SAN FRANCISCO – A California sheriff released new details Wednesday in the mysterious case of a young mother who was found battered and bruised but alive along a freeway after she was missing for three weeks.
The Shasta County sheriff’s department also released sketches of two suspects.
The department said investigators collected male DNA from the clothing that victim Sherri Papini was wearing when she was found on Thanksgiving and female DNA that was discovered on Papini’s body. The samples have not been identified.
The bizarre case — with many of the most sensational details initially released by her husband in an exclusive interview with ABC — has baffled police and set social media buzzing.
Armchair detectives have scoured the internet’s darkest corners for clues and others argue the case is a twisted hoax akin to the movie “Gone Girl.”
Her husband Keith Papini said in a statement Wednesday that he hoped the newly released information will lead to an arrest.