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'Gone Girl' Faker Sherri Papini is a Narcissist Who is Still Desperate for Attention, Declares Woman Who Led the Search For Her

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Jul. 6 2024, Published 11:00 a.m. ET

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Sherri Papini, the woman who captivated the nation's attention with her alleged kidnapping in 2016, has now been labeled a fraud by the woman who led the search for her all those years ago.

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Papini will be featured in a new docuseries slated for release in 2025.

Trudy Nickens, a dedicated volunteer who led search efforts for Papini, expressed her shock and disappointment upon discovering the truth behind the well-publicized disappearance.

She recounted how the community rallied together, only to realize that their efforts were based on lies fed by a narcissistic need for attention.

Nickens, the founder of Nor-Cal Alliance For The Missing, condemned Papini's actions and highlighted the hoax's detrimental impact on genuine missing persons cases.

"She's definitely a narcissist in my opinion – 100%," Nickens told the Sun.

"She's doing this for the money so she can pay off some of her debts and also definitely to stay in the limelight," she added. "She wants people to feel sorry for her, which I don't think is going to happen anymore – but it'll be an interesting watch."

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Papini pleaded guilty in Sept. 2022 to mail fraud and lying to a law enforcement officer and received an 18-month sentence.

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The once-missing "victim" has now emerged as a perpetrator of a deceitful scheme that fooled authorities and the public for years.

Papini, at 34 years old in 2016, suddenly vanished from her California home, sparking fears of abduction and triggering a massive search effort. However, what seemed like a harrowing ordeal of a mother taken against her will turned out to be a carefully constructed lie.

Papini's claims of being kidnapped and held captive by two Hispanic women armed with guns unraveled as the investigation progressed.

It was revealed that her disappearance was a ploy to cover up an affair with her ex-boyfriend. The elaborate scheme involved self-inflicted injuries, manipulative storytelling, and a web of deceit that unraveled over six years.

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Keith recently spoke out about his decision to file for divorce after the scandal.

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As the facade crumbled, Papini faced legal consequences for her deceit. She was sentenced to 18 months in jail for lying to authorities, marking a stark downfall from the sympathy she once garnered.

Her ex-husband, Keith Papini, expressed the lasting emotional toll of her actions on their family and the enduring trauma of betrayal.

Moreover, the revelation of Papini's deception shed light on the disparities in media coverage and public attention given to missing persons cases.

Nickens called for a shift in focus back to genuine victims, whose stories are often overshadowed by sensationalized tales like Papini's.

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While Papini attempts to reclaim the spotlight with her documentary, the community she deceived calls for accountability and restitution to the families affected by her actions.

Nickens urged Papini to seek anonymity and make amends to those whose tragedies were overshadowed by her fabricated drama.

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