NASHVILLE, Tenn. (USA TODAY) -- A Tennessee prosecutor said his office will consider whether to pursue the death penalty
against a man indicted on charges of especially aggravated kidnapping
and first-degree felony murder in the case of 20-year-old nursing
student Holly Bobo.
Investigators say Bobo was abducted on the morning of April 13, 2011 near her home in Darden, Tenn.
She was last seen being led into the woods by a man dressed in camouflage.
grand jury indicted 29-year-old Zachary Rye Adams on Wednesday. He
remains in jail on a $1 million bond on an unrelated charge.
STORY: Man arrested after search connected to Holly Bobo case has $1M bond
with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation would not say whether Bobo's
body has been found. Prosecutors said they believe Bobo was killed in
the course of the kidnapping.
District Attorney Hansel McAdams said his office will review the case to determine whether to ask for the ultimate punishment.
audible gasp was heard as TBI Director Mark Gwyn announced the murder
charge against Adams. For three years, Bobo's family and friends have
remained hopeful that she would be found alive.
Gwyn stressed that the investigation continues to be active and did not say whether additional arrests could be forthcoming.
"It's taken us three years to get to this point," Gwyn said. "We can't mess it up now."
Adams will be arraigned Tuesday in a Decatur County courtroom.
Three years ago, Bobo's disappearance quickly gained national
attention as state and federal officials scoured the Decatur County
woods for any sign of her. A reward for information in her case soared
Attention was again brought to the case Friday when
state and federal investigators returned to Decatur and surrounding
counties to conduct searches and interviews related to the case.
One of the properties searched belonged to Zachary Adams.
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