Man in Camouflage Drags Tenn. Student Into Woods

Volunteers, cops, helicopter scour brush for Holly Bobo
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Apr 15, 2011 2:19 AM CDT
Holly Bobo, 20, is a nursing student at a local school.   (AP Photo/Tennessee Bureau of Investigation)
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(Newser) – Volunteers are scouring the countryside for a missing 20-year-old nursing student after family members saw a Tennessee mountain man dressed in camouflage dragging her into the woods from the carport of her home. Some 400 volunteers, police, and a helicopter team are searching for signs of the man and victim Holly Bobo. "My cousin Holly was kidnapped," Bobo's cousin Whitney Duncan, a country singer, wrote on her Facebook page. "Please pray for her and our family." Bobo's mother and adult brother watched the kidnapping from inside their home and called police, reports ABC News. It wasn't immediately clear why they didn't try to intervene.

The community of Parsons in Decatur County is offering a $25,000 reward for information about Bobo's disapearance. "Please help us find her, she's just so precious, you don't even know," said mom Karen at a press conference yesterday. "We just want her back." Police found blood outside the home after Bobo, just 5-foot-3 and 110 pounds, was dragged away, reports CBS News. "It's very disturbing to our community. We are praying for the family and the young lady," a police official told WTVF-TV. "It's our hopes and our prayers that we find her alive."

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