The sister of a California woman who disappeared for nearly a month last November told  RadarOnline Thursday the family is distancing itself from a hostage negotiator who said he helped police track down the missing woman. 

Sherri Papini, 34, a mother of two, vanished Nov. 2, then reappeared 22 days later by the side of the road early Thanksgiving morning. 

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Hostage negotiator Cameron Gamble, once involved in Papini’s case is now being asked by the family to go away.

“We are urging him not to do any more interviews,” said Shelia Koester, Papini's sister.

Gamble, who’s been training the U.S. Military Special Ops community on survival tactics since shortly after Sept. 11, 2001, made his first appearance in Papini’s case in a YouTube video Nov. 23.

"My name is Cameron Gamble, and I'm an international kidnap and ransom consultant," Gamble said in the video. "I've been retained by an individual who wishes to remain anonymous, an individual who has come forward to offer a cash reward ... for Sherri Papini's safe return to her family."

Gamble set up a website and offered $50,000 cash to get Papini's "story out there bigger," he said.

"I wanted to make it so tempting that the abductor's own mother would have turned him in," said Gamble, who later took the offer off the table.

Papini was found Nov. 24 weighing 87 pounds and "covered in bruises," her husband told ABC News last year. She reportedly was beaten and branded by her captors who were described as two armed Hispanic women. 

The Shasta County Sheriff’s Department has been mum on Papini’s case as the investigation continues.

"We are not discussing the case while it’s being investigated,” Koester told Radar.

Last month, the anonymous donor, who apparently worked with Gamble, told Crime Watch Daily Papini is struggling to cope and has been in counseling a "couple of times" a week.

"She's having a tough time. She can't be around any strangers. She's seeing some counselors a couple of times a week and she is just struggling," he said.