Searchers Find Lunchbox of Missing Tennessee Woman

But Holly Bobo remains missing as hunt continues on fourth day
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2011 3:32 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Hundreds of volunteers scoured the woods in Tennessee today as the search for a missing 20-year-old nursing student entered its fourth day, reports Reuters. Investigators say they turned up the lunchbox of Holly Bobo along with other unspecified belongings about 8 miles from her house, notes CBS, but no sign of Holly herself. She was last seen by her brother outside their home in Parsons, Tennesee, on Wednesday.

Police have clarified initial reports that she got dragged away. They now say her brother saw her walking away with a man in camoflauge but thought it was her boyfriend and didn't think much of it. He later saw blood and called police. Neither he nor her boyfriend are suspects, authorities say. A criminal justice professor tells CBS it's likely the abductor knew the family routine: "Clearly, whoever did this waited until the father had left the house, as well as the mother. So, it's quite possible that he knew ... she would come out of the house on her way to school at a certain time. He was waiting for her."

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