Deputies: Husband of missing California woman not involved in disappearance

1109-papiniShasta County, Calif. – The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office said detectives do not believe the husband of missing California mother was involved in her disappearance.

The Redding Record Searchlight reports Keith Papini, husband of missing woman Sherri Papini, passed a lie-detector test. Other evidence also indicates Keith was not involved.

“The results of the polygraph examination indicate he has no involvement with the disappearance of his wife,” Lt. Anthony Bertain told the Record Searchlight. “Sheriff’s Office Detectives have confirmed his whereabouts on the day in question and there is no physical evidence at this time suggesting he had any involvement.”

Bertain said detectives are still trying to determine if Papini’s disappearance is voluntary or involuntary, but family members said she would never abandon her two children.

According to the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Sherri Papini was reported missing by her husband on Wednesday, November 2nd.

Keith Pepini told deputies he came home from work and was not able to locate his wife and their two children. He found out the children were not picked up from their daycare as usual. He used an iPhone app to track and find Sherri’s phone near the intersection of Old Oregon Trail and Sunrise Drive north of Redding, California. She wasn’t at the location, so he called 911.

Deputies said the children were later picked up from daycare and are safe.

SCSO said Sherri normally jogs in the area where her phone was found. She was last seen on jogging or walking alone wearing a pink running jacked on Sunrise Drive around 2:00 p.m.

Deputies described Sherri as a 34-year-old Caucasian woman, approximately 5’4”, 100 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. She is considered missing and at risk. Police said Sherri does not have any known medical or mental health issues.

Detectives and deputies searched the area on foot and by air. Additional searches are planned for Thursday during the daylight hours.

If you see Sherri Papini or have any information that may help deputies, call 530-245-6540, or the Major Crimes Unit at 530-245-6135. Tips can also be submitted at [email protected].

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