Sherri Papini has revealed more details about her captors to deputies. During a press conference on Wednesday, November 30, Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko said that the stay-at-home mom of two, who was kidnapped while on a jog near her Redding, California, home on November 2, is cooperating with authorities.
“The interviews were very intense, for both the investigators and for Sherri, with her having to relive this traumatic event,” Bosenko told reporters, revealing Papini’s interviews took the course of two days to complete. “She was cooperative and courageous during the interviews.”
According to the Sacramento Bee, the 34-year-old described her captors to investigators as being two Hispanic women with guns, and who sometimes wore masks. According to the newspaper, Sherri described one woman as having thin eyebrows, pierced ears and long curly hair. The other woman reportedly has straight black hair and thick eyebrows. Both women, according to Papini, spoke in Spanish.
“Sherri did her best in providing the descriptions but was not able to provide a detailed description,” Bosenko added of the environment the mom of two was kept in. He also added that Papini was unable to describe the vehicle she was in, and that a “number of items” of evidence have been collected.
During an interview with the Sacramento Bee on Wednesday, Bosenko said law enforcement has no reason to doubt her story.
“All the information that we have right now, we have no reason to believe that she is making this up,” Bosenko said, maintaining they still have no clear motive for the kidnapping. “We do not know if it’s related to sex trafficking or the reason for her abduction, or was she specifically targeted or if this was a random abduction.
As previously reported, Papini was held against her will for 22 days before being released on Thanksgiving Day. She was found 150 miles from her home by a motorist alongside a highway. According to her husband, Keith, Sherri was found covered in bruises, with her hair cut and weighing only 87 pounds. She was chained during her captivity and kept in the dark with a bag over her head.
The captors also “branded” Sherri, as previously reported, although neither Keith nor Bosenko elaborated on the detail.
“Was it torture? Was it sending a message? Was it part of control? Some type of punishment? We don’t have that information as to why,” Bosenko told the Bee of the brand.
A sit-down interview with Keith is scheduled to air on ABC News’ 20/20 on Friday, December 2.
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