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There is a desperate search still going on this morning for twenty year old -- Bobo cousin of countries start Whitney Duncan.
Police say she was led into the woods near her home Wednesday by a mysterious man.
At a news conference yesterday they asked people to be on the lookout for any sort of strange behavior.
If somebody has suddenly begun cleaning up an ATV or car.
Com or recorded a cars.
Stolen suddenly horse turned around and sold the vehicle.
That's information that we would want to know.
Very -- as a retired FBI profiler who worked on Elizabeth Smart case and she joins me now good morning Mary Ellen.
Good morning listen as a former crime reporter which I did for many years there are a lot of things about this story that I fine.
Strange primarily that her brother.
Reported to police seeing her lead out of her house.
By a man wearing camouflage by the arm into the woods what strikes you as most strange about what you've heard.
The way that he accessed terror is certainly raises some questions for me and I know that there is conflict in terms of the offender.
Taking her forcefully or leading her gently by the arm and so that's certainly it would need to be resolved.
Whichever way that occurred that's important information.
And if this is a righteous kidnapping.
That's very very high risk of behavior for the offender.
And it really does underscore the idea that she was a a targeted victim and not a victim of opportunity.
Again if this is a righteous stranger abduction.
Some reports have taken pains to say that the brother and -- is boyfriend are not suspects but you know how the FBI works isn't there always a parallel investigation going on.
-- the loved one.
-- there always is -- parallel investigation going on and I'm I'm very certain that.
TBI is conducting parallel investigations because it's.
It's such a new investigation.
That based on what is probably very limited information although growing every day they can't rule out.
Theory one or theory -- so they are going to keep their avenues open to them.
The director of the Tennessee bureau of investigation said this morning confirmed this morning that up a -- lunch box was found several miles down the road.
From her home you of course -- FBI profiler are you able to put anything together from these small pieces of evidence we've heard.
-- the question that I would hang out before I would draw.
Conclusions from finding a lunch box is I want to know more about -- -- technology.
-- want to know when she goes to school every day.
Does she take that lunch box and is -- the first thing that she has with her to the exclusion of her purse and her cell phone.
And where were those items found and why were those items not located in the same location where they found in the home.
And they were not with her at the time that she left the premises so I would have to know a lot more information before I would put a lot of focus on that -- The lunch pail and make a lot of conclusions based on the findings of just at lunch -- now but I do know that you believe that she was -- targeted victim because.
Of the window of time in which this happened it was so specific her parents had to be out of the out of the house but -- -- actual thanks so much for your expertise and of course we'll check back in with you.
Throughout this search.
You're very welcome.
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