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Second suspect charged in connection to Holly Bobo disappearance

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Investigators still do not know where Holly's body is, despite the second arrest. Investigators still do not know where Holly's body is, despite the second arrest.
Jason Wayne Autry is charged with especially aggravated kidnapping and first-degree felony murder. Jason Wayne Autry is charged with especially aggravated kidnapping and first-degree felony murder.
A grand jury charged his longtime friend, Zachary Adams, in March with the same charges. A grand jury charged his longtime friend, Zachary Adams, in March with the same charges.
A third man is about to be arrested in the Holly Bobo murder investigation, according to that man's attorney. A third man is about to be arrested in the Holly Bobo murder investigation, according to that man's attorney.
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(WMC) - A second suspect is charged in connection to the three-year disappearance of missing nursing student Holly Bobo.

Jason Wayne Autry is charged with especially aggravated kidnapping and first-degree felony murder. He has a lengthy criminal history, according to TBI, and is already in custody at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution on an unrelated aggravated assault conviction.

A grand jury charged his longtime friend, Zachary Adams, in March with the same charges. Both suspects lived in a town about 15 miles away from the Bobo home.

During a news conference on Tuesday, TBI director Mark Gwyn revealed that many witnesses signed sworn statements saying they saw Bobo with Adams and Autry after she went missing. She was alive.

Gwyn says the TBI believes other people have information or possible involvement regarding the disappearance of Bobo.

"We will continue to work hard to determine what happened to Holly, finally, I want the community in this case to know that we will not tolerate coercion of a witness in this case or any TBI investigation," said Gwyn.

Adams was also indicted on Tuesday for coercion of a witness. Investigators say he threatened his brother. Adams said his brother would end up in a hole next to her, referring to Holly Bobo, if he talked.

"Anyone who had anything to do with Holly's disappearance will be brought to justice," said Gwyn.

He says he expects more announcements in the coming days and weeks. A third man is about to be arrested in the Holly Bobo murder investigation, according to that man's attorney. Shayne Kyle Austin, 29, had signed an immunity agreement, according to his lawyer, Luke Evans, but now that agreement may be null and void for untruthfulness. Click here to read more.

Investigators will not say if the Bobo family knows the men.

"From the day it all happened these are the names, these are the names that we heard from the very beginning. I wondered why it has taken so long for it to get as far as it has," said family friend Tammy Ramey. "The family needs her. They want her. Maybe she can be found."

Investigators still do not know where Holly's body is, despite the second arrest.

"We've been working this case for three years ... Our work's not done. Obviously, we're happy to bring some closure to this case, but we have a long ways to go," said TBI director Mark Gwyn.

Holly Bobo, 20, was last seen at her Darden, Tenn. home on Swan Johnson Road the morning of April 13, 2011. Her brother, Clint, says he saw a man in camouflage lead her into the woods.

To learn more about Holly Bobo's disappearance, click here.

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