PARSONS, TN (abc24.com) - The TBI still doesn't have answers in the case of missing nursing student Holly Bobo. A man snatched her from her Darden, Tennessee home six months ago and since that time, no clues in the disappearance. Her 21st birthday was on October 12, 2011. Bobo’s pastor, Don Franks, believes investigators could've done more in the days following her disappearance.
"I'm sure there have been some mistakes made," said Pastor Franks. “We're still hopeful that somebody will come forward with the information."
Family and friends also want answers.
“It's so frustrating, I just don't understand,” said Holly’s best friend Jill White. “I love her so much."
Before Bobo's disappearance White told abc24.com the pair was inseparable.
"We've done gymnastics together, we danced together and we sang together a lot. We were supposed to sing that Sunday at church," said White.
That Sunday, was a week before April 13th, the day Holly was abducted.
“I don't understand why anybody would want to do this. The feeling never goes away,” said White.
She also doesn't want this case to fade from the public eye. Her car is plastered with posters and pictures of Holly. White's necklace even bears Holly's smiling face. Pastor Franks is passing out 500 flyers in Spanish and sending many of them to Mexico.
"I’m just trying to keep her name, her picture, and her story out there until we bring her home," Franks told abc24.com.
About 500 Decatur County Middle School students each released a balloon Thursday, October 13, 2011, marking the 6 months of Holly's abduction. Attached to the balloons there were pictures of Bobo, and a number for people with information that can help bring her home to call.
"I've been praying that they will find her alive and that she will be safe,” said 12-year-old Makayla Dickerson, a 7th grader at Decatur County Middle School.
"It hits close to home for many of my students,” said Decatur County Middle School Principal, Chris Villaflor.
Villaflor knows how important it is to stay hopeful in front of his students.
"We just want them to know that life in general you don't give up,” Villaflor told abc24.com.
Signs of hope are everywhere in the small town of Parsons; pink balloons, ribbons, candles, posters, even a pink Christmas tree the students call the “hope tree.”
The TBI told abc24.com this is not a cold case. Investigators are still working, but don't have any new leads. There is an $85,000 reward for information about her whereabouts.