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Thursday, August 8, 2013

AMBER Alert: California, Nevada, Oregon & Washington States

James Lee DiMaggio (pictured).

CANCEL AMBER ALERT 8/10/2013: Hannah Anderson has been rescued and is being reunited with her father and family. Kidnapping and murder suspect, James Lee DiMaggio, is deceased.

Thank you for your attention and assistance in the rescue of Hannah Anderson.

ALERT UPDATE 8/10/2013: The search for 16-year-old Hanna Anderson and suspected abductor, 40-year-old James Lee DiMaggio, has spread to Idaho. James Lee DiMaggio's blue Nissan Versa has been located in central Idaho as of Friday 8/9/2013.

DiMaggio is suspected of killing Hannah's mother Christina Anderson, 44, and the girl's 8-year-old brother Ethan Anderson, whose bodies were found Sunday night in DiMaggio's burning house in California near the Mexico border.   

ALERT UPDATE 8/9/2013: In follow up to previous reports that James DiMaggio may be armed with explosives. We are now reporting that DiMaggio may have abandoned his 2013 blue Nissan Versa and booby-trapped it with said explosives.

According to Sheriff's spokeswoman Jan Caldwell, "If you see this car, don't go close to it. There is a possibility he may have rigged it … Memorize the car, memorize the license plate, the faces, and then don't do anything; don't approach them, call 9-1-1."

Caldwell also shared that, "Jim DiMaggio is a camping enthusiast who might be trying to avoid capture by traveling through or hunkering down in wilderness areas."

If you see James DiMaggio or his blue Nissan Versa CALL 9-1-1. DO NOT APPROACH SUSPECT OR VEHICLE.


ALERT UPDATE 8/8/2013 - AMBER ALERT NOW IN EFFECT FOR NEVADA, OREGON & WASHINGTON STATES: Authorities say James DiMaggio might be armed with homemade explosives. Evidence recovered Thursday at DiMaggio's home in Boulevard, CA suggests he might have fled with explosives.



(L) Suspect James Lee DiMaggio,
40 & (R) kidnap victim Hannah
Anderson, 16. Image of blue Nissan
Versa (not actual suspect's vehicle)
with CA Plate # 6WCU986.
ALERT UPDATE 8/8/2013: AMBER ALERT NOW IN EFFECT FOR NEVADA, OREGON & WASHINGTON STATES. Amber Alert was widened after 2 car sightings. There's been an unconfirmed sighting in Washington of a car wanted in connection with two deaths and child abduction in Southern California.

Washington State Patrol Troopers released that a driver near Bremerton reported seeing a blue Nissan hatchback with a man driving and a woman passenger. The caller said the car was westbound at 7:45 a.m. Thursday on Highway 101 near the Jefferson-Clallam county line, which is about 40 miles northwest of Seattle.

The trooper checked the area and was unable to locate the car.

The car was also reportedly spotted in southern Oregon near Lakeview at 2 p.m. Wednesday, according to Oregon State Police, but that sighting is also unconfirmed.

The California Amber Alert was expanded to Oregon and Washington on Wednesday as authorities searched for James Lee DiMaggio who is believed to be driving a blue Nissan Versa with 16-year-old Hannah Anderson.

An autopsy was performed on the unidentified child's remains found at the burned down residence where Christina Anderson's body was found, but the autopsy results are sealed, according to officials. It will be Friday at the earliest before the identity of the child is announced.

The body is believed to be 8-year-old Ethan Anderson, his family members have said in interviews with several news outlets.

If sighted, CALL 9-1-1. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the homicide detail at (858) 974-2321 or (858) 565-5200, or San Diego County Crime Stoppers, (888) 580-8477.


ALERT UPDATE 8/7/2013: Dad of missing kids asks suspect, James DiMaggio, to turn self in. Nationwide hunt was under way now includes the FBI.

There are unconfirmed reports that Ethan Anderson may have been killed during the house fire in Boulevard, CA along with his mother, Christina Anderson. It is also believed that James DiMaggio "had a crush" on Hannah Anderson. The nationwide AMBER Alert is still in effect for the two missing children. But be advised you may only see Hannah and her abductor James. It is still believed that they may be headed to (or in) Texas or Canada.

Sources are reporting that DiMaggio "had a crush" on Hannah who saw him as an "uncle" type family friend.

If sighted, CALL 9-1-1. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the homicide detail at (858) 974-2321 or (858) 565-5200, or San Diego County Crime Stoppers, (888) 580-8477. 


(L-R) Suspect James Lee DiMaggio, Kidnap Victim Ethan
Anderson & Kidnap Victim Hannah Anderson.
AMBER ALERT 8/6/2013 - SAN DIEGO (Boulevard), CA: A statewide Amber Alert is in effect Tuesday morning as authorities continued to hunt for a suspected killer from San Diego who may have abducted two children.

James Lee DiMaggio is suspected of killing Christina Anderson, 40, of Lakeside and kidnapping one or both of her children: Hannah Anderson, 16, and Ethan Anderson, 8.

Christina Anderson's body was found Sunday night in the burning rubble of a house and garage in the rural community of Boulevard in eastern San Diego County, authorities said. She had been killed, they said.

The two children were likely abducted about 5 p.m. on Saturday, according to an Amber Alert notice on the California Highway Patrol website.

The remains of a child were also found in the rubble, but the child's identity and cause of death have not been determined, said Lt. Glenn Giannantonio of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department's homicide detail.

It is believed that DiMaggio has one or both of Anderson's children with him in his blue Nissan Versa, which has a California license plate: 6WCU986, Giannantonio said. Authorities said he may be trying to get to Canada.

DiMaggio is the owner of the home in Boulevard and had a "close platonic relationship" with Christina Anderson, authorities said.

Hannah Anderson is described as 5-foot-7, 115 pounds with blond hair, blue eyes, a belly button ring, nose stud and pierced ears.

Ethan Anderson is described as 4-foot-11, 65 pounds with sandy blond hair.

James Lee DiMaggio is described as 5-foot-9, 150 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. 

Investigators believe James Lee DiMaggio may be driving a 2013 blue Nissan Versa, California license plate 6WCU986.

If sighted, CALL 9-1-1. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call the homicide detail at (858) 974-2321 or (858) 565-5200, or San Diego County Crime Stoppers, (888) 580-8477. 

Written & Edited by Anthony Gonzalez for Child Quest International 

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