ABC News reported that, according to police, Papini was released by her captor or captors.
"We are very ecstatic to report that Sherri Papini has been located and has been reunited with husband and family on this day of Thanksgiving," Sheriff Tom Bosenko said at a news conference Thursday. "I am happy to say that Sherri is now safe and that she has been treated at an area hospital outside of Shasta County for non-life-threatening injuries."
"She was bound with restraints but was able to summon help from a passing motorist," Bosenko said.
The sheriff's office added that she has been reunited with her husband, Keith Papini.