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  • US attorney: No charges in FBI shooting of suspect

    05/07/2014 9:23:53 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2014 11:11 PM EDT
    FBI agents acted reasonably when they shot and killed a man in the Idaho wilderness who was suspected of kidnapping a teen girl and killing her mother and brother in California, federal and state prosecutors said Wednesday. The two FBI agents who shot James DiMaggio acted reasonably and should not face charges, U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson and Valley County Prosecutor Jay Kiiha said in a joint announcement. DiMaggio, 40, was killed Aug. 10, a week after authorities said he abducted 16-year-old Hannah Anderson and killed her relatives in Boulevard, California. …
  • Interviews reveal inconsistencies in Hannah Anderson case

    10/11/2013 7:00:12 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 34 replies
    CBS8 ^ | October 10, 2013 | Phil Blauer
    In an interview on the Today Show, Hannah Anderson described when she first learned that family friend James DiMaggio had an evil plan for her. But the teen's interview also revealed apparent inconsistencies in her story.... "The point where I realized that something was wrong is when we go to his house and my mom's car wasn't there," she said. However, in this video reviewed by News 8, Christina Anderson's Chevy Blazer is at the Boulevard home, parked next to the main house ..... "He drugged me and I was out, then I woke up in Idaho," Hannah said during...
  • 'How do you know I wasn't handcuffed?' Hannah Anderson hits back at critics who questioned her

    10/03/2013 9:35:06 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 37 replies ^ | 10/3/13 | Meghan Keneally
    full title....'How do you know I wasn't handcuffed?' Hannah Anderson hits back at critics who questioned her 'odd behavior' after friend murdered her mom and brother - as she shows off new boyfriendThe teenage girl who was rescued after being kidnapped by her close family friend that killed her mother and brother has broken her silence once more, fighting back at critics who accuse her of acting strangely in the wake of the tragedy. Hannah Anderson has tried returning to her earlier life as 16-year-old California high school student, but the memory of her abduction and the lingering questions about...
  • Missed clues & unanswered questions in the Hannah Anderson case

    08/29/2013 7:43:30 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 27 replies
    CBS8News ^ | August 29, 2013 | Phil Blauer and David Gotfredson
    SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A News 8 investigation has uncovered new information about the criminal investigation involving Lakeside teen Hannah Anderson...... Lori DiMaggio, the sister of the accused kidnapper, came out swinging against the San Diego County Sheriff's Department and the media in an exclusive interview with CNN Tuesday..... There is a long list of unanswered questions in the case that the Sheriff's department is declining to answer, starting with a Border Patrol checkpoint in the East County. After the alleged kidnapping, DiMaggio and Hannah were seen on surveillance video driving through the checkpoint in Pine Valley. News 8...
  • Zahau family sues Sheriff Gore seeking evidence in Coronado death

    08/27/2013 5:55:21 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 7 replies
    CBS8 ^ | May 8, 2013 | David Gotfredson
    SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Nearly two years after her death, the family and estate of Rebecca Zahau filed a lawsuit Wednesday against San Diego County authorities, seeking records and other evidence in their quest to prove that the Coronado woman died as a result of a homicide and not suicide, as investigators concluded. Zahau, 32, was found hanging outside her boyfriend's historic Spreckels mansion on July 13, 2011. An attorney for the Zahau family, Marty Rudoy, said the suit was filed against San Diego County, Sheriff Bill Gore and Medical Examiner Dr. Glenn Wagner "to get further information regarding the...
  • Hannah Anderson gives first interview since being kidnapped ...

    08/22/2013 6:44:20 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 150 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | August 22, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Kidnapping victim Hannah Anderson said in her first interview since she was rescued after a week-long abduction that she knows there are tough times ahead of her but she would get through them because her mom raised her to be strong. In an interview with the Today show, she said: 'In the beginning, I was a victim. But now knowing everyone out there’s helping me, I consider myself a survivor instead.' The 16-year-old also clarified some details about what her relationship with kidnapper James DiMaggio was like and why they exchanged 13 text messages on the day he abducted her...
  • DiMaggio family requests Hannah Anderson DNA

    08/20/2013 11:51:39 PM PDT · by jodster36 · 38 replies
    CNN ^ | 8/21/13 | Amanda Watts
    James DiMaggio's family is requesting DNA samples from the family of Hannah Anderson, the 16-year-old girl he's accused of kidnapping and whose mother and brother were found dead in his burned home. The reason? They want to know if he was the biological father of the children, Hannah and Ethan, the family spokesman said. "We are going to be requesting from the Anderson family that we try to get DNA samples from Hannah. And if they have anything left from Ethan -- that we get a DNA sample," family spokesman Andrew Spanswick told CNN affiliate KGTV. "There has been a...
  • Hannah Anderson, DiMaggio seen on highway 20 hours before house fire

    08/20/2013 3:41:28 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 66 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 20, 2013 | Kate Mather
    Nearly 20 hours before James DiMaggio's house caught fire, the 40-year-old was already on the road with San Diego County teenager Hannah Anderson, as evidenced by a photograph taken at a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint, officials said Tuesday. San Diego County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Jan Caldwell said DiMaggio and the 16-year-old were photographed in his Nissan Versa at a westbound Old Highway 8 checkpoint at 12:10 a.m. on Aug 4. The fire at DiMaggio's property in Boulevard -- was reported about 8 p.m. that day..... The photograph was further evidence that the fires were set after DiMaggio fled the area,...
  • Man who kidnapped Hannah Anderson ... left his $112,000 insurance to their family

    08/20/2013 4:28:54 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 26 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | August 20, 2013 | Jill Reilly
    A man who died in a shootout with FBI agents after kidnapping a 16-year-old girl and killing her mother and brother left money to her grandmother. James Lee DiMaggio left $112,000 to Hannah Anderson's paternal grandmother after naming her as his life insurance beneficiary, according to the family's spokesperson. He didn't know why but believes it was for the benefit of Hannah, the girl abducted by DiMaggio.... DiMaggio, 40, had been like an uncle to the Anderson children and the father's best friend. DiMaggio named Bernice Anderson as the sole beneficiary of his employer-issued life insurance policy in 2011, substituting...
  • Zimmerman and DiMaggio: Two Sides of the Same Coin Yet Blind to One, Critical of the Other

    08/19/2013 8:03:35 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 20 replies
    Diwataman ^ | August 19, 2013 | Diwataman
    For years I have been interested in how society deals with issues of race and gender. Simply speaking for brevity, one of the main things I learned was that society treats these two areas essentially in the same fashion. The two main focuses are blacks and females who are victims and whites and males who are perpetrators. Institutions, laws and organizations for these two groups of victims are set strongly in place with no signs of slowing in growth and support. Considering humans love their fairy tales the concept of the arch enemy is needed and as such we have...
  • Letters from Hannah Anderson, handcuff boxes found at DiMaggio's home

    08/17/2013 8:30:49 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 70 replies
    LA Times ^ | August 16, 2013 | Kate Mather and Tony Perry
    <p>Letters from Hannah Anderson were among items seized by authorities in a search of kidnap and murder suspect James DiMaggio's San Diego County property, warrants revealed, along with duct tape, handcuff boxes and other materials.</p> <p>Also taken from DiMaggio’s property were empty boxes of camping gear and ammunition, a Yosemite camping printout, incendiary devices, "arson wire," model rocket containers, cut electrical cords and two used condoms, the documents said.</p>
  • Searches turn up letters from California teen to abductor

    08/16/2013 4:35:51 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 66 replies
    SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - A California man who abducted the 16-year-old daughter of a longtime family friend and took her to the Idaho wilderness after killing her mother and brother had letters from the teen, search warrants showed on Friday. The San Diego County Sheriff's office warrants also showed 13 phone calls or text messages between phones belonging to the San Diego area girl and her abductor, James DiMaggio, on the day she went missing. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department, which requested eight search warrants in the case, declined to say whether Anderson or DiMaggio initiated the calls.
  • DiMaggio killed Hannah Anderson's mother and brother ... BEFORE setting the house on fire

    08/15/2013 6:31:44 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 43 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | August 15, 2013 | Meghan Keneally
    Search warrants reveal that Jim DiMaggio had tortured and killed his two victims before he drove off with the kidnapped teen.... They found the bodies of Christina Anderson and her six-year-old son Ethan covered with tarp, and a crowbar lying next to Christina.... The details surrounding the nature of the bodies are scant, but the fact that the humans were draped with tarp before the firefighters got there- and that there was blood coming from the dog's head- implies that they were all killed before the fire ravaged the home. This comes in contrast to what Hannah Anderson told friends...
  • Warrants: Mother, boy tortured before friend fled [Hannah Anderson]

    08/14/2013 7:09:01 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 104 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 08/14.13 | Staff
    Search warrants say a family friend tortured and killed a mother and her 8-year old son before setting his San Diego-area home on fire and fleeing with the woman's 16-year-old daughter. The warrants unsealed Wednesday say James Lee DiMaggio and Hannah Anderson exchanged about 13 calls before Hannah was picked up from cheerleading practice on Aug. 4. Both phones were turned off, and the home burned several hours later.
  • First pictures of rescued kidnap victim Hannah Anderson as she reveals how 'Uncle Jim"

    08/13/2013 7:51:39 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 91 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 08/13/13 | Meghann Kennaly
    San Diego press spokesman Jan Caldwell told MailOnline that there department 'aware of the posts and are in contact with the family' but she said that they are not in a position to confirm or deny whether the person behind the account is really the kidnapping victim. As the hours go on and she continues to answer questions with specific details related to the case, it becomes more and more likely that the individual is actually Anderson. She has also been accepting followers on her Instagram account, where she has posted three photos since being freed by FBI agents who...
  • Hannah Anderson didn't know kidnapper killed family

    08/13/2013 7:57:19 AM PDT · by Rio · 27 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/12/2013 | Tony Perry, Kate Mather and Ashley Powers
    For six days, Hannah Anderson was at the mercy of her kidnapper, a family friend who spirited her away to the Idaho backcountry in a blue Nissan Versa. He carried a rifle. He made threats. But he never told her about the gruesome scene he left in San Diego County. Not until FBI agents gunned down James DiMaggio and began to interview Hannah did she learn the fate of her mother and younger brother, authorities said. DiMaggio, they said, killed them on his sprawling property near the Mexican border before setting off with Hannah, 16, and his gray cat. Although...
  • Revealed: California killer who abducted teenage girl is shot dead in Idaho wilderness

    08/11/2013 9:30:44 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 8-11-13 | Lydia Warren, Michael Zennie and Jessica Jerreat
    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...
  • Hannah Anderson Found Safe, Suspect Killed in Idaho

    08/10/2013 6:07:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Saturday, Aug 10, 2013
    San Diego Sheriff's Department says 16-year-old Hannah Anderson found safe in Idaho. San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore said the suspect in the massive Amber Alert case was shot and killed. Hannah Anderson was successfully rescued and "appears to be in good shape," according to Gore. Check back for updates.
  • Hannah Anderson Found Safe, Suspect Killed in Idaho

    08/10/2013 5:46:18 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 148 replies
    NBC ^ | August 10, 2013
    San Diego Sheriff's Department says 16-year-old Hannah Anderson found safe in Idaho. San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore said the suspect in the massive Amber Alert case was shot and killed.
  • Car in Calif. missing teen case found in Idaho wilderness

    08/09/2013 12:11:48 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 24 replies ^ | 8/9/13 | ap
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - A car belonging to the suspect in the disappearance of a teenage girl in California has been found in Idaho, authorities said on Friday. San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore also said that horseback riders reported seeing two people matching the description of the suspect and girl in the Cascade area 70 miles northeast of Boise on Wednesday.