Suspect killed, missing teen found safe in Idaho

Aug 10 2013 - 8:44pm

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James Dimaggio's car is towed to the town of Cascade after detectives finished searching it on a trailhead bordering the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. Dimaggio, 40, is suspected of killing a California woman and her young son and then fleeing with the 16-year-old daughter. The car was found in the Idaho wilderness on Friday after horseback riders reported seeing the man and girl hiking in the area two days earlier, authorities said. (AP Photo)
James Dimaggio's car is towed to the town of Cascade after detectives finished searching it on a trailhead bordering the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. Dimaggio, 40, is suspected of killing a California woman and her young son and then fleeing with the 16-year-old daughter. The car was found in the Idaho wilderness on Friday after horseback riders reported seeing the man and girl hiking in the area two days earlier, authorities said. (AP Photo)

CASCADE, Idaho -- A man suspected of killing a California woman and her young son before fleeing with her 16-year-old daughter was killed in the Idaho wilderness and the teen was found safe Saturday, authorities said.

James Lee DiMaggio, 40, was killed at the north end of Morehead Lake, San Diego Sheriff William D. Gore said. The shooting came after officers participating in a massive manhunt spotted a campsite from the air.


The FBI said it was sending in a team to investigate the shooting, but offered few details.


Gore said San Diego sheriff's authorities have notified Hannah Anderson's father that she was rescued. "He was very relieved and very excited and looking forward to being reunited with his daughter," Gore said.


Plans are being made to reunite the two as soon as possible.


Hannah has no apparent physical injuries, but she was taken to a hospital where crisis counselors, victim witness coordinators and health care providers are assisting her.

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