The husband of a jogger who was kidnapped and tortured over the course of nearly a month has revealed horrifying details about her condition.
Keith Papini said his wife Sherri had been shaved, branded and suffered a broken nose in her ordeal.
Speaking to "Good Morning America" after visiting her in hospital, he said,
Sherri, of Redding, California, was kidnapped on November 2.
The 34-year-old had gone out for a jog late that morning and Keith grew concerned when he could not make contact with her about picking up the kids from school.
He tried to retrace her steps and came across her mobile phone around one mile away from their home.
Keith contacted the authorities and a huge search was carried out.
Eventually, her kidnappers released her on the side of a road on Interstate 5 in Yolo County in the early hours of Thanksgiving, November 24.
Audio from police dispatchers at the time, obtained by The Sacramento Bee, heard how "she [was] chained to something." Around a minute later, someone says,
Keith thanked all those who sent messages of support to Sherri and the family. He said,
No arrests have been made in connection with the kidnapping as of yet.