Keith Papini has given the first interview about his wife, Sherri Papini, and her three-week long ordeal to 20/20.
As seen below in the ABC News exclusive video excerpt from the ABC 20/20 interview, a teary Keith speaks about Sherri having one of her hands chained, with a bag over her head, during her kidnapping. Mr. Papini spoke about Sherri being chained to something inside the vehicle, and being released from whatever she was chained to within the vehicle. Keith next told the ABC 20/20 interviewer about Sherri being tossed from the vehicle, and how Sherri had a bag over her head during certain times throughout her ordeal.
According to the below ABC 20/20 Facebook post, Keith’s first interview will air on 20/20 on Friday, December 2, from 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET on ABC.
With more and more information about Sherri’s plight becoming public, Keith has granted the interview to 20/20 to explain more about what his wife endured during the 22 days Sherri was away from her family.
The video above also contains a bit more detailed information about Sherri’s potential captors — well beyond the vague details about two Hispanic females in a dark SUV with a gun initially released to the public as descriptions of the Papini kidnapping suspects. The video adds details about one woman being older, and one woman being younger — with additional details about pierced earrings on one of the females.
Keith’s 20/20 interview should shed more light on what happened to Sherri since November 2, the day Ms. Papini went missing after going for a run in Redding, California.
After going missing from Sunrise Drive, Sherri became the subject of a huge search. Keith eventually used the “Find My iPhone” app to locate Sherri’s phone, and by Thanksgiving Day, Ms. Papini was discovered by authorities who called her “heavily battered” in Yolo County, 150 miles from home.
With the lack of details initially being expressed to the public, a variety of theories began floating around online. Interest in Sherri’s case also grew. Not only will Matt Gutman, an ABC News correspondent, speak with Keith, but the 20/20 interview will also feature Sherri’s sister, Sheila Koester, as well as the woman who discovered Sherri, Alison Sutton.
Keith’s 20/20 interview will spill details about the captors, along with composite sketches of the suspects, which are forthcoming.
“She was bound … she had a metal chain around her waist. She had a bag over her head…she was chained anytime she was in a vehicle. They cut something.”
Sherri had reportedly been branded and burned with a message on her body that has not yet been revealed to the public.
According to Sheriff Bosenko, all of the information that Sherri has provided authorities at this point indicate a kidnapping.
“So far, we are investigating this as a kidnapping-abduction, and everything that she is providing us thus far is indicating that.”
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