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Friday, April 22, 2011

Has Holly Bobo's kidnapper struck before? Local woman says 'skinny man' tried to grab her too - 22nd Apr 2011

The hunt for kidnapped nursing student Holly Bobo took a new twist today as it emerged another young woman living nearby suffered a similar attempted abduction.

Heather Sullivan, 31, who lives only 45 minutes from the Parsons home where Holly was taken last week, said a 'tall skinny man' tried to grab her arm as she got out of the car at her home in January.

Mrs Sullivan was saved only after dropping a glass lamp she was carrying, which shattered - alerting her boyfriend who came running out and scared the attacker away.

Up to 1,300 volunteers are daily scouring the area near Holly's home, in rural Decatur County, Indiana, in a desperate bid to find the attractive student last seen being dragged into a wood by a man wearing camouflage clothing.

Speaking to NBC news about Holly's abduction, and a possible connection between the two, Mrs Sullivan said: 'When I heard about it, that's what I thought.'

Mark Gwyn, director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, added he was not ruling out a connection.

He said: 'We're looking at all possibilities.'

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