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SoCal Missing Teen Found Safe In Idaho; Police Kill Alleged Abductor

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Police believe James Lee DiMaggio kidnapped Hannah Anderson, 16, and 8-year-old Ethan Anderson after killing their mother. (Bay City News)

Police believe James Lee DiMaggio kidnapped Hannah Anderson, 16, and 8-year-old Ethan
Anderson after killing their mother. (Bay City News)

CASCADE, Idaho (CBS/AP) — San Diego County Sheriff’s officials said the man suspected of abducting 16-year-old Hannah Anderson has been killed in Idaho and the teen has been found safe.

Hannah Anderson was the object of a statewide Amber alert last week sent to thousands of Bay Area cellphones.

San Diego Sheriff William D. Gore said Hannah’s father was “elated” his daughter was found alive.

Federal and local law enforcement spent Saturday combing through Idaho’s rugged Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in search of Hannah and her suspected kidnapper, 40-year-old James Lee DiMaggio.

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.

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