Husband of Missing Mom Talks About the First Time He Saw Her in 3 Weeks

Keith Papini has pushed back against the claims that his wife's ordeal was a hoax by calling it a "preposterous lie."
1:25 | 11/29/16

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And there is a new turn this evening in the case of the missing mother, found alive, weeks later in California, bound and left by the side of the road. Her husband speaking to ABC news about her injuries, and tonight, authorities now revealing to ABC that she was branded. And that whoever did it might have been trying to send a message. Here's ABC's kayna Whitworth. Reporter: Tonight, Sherri papini's husband speaking out, E vealing to "Gma" his mixture of horror and elation upon first seeing his wife in the hospital. "The officers warned me to brace myself. Her face covered in bruises ranging from yellow to black because of repeated beatings. The bridge of her nose broken." She has been branded. That branding on papini's skin now being scrutinized. It is not a simple. But it was a message. Reporter: To who? It could be a message to her, it could be a message to others. Reporter: Authorities are still hunting for papini's captors, described as two armed hispanic women driving a dark SUV. Keith papini says his wife was released with a chain around her waist and a bag over her head. Tonight, he's pushing back against any speculation the other deal was a hoax, calling the rumors exhausting. David, Keith saying his wife's long blond had hair been chopped off.

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