Hannah Anderson Update: James DiMaggio, man suspected of kidnapping Calif. teen, died of 6 gunshot wounds, coroner says

James Lee Dimaggio AP Photo/San Diego Sheriff's Department

James Lee Dimaggio
AP Photo/San Diego Sheriff's Department
(CBS/AP) BOISE, Idaho - James DiMaggio, the man suspected of kidnapping California teen Hannah Anderson, died after being hit by six gunshots fired by FBI agents during a rescue in the Idaho wilderness this summer, an Idaho coroner says.

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Valley County Coroner Nathan Hess confirmed Tuesday that the multiple gunshot wounds to DiMaggio's head, chest and extremities were the cause of death of the 40-year-old California man.

DiMaggio died Aug. 10 after his campsite was spotted in the vast Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. He became the focus of a massive manhunt for allegedly abducting 16-year-old Hannah Anderson andkilling her brother Ethan and her mother Christina at DiMaggio's home about 65 miles east of San Diego. Hannah Anderson was rescued.

The final autopsy is pending a toxicology report. The death has also been classified as a homicide.

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