crimesider

Hannah Anderson Update: Slain kidnap suspect James DiMaggio had multiple bullet wounds, family says

FILE - This combination of undated file photos provided by the San Diego Sheriff's Department shows James Lee DiMaggio, 40, left, and Hannah Anderson, 16. A massive search entered a seventh day Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, for DiMaggio, suspected of abducting 16-year-old family friend Hannah. DiMaggio is suspected of killing Hannah's mother Christina Anderson, 44, and her 8-year-old brother Ethan Anderson, whose bodies were found Sunday night in DiMaggio's burning house in California near the Mexico border. (AP Photo/San Diego Sheriff's Department, File) Uncredited

James Lee DiMaggio, 40, left, and Hannah Anderson, 16.
AP Photo/San Diego Sheriff's Department, File
(CBS/AP) SAN DIEGO - A family spokesman says James Lee DiMaggio, the man killed during an FBI rescue of 16-year-old Hannah Anderson in the Idaho wilderness, had multiple bullet wounds in his chest and one in the side of the head.

PICTURES: Calif. teen rescued in Idaho wilderness

Andrew Spanswick said Wednesday the body of the 40-year-old DiMaggio was flown to Los Angeles. He says DiMaggio's sister, Lora, saw the bullet wounds before the body was cremated Tuesday. An autopsy report is expected Friday.

Hannah Anderson went on social media earlier this week to answer questions about how she was kidnapped, how she survived six days of captivity and how she is dealing with the deaths of her mother and brother, who died in DiMaggio's burning home.

(VIDEO: Rescuer tells story of how Hannah Anderson was found)

The postings began Monday night, hours after her father publicly requested that the family be allowed to grieve and heal in private. Her account was disabled Wednesday.

Hannah was kidnapped Aug. 4 by DiMaggio, her father's best friend who was like an uncle to her and her brother, Ethan. DiMaggio had invited the children and their mother, Christina Anderson, 44, to his house in Boulevard, a rural town 65 miles east of San Diego.

Hannah said DiMaggio tied up her mother and brother in his garage. Their bodies were found after a fire destroyed the home. She said she didn't know they had died until an FBI agent told her at the hospital after her rescue Saturday.

Anderson acknowledged being uncomfortable around DiMaggio even before the abduction, saying he once told her that he was drawn to her.

"He said it was more like a family crush like he had feelings as in he wanted nothing bad to happen to me," she wrote in an online post.

Complete coverage of Hannah and Ethan Anderson on Crimesider

  • Stephanie Slifer

Comments

Follow Us