UPDATE: 3rd Man Could Face Charges in Missing Student Case

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

DECATURVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- After prosecutors revoked an immunity agreement, a third man could face charges in the disappearance of 20-year-old nursing student Holly Bobo from her home near Parsons three years ago.

According to documents posted online by The Jackson Sun, a March 6 agreement granted Shayne Austin immunity from various charges, including those arising out of the disposal of Bobo's body.

In return, the 29-year-old agreed to assist the investigation, including "accompanying law enforcement to any location requested."

Prosecutor Beth Boswell later revoked the agreement, saying Austin had not been truthful with investigators.

Austin claims he was truthful and is suing for breach of contract.

Investigators have not recovered Bobo's body.

Two people have been charged with murder and kidnapping in the case, and investigators say there could be more charges forthcoming.


A second person has been charged with first-degree murder and especially aggravated kidnapping in the disappearance of 20-year-old nursing student Holly Bobo three years ago.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Director Mark Gwyn said authorities have not found Bobo's body. However, he said they have sworn statements from witnesses who saw Bobo alive with Jason Autry and Zachary Adams after Bobo disappeared from her home near Parsons in Decatur County on April 13, 2011.

Autry was indicted by a special grand jury on Tuesday. Adams was indicted on the same charges in March.

Autry is currently serving a three-year sentence in Riverbend Prison in a separate case.

Gwyn said Adams and Autry were longtime friends.

Bobo's brother has said he saw a man in hunting clothes leading his sister into the woods the day she disappeared.

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