Arrest in Holly Bobo Disappearance

Zachary Adams, 29, is accused of kidnapping and murdering the 20-year old nursing student.
3:00 | 03/06/14

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Transcript for Arrest in Holly Bobo Disappearance
Thank you, guys. A major report, a mysterious disappearance of holly Bobo. A suspect is in custody this morning three years after the 20-year-old vanished. ABC's gio Benitez here with the latest. Good morning, gio. Reporter: Good morning. Holly Bobo's case sparked a nationwide search. The reward set at nearly $500,000. Now this morning an unemployed 29-year-olds was her kidnapper and killer, police say. This morning, heartbreak for so many searching for nursing student holly Bobo, just 20 years old when she disappeared outside Nashville three years ago. This man, 29-year-old Zachary Adams indicted, accused of kidnapping and murdering Bobo. Listen as someone cries out during the news conference. The Decatur county grand jury handed down indictment of especially aggravated kidnapping and first degree felony murder on Zachary Adams. Reporter: Bobo disappeared in April 2011. Her brother quint last saw her being led into the woods by a man dressed in camouflage. Bobo's cousin country music star Whitney Duncan spent years pleading for her safe return. The family, we're just trying to hold it together. Reporter: Overnight tweeting words can't describe the heartbreak. Thank you for the prayers. Adams has a long list of arrests for drugs, domestic violence and assault. Many of those past charges were dropped. But he was actually already in jail when he was indicted for Bobo's disappearance, arrested last Friday for an unrelated assault charge after police searched his property just 15 miles from Bobo's home. In court for that assault charge Monday Adams reportedly told the reporter "I'm not the one." It's unclear what he was talking about. Adams' friend says Adams knew Bobo and may have had a fight a week before she disappear. I know in my heart we'll find something and have answers. Reporter: And prosecutors now say they will consider the death penalty against Adams. He has not yet entered any plea. He's scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday. But a sad case. It really is, gio. Thank you.

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