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Nursing student now missing for 2 months

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PARSONS, Tenn. (AP/CBS/WREG) - Monday marks two months since a nursing student in Tennessee was snatched in broad daylight when she was leaving her family home for class.

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Investigators say that they are still treating the disappearance of Holly Bobo, 20, as a missing persons case – and not a homicide. They say that tips are still flowing in almost daily, even though search groups have not been out a in weeks, WREG-TV reported.

One investigator says that he knows some people are with-holding information about the young woman, who might have been at the house and become caught up in a home invasion on April 13. 

"We know people have that information. Just please call us…there's no doubt in my mind. There are people who know what happened to Holly, and there may be more than one person involved," TBI Agent John Mehr told WREG TV.

Mehr said agents are still occasionally searching for Bobo, who was last seen by her brother as a camouflaged man lead her by the arm away into nearby woods.

 For the first few weeks of her disappearance, searches were very active with as many as 2000 people at times. After a couple of weeks, investigators said searches turned up "key evidence" but there has been no information released about that evidence since then.

"I know everyone's daily life, routines, and work must go on but ours never will until Holly is back with us," the family wrote in May.

Just weeks after the Bobo disappeared, authorities set up several roadblocks to try to find more clues. A blood spot found outside her family home -- just after she disappeared -- was being analyzed.

Bobo disappeared from the family's one-story, ranch-style home, in the community of Darden, where the houses are mostly on parcels of land large enough for owners to keep livestock. Pink ribbons and pictures of Holly Bobo are posted all over the town of Parsons, a close-knit community of 2,500 people.

The reward in the case went up to $80,000 after it had been tripled to $75,000 by the Tennessee governor the first week of searching.

Several days after Bobo went missing after being seen with a man in camouflage, officials also focused the search on local car washes -- the theory being that whoever abducted the woman would need to dispose of evidence from their vehicle at a facility.

"Please continue to pray for Holly's safe return, keep your eyes and ears open, and search your own property," the family wrote in a local newspaper weeks ago.

WREG contributed to this story. Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.

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