Siblings Abducted & Missing after Mom is Found Deceased
This past Saturday, Hannah Anderson was located and she “appears well,” Sheriff Bill Gore shared. The suspected killer, James Lee DiMaggio, was also found and killed by an FBI agent, ABC News reported. The search for the 16-year-old teen consisted of 150 FBI agents and 100 law enforcement officers in a remote area of Idaho. This good news comes after the devastating news that the other burned body found inside DiMaggio’s house was in fact, 8-year-old Ethan Anderson. The father of the siblings, Rhett Anderson, has been notified and he will be reuniting with his daughter.
The blue Nissan Versa that DiMaggio is suspected of driving has been found today, August 9, ABC News reported; it was found near Cascade, Idaho underneath some brush without a license plate. Bomb and arson technicians are examining the vehicle today, Bill Gore, the San Diego County Sheriff shared. Authorities received a tip on the location from some horseback riders who saw a man and teen who matched the description of Hannah Anderson and DiMaggio. According to ABC News, there is a possibility that the other burned body found in the house is Ethan’s, however, an AMBER alert for both siblings will stay in effect until they are able to confirm it.
A statewide Amber Alert is currently in effect for 2 siblings who are believed to be the children of a woman whose body was discovered in a house that was burned to the ground. The house is located in Boulevard, CA, which is about 60 miles southeast of San Diego.
The 44-year-old mother, Christina Anderson, was found inside the burned house of 40-year-old James Lee DiMaggio along with the remains of a child and a dog, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department reported. DiMaggio is said to have lived in the house alone.
Law enforcement suspect that DiMaggio killed the mother and burned his own house down Sunday night; he is also suspected of abducting the siblings, a 16-year-old girl named Hannah Anderson and an 8-year-old boy named Ethan Anderson.
It has not yet been reported if the remains of the child found inside the house were Ethan’s or Hannah’s or if there is a third child involved.
According to Kron 4 News, it looks like DiMaggio and Anderson may have been in a close, platonic relationship.
Police think that DiMaggio is currently heading to Texas or Canada in a blue four-door Nissan Versa with the CA license plate number 6WCU986.
Authorities have reported that Hannah Anderson is 5’7” tall with blonde hair, weighing 115 pounds; her brother, Ethan, is 4’11” tall with blonde hair, weighing 65 pounds.
Anybody who has any information is asked to call the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office at (858) 565-5200 or to dial 911.