TBI announces suspect, charges in Holly Bobo case

Staff Reports • Updated Mar 6, 2014 at 11:56 AM

PARSONS – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has obtained indictments and an arrest in the case of the disappearance of Holly Bobo.

On April 13, 2011, Holly Bobo disappeared from her home on Swan Johnson Road between 7:40 a.m. and 8 a.m. TBI agents, along with local and federal authorities, have spent several hundreds of manpower hours on this investigation. There have also been hundreds of ground and warrant searches conducted. There was a $25,000 reward offered from the community, an $85,000 reward offered from a government and private citizen reward fund, a $100,000 reward offered from a Memphis private citizen for a self-surrender and lastly a $250,000 reward offered for Holly’s safe return.

After receiving credible information, which led to obtain search warrants for various locations last week, enough evidence and information was collected to prompt the district attorney to solicit a special grand jury. 

On Wednesday at 2 p.m., a special Decatur County grand jury convened to hear case presentation from a TBI special agent. After the session, the grand jury returned indictments on Zachary Rye Adams, 29, of Parsons. He was charged with felony first-degree murder and especially aggravated kidnapping. He is currently in the Chester County Jail with without bond. Adams was officially served this afternoon at the jail. District Attorney General Hansel McAdams will prosecute this case.

This investigation is remains active and ongoing. Evidence collected and leads developed from recent search warrant executions are still being examined. The possibility of additional suspects in this case exists. The motive and circumstances surrounding Bobo’s disappearance are still being investigated. Information from the public is still welcomed and encouraged. Anyone with information on this case may call the TBI at 800-824-3463.

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