Justice For Holly Bobo

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In a case that has been active and ongoing since 2011, the disappearance of Holly Bobo has sent shock waves of fear and disbelief throughout Tennessee.  The twenty year old nursing student was last seen being led into the woods by a man dressed in camouflage near her home.  Bobo’s brother, Clint, had reported witnessing his sister being led by an unknown man into the woods at around 7:30 Wednesday morning.  Initially, he proclaimed that the man in camouflage was her boyfriend, but called the authorities after finding blood outside. At the time, investigators did not think that the University of Tennessee nursing student went willingly into those woods.  They combed the surrounding area and uncovered items that are reported to belong to Holly, including a lunchbox. The case seemed to have gone cold after a few years of false leads, and incredibly bad reporting from the local news outlets that only complicated the investigation.  Now, Decatur County is holding their breath as new details have shed light on her disappearance, and the TBI has made an arrest in the murder of the nursing student.  Zach Adams has been accused of the crime, and that the key to finding the still missing Holly Bobo may be his brother, Dylan Adams. The two brothers live with their grandfather, Dick Adams, and the TBI searched the property in February.   Dylan reportedly stated that he had seen Bobo alive with his brother after she had gone missing.  Now, a second man has been indicted in the murder of Bobo, Jason Wayne Autry.  His exact charges are for first degree murder and aggravated kidnapping.  The TBI, however, has also said that they have not yet recovered Bobo’s body. Autry is already serving time in the Riverbed Maximum Security Prison on previous convictions unrelated to the case, but investigators uncovered that Autry is a close friend of Adams.  Although the case is listed as active and ongoing, the question of motive remains, as well as if investigators will be able to locate the body of Holly Bobo in the remote region.  What led the authorities to believe that the nursing student had been murdered remains a mystery as well, as they have not released a statement concerning what led them to such a conclusion.

 

ImageHolly Bobo …long blond hair, 5′ 3″ tall and 110 lbs, 21 years old, kidnapped Wed @ 7:40 am 4/13/2011 Darden TN (KIDNAPPED-MURDERED by Zach Adams and Jason Autry).

A Most Dangerous Animal: The Zodiac Killer Revealed?

Considering the great unsolved mysteries of all time, the Zodiac Serial Killer is one of the most popular.  I believe that this is due to the incredible audacity that he displayed when promoting himself to the police.  Bloody, cryptic messages boasted that he had killed up to thirty-seven people, and had never been caught.   Northern California citizens were haunted by the taunting letters, that were also released to the press, during 1968 and 1969.

Although the murders failed to ignite a federal investigation, local law enforcement reached out to the FBI to utilize their expertise in cryptanalysis to aid them in an investigation to capture the morbidly elusive killer.  Often, the FBI provides support to law enforcement agencies in various areas, but their combined efforts failed to produce significant results to obtain the self proclaimed Zodiac Killer, and the case continues to be open to this day.

Enter Gary L. Stewart, a Louisiana man claiming in his brand new book that his long lost father, Earl Van Best Jr., was indeed the Zodiac Killer.  Although the case remains open, with tips still coming in about the murders and the killer’s supposed identity, the San Francisco admits that they have never heard of the book, “But certainly something our homicide investigators will take a look at,” (CNN).

The adopted Stewart was abandoned as a child, and when he was contacted by his birth mother, Judy, after 10 years, he set about on a quest to locate the identity of his father.  What he found was someone with a criminal record in San Francisco, and the most horrifying of all was the striking resemblance between his father’s mugshot and the official police sketch of the Zodiac Killer.

Best spent a few years locked up in a maximum-security building for the criminally insane, only to be paroled in 1965.  The first Zodiac murder happened in 1968.

If this is truly the identity of the maniac, then hopefully it can bring some kind of closure to the families of his victims.  Official reports and analysis have yet to be released, but the evidence appears to be quite convincing.

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