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The Bobster
11-25-2016, 06:43 AM

Abducted jogger found alive bound on side of interstate
By Michael Hechtman
November 24, 2016 | 8:13pm | Updated

Sherri Papini and her husband

A young California mom believed to have been kidnapped while jogging on Nov. 2 was found early Thanksgiving morning — nearly 150 miles from her home in the town of Mountain Gate.

Although “bound with restraints,” Sherri Papini, 34, managed to make her way to Interstate 5 in Yolo County, Calif., where she flagged down a motorist, Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko said at a press conference.

He added that Papini had been released by her “captor or captors.”

Family fears woman last seen on afternoon jog was abducted

She was treated at a Sacramento hospital for undisclosed minor injuries, Bosenko said.

Authorities are looking for “a dark-colored SUV with two Hispanic females armed with a handgun” who are believed to have been her captors, according to the sheriff.

A $50,000 reward has been offered for information leading to their arrest.

Papini was reported missing by her husband, Keith, after he came home from work and discovered she hadn’t picked up their two children — a 2-year-old boy and 4-year-old girl — from day care.

Investigators later found her cellphone, earbuds and a few strands of her hair along a rural road.

Her husband was cleared of any involvement after he passed a lie-detector test and cops were able to confirm his alibi that he was at work when Papini went missing.

Bosenko said authorities will try to determine whether she knew her abductors or if they were strangers.

Their motives were not clear.

“This is a critical, active ongoing investigation,” Bosenko said.

He said that police have more information, but that it’s too “sensitive” to be made public.

The Bobster
11-26-2016, 07:34 PM

Abducted jogger was found chained, beaten
By Dean Balsamini
November 26, 2016 | 11:52am | Updated

Sherri Papini
Photo: Shasta County Sheriff's Office

A kidnapped California mom found on a highway Thanksgiving morning had been chained and badly beaten, police said.

Sherri Papini — a 34-year-old mother of two, who vanished Nov. 2 after leaving her Redding home for a jog — issued a statement read by her sister on Saturday.

“We are overwhelmed with joy of how supportive everyone has been to help bring us together as a family again,” Sherri and her husband, Ken Papini, said in the statement.

“Everyone’s tireless efforts has made our family whole again this Thanksgiving,” they said in the statement. “Thank you for allowing our family time to heal.”

The Sacramento Bee reported that it acquired an audio clip of the exchange between dispatchers and the California Highway *Patrol in the moments after Sherri flagged down a passing motorist.

She was found bound by restraints along Interstate 5 in Yolo County.

“CHP is on scene and advised that she is chained to something,” a radio dispatcher told a responding officer. “CHP is advising that she is heavily battered.”

“We are very, very thankful and very ecstatic,” sister Sheila Koester said Friday. “It’s the best Thanksgiving that anyone could ask for.”

Authorities are looking for two Hispanic women driving a dark-colored SUV in connection with the abduction, Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko told reporters on Thursday.