Cascade, Idaho-- The man suspected of abducting 16-year-old Hannah Anderson and
killing her mother and brother has been killed in Idaho and the teen has
been found safe, San Diego Sheriff William D. Gore said Saturday.
James Lee DiMaggio was killed by FBI tactical agents after a campsitewas spotted from the air, according to Gore. Gore declined to discuss
details of DiMaggio's death, saying authorities in Idaho will release
details at a news conference planned for Saturday evening.
said San Diego sheriff's authorities have notified Hannah's father that
she was rescued. "He was very relieved and very excited and looking
forward to be reunited with his daughter," Gore said.
Plans are being made to reunite the two, probably by Sunday morning, according to Gore.
Federal and local law enforcement spent Saturday combing through Idaho's rugged Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness
in search of Hannah and DiMaggio. The Frank Church River of No Return
Wilderness is the largest roadless area in the lower 48 states,
sprawling across central Idaho and reaching north to the Montana border.
DiMaggio is suspected of killing Hannah's mother, 44-year-old Christina Anderson, and her 8-year-old brother Ethan Anderson, whose bodies were found Sunday night in DiMaggio's burning house in California near the Mexico border.
DiMaggio's car was found Friday morning
about 40 miles east of the tiny town of Cascade, parked where the dirt
road ends and the Sand Creek trailhead enters the wilderness area.
with the San Diego County Sheriff's Department finished searching
DiMaggio's car Saturday afternoon. They had the vehicle towed to a
garage in Cascade for further processing.
of the car came about two days after a horseback rider reported seeing
the man and girl hiking in the area. Ada County Sheriff's department
spokeswoman Andrea Dearden, who is helping the Valley County sheriff's
department handle the case, said the rider didn't realize the pair were
being sought until he got home and recognized them in news reports.