Authorities Release Suspect Sketches in Alleged Sherri Papini Abduction and Reveal She Was Not Sexually Assaulted

PEOPLE.com | 10/25/2017 | Christine Pelisek
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The FBI released sketches Wednesday of two women described by Sherri Papini as her alleged abductors.

Papini, 35, a California mom, was allegedly kidnapped last Nov. 2 while jogging near her Redding home and found 22 days later along the side of a rural road on Thanksgiving Day. The mysterious case captivated the nation and spawned numerous theories about what happened.

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Some time after her alleged abduction, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office said an FBI sketch artist met with Papini and created a sketch of each female suspect, one described by Papini as in her 20s or 30s and another as being between 40 and 50.

“It has taken time for Sherri to recover to a point to be able to provide accurate details to the sketch artist,” a sheriff’s office press release obtained by PEOPLE states.

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The younger woman in the sketch is described as being 5 feet 5 inches, with a medium build with coarse, curly dark hair, thin eyebrows and pierced ears. The second suspect is approximately 5 feet 7 inches, and has straight black hair with some gray in it and thick eyebrows.

Papini also described the suspects’ vehicle as a dark colored SUV with a large rear side window.

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“Sherri continues to look at photographs of various makes and models of SUVs in an effort to provide a more detailed description,” the release states.

The FBI is also offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to their identification.

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The sheriff’s office said they received over 600 tips from around the world and collected two DNA profiles from Papini. The DNA from her husband, Keith, was not among the two profiles, the release states.

Papini vanished while out for a jog on Nov. 2. Neighbors had seen Papini running around 11 a.m., but there were no other witnesses. Keith Papini said he came home and...
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