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SBI Searches Car For Clues To Double Slaying

Posted August 8, 2006

— Investigators with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation are combing a car for evidence related to the slayings of two sisters found stabbed to death along a road just north of Murfreesboro.

On Friday, authorities found the bodies of Nellie Bradley, 71, and her sister, Dorothy Hobbs, 74, both of Emporia, Va. The car that the women were last seen traveling in was found in Boykins, Va.

Meanwhile, a joint memorial service for the sisters is planned for Wednesday, and a memorial marker sits at the end of the driveway leading to Hobbs' house.

"She was a real nice sweet person," said Hobbs' neighbor, Shirley Fuller. "They (went) out of their way to help people, and they were just real good Christian people, real nice people."

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