CALIFORNIA—Sherri Papini, 34, a mother of two, disappeared on Wednesday, November 2 while on a mid-day jog around 2:00 p.m. on Sunset Drive in Mountain Gate. Friends, family, and neighbors are continuing to search for Papini since the Redding, California resident went missing 5 days ago.
Papini’s husband, Keith Papini returned home from work and realized that his wife’s car was parked at home, but that she and their 2 children were not. He discovered that his wife had not picked up their two children, ages 2 and 4, from daycare. He used the Find My iPhone application to investigate her whereabouts. The application directed Papini to the intersection of Old Oregon Trail and Sunset Drive according to Sgt. Brian Jackson of the Shasta County Sherriff’s Office. When his wife was not found near her abandoned phone, he contacted authorities.
“That’s when in my opinion she had been taken or abducted,” expressed Papini in a KRCR-TV interview.
The Redding Police Department is working with the Shasta County Sherriff’s Office to contact parolees, registered sex offenders, and people on probation. Shasta County Sherriff’s Office Lieutenant Anthony Bertain noted that, “So far no leads have come from those particular individuals.”
Lieutenant Bertain reported that the ground search has been temporarily halted until more information is gathered on the investigation.
“We have not ruled out going back out there, but right now it’s temporarily suspended until we get a better direction on which way we are going to go on this investigation,” Bertain explained in a KRCR News report.
Sherri Papini is 5 feet and 3 inches tall, weighs 105 pounds, has blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink jogging hoodie. Papini’s family is offering a $50,000 reward to bring her home.
In an interview with Dateline, Sheila Koester, Sherri’s sister stated, “It’s an amazingly close-knit community. We had an outpouring of community that wanted to help with the search. We had, I believe, close to 1,000 people who came out within those days periodically to help us.”
Anyone with information pertaining to the case should contact the 24-hour dispatch line at (530) 245-6540 or the Major Crimes Unit at (530) 245-6135. Tips may also be submitted through email to firstname.lastname@example.org.