BREAKING: Suspect Indicted for kidnapping, murder of Holly Bobo

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Updated: 3/06/2014 5:09 am

DECATURVILLE, Tenn (WTVF). – A Decatur County man, Zachary Rye Adams, has been charged with the aggravated kidnapping and murder of Holly Bobo. TBI investigators presented evidence to a grand jury in Decatur County that returned the indictment Wednesday. 

The nursing student disappeared from her family's home in Decatur County in 2011.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation officials announced the indictment during a 4 p.m. briefing at the Decatur County Sheriff's Office in Decaturville. Members of the TBI, FBI, the office of 24th Judicial District Attorney General Hansel McAdams and the Sheriff's Office were participated.

A special meeting of the grand jury was convened at 1 p.m. Ten grand jury members along with two alternates were called early Wednesday morning about the special meeting.

The judge called the meeting extremely rare, saying he had been petitioned by the District Attorney to call the Grand Jury back into session. He added that the jurors would not be told what they were investigating before the meeting was adjourned.

He also explained that the grand jury must decide whether there is sufficient evidence or probable cause to bring charges.

Holly Bobo was last seen at her family's home in Darden on the morning of April 13, 2011, when her brother told authorities he saw a man in hunting clothes leading the 20-year-old into the woods around the family home.

Since then, authorities have spent several hundred hours of manpower investigating the case. No arrests have been made, but rewards for information, from both government and private citizens, have totaled $460,000.

Hundreds of ground searches have been conducted as well as hundreds of search warrants, most recently on Friday when multiple search warrants were executed at various locations.

Officials with the TBI were seen using shovels and various other tools to dig and sift through dirt behind a house on Adams Lane in Decatur County. After a cadaver dog went over the area, investigators began driving probes down into the ground to see if they might hit upon anything solid.

Several vehicles were also seen being towed away from the area.

Investigators scaled back the search Monday due to the weather but said they may resume Wednesday.

Authorities in Decatur County arrested the owner of the property on Friday on an unrelated aggravated assault charge. Zachary Adams, age 29, was held on $1-million bond in that case, where he is accused of accused of holding a gun to a woman's head and threatening to "gut" her in early February.

Adams has not been named as a suspect or person of interest in the Holly Bobo investigation.

The TBI said the Holly Bobo investigation has historically been one of the most exhaustive of time, resources and finance.

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