The Latest: Abductors of California woman hid faces

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " The Latest on a California woman who authorities say was abducted and held for three weeks (all times local):

2:30 p.m.

A California sheriff says a woman who was held captive for three weeks is unable to fully describe her two female abductors because their faces were covered.

Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko said Wednesday that the Spanish-speaking suspects also kept the head of 34-year-old victim Sherri Papini covered at times.

Papini went missing Nov. 2 while jogging near her home in Redding. She was dropped near Interstate 5 near Sacramento on Thanksgiving.

Bosenko said authorities are trying to do a sketch of the suspects based on Papini's limited recollections.

Papini told investigators one of the women had long curly hair, thin eyebrows and a thick accent. The older suspect had straight black hair and thick eyebrows.

Bosenko urged anyone with information on the case to come forward and told residents to stay cautious until the suspects are identified.


11 a.m.

A California sheriff says the abductors of a woman who was held captive for three weeks branded her with a message before she was released.

Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko told "Good Morning America" on Wednesday ( that the suspects may have been trying to humiliate Sherri Papini by cutting off her long blonde hair and branding her.

Bosenko declined to elaborate on the branding, saying only that it was a message, not a symbol.

Papini's husband has said his 34-year-old wife was covered with bruises and burns and was chained at the waist and wrists when she was found along Interstate 5 near Sacramento on Thanksgiving.

The mother of two small children disappeared while jogging Nov. 2 near her home in Redding.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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