Brother of Holly Bobo Murder Suspect Charged With Rape

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The brother of the man suspected of murdering Holly Bobo was indicted Tuesday and charged with raping the 20-year-old nursing student in Tennessee three years ago, authorities said.

A grand jury indicted John Dylan Adams, who was already in jail on charges he helped dispose of evidence in Bobo’s murder, on two counts of rape for allegedly participating Bobo’s rape on April 13, 2011, the same day she disappeared. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Adams, 26, admitted to the rape when he was arrested in September for allegedly destroying evidence relating to her murder, which authorities said was carried out by Adams brother, Zachary Rye Adams, and another man, Jason Autry.

Authorities searched for Bobo for three years before her body was found Sept. 7 in a wooded area of Decatur County not far from property owned by Zachary Rye Adams. Two other men, brothers Jeffrey Pearcy and Mark Pearcy, are charged with tampering with evidence and accessory after the fact in the case.


— Phil Helsel