Missing Nursing Student's Remains Found in Woods Near Suspected Killer's Home

Holly Bobo

The remains of a nursing student missing since April 2011 have been found and identified, authorities confirmed late Monday. Two men found a skull on Sunday in Tennessee, which was later confirmed to belong to the missing Holly Bobo.

Her remains were found near property owned by Zacary Adams, who has been charged and pleaded not guilty to her kidnapping and murder.


Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) Director Mark Gwyn said in a statement Monday night, "It was my prayer as well as the prayers of many others that Holly Bobo would be found ... and I assure you this is not over by any means. The investigation is still ongoing to get to the truth."

He also said that the Bobo Investigation has been "the most expensive and exhaustive in TBI history, and it's not over yet."

Holly was only 20 years old when she disappeared over three years ago. Her brother told authorities that he saw a man dressed in camouflage lead her into the woods, but no definitive clues were found.

TBI public information officer Josh DeVine said via Twitter on Monday that Bobo's family had been notified prior to the news conference, and "the (Tennessee Bureau of Investigation) extends its condolences to the friends and family of Holly Bobo on this evening's announcement."

This is one of those very tough situations in which it's nice to know what happened to your missing loved one ... but it's not the resolution you wished for. When people go missing, there's always that hope -- that elusive hope -- that they're still alive out there somewhere.

As Holly Bobo's family comes to terms with the truth that she's been gone off this Earth for some time, I hope they can find even a little bit of peace. And that her killer, whoever that might be, has justice served.

Do you think there's at least a little sense of closure when remains are found in missing persons cases?


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