Husband of Missing Jogger Passes Polygraph: 'No Involvement With the Disappearance of His Wife,' Cops Say
The husband of a woman who vanished while jogging in Northern California has passed a polygraph test, authorities said.
Keith Papini, the test results show, "has no involvement with the disappearance of his wife," said Shasta County Sheriff’s Lt. Anthony Bertain.
Investigators also confirmed his whereabouts at the time Sherri Papini is believed to have disappeared, Bertain said, according to the Record Searchlight.
The 34-year-old mother of two hasn’t been seen since 2 p.m. Wednesday, when she went for a run near her Mountain Gate home.
Keith Papini came home to an empty house that day, he told detectives. Usually, his wife and their two kids, ages 4 and 2, were there to greet him, he said.
He called the children’s day care center, and was told the kids had not been picked up.
After searching the house, he told investigators he used the Find My iPhone app to locate his wife’s cell phone about one mile from their home. The woman’s ear buds were also found, along with strands of her hair, authorities said.
That’s when he called 911, he said.
The husband is convinced his wife was abducted.
“She is my wife, and I know everything about her,” Keith says. “I know that my wife would never leave me and never in a million years leave our kids,” he told People.
Detectives said they have thus far found no evidence of an abduction. A GoFundMe account has been opened to help fund search efforts.