(Parsons, TN) This weekend marks two years since anyone has seen or heard from a young college student. For more than 700 days, family and friends have been searching for Holly Bobo who was 20 years old when she mysteriously disappeared from her home in Parsons, Tennessee. So far no tips have led to Holly.
Saturday, the town held a 5K walk, barbecue, balloon release and bike ride for Holly.
Around his family, 4-year-old Stozie is just like any other playful pooch. But the Dutch Shepard has helped sniff out more than 8000 square acres, searching for Holly Bobo.
“He clears a lot of areas. So we know where Holly is not. I hope he doesn’t find her,” said Stozie’s owner and searcher, Shawn Alexander.
Alexander wants to help figure what happened to Holly, but Stozie is a cadaver dog. Alexander wants to find Holly alive. His mother has that same wish.
“An innocent family, an innocent girl goes out to her backyard to go to school. It’s an everyday function. It’s a tragedy,” said Lois Alexander with Bloodhound Search and Rescue.
A tragedy that brought the entire Parsons community together Saturday, letting the family know, they’re still searching for Holly.
“I’ve never seen a family go what they’ve gone through. Every morning they wake up with the expectation that this will be the day they find Holly. Every night they go to bed disappointed,” said Pastor Don Franks with Corinth Baptist Church.
Franks helped organized Saturday’s events, but says the outpouring support from the town goes far beyond this weekend. Everywhere you look in Parsons, you’ll find pink ribbons to remind people Holly needs to be found.
Holly’s family and friends are asking for anyone who might know anything to still call in tips.
“The family has not been given any information to believe Holly is not alive,” said family spokesperson, Liz Beatty.
They vow to search, until they find her.
Anyone with tips is asked to call the Tennessee Bureau of Investigators at 1-800-TBI-FIND. The family is also asking people share tips directly with them. You can email Holly’s family at firstname.lastname@example.org.