(Memphis) Family and friends of Holly Bobo are counting on the power of social media to raise new awareness about the missing nursing student’s case.
Fourteen months ago today, Bobo was abducted from her Decatur County home.
To mark the day, supporters are holding a day long Twitter vigil to get more people looking for her.
They are asking everyone to include the hashtag #HollyBobo in every tweet they send out.
The idea is to get her name trending, and people talking.
Her cousin, country singer Whitney Duncan, loves the idea and has been asking her fans to participate.
“I know so many people go to the trending boards and go, oh, what’s this and it just brings attention to her and awareness that, you know, that people who see her name will be like, oh, what happened with this case and look it up and look at her pictures and start remembering her,” said Duncan.
Duncan said social media sites like Twitter and Facebook have been a blessing and curse in the search for Holly.
While most people who comment are trying to help, some have publicly accused her family of holding back information about the case, “You can say bad things about me. I don’t care. It doesn’t bother me at all, but to say something about my family then we got problems.”
But she’s hoping in this case, something positive will come out of the virtual vigil, and is asking everyone to who sends out a #HollyBobo tweet to include a prayer.
There is now a $250,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the case or the safe return of Holly.