Police find 'no reason to disbelieve' California mom's kidnapping story

By Emily Drooby, Buzz60

Upon after further investigation, authorities say they have no reason not to believe the 34-year-old California mother who was found bound on the side of the road on Thanksgiving.

Sherri Papini disappeared on November 2 while out for a jog. Although police searched tirelessly for Papini, they were unable to find her.

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Sherri Papini was reported missing on November 2, 2016. She was later found alive on the side of the highway, trying to wave down passing cars on Thanksgiving day.

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BREAKING: Sherri Papini has been found SAFE according to the Shasta County Sheriff's Office. https://t.co/WMKL4qz04J
.@ShastaSheriff: Sherri Papini's husband Keith is "overjoyed with this successful outcome." Sherri found around 4:3… https://t.co/qazlH7nlLK
Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko at his office on Feb. 19, 2013 in Redding, Calif. Investigators say they have no reason to doubt Sherri Papini's story that she was abducted by two women who held her captive and badly abused her for three weeks. (Dai Sugano/San Jose Mercury News/TNS via Getty Images)
Description of suspects @KRCR7 https://t.co/1sSjgV9XMT
NO suspect/suspects IDed or arrested in #sherripapini case yet. Sheriff cant say if suspects are local to Redding… https://t.co/QsJdL2pLpf
Do you see the yellow balloons? It was for #SherriPapini. Today at Turkey Trot. https://t.co/m25t9uXinl
I cannot believe that #SherriPapini is safe. Can't shake the chills and shock. Hope she is OK!! A complete #miracle.
Before the sheriff's office announced #SherriPapini had been found, this family friend was keeping hope alive: https://t.co/iqf2I2Gd1S
The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading directly to the identification of this individual in connection with the disappearnce of Sherri Papini.

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The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading directly to the identification of this individual in connection with the disappearnce of Sherri Papini.

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Three weeks later, Papini was found beaten and bound by restraints on the side of the road on Interstate 5 in Northern Yolo county.

Police have been looking into her past, but despite a previous marriage and divorce, Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko said they have no reason to disbelieve Papini's story.

According to KTLA, authorities are still looking for two armed women in a dark SUV that may be be connected to the case.

Bosenko said there is "sensitive information" related to the case that has yet to be made public.

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