How does someone go missing in broad daylight without a trace?

Sherri Papini, a mother of two from Redding, California, disappeared on November 2, 2016, reportedly while out jogging about a mile from her home. She reappeared three weeks later, claiming that she had been kidnapped, beaten, and threatened with human trafficking. But not everything about Sherri’s purported abduction was as it seemed.

“There were certain things, especially that night, some nuances and things that just didn’t seem right,” says retired Shasta County Sheriff's department Captain John “Pat” Kropholler.

Papini is currently serving an 18-month sentence in federal prison after pleading guilty in April 2022 to mail fraud and making false statements.

This episode of Dr. Phil, “Supermom Missing: Inside the Sherri Papini Investigation,” airs Tuesday. And later, How did investigators determine that Papini made it all up? Plus, hear from criminal defense attorney Mark Eiglarsh who says he finds Papini’s behavior “abhorrent.”

Check your local listing for airtimes.

Hear more about the investigation into Sherri Papini on Dr. Phil's five-part true crime podcast, “Supermom Missing: Mystery and Murder: Analysis by Dr. Phil,” available on all podcast platforms.

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