Two hunters discovered partial remains of the missing 20-year-old Holly Bobo on Sunday in Decatur County, Tenn., confirming her death.

Partial Remains Of Holly Bobo Found

Bobo went missing in April 2011, and two men had already been charged with her kidnapping and murder when two hunters found a human skull Sunday. The skull has since been positively identified as belonging to Holy Bobo. On Tuesday, Sept. 9, Holly’s family released an emotional statement to the press, delivered by their family attorney Steve Farese.

Holly Bobo's Family Statement

“Those responsible will be afforded a trial. As an innocent victim, Holly had no such right. They can appeal the verdict if they choose to do so; Holly was given no such choice. Although in prison they can breathe, see God’s wonders of this Earth and visit with their loved ones, not Holly,” read Farese.

“We’ve lost a precious daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend. However, those responsible have lost their souls. Holly’s soul is the one thing that their brutality could not diminish or extinguish,” he added.

Before stepping aside to allow Sheriff Keith Byrd to speak to the press, Farese asked that the media let the Bobo family grieve in peace, saying that the family would have no additional statements to make as the case moves forward.

Arrests In Holly Bobo Case

Sheriff Byrd told the press that the new evidence would likely have an immense impact on the case against Zachary Adams and Jason Wayne Autry, who were both arrested and charged with Bobo’s kidnapping and murder, though to what extent is unclear. The Sheriff also revealed that he expects more arrests to be made in the case, saying, “My original goal was to find Holly; my new goal is to see to it that the people who did this are punished.”

In July, a preliminary hearing was held for Jeffrey Pearcy, where a witness testified that Pearcy showed her video footage showing Bobo tied up and crying after her abduction. The footage, which Pearcy denies existed, allegedly showed Adams with Bobo. Both Pearcy and his brother Mark Pearcy were charged with accessory after the fact and tampering with evidence. All four men charged in Bobo’s case have pleaded not guilty.

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