Murder Charge Filed In Holly Bobo Case

(Decatur County, TN) An arrest has been made in the missing person case of Holly Bobo.

Zachary Adams has been charged with especially aggravated kidnapping and first degree felony murder.

TBI would not answer whether it has recovered Holly Bobo’s remains.

Prosecutors say they will consider the death penalty in this case.

Members from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the office of the 24Th Judicial District Attorney General, Hansel McAdams, and the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office made the announcement.

Adams was arrested late last week after his property was searched.

An affidavit from February 6th says Zachary Adams held a black revolver to Amber Bray’s head and threatened to kill her.

He also pulled a knife on Bray, who is his girlfriend’s sister, and threatened to “gut” her.

Holly Bobo was last seen at her home on Swan Johnson Road April 13, 2011.

Rewards have been offered from government and private citizens, which total $460,000.

Zachary Adams is no stranger to courtrooms and, as WREG uncovered, no stranger to violence.

His criminal record includes charges for drugs, domestic violence and assault.

A Community Mourns

It’s hard to put heartbreak into words. Daryl Ramey fought back tears as he tried.

“I watched her grow up,” he said. “We always had hope. After three years, we held onto some hope and today reality set in and it saddens everybody.”

Wednesday night outside his business, piece by piece he built a message for Holly.

“That says it all, she’s a beautiful little girl,” he said.

The whole community is in shock that investigators say Holly Bobo’s life came to a tragic end.

“People I think are in awe because of the truth. The truth is beginning to come out.

As the community got answers, many went to Holly’s church to pray and fight comfort in one another.

“We’re a family we have to be.”

Gregory Griggs is the deacon at Corinth Baptist Church.

“We hope this is the beginning of closure for the family, and the start for healing for the community, too. This has been hard on everybody.

Thursday, he asked for prayers for a community that never gave up hope, and just like Ramey’s sign, says he finds comfort knowing God has another angel.

“We’ll see her one day. We haven’t lost her,” Griggs said. “We know where she’s at. We’ll see her again.”


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