It’s the night before Thanksgiving, and with a heavy heart, Keith Papini puts his children to bed. Without mom Sherri around, the holiday is sure to be a sad affair. And even the authorities are still baffled by her disappearance three weeks earlier. Is the truth about to be revealed, though?
Sherry Papini’s disappearance was made all the more unusual by the fact that normally she was a creature of habit. Every day around 2:00 p.m., she would leave her home near Redding, California, to go for a jog. Then, she would pick up her two young children from the local daycare before returning home. In the afternoons, meanwhile, she would busy herself with creative projects such as gardening. Her family and friends referred to her as a “super mom.”
And by all accounts, Sherry’s family seemed to be a happy and normal one. She lived with her husband Keith and their two children, Tyler, four, and Violet, two, in the rural Californian community of Mountain Gate in Shasta County. However, one day their idyllic existence was to be shattered in the most terrifying way.