REDDING (CBS13/AP) – The latest on the investigation of the abduction of a Redding mother:
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Speaking at a press conference Wednesday afternoon, Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko said the public should remain cautious as the suspects in Sherri Papini’s abduction still have not been identified.
Bosenko said that detectives have spoken with Papini numerous times. She has described the events to the best of her ability.
Papini told detectives that the suspects, two Hispanic women, were speaking in Spanish. The women hid their faces, making it hard for her to give a fuller description.
Bosenko also confirmed that the suspects branded Sherri. He would not say where on her body she was branded.
It is still not known if Papini was targeted, or if the abduction was random.READ MORE: California Gov. Newsom Criticizes GOP After Texas School Shooting: 'Who The Hell Are We If We Cannot Keep Our Kids Safe'
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.
Bosenko plans to hold a press conference Wednesday afternoon to discuss more details in the investigation. Watch the press conference on CBS13.com starting at 1:30 p.m.MORE NEWS: Wildfire In Colusa County Explodes In Size, Containment At 30%
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