Skip to comments.Revealed: California killer who abducted teenage girl is shot dead in Idaho wilderness
Posted on 08/11/2013 9:30:44 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
Full Title: Revealed: California killer who abducted teenage girl is shot dead in Idaho wilderness 18 years TO THE DAY after his own father committed suicide while holding another 16-year-old hostage
James DiMaggio's kidnapping of 16-year-old Hannah Anderson, whom was said to have a 'crush on,' could be a horrific case of history repeating itself, it has been revealed.
DiMaggio's father, also named James DiMaggio, shockingly killed himself 18 years ago to the day that DiMaggio was shot dead by an FBI agent in the Idaho wilderness. Hannah was found safe and is expected to be reunited with her father today.
The similarities between the elder DiMaggio's suicide and his son's death are uncanny.
James DiMaggio Sr. was also infatuated with a 16-year-old girl - James Jr's classmate - and resorted to violence when she refused to run away with him, it was claimed.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
There’s a lot of odd stories out there in the wicked world, and this is one of the odder and I just feel so bad for the mom and kid who were killed in California.
Case closed and filed under the category well done.
Nice to see the expense of a court trial and cost of a prison cell was saved in this case.
Good to see the FEEBs got one right.
Thus proving why it is called The River of No Return.
He would probably still be alive hiding out up there somewhere had he not brought her with him.
crazy runs in the family, evidently
Good job! Saved the tax payers hundreds of thousands of bucks.
It makes one wonder... nature, nurture, or coincidence?
Somebody better run out and buy a Lotto Ticket right now.
What are the odds?
This case just keeps getting weirder and weirder. His Father did the same thing eighteen years ago? Wow. One issue keeps popping up in my mind: the family was close/friends with this man. Didn’t they sort of get suspicious when he told everyone he had a “crush” on her? I’m not blaming the family at all. I just keep thinking they were misled by this creep.
We obviously need more Infatuation Control Laws.
The girl did not appear to be held against her will, her mother and brother are dead. I can still see a long trail ahead.
Maybe, maybe not. She could have been an accessory or an accomplice, sad to say. Such a tragic story.
It most certainly does. I’ve been told that one can’t “reason with crazy people” and that can lead to the crazy person ending up being a dead person.
these people are folking crazy, who would let a “family friend”, an adult male, take a beautiful and obviously extremely stupid and vapid 16 year old to Hollywood for her “birthday”?
I am nervous even having male family members around my daughter let alone letting one of them take her somewhere and my family has no history of sexual abuse.
Notice that none of the young women in the Cleveland house of horrors seemed to suffer from Stockholm Syndrome, although, apparently Patty Hearst did. (She was repeatedly raped, but it took weeks or months.)
My thinking is that in the ten years they were there surely they could have found a way out. He wasn’t there 24/7 - but then maybe they were so toughly cowed or something.
PS - I read about Patty Hearst and some things didn’t ring true. The pictures of her at the bank suggested to me that she was part of it. Her stance for one thing. I feel that she wanted to be part of that group.
Does anyone know if the police will investigate if she ran away with him? It would be terrible if she was an accomplice and she gets off scott free.
For all those preppers who think that hiding in the woods is an option... drones with high resolution IR cameras at mid-altitude are impressively capable.
I was in high school during the Patty Hearst thing. Even then as an ignorant kid I never believed the fake but accurate Stockholm Syndrome thing. It was just a away for her rich parents to keep her from going to jail.
I totally agree. And now she is living the life just like Bill Ayers and Bernadin Doern. they all should be in prison
Prayers for the poor girl and her family for having to go through such an ordeal but happy to see it ended well. One less scumbag in the world. Seriously though, as this young lady recoups from this ordeal knowing this dirtbag is dead will help tremendously in her feeling safe, knowing he’s not still out there or that he is incarcerated and still breathing “God’s great air’’ as my late mother would have said.
Kind of the way I read it too.
Strange how the let her go with him alone.
I like a story with a good ending.
Good shoot and righteous kill.
Nothing as sinister as that. What I am hearing is that they were detected using a FLIR on a CBP helicopter.
Patty Hearst was convicted of bank robbery and sentenced to seven years. Carter commuted her sentence and Clinton Pardoned her on his last day in office.
The women in Cleveland may have been restrained with chains, and ropes and their bedroom windows were boarded up (which seems like a redflag to me).
Patty Hearst was sentenced to seven years on prison, Carter commuted it to two years, Clinton gave her a full pardon on his last day in office.
The transport mechanism may be different, but the detector is the same. The new phased array sensor cameras are amazing.
Believe me, everyone else is wondering about the same thing, sadly. The poor father may have nothing left to hold on to.
I hear the new thing is some kind of short wave IR. Supposed to be able to produce very high resolution pictures.
There may not be any good options. But they are all better than surrendering.
Be patient folks. There’s more to this story. It will come dribbling out for some time to come.
Yay, I’m glad I’m not the only one ‘skeptical’ of her story, Patty Hearsts’ that is.
This is one odd story, that kid is going to need a lifetime of therapy too bad they could only kill the bad guy once.
My wife said the mom knew the guy because he went out with her. I didn’t know the scumbag had told them he (45 years old) had a crush on their 16 YO daughter; I believe that’s either statutory rape or pedophilia or both if consummated and since the mom was murdered we’ll probably never hear the whole story. I doubt the daughter knows the whole thing.
I also didn’t know that the mom gave him permission to take her to Hollywood; has that been confirmed?
His dad did this too, this is way way way out there what the heck?
I can only imagine this guy facing God but hell is too good for him.
I'm thinking the same. The women said they would get beaten if they tried to escape. Did you see the pictures recently released of one of the rooms? It was apparently the room where the little girl and her mama was living and there were heavy chains and locks. But it's my understanding they weren't always chained up so who knows.
With this Hannah, I dunno. The article says she wasn't being held against her will but couldn't say if she knew about her mother and brother. Very strange. Where was she during their murders and the house fire? What was her family thinking to send her off to Hollywood with a man? All sorts of red flags.
Same here. Even as a kid, I was smart enough to not believe a word of the Patty Hearst thing.
From the video interview with her friend - If she didn’t want to be alone with him then why the heck did she go to Hollywood for a week (cut short) and stay in the same hotel room with him? There’s lots more to this story.
Hope it turns out that way.
This is what puzzles me. How could that father let that guy near his family? There is something wrong with an adult male just attaching himself to some other guy’s family. And the girl was uncomfortable with this creep and the family still let him come around? Wow!
E. Smart was at a party with other people within a few weeks of her kidnapping...she wasn't tied up....
lets be careful to surmiss what WE would do in a situation because we haven't been in those shoes....
even our beloved Reagan understood what Patty Hearst went thru....
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