Missing purse lost 30 years ago found inside movie theater during construction

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Saturday, February 18, 2023
Missing purse lost decades ago found inside movie theater
Movie theater construction workers in Wilkesboro, NC found a missing purse lost 30 years ago.

WILKESBORO, N.C. -- A 30-year mystery was solved this week with the help of some North Carolina construction workers.

The mystery involved a purse missing since 1992.

Sherry Church was 17 years old when she went to the Liberty Theatre one night in north Wilkesboro.

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That was the night she lost her purse, she thought, for good.

But, during a recent remodeling of the theater, a worker was hit in the head with something that fell out of the ceiling. It was Sherry's purse!

Inside the purse was Sherry's birth certificate, an old job application, a class schedule, make up and more.