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The trial of Zachary Adams continues in Tennessee. Adams is one of six people arrested in connection with the disappearance and death of 20-year-old Holly Bobo and is the first to stand trial.
Bobo disappeared at about 7:30 a.m. on April 13, 2011. Her brother testified that he saw her near the woods at her home with a man dressed in camouflage. Her brother said he assumed at the time that she was with her boyfriend. However, he alerted the authorities when he found blood outside the house.
After what has been called the most extensive search in Tennessee history, Bobo was not found.
Nearly two and a half years later, on September 7, 2014, hunters looking for ginseng found a skull later identified as Bobo’s some twenty miles from her home. Investigators also found a few rib bones.
Adams’ brother John Dylan Adams, Jason Autry, Shayne Austin, Jeff Pearcy, and Mark Pearcy were also arrested and accused of various levels of involvement.
John Dylan Adams claimed he saw Bobo with his brother Zachary and friend Autry after she was reported missing. He also reportedly claimed to know that the men “had raped Bobo and videotaped it.”
Court was in session for a short day on Saturday. One of the witnesses was Candace Wood, a co-worker of Bobo’s boyfriend Drew Scott. She told the court about how she and her boyfriend went on a double date with Holly and Drew a few days before Holly disappeared. Wood said that while on the date, she noticed a man in camouflage pants looking at her and Bobo, making Wood uncomfortable. After Bobo disappeared, Wood gave a description of the man to police. Between a police sketch based on her description, and Wood viewing a photograph of someone who might match the description, Wood identified the man as Shayne Austin.
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