Video: Sherri Papini Seen Running to Safety the Morning She Was Found

November 8, 2017 Updated: November 9, 2017    

New video footage released by police in Northern California shows Sherri Papini, the mother of two who was allegedly abducted before she was found weeks later, running to safety.

Papini, then 34, was discovered bound with restraints on the side of the road last Thanksgiving.

She is seen in the footage running to Interstate 5 in Yolo County at about 4 a.m. on Nov. 24, 2016, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office said in an update

Papini was missing for 22 days after vanishing while jogging near her home close to Redding, California. She was found about 150 miles south of where she disappeared.

Papini says she was abducted at gunpoint by two Hispanic women.

Sherri Papini (L) with her husband Keith Papini. (Facebook)

But last month, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office said they found some inconsistencies with her account, however they said that in cases like these, that can be normal.

“We are hopeful that the release of additional information by law enforcement will expedite the capture of Sherri’s abductors. This has been an extraordinarily difficult time for our entire family,” husband Keith Papini said in a statement last month, according to the Record Searchlight.

“Sherri continues to heal and we work towards putting our lives back together,” he said, adding that the family is asking for privacy.

“It has taken time for Sherri to recover to a point to be able to provide accurate details to the sketch artist,” the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office said in a release last month.


“Sherri continues to look at photographs of various makes and models of SUV’s in an effort to provide a more detailed description,” the sheriff’s office said. It added that the women were driving an SUV with a “large rear side window.”

When she was found, “Sherri appeared battered and bruised, her hair had been cut to shoulder length and she had a brand on her right shoulder,” the sheriff’s office said in its Oct. 25 update. “Sherri, however, stated she had not been sexually assaulted, and there is no physical evidence to indicate otherwise.”

The FBI has since released sketches of the supposed assailants.

A suspect described by Papini as Hispanic and between the ages of 40 and 50 years old, 5 feet 7 inches tall, and with long, straight black hair with some gray in it. (FBI)
A suspect described by Papini as Hispanic and between the ages of 20 and 30 who is 5 feet 5 inches tall. She has coarse, curly dark hair, thin eyebrows, and pierced ears. (FBI)