Sherri Papini’s kidnapping hoax sparked fear in her California town

Sherri Papini’s kidnapping hoax sparked fear in her California town

Sherri Papini’s well-crafted and fake disappearance captured the nation’s attention. But in Shasta County, the lie had a ripple effect in the community that still lingers today.

Sherri Papini’s disappearance in 2016 left California’s Shasta County on edge. 

She vanished while out jogging near her home, prompting a frantic search in Redding, a city nestled in the north end of the Sacramento Valley. After three weeks, she reappeared, bruised and branded, claiming she had been abducted by two Hispanic women. 

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