Disappearance of Sherri Papini
Shasta County, California
November 2016

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  • Individual #1
  • Individual #2


The FBI is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading directly to the identification of the two individuals depicted in the sketches.


Individual #1 is described as a Hispanic female, between 20 and 30 years old, approximately 5'5", with a medium build, coarse, curly, dark brown hair, thin eyebrows, and pierced ears.


Individual #2 is described as a Hispanic female, between 40 and 50 years old, approximately 5'7", with a large build, long, straight black hair with some gray in it, thick eyebrows, and pierced ears.


They were reported to be driving a dark-colored SUV.



The Federal Bureau of Investigation, in cooperation with the Shasta County Sheriff's Office, is asking for the public's assistance regarding the disappearance of Sherri Papini.  Prior to her disappearance on November 2, 2016, Sherri was last seen dropping her children off at daycare in the morning.  Later that day, Sherri's cell phone was located approximately one mile from her home, but she could not be found.


On Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016, Sherri was located by the California Highway Patrol at approximately 5 a.m., after she flagged down a motorist along Interstate 5 in Yolo County, California.  Sherri was wearing light gray sweatpants and a darker gray sweatshirt when located.


Submit a Tip:

The two individuals depicted may have information regarding this matter. If you recognize these two individuals or have any other information regarding Sherri's whereabouts during this time, please contact the Sacramento Office of the FBI at (916) 746-7000 (press 1 to file a report) or tips.fbi.gov. You may also contact your local FBI office, or the nearest American Embassy or Consulate. Tips may be submitted anonymously.

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