Holly Bobo's Family Waits for More Answers after Purse Found

Holly Bobo's Family Waits for More Answers after Purse Found

There's possibly a big break in the Holly Bobo case. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says neighborhood dogs discovered the missing nursing student's purse Wednesday.
DARDEN, TN (abc24.com) - There's possibly a big break in the Holly Bobo case. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says neighborhood dogs discovered the nursing student's purse Wednesday. Bobo disappeared from her Darden, Tennessee home two years ago. The TBI says the purse matches the description of the one Holly Bobo was carrying the day she disappeared. Family members tell us they have not seen the purse yet and are waiting for more answers.

Multiple law enforcement agencies surrounded a home just a couple of miles away from Bobo’s home. Tennessee troopers placed roadblocks as they questioned the homeowner, possibly the owner of the dogs that discovered the purse.

The TBI says neighborhood dogs dug up the purse and sent us this statement: "We are trying to find where the dogs found the purse. This area was previously searched by volunteers."

"We're still trying to find that clue and I hope today is the day they got what they needed,” said Pastor Don Franks.

Pastor Franks is the Bobo family's pastor at Cornith Baptist Church. He's been leading many search efforts since the day Holly Bobo disappeared on April 13, 2011.

"Every day is difficult. Some days are more difficult than others but they (the family) are very thankful for the efforts that have been put forward trying to solve this case,” said Pastor Franks.

Bobo was last seen by her younger brother. He told investigators a man wearing camouflage led her to the woods. The brother thought the man was the boyfriend but Bobo hasn't been seen since.

Family members were too emotional to speak with us on camera but say they haven't been able to see the purse yet. Pastor Franks says the family and their small knit community are not losing hope.

”We still believe Holly is alive. We still believe we can find her,” he said.

Every weekend Pastor Frank's church organizes search groups. They comb over the areas searching for clues that could lead them to Holly. There are two rewards being offered: $185,000 for any information leading to her whereabouts, and a $250,000 reward for Holly's safe return. If you have any information call 1-800-TBI-FIND.
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