Keith Papini, the husband of California woman Sherri Papini, 34, sat down on ABC’s “20/20” to share more disturbing details in the story of the mother of two who was abducted and then found around 4:30 a.m., on Thanksgiving day.
“Good Morning America” released a segment of the interview on Thursday morning.
“I thought about her being there, screaming my name,” Keith told ABC’s Matt Gutman.
Keith went on to disclose how the entire horrifying ordeal unfolded.
“She was bound. She had a chain around her waist,” he added. “She had a bag over her head. Her left hand was in the vehicle chained to something. “She was chained anytime she was in a vehicle. They opened the door — she doesn’t know because she had a bag over her head. They cut something to free [a] restraint that was holding her into the vehicle and then kind of pushed her out of the vehicle and she at this point has no idea where she’s at. She ran to the freeway.”
The 34-year-old mother of two was then found bound and beaten on the side of the road in Yolo County, Calif., 22 days after her disappearance.
Keith continued to share the sickening details of Sherri’s appearance the first time he saw her in the hospital after she was found.
“She screamed so much she said she’s coughing up blood from the screaming trying to get somebody to stop,” Keith told ABC News. “And again, just another sign of how my wife is, she’s so wonderful, how she’s like, ‘Well, maybe people aren’t stopping because I have a chain, it looks like I broke out of prison.’ So she tried to tuck in her chain under her clothes.”
In a statement released to “GMA” on Tuesday, Keith talked about how her blonde hair was chopped off and how she weighed only 87 pounds.
“Her now emaciated body of 87 pounds was covered in multi colored bruises, severe burns, red rashes, and chain markings,” Keith told “GMA.” “Her signature long, blonde hair had been chopped off. She has been branded, and I could feel the rise of her scabs under my fingers.”
Shasta County Sherrif Tom Bosenko revealed new information to”GMA” on Wednesday about message branded on Papini’s body.
“I would think that was some sort of either an exertion of power and control and/or maybe some type of message that the brand contained,” Bosenko told “GMA.” “It is not a symbol, but it was a message.”
Authorities are investigating and are still searching for the two suspects, believe to be armed Hispanic women.
The entire “20/20” interview will air on ABC Friday night at 10 p.m. E.T.