TBI: Murder Suspect Threatened To Bury Brother With Holly Bobo

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(Nashville, TN) The man charged with killing Holly Bobo reportedly threatened to kill his own brother.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has charged Zach Adams with one count of Coercion of Witness.

Adams is charged with Felony First Degree Murder and Especially Aggravated Kidnapping.

According to the TBI, Adams tried to pass a message from his Chester County jail cell to his brother's jail cell in Obion County. Zachary Adams told a fellow inmate, who he believed was being transferred to Obion to pass it along. Instead, that inmate went to investigators.

The message was reportedly, "Tell my brother he is the one who started all this s#%t and if he don't shut his mouth he will be in the hole beside her."

TBI agents say Coercion of Witness is a felony charge and will not be tolerated. "We have spent countless hours. We have spent countless resources," TBI agent Josh DeVine said.

"We have spent plenty of money investigating the disappearance of Holly Bobo," he added. "We're not going to stand by and let anyone interfere in our quest to get to the bottom of it. We'll do anything to get justice for the friends and family of Holly Bobo."

Bobo was last seen April 13, 2011, at her Decatur County, Tenn., home.

Adams was arrested at the end of February after his property was searched.

Investigators have not revealed what evidence they have against Adams, or if they have found a body.

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

“We will not tolerate any kind of coercion in criminal cases,” said TBI Director Mark Gywn. “But in a case like this, which has attracted so much interest and required so many resources, rest assured we will fight hard to protect the integrity of our work, as we seek justice for the family and friends of Holly Bobo.”

Zachary Adams is scheduled to be in court for a status hearing on April 9.


  • MikeBarret

    How the heck does it strike anyone as a good idea to send a death threat, from prison, to someone else who is in prison? The screws at your prison are gonna read it on the way out, and the screws at his prison are gonna read it on the way in. What a maroon.

    The state has to let his defense team know what their evidence is, someone needs to come out with it.

  • Cam Davis

    Oh, what fantastic evidence! I mean, a convicted felon in prison has no motive to lie to TBI investigators and tell them what they wanna hear, right? TBI couldn’t get Zach’s brother to turn, so now they have a ANONYMOUS jailbird singing their tune. I hope and pray the jury isn’t as gullible as some of you appear to be. There is no body, no evidence, no case. TBI looks incompetent and pathetic on this matter. Her brother killed her, and someday the truth will be known. You can’t outrun the truth, Mr. Bobo. It will find you.

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