Holly Bobo’s remains found in Decatur County

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DECATUR COUNTY, Tenn. -- Holly Bobo's remains were found in Decatur County Sunday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced during a news conference Monday night.

The 20-year-old nursing student was last seen April 13, 2011, by her brother, who told authorities he saw Bobo following a man in hunting clothes into the woods near the family home in Darden.

Decatur County Sheriff Keith Byrd said hunters found a human skull shortly after 10:30 a.m. Sunday. An odontologist was able to match the teeth with Bobo's dental records.

The search scene is in the northern part of the county, about 11 miles from suspect Zachary Adams’s home.  Adams is facing kidnapping and felony murder charges for Bobo's death.

Jason Autry is also charged with first-degree felony murder and especially aggravated kidnapping.

District Attorney General Matt Stowe said, "Everyone knows how serious the charges are and how important it is to get to the truth. And we will get to the truth."

He said the state is "ready, willing, and able" to make this a death penalty case.

"You can delay justice, but you can't deny it," he added.

The Bobo family will issue a statement Tuesday.


  • JI

    I’m glad they found her but, not the way they did. So sorry for the family. It’s good they will have some closure but horrible for anyone to have to go through. Prayers for the family and friends.

  • Nikki Pendleton

    I went to school with Holly was on dance team with her she was an awesome person. Her mother Karen Bobo was my 4th grade teacher and dance team coach. No mother deserves the pain she has went through. My prayers will have that family in them forever. I am glad the family has closure . I pray whatever the Bobo family decides on God will be with them through out it all. Just imagine Karen and Dana looking at the sick man who took their angel. Please everyone pray for this Family. I love and will always remember Holly as I did in school. Fly High Butterfly.

    • Rayma Allaby

      if you have ever been in that area of tn you would know that the woods there are thick and they go way back…..used to drive thru darden years ago on my way to lexington or jackson..so glad that holly has been found was hoping that they would find her alive but it was not to be…deepest sympathies to her family and friends …rest in peace holly.

  • peter B

    Been praying and hoping Holly would be found. My heart aches for her family, but it helps to know she is in heaven. To Zachary and the other sacks of worm food,.. My you all die a horrible death and burn in hell forever. Fuq you

  • Patsy Connell

    So sad and sorry for the family. At least this way the family will have some closure. I sincerely hope all involved get the death penalty for this totally unnecessary crime. A young girl who would have gone far in life is gone.

  • Leroy brown

    I still don’t understand why her brother didn’t find it odd that she was following a man in hunting clothes into the woods.

  • Amanda Acosta

    The people responsible for her kidnapping and murder deserve the death penalty but I hope they all get life w/o the possibility of parole. Death is just the easy way out for them and, I hope they sit in a prison cell for the rest of their life and rot. I do agree that they don’t have a right to live but I think they should suffer in prison for what they did but at the same time, they deserve to die. I have mixed feelings on this. My prayers are with Holly and her family

  • Jeff R

    These lower than life scumbags should have been locked up for life never having the opportunity to harm anyone. Felony rap sheets over 12 pages long and out on parole. Everyone of these maggots should be tortured for days before the last drop of blood leaves their bodies. The flames of Hell will not be hot enough for them. Our criminal justice system at work. The judge that released him from prison will be there with him.

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