Redding, Calif. — Investigators in Shasta County are still looking for answers in the Sherri Papini case. It seems everywhere they go, they’re striking out.
But that isn’t putting a damper on the community’s joy. The holiday weekend didn’t include a break for investigators hoping to find out what happened to Sherri Papini.
The young mother was found Thanksgiving morning after her disappearance three weeks before.
“CHP is on scene and advises that she is chained to something.” Newly released dispatch tapes paint a picture of her condition. “She is heavily battered and it is a confirmed kidnapping.”
Investigators are looking for two Hispanic women in a dark SUV.
Saturday they reviewed surveillance video from a church, the closest building to where Papini was found. Church members say there wasn’t much to see. They didn’t find anything.
While investigators remain tight lipped over the case, the community is still celebrating Papini’s return.
Redding Mayor Missy Mcarthur said, “Hallelujah! Best thing ever. Best thanksgiving.”
McArthur spoke with the Papinis over the holiday weekend. She says the couple is thankful. “Sherri and Keith called me to say thanks for the community’s help.
And I feel blessed they accepted the community was there for them.” And she wants to pass that thanks on to everyone who helped bring Sherri home. “I just want to thank the community for not giving up. Keith never gave up hope and that was an inspiration to me and I’m sure to the community.”