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Woman's abduction consumes western Tenn. community

PARSONS, Tenn. (AP) - Whether they are grabbing coffee, sitting down for a meal or filling their pickup trucks with gas, people in this western Tennessee town are talking about the abduction of 20-year-old Holly Bobo.

Those who know the nursing student with blond hair and a big smile say they don't know what's more shocking: that anyone in this community about 100 miles northeast of Memphis would be abducted or that it would happen to someone like her.

She was last seen by her brother, Clint, early Wednesday morning as she walked into the woods with an unknown man. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Special Agent John Mehr said authorities do not believe she went willingly.

Searchers went back to looking for Bobo on Saturday, a day after authorities revealed her brother saw blood outside the house. Authorities haven't confirmed whether it belonged to Bobo, who disappeared as she was preparing to go to classes.

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