The disappearance came soon after three women were murdered, in separate incidents, while jogging in the US, and fears were growing that Ms Papini had also been abducted.
Panini's sister had ruled out the possibility that the mother of two had simply left. “She was out for a run. She wouldn’t leave her babies,” Sheila Koester told The Toronto Sun.
Her husband had been appealing to the public for help, telling KRCTV: “Bring her home, bring her home, just bring her home. Bring her home safe there is a $50,000 reward just bring her home.”
"If she is listening I want to say, 'We are trying, we are trying the best we can and I am sorry I'm not there,'" said husband Keith, crying. "I'm coming honey. I am trying, I'm doing everything I can and I love you.”