UPDATED: Sherri Papini found alive, abductors not yet caught

November 24, 2016 3:30 p.m. Update

Redding, Cal.- Sherri Papini, the 34-year-old mother of two who disappeared near her northern California home on November 2, was abducted and held against her will. That’s according to the Shasta County Sheriff.

In a press conference Thursday, the Sheriff said his office was notified about 4:30 a.m. that Papini had been located in a rural area near Interstate 5 in Yolo County. Papini was bound, but was able to flag down a passing driver.

Several agencies responded and were able to untie her. She was taken to a hospital in Sacramento, where she was reunited with her husband, Keith.

Papini had suffered injuries, but none were life threatening.

“We are overjoyed by the fact Sherri has been reunited with her family,”said Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko. “The investigation is far from over.”

At the time of the press conference, the Sheriff was not able to provide a motive for the abduction and said there’s no indication anyone attempted to claim the $100,000 ransom offered by a third party. The sheriff confirmed there is sensitive information about the case that is not being released at this time.

Investigators are now looking for a dark colored SUV and two hispanic women armed with a handgun. Police ask you to call your local law enforcement if you have any information about this case.


Redding, Cal.- Sherri Papini, the 34-year-old mother who disappeared from the Redding area November 2, has been found alive.

According to the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, Papini was found outside the northern California area. The sheriff’s office is not saying where. She is safe and currently at an undisclosed hospital, where she is stable.

Papini has been reunited with her husband, Keith. Detectives from the Major Crimes Unit are currently interviewing her.

The investigation is continuing. Check back with NBC5 for the latest developments.


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