Husband of Sherri Papini Speaks Out About His Family's Ordeal

Missing mother Sherri Papini, 34, was found bound on the side of a California highway and has since been elated to be reunited with her family.
2:14 | 11/29/16

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We begin with exclusive new details about the missing California mom found alive on Thanksgiving. Her family is now speaking out. We're going to hear from the sheriff in a moment but first ABC's kayna Whitworth is in Redding, California, with the latest. Good morning, kayna. Reporter: Yeah, George, good morning. Today we are hearing from Keith papini, Sherri's husband for the first time since she was released. He gave "Good morning America" an exclusive statement and in it he talked about how authorities told him to brace himself before he saw his wife for the first time because she was in such grave condition after being held captive for 22 days. Sherri papini's husband Keith opening up about the ordeal saying my first sight was my wife in a hospital bed. Her face covered in bruises ranking from Yale low to black because of her repeated beatings. The bridge of her nose broken. It's been six days since Sherri papini was found bound on the side of a California highway. She had been missing for three weeks. Now her husband Keith says when he first reunited with Sherri, she weighed only 87 pounds. Her signature long blond hair had been chopped off. She was thrown from a vehicle with a chain around her waist attached to her wrists and a bag over her head. Authorities are searching for the alleged captors papini described as two hispanic women. They say they are armed and dangerous driving a dark colored SUV. Keith also thanked the community and police all for hair help adding that any speculation that this was anything other than an abduction is flat out wrong. Rumors, assumption, lies and hate have been both exhausting and disgusting. I understand people want the story, pictures, proof that this was not some sort of hoax, plan to gain money or fabricated race war. I do not see a purpose in addressing each preposterous life. Sherri papini called the mayor of her hometown with an emotional thank you for the community's support during her trying time. Overjoyed. Just that she was able to talk and give thanks and Sherri, of course, was tearful on the phone and then I'm even talking about now I'm getting tearful. I mean, there isn't anything better. Thanks to kayna Whitworth for that.

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