In the affidavit it is stated that Papini’s ex boyfriend “admitted that he had helped her run away.” She also said that her husband was beating her and sexually assaulting her. Sherri’s husband has not commented in response to the abuse allegations.

The ex-boyfriend, who was not named, said he picked Sherri up in a rental car outside of Redding, where she and her family lived, and drove to his two-bedroom apartment in Costa Mesa, the documents state.

“[He] said that he wasn’t sure of Papini’s intentions during her stay with him, but he believed they might end up in a romantic relationship again,” the documents say. ” According to the investigators, they did not have sexual relations and were able to sleep in separate rooms.

The Ex-Boyfriend Found DNA Evidence

The affidavit states that Papini claimed to investigators she was still wearing the same underwear she was wearing on the day she disappeared. The documents state that on June 9, 2020, “FBI Special Agents collected discarded items from the trash can outside of [the] ex-boyfriend’s residence in Costa Mesa, including a discarded Honest Honey Green Tea bottle” and that lab test results “concluded that the DNA obtained from the mouth area” of the bottle matched “unknown male DNA collected from Papini’s clothing.”

Papini was wearing the clothing that she had on her return to Papini when DNA evidence was found matches. [the]The documents stated the ex-boyfriend’s DNA and added that telephone records prove that [the two] were talking to one another as early as December 2015. [The]Ex-Boyfriend said that Papini and he used prepaid phones for communication.”