Missing San Diego girl Hannah Anderson found safe, abductor killed
August 11, 2013
The teenage girl who was the subject of an Amber alert throughout the West was found safe and her abductor killed on Saturday.
Hannah Anderson, 16, was found safe near the north end of Morehead Lake in Idaho, according to San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore. He said she appears to be well and was transported to a local hospital for a medical evaluation.
Abductor James Lee DiMaggio was shot and killed at about 4:20 p.m. after the pair were spotted last week and DiMaggio's blue Versa was found by authorities on Friday.
"A large-scale operation immediately ensued," Gore said.
DiMaggio's tent was spotted from the air early Saturday morning by U.S. Marshals, who coordinated the insertion of officers into the area.
"We are looking forward to reuniting Hannah with her family as soon as possible," he said.
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Anderson was the subject of an Amber Alert after the bodies of her mother and brother were found in the burned remains of DiMaggio's home in a small town outside of San Diego on Aug. 3.