REDDING, Calif. -- A missing California mother has been found alive and is reunited with her family, after the Shasta County Sheriff's Office said she was released by her captors.
The sheriff's office said Sherri Papini, 34, was found at 4:30 a.m Thursday on a rural road near I-5 in Yolo County, Calif. Shasta Sheriff Tom Bosenko said at a 2 p.m. press conference that Papini was bound with restraints but able to summon help from a passing motorist near the County Road 17 off-ramp.
Papini is getting medical clearance at an undisclosed hospital for injuries that are not life threatening. Her husband Keith Papini is by her side at the hospital, and California Highway Patrol allowed him to speak to his wife over the phone before he got to the hospital.
Papini was last seen just before heading out on a Nov. 2 afternoon jog in the small town of Mountain Gate in Shasta County, sheriff’s officials said.
Using an app on his cell phone, Keith was able to locate Papini's cell phone on the ground near the intersection of Sunrise Drive and Old Oregon Trail; however, there was no sign of his wife, deputies said.