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Published On: Thu, Aug 8th, 2013

James Lee DiMaggio manhunt continues, father pleads for Hannah Anderson to be freed, Ethan Anderson may have been killed

Amber Alerts were issued in Oregon and Washington on Wednesday for two children who have been missing since their mother’s death after a suspected kidnapper’s vehicle was believed to have been spotted in Northern California.

The alert said the suspect’s car, a blue 2012 Nissan Versa, was seen around 1:30 p.m. local time heading north near the Oregon border on Highway 395. It did not say whether suspect James Lee DiMaggio or either of the children was in the car.

Hannah Ethan Anderson  James Lee DimaggioOn Sunday, police discovered the burned remains of Christina Anderson, 44, in a log cabin-style home in Boulevard, California. Along with Anderson, police also found the body of a child who has yet to be identified, but authorities believe may be her 8-year-old son, Ethan.

Brett Anderson pleaded for DiMaggio to release his daughter and may have confirmed rumors that Ethan is the other body from the fire.

“The damage is done. I’m begging you to let my daughter go, you’ve taken everything else,” Anderson said from a podium in front of the San Diego sheriff’s department.

Addressing Hannah, he said: “We all love you very much. If you have a chance, you take it. You run. You’ll be found.”

NBC San Diego reported that a nationwide hunt was under way, amid fears DiMaggio could be heading to Texas or Canada. The FBI was participating in the investigation, The Associated Press reported.

DiMaggio was a close friend of the family’s, and both Ethan and Hannah considered him an uncle, said San Diego homicide Lt. Glenn Giannantonio.

Sheriff’s officials told NBC San Diego that Christina Anderson had a “close platonic relationship” with DiMaggio. Neighbors told the station had he moved to the area five years ago from the city. A neighbor told The Associated Press that Christina and Brett Anderson had recently separated.

 

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