The woman said the purse was bought at a Wal-Mart. After she found the note, written in Chinese, the woman had the note translated three times to be certain it was correct.
The note's author said he or she is a prisoner in China, and forced to work about 14 hours a day with little food or medical attention.
Similar letters to the one the Sierra Vista woman had translated have been traced back to stores such as K-Mart in the past.
The woman said she doesn't have the means to help the prisoner, but hopes something comes out of sharing the note.
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