Group looking for a Christmas tree in California find partially clothed woman who claimed she was kidnapped, hid in a tree and drank from puddles to survive
- A 25-year-old woman says she was kidnapped by two people on Sunday
- They allegedly drove her to a Northern California woodland, stripped her and left her in freezing temperatures
- She was found the following day by people in search of a Christmas tree
- One suspect, Johanna Knighten, has been arrested while another, Fred Sanderson, remains at large?
- The woman was from the same town Sherri Papini disappeared from in November 2016
- The mother vanished without a trace while jogging, but was found alive 22 days later on the side of the road shackled and kidnapped ?
The 25-year-old woman, who has not been identified, was only wearing a pair of dead shorts when she was found.
She told police she had been hiding in a dead tree and drank water from puddles in order to survive, the?Redding Record Searchlight?reports.
The woman was found near Hat Creek, 60 miles away from her hometown of Redding.
She told police that Johanna Knighten, 33, and Fred Sanderson, 44, kidnapped her on Sunday.
Fred Sanderson (left) and Johanna Knighten (right) is wanted for his alleged role in the kidnapping of a 25-year-old woman who was found partially clothed by a group of people in search of a Christmas tree
A motive has not been established but police say the duo might have thought the woman stole drugs from them.
She said that Sanderson assaulted her and that the duo stole her clothes before leaving her in the woods, where she experienced wintry temperatures.
She was found on Monday and taken to a hospital.
Knighten has been arrested and could face charges of kidnapping, attempted murder and conspiracy.
Sanderson, who has a history of previous arrests, remains at large.?
Redding is the same town Sherri Papini disappeared from in November 2016. She seemed to vanish without a trace while jogging.
But on November 24, 22 days later, she was found alive by the side of the road shackled, bruised and emaciated.?
Those with information are asked to call the Redding Police Department at (530) 225-4200.?
Redding is the same town Sherri Papini ?(above) disappeared from in November 2016. She seemed to vanish without a trace while jogging. But on November 24, 22 days later, she was found alive by the side of the road shackled, bruised and emaciated
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