The footage is dark and grainy, taken by surveillance cameras at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Yolo County, California. From the shadows, a woman runs into view, disappears down the side of the building.
Seconds pass, nothing. Then she returns, running back towards the road.
According to Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, that woman is Sherri Papini, the mother of two who was allegedly abducted while jogging near her northern California home last November, before being inexplicably freed 22 days later. It’s moments after that bizarre Thanksgiving Day-release that’s captured in the grainy video.
By releasing the footage, authorities hope to attract more leads in their search for her two masked, female captors, whom Papini described as Hispanic, one aged in her 20s and one in her 40s, who spoke mostly in Spanish.
Two DNA samples were found on Papini – one male, one female – both of which are yet to be identified.