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Holly Bobo's purse found one mile from her home

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A search dog assists in the search Thursday. A search dog assists in the search Thursday.
A search is being conducted where the purse was found Wednesday. A search is being conducted where the purse was found Wednesday.
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Darden, TN -

(WMC-TV) - A purse belonging to missing nursing student, Holly Bobo, has been dug up by a dog near Darden, Tennessee.

A spokesperson for the Bobo family tells Action News 5 Investigator Janice Broach the purse was discovered Wednesday around 3:30 p.m. about one mile behind the Bobo home.

A neighborhood dog found the purse and carried it back to its owner. Bobo's mother says the purse is turned inside out.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents and other investigators spent the day searching a heavily wooded area near the Bobo home. It is not clear whether the investigators have found anything.

Bobo's mother says she is extremely upset because she would like more information, but investigators are not talking.

Bobo went missing almost exactly two years ago, on April 13, 2011.

She was leaving for school when her brother, Clint, said he saw a man pull her into the woods behind her house.

"He actually had an arm holding her, so we feel she knew she was in fear of her life, so she was compliant with his commands," said John Mehr with the TBI in July 2011.

Her brother told the Decatur County sheriff that he thought the man wearing camouflage and walking into the woods with his sister was her boyfriend. But it didn't take long before Clint called his mother, then she called 911.

Although it has been a couple of years since Holly Bobo went missing, her family has not given up hope. They are still actively searching for her, from volunteers searching the areas to mailing out 20,000 flyers in hopes of generating new leads. 

There is still a $250,000 reward for Holly Bobo's safe return.

Click here for a timeline of Holly Bobo's disappearance.

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