Sherri Papini abduction: Suspect sketches, 911 call, video released
Shasta County Sheriff's Office
The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office today released composite sketches of two people suspected of kidnapping and assaulting Sherri Papini in Northern California on November 2, 2016.

UPDATE Nov. 7, 2017: Surveillance video of Sherri Papini was released today from the morning she was found last year.

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office released surveillance video of Papini on Nov. 24, 2016 at 4:15 a.m. Yolo County law enforcement received a 911 call at 4:22 a.m. from Papini identifying herself in Yolo, Calif. She was bound with restraints, battered and her hair had been cut, the sheriff's office said.

Video: Shasta County Sheriff's Office

Detectives located video surveillance of Sherri Papini walking in the area of a nearby Jehovah’s Witness church located at 13980 County Road 99W, Woodland, Calif. Upon review of the video surveillance, only one camera located on the south side of the building captured Sherri Papini walking in the area of the Highway 99W and the Interstate 5 northbound interchange, the Sheriff's Office said.

Sherri Papini can be seen running to the church north on Highway 99W and then south on Highway 99W until she goes out of view, heading toward the Interstate 5 northbound on ramp. The video surveillance was date and time validated by detectives as occurring on November 24, 2016 at 4:15a.m., according to the department.


Oct. 25, 2017

REDDING, Calif. -- (CWD) -- The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office today released composite sketches of two people suspected of kidnapping and assaulting Sherri Papini in Northern California on November 2, 2016.

Papini was located on the side of Interstate 5 in Yolo County, Calif. on Nov. 24, 2016. She was bound with restraints. The Sheriff’s Office said information about the restraints was confidential due to the ongoing investigation.

Papini was hospitalized, described as battered and bruised. Her hair had been cut and her shoulder had been branded.

Panini provided a limited description of two female suspects that she had limited contact with during her 22 days of captivity. The sheriff’s office said the female suspects covered their faces during her contact with them.

The FBI created a composite sketch of the two females.

Suspect 1 is described as a younger adult Hispanic female with dark curly hair, with thin eyebrows and pierced ears.

Suspect 2 is described as an older adult Hispanic female with straight black hair with some gray in it, with thick eyebrows.

The suspects' vehicle is described as a dark-colored SUV with a large rear side window.

Two DNA profiles have been created from evidence collected from Sherri Papini.

Authorities also released a recording of Keith Papini’s 911 call to report Sherri missing.

Listen here: keith-papini-911-call-audio

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office remains the lead investigative agency. The FBI continues to assist in the investigation as it is both agencies’ goal to determine who is responsible for Sherri’s abduction. Anyone with information about the location where Sherri was held, the suspect vehicle and/or identities of the two suspects are urged to contact the FBI at 916-746-7000 (select option 1), online at tips.fbi.gov or your local FBI office. A reward up to $10,000.00 has been established for information leading to the identification of the suspects.

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