Search warrants reveal details in kidnapping of Hannah Anderson by James DiMaggio
Last Updated: 116 days ago
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Kidnapping and murder suspect James DiMaggio tortured and killed the wife and son of his longtime friend, according to search warrants obtained by 23ABC's San Diego affiliate 10News.
According to the documents, in addition to killing Christina Anderson and her son 8-year-old Ethan at his Boulevard home, authorities said DiMaggio also fatally shot the family's dog and set the structure on fire before taking Anderson's 16-year-old daughter Hannah.
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Authorities said a crowbar was found next to Christina Anderson's body.
In the documents, authorities noted Christina Anderson's 16-year-old daughter, Hannah, was picked up from cheerleading practice at Sweetwater High School at 4 p.m. on August 4. It is not known who picked her up.
Authorities said Hannah's cellphone was turned off at about the same time, and according to the warrants, before her phone and DiMaggio's phone were turned off, Hannah and DiMaggio called each other about 13 times that day.
Authorities learned through interviews with Hannah's friend that DiMaggio -- who the family called "Uncle Jim" -- took her on multiple day trips, the most recent one to Malibu and Hollywood.
Also in the documents, during the active search for DiMaggio, it was noted by authorities that DiMaggio's sister, Lora, made an unusually large number of calls on the day of the fire.
Lora DiMaggio was never named a suspect in the case.
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