Police Seek Jim DiMaggio, 40, and Missing Teen Hannah Anderson

A West Coast manhunt continued Thursday for a California man suspected of having murdered a woman and her 8-year-old son and kidnapped the slain woman’s 16-year-old daughter. James DiMaggio, 40, could be fleeing north toward the Canadian border with Hannah Anderson, the girl whose mother and brother were believed to have been killed by her captor, a family friend she called “Uncle Jim.” DiMaggio was apparently obsessed with the blond teenager, and recently told Hannah that he would date her if they were the same age.

Authorities believe Hannah Anderson, 16, was kidnapped by the man who killed her mother.

The body of Hannah’s mother, 44-year-old Christina Anderson, was found Sunday amid the burned remains of DiMaggio’s home in Boulevard, Calif., about 45 miles from the Anderson family’s home in Lakeside, Calif. A child’s body was also found after the fire, but authorities have not yet determined if it was Hannah’s 8-year-old brother Ethan.

“I know Hannah did say she was a little creeped out when Jim did tell her he had a crush on her,” family friend Angelina Amati told San Diego ABC affiliate KGTV. After DiMaggio expressed his interest in the girl, Hannah “said she wouldn’t go up there [to his house] anymore because it was just too awkward between them.”

Jim DiMaggio, 40, had a crush on the missing teen, her friends said.

One of Hannah’s friends, Marissa Chavez, 15, said DiMaggio told Hannah about his feelings for her while driving the girls home from a gymnastics meet: ”She was a little creeped out by it. She didn’t want to be alone with him.”

San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Glenn Giannantonio said the girl is “in grave danger.” DiMaggio is believed to be driving a blue Blue Nissan Versa with California license plate 6WCU986. While authorities had previously said that DiMaggio might be heading to Texas, where he formerly lived, there were two possible sightings Thursday that suggested he may have headed north toward Oregon.

At a press conference, Hannah’s father Brett Anderson appealed directly to DiMaggio: “I’m begging you to let my daughter go. You’ve taken everything else.  Hannah, we all love you very much. If you have a chance, you take it. You run. You’ll be found.”






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  2. August 10, 2013  3:12 pm by N/A Reply

    Lora Dimaggio is confused. Jim was nice, but something broke in him. I knew him. His sister attacked my comments when I asked Jim to turn himself in on Facebook. Calling me a moron and saying I did not know him. Then she tells cameras " she prays" to who? calling people names! Not God! She is fake, and maybe Jim has some of that. She is acting like this is her personal thing. Beware. this story is still unfolding.
    She needs to face reailty.

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