Holly Bobo Update: Purse believed to belong to missing Tenn. nursing student found, search renewed, report says

20-year-old Holly Bobo, a west Tennessee woman, was last reported seen being dragged from her home by a man dressed in camouflage in April of 2011.
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(CBS) PARSONS, Tenn. - The search for Holly Bobo, a 22-year-old nursing student who disappeared in Decatur County, Tenn. two years ago, has been renewed after a dog found a purse that is believed to belong to her, CBS affiliate WREG reports.

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Kristen Helms with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations reportedly told WREG that an intensive search is now taking place in Darden, Tenn for Bobo, who disappeared from her home in Parsons, Tenn. on April 13, 2011.

A neighborhood dog reportedly discovered the purse on Wednesday, but it is unclear exactly where the purse was found.

Around the time of Bobo's disappearance, her brother Clint reportedly told investigators that he watched through a window of the family's home as an unidentified man dressed in camouflage walked his sister into the woods, CBS affiliate WTVF reports.

Investigators have said that whoever took Bobo must have been familiar with the rugged woodlands surrounding the family's home.

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

Anyone with tips regarding the case is asked to call the Tennessee Bureau of Investigators at 1-800-TBI-FIND. The family is also asking people share tips directly with them. They can be reached at

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