Chains and branded skin: California kidnap case baffles cops

Three weeks after Sherri Papini disappeared, the question of whether she was dead or alive was answered when the young mother and wife was spotted waving frantically for help along a California freeway early on Thanksgiving morning. But the mystery over what happened to her during those 22 days just seemed to grow stranger.

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Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash

A man was killed on Winton Way south of Santa Fe Drive on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, after being hit by a truck that fled the scene, the California Highway Patrol reported.
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Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run crash

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