Saturday, May 18, 2013
UPDATE: FBI Says Missing Petite Blonde Females like Holly Bobo May Be Victims of International Human Sex Trafficking Ring. PITTSBURGH —Alivia Kail has been missing for over two years (March 2011), but the young Mount Washington woman may still be alive and caught up in an out-of-state human trafficking ring against her will. The theory surfaced Tuesday at Heinz Field, where the FBI was hosting a conference to raise awareness and educate the Pittsburgh area about the subject of human trafficking.
State investigators on Friday blasted a Brentwood-based nonprofit’s work on missing Tennessee woman Holly Bobo’s case, saying bad information it released could jeopardize legitimate detective work. Internal emails turned over to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) by women’s advocacy group Without Warning indicate the group knew some of its findings were false but put them out anyway, TBI spokeswoman Kristin Helm said.“You all have to realize that we have been able to make any story surrounding this case a ratings winner and online success which was the goal,” one email reads.Representatives of Without Warning and WSMV-Channel 4, which aired a series of reports this month based on the group’s information, vigorously defended their work.