Sherri Papini’s fake and skillfully crafted disappearance captured national attention. But in Shasta County, the lie had a viral effect in the community that still exists today.
The disappearance of Sherri Papini in 2016 put California’s Shasta County in a difficult position.
She disappeared while jogging near her home, prompting a frantic search in Redding, a city nestled at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley. After three weeks, she reappeared, bruised and branded, claiming she had been abducted by two Hispanic women.