Mom: Purse not that of missing Tennessee woman

ADRIAN SAINZ
Paula Moore, left, Dana Kennedy, center, Christina Stout search along a rural road  for evidence in the disappearance of Holly Bobo on Friday, April 15, 2011, in Parsons, Tenn. Heavy rain Friday slowed the search through rugged terrain in western Tennessee for the woman officials say was abducted from her home by a man wearing camouflage. A midday break in the rain allowed dozens of law enforcement officers and volunteers to resume looking for the 20-year-old Bobo near Parsons, about 100 miles northeast of Memphis. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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Paula Moore, left, Dana Kennedy, center, Christina Stout search along a rural road for evidence in the disappearance of Holly Bobo on Friday, April 15, 2011, in Parsons, Tenn. Heavy rain Friday slowed the search through rugged terrain in western Tennessee for the woman officials say was abducted from her home by a man wearing camouflage. A midday break in the rain allowed dozens of law enforcement officers and volunteers to resume looking for the 20-year-old Bobo near Parsons, about 100 miles northeast of Memphis.

PARSONS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee investigators and the mother of a nursing student missing for two years say a purse found this week is not that of Holly Bobo.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Kristin Helm said Friday that Bobo's mother had seen just a photo of the purse two days ago and thought it was her daughter's. But after seeing it in person Friday, Karen Bobo said it wasn't.

Neighborhood dogs had found the purse in the hills in west Tennessee on Wednesday, prompting a search for other clues. But nothing was found.

Holly Bobo was last seen April 13, 2011, when her brother said he saw a man in hunting clothes leading the 20-year-old into the woods around the family home outside Parsons, about 125 miles northeast of Memphis.