A california mother was abducted from her neighborhood while jogging. She was held captive for THREE WEEKS, but managed to escape with her life. Although they found her on the side of the road alive, there are so many questions still unanswered. Listen as her husband describes the horrific kidnapping, what was burned into her skin, and how she survived the ordeal. This family is need of your prayers, as
A California sheriff confirmed Wednesday that the abductors of a woman who was held captive for three weeks branded her with a “message” before she was released and said he had no reason to doubt her story.
Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko told reporters at a press conference Wednesday that Sherri Papini was branded by her captors, but did not disclose where she was branded or with what “for integrity of the investigation.”
In an earlier interview, Bosenko told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that the suspects may have been trying to humiliate Papini by cutting off her long blonde hair and branding her.
Bosenko declined to elaborate on the branding, saying only that it was a message, not a symbol.
Papini’s husband has said his 34-year-old wife was covered with bruises and burns and was chained at the waist and wrists when she was found along Interstate 5 near Sacramento on Thanksgiving.
The mother of two small children disappeared while jogging Nov. 2 near her home in Redding.
Dispatch audio from the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department reveals Papini was found battered and chained to something along northbound Interstate 5, near County Road 17 in Yolo County, on Thanksgiving morning. The location is 140 miles from the Shasta County community where she vanished while jogging, Fox 40 reported.
One woman, who claims she saw Papini on Thanksgiving morning on the side of the road, posted a message to Facebook, saying: “I couldn’t stop in time to help you this morning but I did pull over and report to police that I saw you by the road and was certain you needed help.”
Questions continued to swirl Wednesday around the identities of the abductors and the motive for the kidnapping. The woman reportedly told police that she was dropped off along the highway by two Hispanic women armed with a handgun.
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