LATEST: SAN DIEGO KIDNAP SUSPECT KILLED BY FBI, HANNAH IS SAFE

Published on: August 10, 2013
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LATEST UPDATE: 8/10/13 KIDNAP SUSPECT KILLED BY FBI,  HANNAH IS SAFE

San Diego County Sheriff's officials say James Lee DiMaggio, suspected of abducting 16 year- old HANNAH ANDERSON, has been killed in Idaho by FBI agents and the teen has been found safe. 

FBI agents spotted his campsite from the air and about 250 agents weere deployed when they shot and killed DiMaggio, reports CNN

PREVIOUSLY: A massive search entered a sixth day Friday for a man suspected of abducting a 16-year-old family friend as police warned he may have abandoned his car while on the run and rigged it with explosives.

James Lee DiMaggio, 40, may have had an "unusual infatuation" with the missing girl, Hannah Anderson, said San Diego County Sheriff's Capt. Duncan Fraser.

"That is kind of a working theory, that it may be something of a motivator," Fraser said Thursday. 

The suspect, DiMaggio, a telecommunications technician at The Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, was said to be like an uncle to Hannah and her brother Ethan. He also was close to their parents for years.

On Sunday night, law enforcement found the body of Hannah's mother – 44-year-old Christina Anderson – when they extinguished flames at DiMaggio's rural home.

A child's body also was discovered as they sifted through rubble in Boulevard, a tiny town 65 miles east of San Diego. 

The corpse is believed to be Hannah's 8-year-old brother, Ethan.  Captain Fraser said it could take several days to identify the badly burned remains. Investigators were unable to extract DNA. 

 Evidence suggested DiMaggio may have fled with homemade explosives, Fraser said. The car may be booby-trapped, he added.

DiMaggio is wanted on suspicion of murder and arson in a search that began in California and spread to Oregon, Washington, Nevada, British Columbia and Mexico's Baja California state.

 An additional eight FBI agents were assigned to a command post at San Diego sheriff's headquarters, as state and local law enforcement agencies were on alert. 

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