, the cousin of missing woman Holly Bobo, addressed the media yesterday in an attempt to garner more attention. Unfortunately, some of her comments tend to make it harder on her cousin's case than they should, and this is something that has happened before with Duncan. She's probably better off sitting back quietly while the investigation continues, but it doesn't look like she's going to.
The Twitter hashtag #HollyBobo has been used to share awareness of the missing Tennessee nursing student since April of 2011 when she was allegedly abducted from her own yard while her brother watched. Over the course of the young woman's disappearance, Clint Bobo's story has changed several times and the behavior of his family members certainly do not mirror the standard behavior expressed by parents of high-profile missing persons.
Whitney Duncan has falsely claimed that her family was "cleared of all suspicion" by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation in the past, only for the TBI to do damage control and correct her claims. Now she is accusing the media of twisting her cousin's words, but it's more than apparent that it's her family who have changed the stories, not the media or the police. So why is she insisting on covering for those who aren't being 100% truthful when it's probably not very good for her career or the young woman who is still missing? One would figure they'd be more interested in having their missing loved one return home than in covering for dishonest family members. Unfortunately, it seems that people have differing priorities.
"You can say bad things about me. I don’t care. It doesn’t bother me at all, but to say something about my family then we got problems," said Whitney Duncan.
While her grammar could use some improvement, it's really not the point of the matter. What begs to be acknowledged is her behavior of twisting this case into some issue pertaining to her more than her missing cousin, Holly Bobo.
This isn't about Whitney Duncan or her bad grammar and "charming" country way of protecting her family. This is about the disappearance of a promising young nursing student who vanished under very suspicious circumstances. Clint Bobo, her brother who was 25-years old at the time, has made several changes to his claims regarding her disappearance. First she was "dragged" from the property by a man in camo gear while he watched. Then she was led under duress and then the story evolved to something else. There are tons of resources that can be searched online that document the constant evolution of Clint Bobo's story, as well as the stories told by his mother Karen Bobo.
So is the media to blame for Clint Bobo not being completely honest in the first place?
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