Missing Jogger Sherri Papini Reveals Details About Kidnappers

The jogger from California who was kidnapped and tortured over the course of nearly one month has revealed new details about the women who abducted her.

Sherri Papini, 34, was taken on November 2. She was badly beaten, chained and branded with a message before her kidnappers released her on the side of the road in Yolo County on Thanksgiving Day.

New information passed on from Sherri to investigators reveals that one of the women had long curly hair, thin eyebrows and pierced ears.

The other woman was described as older, with straight black hair and gray, thick eyebrows.


Both are believed to have been speaking in Spanish.

Shasta County sheriff, Tom Bosenko, said,

There is a lot still unknown about her assailants. Sherri did her best in providing the descriptions, but was not able to provide a detailed description because of the assailants covering their faces.

Earlier this week, her husband Keith articulated his horror of visiting Sherri in the hospital for the first time since she was released.


He spoke to "Good Morning America" after visiting her in hospital.

Nothing could have prepared me for what I was about to see upon my arrival at the hospital, nor the details of the true hell I was about to hear. My first sight was my wife in a hospital bed, her face covered in bruises, ranging from yellow to black because of her repeated beatings, the bridge of her nose broken. She has been branded, and I could feel the rise of her scabs under my fingers.

Sherri is believed to have been branded with some sort of message, but what it says is not yet known.

She was taken after leaving her home in Redding for a late-morning jog. The alarm was raised when Keith had no luck getting in touch with her about picking the kids up from school.

He retraced her steps and found her cell phone. The motive behind the kidnapping is unclear at this stage.

Citations: Time