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Sheriff: More arrests likely in Holly Bobo case

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The attorney for the Bobo family read a statement on their behalf on Tuesday afternoon. The attorney for the Bobo family read a statement on their behalf on Tuesday afternoon.
Holly Bobo, 21, went missing in April 2011. Holly Bobo, 21, went missing in April 2011.
DECATURVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

The Decatur County sheriff said more arrests are likely in the Holly Bobo case during a news conference on Tuesday afternoon.

"My original goal was to find Holly; my new goal is to see to it that the people who did this are punished," Sheriff Keith Byrd said.

The attorney for the family of Holly Bobo read a statement on their behalf, part of which said:

"On behalf of Holly, we would like to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers during this difficult saga. Our friends have been unwavering in their support, and the authorities have been diligent in their pursuit of justice. We will never understand the actions or motives of those who took Holly from us, but we continue to pray that someone will have the courage to step forward and shed more light on this senseless tragedy.

Those responsible will be afforded a trial. As an innocent victim, Holly had no such right. They can appeal the verdict if they choose to do so; Holly was given no such choice. Although in prison they can breathe, see God's wonders of this Earth and visit with their loved ones, not Holly.

We have lost a precious daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend. However, those responsible have lost their souls. Holly's soul is the one thing that their brutality cannot diminish or extinguish. The family knows that Holly is in a better place, and we are comforted by that knowledge. We hope that no family will have to experience what we have endured. Our agony cannot be adequately described in words."

The statement went on to say that the family hopes to have privacy during this time: "Now is a time for grieving. Please honor our request."

This comes after the TBI confirmed late Monday night that the human remains found in Decatur County on Sunday belong to Bobo.

Two Benton County men discovered a human skull around 10 a.m. on Sunday while searching for ginseng. The pair found the remains in a remote, wooded area off of County Corner Road near Holladay.

Bobo went missing from her family's home in Darden on April 13, 2011.

Zachary Adams was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and especially aggravated kidnapping in connection with Bobo's disappearance earlier this year.

Another man, Jason Wayne Autry, has also been charged with kidnapping and murder in the case.

Jeffrey Pearcy and his stepbrother, Mark Pearcy, are both charged with tampering with evidence and accessory after the fact.

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