Keith Papini, Sherri’s husband, tracked her cell phone to less than 1.5 miles east of Interstate 5 in the Mountain Gate area north of Redding using the Find My iPhone application but only the phone was recovered at the scene. Members of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office and Rescue team deployed all over the area in search of Sherri, with helicopters from the California Highway patrol providing air support. Over the weekend, an impassioned army of community members was dispersed to air the search. The search spanned a 5-6 mile radius from the Papini home into an area rural and forested. The nonprofit organization Secret Witness has offered a $50,000 reward for Sherri’s safe return. A family friend set up a GoFundMe account to provide additional funds for the reward. In a few days the account had raised over $26,000. Sherri’s sister Sheila said Sherri was training for an upcoming race where participants dress in superhero clothes and run to raise money for disadvantaged children.
Anyone with information on Sherri Papini is asked to call the Shasta County Sheriff’s office at 530-245-6540 or the Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit at 530-245-6135.