Friends coming to terms with reality in Holly Bobo case - WSMV Channel 4

Friends coming to terms with reality in Holly Bobo case

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DECATURVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

Throughout Decatur County, people are coming to terms with the realization that Holly Bobo isn't coming back.

Candace Wood double-dated with Bobo at the coon hunt just days before Bobo was kidnapped and murdered. Wood said Bobo did not associate with or tolerate people like Zachary Adams, the man suspected in the kidnapping and death of Holly Bobo, or his friends who were always in trouble with the law.

"She was goal-oriented. She wanted to complete nursing school. She was set on what she wanted to do. She was a good country girl. She loved four-wheeler riding. She played basketball. She was an all-around good girl," Wood said. "It's hard to imagine that she's no longer here with us."

Chris Williams, a human remains expert with the Southeast K-9 Rescue Team, has spent hundreds of hours over the years with the Bobo family searching for Holly.

To him, the case had become personal.

"I look at them as friends. It's hard not to get close on something like that, because I feel for them. I pray for them. There's no words I could even give to let them know how much we care. I do hear from them. I've texted back and forth with Ms. Karen. There's no words to describe it," Williams said.

One of Adams' best friends, by all accounts, is Jason Autry, who is currently serving 15 years to life in prison with 26 felonies on his record.

But Autry, while he was in the Decatur County Jail, became a born-again Christian, apologizing and repenting for his sins and transgressions.

And it's interesting to note that Autry has recently been transferred for undisclosed reasons from the Decatur County Jail to the Carroll County Jail.

That's one of the things people are talking about while they suffer through an indescribable feeling of sadness for the Bobo family.

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