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Neighbors stunned by discovery of Holly Bobo's purse

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(WMC-TV) – Neighbors in the area of Darden and Parsons, TN where Holly Bobo disappeared nearly two years ago, are stunned by the discovery of Bobo's purse not far from her home.

The discovery also has people in the area hopeful the nursing student will be found.

A Bobo family spokesperson said The TBI confirmed that the purse a dog dug up is indeed Holly's.

"I saw the helicopter flying I heard it first I thought maybe something was wrong," Parsons resident Don Johnson said. "Later on the officers came and blocked the road off so nobody could get in."

Neighbors said the dog found the purse in a field behind a house about a mile from the Bobo house.

The discovery of the purse brought out search teams, who climbed down into thick woods. They had dogs to help and they also searched open fields.

Some neighbors said they heard the area where the purse was discovered was never searched.

"I thought they searched all of it," Albert Fly said. "They searched all in behind my house and stuff."

Ima Dickerson saw the search near her house.

"I'm just glad they found the purse I pray to god they find her," Dickerson said.

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

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