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Abductors Branded California Mom, Kept Faces Covered

She went missing Nov. 2 while jogging near her home

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    The California mother who was held captive for three weeks is unable to fully describe her two female abductors because their faces were covered most of the time, a California sheriff said at a press conference Wednesday.

    Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko said Wednesday that the Spanish-speaking suspects also kept 34-year-old Sherri Papini's head covered during much of her ordeal. Bosenko added that Papini was branded by the suspects.

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    Papini went missing Nov. 2 while jogging near her home in Redding. She was dropped along Interstate 5 near Sacramento on Thanksgiving.

    Bosenko said authorities are trying to produce sketches of the suspects based on Papini's limited recollections.

    Papini told investigators one of the women had long curly hair, thin eyebrows, pierced ears, and a thick accent. The older suspect had straight black hair and thick eyebrows.

    Bosenko urged anyone with information on the case to come forward and told residents to stay cautious until the suspects are identified.

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