The evidence . . .

Among the items found in Bobo’s car were a piece of her artwork and a postcard from a friend, as seen above. In writing the series on Bobo’s disappearance, Columbia County Sheriff Mike Loe granted us access to the evidence compiled over the last 33 years and currently stored in the evidence room at the Columbia County Detention Center. We spent several hours digging through the evidence and Loe’s case files, and Loe was kind and generous enough to spend much of that time explaining those items to us.

Granted, we cannot release all information we discovered during the course of our research. For example, we elected not to identify witnesses, which is why you’ll see names have been blacked out in some statements we’ve posted. We felt no need to identify those individuals in the event that they may someday have to testify about what they observed all those years ago.

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4 Responses to The evidence . . .

  1. Sara Mitchell says:


  2. Debra says:

    Though this series is an interesting read, not sure what you’ve added — if anything — to this investigation. Really it is a rehash of everything already known — and not known. Seems to me your series should have included an angle on what new technology exists today in law enforcement that might aid in bringing light to existing evidence. For example, with today’s forensics, law enforcement could check for DNA matches from anything found in Miss Shin’s car against DNA samples from Mike Morse’s remains — if for no other reason than to rule him out and clear his name.
    Just a thought.

    • jdavis says:

      Debra: We did speak at length with Loe about the possibilities of current DNA technology and forensic tests being used in Bobo’s case. The problem is, there was no DNA to test, as the article made clear. There was no crime scene, no body, no DNA, no murder weapon, and very, very few clues – thus, nothing to submit for forensic testing. The overall purpose of the series was to make clear the need for new information and to explain all the details known, which as you read, aren’t many. Although you may not have found anything new in the series, we’ve heard from readers across the region who did learn something new, and that was yet another purpose of the series: to eliminate the myths and rumors and to encourage residents to talk about the case . . . which, hopefully, will inspire someone to come forward with something new. We are glad, however, that you found the series interesting.

      • Debra says:

        Thanks for addressing my comments, Jamie. I appreciate it.
        Also, I do appreciate your series of articles, because it keeps the memory of Miss Shinn alive, which I do feel is important.

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