Report: Sherri Papini, Husband Leave Home

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
December 6, 2016 Updated: December 6, 2016

Sherri Papini, the mother of two from Northern California who was abducted and went missing for three weeks, moved to an undisclosed location with her family, the New York Post reported Monday, which added that the family left over the weekend and didn’t take their two dogs with them.

A friend of Keith Papini, the husband of Sherri, told the newspaper that he could not “answer any questions” about the family’s current location. Another neighbor added that the family is “way up north, in cold country” with “wealthy relatives,” without elaborating.

Sherri, 34, went missing on Nov. 2 as she was jogging near her house in Redding, California. She was returned to her family three weeks later after a driver found her on the side of the road 150 miles from her home—still in chains—on the morning of Thanksgiving Day.

Police are looking for two Hispanic females who are believed to be her abductors. Police don’t have a motive for the kidnapping.

Keith, meanwhile, revealed on ABC’s “20/20” how Sherri was picked up.

“She screamed so much, she’s coughing up blood from the screaming trying to get somebody to stop,” he said in an interview last Friday. “And again just another sign of how my wife is, she’s so wonderful. She’s saying, ‘Well maybe people aren’t stopping because I have a chain that looks like I broke out of prison,’ so she tried to tuck in her chain under her clothes.”

In another ABC interview, he said that his wife is showing some signs of trauma.

“When the lights are off, when doors shut, when she hears certain sounds, I mean, it’s something that I don’t know how to deal with, and we’ll need somebody who can help her through that from a professional standpoint,” Keith said.

After she returned home, Sherri hasn’t been seen in public since.

On Saturday, community members in Redding gathered to send a message to Sherri to show that the community cares, ABC Action News reported. “We put this idea together just so the community could really show the family how much they’re thinking about them and welcome them back,” said Brad Frost, the coordinator.