Search Continues for Missing Woman

Sherri Papini

Sherri Papini

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Unit continues to actively investigate the suspicious disappearance of Sherri Papini, which occurred on Wednesday, November 2, 2016. The Sheriff’s Office has received over 200 tips regarding this disappearance.

Keith Papini continues to be cooperative in the investigation and is not a person of interest in the disappearance of his wife. Keith has talked with detectives on several occasions since he reported his wife missing. On Monday, November 7, 2016, Keith Papini submitted to a polygraph examination. The results of the polygraph examination indicate he has no involvement with the disappearance of his wife. Sheriff’s Office Detectives have confirmed his whereabouts on the day in question and there is no physical evidence at this time suggesting he had any involvement.

Sheriff’s Office Detectives continue to follow up on the tips which have been received. Detectives are also reviewing surveillance video received from the area, information received from cell phone data and email accounts via authorized search warrants. Detectives are still trying to determine if her disappearance is voluntary or involuntary.

The Sheriff’s Office is aware of the multiple theories about what may have happened with Sherri Papini. The Sheriff’s Office encourages the public to continue to be supportive of family as well as law enforcement efforts as these are stressful circumstances. Be assured that the Sheriff’s Office is utilizing all available assets, investigative techniques as well as outside resources and agencies to assist as needed.

If anyone has information on Sherri Papini’s whereabouts or tips they can call dispatch 24 hours a day at 530-245-6540, or the Major Crimes Unit 530-245-6135. Tips can also be submitted at

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