Missing California mom Sherri Papini was found chained and beaten when she was discovered alive on Thanksgiving morning after vanishing during an afternoon jog three weeks prior, The Sacramento Bee reported on Friday, November 25.
As previously reported, the 34-year-old mother of two disappeared on November 2. Her husband, Keith Papini, reported her missing after she didn’t pick up their two children, ages 2 and 4, from daycare.
Three weeks later, Sherri was reunited with her family after she was found on the side of the road at 4:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 24, approximately 150 miles from her Mountain Gate, California, home. The Sacramento Bee reported that Sherri was located when she flagged down a driver on Interstate 5 in Yolo County, California, after being let out of an SUV while “bound with restraints.”
“CHP is on scene and advised that she is chained to something. CHP is advising that she is heavily battered,” a radio dispatcher said on Thursday morning, according to the local news outlet.
Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko said during a news conference on Thanksgiving that Sherri was treated at a local hospital before being released to her family. Her sister Sheila Koester told The Sacramento Bee that Sherri had been reunited with her husband but declined to comment on whether she’s seen her children.
“This has been the most amazing Thanksgiving that our family could ever ask for,” Koester said. “We’re all very, very, very excited, very, very relieved and just very thankful for getting our Sherri back.”
Authorities are searching for two Hispanic women driving a dark-colored SUV. They are believed to be armed and dangerous.
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