It's been almost a year since Papini was found alive but brutally beaten on the side of a highway in California. As that anniversary approaches, a video recently released by police is another intriguing piece of the puzzle.
The grainy clip from a church surveillance camera shows the woman known as “Supermom” at 4:15 a.m. Thanksgiving morning, the day she was rescued.
First she is seen running toward the church. She disappears out of frame but a minute later, she reappeared, and ran back in the direction she came.
Cops say she was heading toward the on-ramp of a nearby interstate.
Five minutes later, Papini was spotted by the side of the highway, trying to wave down passing cars.
Inside Edition spoke to Alison Sutton, the driver who saw 35-year-old mom and called 911.
"She seemed frantic and desperate," Sutton recalled.
Papini told cops she was kidnapped by two Hispanic women and freed after a 22-day ordeal.
Police released sketches of the suspects but the California mom's story has been met with skepticism by some.