Discovery of Holly Bobo's purse launches large-scale search


Web Editor - Ryan Burkett

PARSONS, TN (WSMV) - Channel 4 News has learned that there is a major search of an area of Darden, TN, after the discovery of a purse on Wednesday that has been identified as belonging to Holly Bobo.


Two years ago Saturday, the entire state of Tennessee gasped when a young nursing student was abducted from her home on her way to school.

Holly Bobo vanished from Parsons in Decatur County on April 13, 2011.

Her hometown marked the occasion with several events, including a walk and run.

A big group of runners turned out, including eight women from Nashville, who made the long drive to make sure the Bobo family knows they are not alone.

"I was almost kidnapped when I was 20. A neighbor saved my life," said Shauna Bryan of Nashville. "We all need and desire to help find Holly."

That desire has filled every day of the Bobo's life for two years. So you can understand, that Saturday, the two-year anniversary of her disappearance, was unbearable. For those who sat in one of Holly's old college classrooms at UT Martin, it was hard to say anything at all.

There is still a $250,000 reward for Holly's safe return. There is also an email tip account - The family begs you to send that tip in, even if you sent it in two years ago. The family said they are looking over everything again hoping they missed something that will solve this mystery.

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