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The bizarre case of kidnapped California housewife Sherri Papini has a horrific new twist — as her husband recounted how she was found barely alive after having gone missing for weeks. The beautiful blonde disappeared on Nov. 2 after going out for a jog in the small town of Mountain Gate. She was found at 4:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day along a California highway, with shocked eyewitnesses reporting that she had been brutalized. Now her husband has revealed that Sherri had even been branded — and the cops aren't happy that he's talking!
“Her now-emaciated body of 87 pounds was covered in multicolored bruises, severe burns, red rashes and chain markings,” said Keith Papini. "Her signature long blonde hair had been chopped off. She has been branded." Sherri had earlier told police that she had been abducted by two Hispanic women who mostly spoke Spanish.
"My first sight was my wife in a hospital bed," added Keith, "her face covered in bruises ranging from yellow to black because of repeated beatings, the bridge of her nose broken,” But while Sheriff Tom Bosenko has praised Sherri as "cooperative and courageous," he's also blasting her husband for revealing details!
“I did not know he was going to release this [information] until a short time before I did a media interview,” said Bosenko at a news conference — adding: “Yes, I think with some of the details he has provided it could affect the integrity of the investigation.” The sheriff then cautiously provided more details about Sherri's brutal branding!
“I would think that was some sort of either an exertion of power and control," he said, "and/or maybe some type of message that the brand contained. It is not a symbol, but it was a message.” Meanwhile, some people still remain suspicious about Sherri's story, thanks to a bizarre internet post!
A California woman using Sherri's maiden name of Sherri Graeff posted a message on Skinheadz.com in 2003 that was racially charged, with the woman recounting a tale of being attacked by "three Latino guys and five girls."
The woman claimed: "I put up a fight, but I was clearly outnumbered and at a disadvantage...They kept hollering about how they hated Skinheads, how all Skinheads should be 'burned alive' and how I and my ancestors were supposedly all 'KKK.'"
Other skeptics have brought up the case of killer mom Susan Smith, who initially claimed that her children had gone missing after she was carjacked by a "black man." Sheriff Bosenko, meanwhile, remains determined to solve the case — despite Scott's recent statement, adding: “We currently have no reason to disbelieve Sherri Papini's story."