Family previously reported woman who was allegedly abducted

A California woman who mysteriously vanished in November drew a lot of attention when people started speculating that her alleged kidnapping was a hoax.

Sherri Papini reappeared weeks after she said she was abducted by two Hispanic women. Newly released documents obtained by PEOPLE reveal that Papini was "previously suspected of various misdeeds by her immediate family."

Authorities say that the claims don't "have anything to do" with the ongoing investigation into the disappearance, and she was never charged or arrested.

Papini's family called the new reporting "shameful," in a statement to ABC News.

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Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko told people that investigators have no reason not to believe Papini's account about her disappearance, but they have yet to arrest anyone and no motive has been confirmed.

The newly released reports from years ago, which were first published by the Sacramento Bee on Thursday, reveal Papini's previous relationship with her family.

A copy of an incident report alleges that the then-21-year-old was "harming herself and blaming the injuries on [her mother Loretta Graeff]."

Shasta County sheriff's Lt. Pat Kropholler told PEOPLE that Graeff was simply seeking advice on how to handle the situation.

Papini's father alleged in 2000 that she had vandalized his home, and in 2000 her sister said she suspected Papini kicked in the back door while allegedly trying to break in.

Lt. Kropholler told PEOPLE the first incident report was cleared as a vandalism, although Papini's father reported a burglary. Of the second incident, he said that nothing was actually missing from the residence.

Additionally, Papini's father called the sheriff's office again in 2003 to say Papini made an unauthorized withdrawal of money from his checking account, but Kropholler says it may have been a mistake or a misunderstanding because of a mix-up between cards.

The previous law enforcement calls did not come as a surprise to investigators, Kropholler says they were aware of them during Papini's disappearance.

"This really doesn't have any bearing on her case," he said. "There is no evidence here that shows this is a hoax or this didn't occur."

The family has not spoken publicly in 2017, but released a statement on the recent release of information.

"Sherri Papini and her family are the very recent victims of an extremely violent crime that has painfully and dramatically changed the course of their lives forever," the statement says.

"It is shameful that [the Sacramento Bee] would intentionally exploit Sherri and Keith Papini and their young children's trauma for the sole purpose of clickbait and selling papers."

The family asked for privacy during this "difficult time."

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Papini's disappearance has been a media sensation since her disappearance, during which her her husband pleaded for assistance in finding her. When she reappeared 22 days later, she told investigators she was snatched at gunpoint during a morning jog on Nov. 2 near her home in Redding, California.

Her husband Keith said in a previous statement to PEOPLE that Sherri was beaten and branded. Her nose was broken and her long hair was chopped off.

He added that "rumors, assumptions, lies and hate have been both exhausting and disgusting."

Sherri was found on Thanksgiving morning about 150 miles from her home, and a 911 caller said she looked "panicked and frightened."

In the wake of rumors about her disappearance, a family friend told PEOPLE in December that Sherri is a sweetheart and wouldn't say a mean thing to anyone."

Kropholler told PEOPLE that no one should judge this case without all the facts.

"Obviously it is an ongoing investigation and we can't release everything," he said, in regards to the release of the incident reports.

[H/T PEOPLE]

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