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Missing NorCal mom was chained, ‘heavily battered’ when found on roadside

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WOODLAND, Calif. —  A Northern California mother who had been missing for three weeks was “heavily battered” and chained to something when  she was found on the side of a road on Thanksgiving Day, according to police dispatch logs.

The investigation into the abduction for Sherri Papini, 34, is continuing, authorities said. Papini disappeared on Nov. 2 while jogging near her rural home northeast of Redding, Calif. Authorities say they are looking for two women they believe kidnapped the woman.

According to the Redding Record Searchlight, a police dispatcher said the CHP reported Papini was “chained to something” when she flagged down a passing motorist near Interstate 5 north of Woodland. “CHP is advising she is heavily battered,” the dispatcher said.

Papini has been  reunited with her family. Detectives are hoping to get more information from Papini, Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko told “Good Morning America.”


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