What we do and don't know about Sherri Papini's disappearance


REDDING, Calif. - Sherri Papini, Shasta County mother of two, was jogging near Old Oregon Trail and Sunrise Drive on November 2.

Sherri has told law enforcement that she was abducted by two Hispanic women who were armed with a handgun and driving a dark SUV.

She described one woman as younger with curly hair, thin eyebrows and pierced ears. The second woman was described as older, with straight black hair that is graying and thick eyebrows.

According to her statement to investigators, the two suspects kept their faces covered as well as, at times, covering her own head. Both suspects spoke Spanish around her.

Sherri was released 150-miles from where she was taken, on the side of I-5 in Yolo County, Thanksgiving morning.

"She was bound ... she had a metal chain around her waist," Keith Papini, husband of Sherri, said. "She had a bag over her head ... she was chained anytime she was in a vehicle.They cut something" that freed her restraint that was holding her in the vehicle, he said, then pushed her out onto the road and drove away."

Keith said that when he was reunited with his wife at the hospital, her face was "covered in bruises ranging from yellow to black because of repeated beatings".

He also added that his wife weighed only 87 lbs when she was found, and she had been branded with some sort of message.

A lot of questions still remain, and many in the public are curious to learn the full details. Why was she taken? What happened to her during those three weeks and where was she held? Why was she let go, and most importantly, why did it and where are they now?

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