Bromley
He expressed a great pain among the locals and family members regarding the loss of Holly Bobo. They pray everyday that she comes home, and go to bed nightly, exhausted and let-down that she hasn't. This has proven to be a trying time for the locals of Parsons and Darden, and emotions are wearing thin. It's alleged that the Bobo family hasn't been out since the disappearance of Holly, but they did attend church services on Wednesday night.
Holly Bobo has been missing since April 13, 2011. Please call the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation if you know or suspect anything that can help them piece this figurative puzzle together. The TBI have been following leads and identifying alleged persons of interest but have not released any information regarding any of the findings. They need the help of anyone who may be connected in any way!