Man who found Holly Bobo's remains testifies in day 3 of trial - WSMV Channel 4

Man who found Holly Bobo's remains testifies in day 3 of trial

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Larry Stone is one of the men who found Holly Bobo's skull. (WSMV) Larry Stone is one of the men who found Holly Bobo's skull. (WSMV)
Holly Bobo went missing six years ago in Decatur County. (WSMV) Holly Bobo went missing six years ago in Decatur County. (WSMV)
SAVANNAH, TN (WSMV) -

It was day three of testimony in the murder trial for the man accused of killing 20-year-old nursing student Holly Bobo.

Zachary Adams faces the death penalty if he’s found guilty of her kidnapping, rape and murder in 2011.

On Wednesday morning, a series of witnesses testified about items they found that related to Bobo’s disappearance.

Some were her personal items, but most importantly, the court heard testimony about how her remains were found. The jury heard testimony from the man who discovered Bobo's skull.

Larry Stone testified that in 2014 he was looking for ginseng, a root, when he saw something that caught his attention -- a bucket turned upside down in the woods. He turned it over and discovered it was a skull. He yelled to his cousin.

"I said, I found remains. Get up here now. I started bawling, please tell me it's not real. I said, ‘I think I know who his could be.’ I said, ‘I think it’s Holly,’" Stone said.

Stone's discovery that day was a crucial find. Bobo's remains were never found in the three years after her disappearance.

Laura Hodge with the TBI testified about bones and teeth found scattered in a ditch off County Corner Road in Holladay, near a cell phone tower. She described it as a meticulous excavation.

“Sifting dirt one scoop at a time,” Hodge said.

Alongside the scattered remains were some of Bobo’s personal items, including an earring, pencils, a flash drive, and a wallet with Bobo’s driver’s license.

Court wrapped up for the day just before 4 p.m. Testimony will resume Thursday morning.

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