A year after California woman’s mysterious disappearance, new info surfaces

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. – New details have emerged in the 2016 case that involved a young mother who was branded, beaten and left on the side of the freeway after disappearing for three weeks.

The Shasta County Sheriff's Department has released a 911 call and sketches of two suspects believed to be involved in Sherri Papini's kidnapping, according to KTXL.

On November 2, 2016, deputies responded to a 911 call made by the victim's husband, Keith Papini, after he discovered she was missing.

Authorities say, based on their evidence, Keith has been cleared of involvement in his wife's disappearance.

On November 17, 2016, deputies found that days prior to Papini's disappearance she had been texting a male acquaintance from Michigan about  meeting up in California. He was also found not to be involved in her disappearance.

Thanksgiving Day, Papini was was found 140 miles from home, along Interstate 5 in Yolo County.

Investigators say she was bound with restraints, 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 continues to examine the brand and its possible meaning, but details of the brand remain confidential as part of the ongoing investigation.

As part of the investigation, Papini provided details of her captors.

She described them as a younger adult Hispanic female with dark curly hair, pierced ears and thin eye brows. The second suspect was described as an older adult Hispanic female with straight black/grey hair and thick eye brows.

Detectives collected two DNA profiles from Papini and uploaded them into the Combined DNA Index System.

FBI has released two sketches based on Papini's description of the suspects.

She also says the women drove a dark colored SUV with a large rear side window. Papini and Shasta County authorities continue to try and determine the exact make and model of the SUV.

Anyone with information about the location where Sherri was held, the suspects' vehicle and/or identities of the two suspects are urged to contact the FBI at (916) 746-7000 or at tips.fbi.gov.