• Amber Alert issued for two kids; Many in Pacific Grove awakened

    At about 11:00 p.m. Monday night, an Amber Alert awakened people all over California, including Pacific Grove, where television programming was interrupted and cell phones issued high-pitched alarms. The alert was put into effect for the two missing children of a woman whose body was found inside a burned rural house near the U.S.-Mexico border. An unidentified child was also found dead in the rubble of the home’s detached garage. Authorities said the man suspected of killing the woman, Christina Anderson, 44, may have abducted the other two children. A dog was also found dead inside the house.

    Hannah Anderson, 16, and Ethan Anderson, 8, may be with James Lee Dimaggio, 40, who owned the home in Boulevard, CA, some 60 miles southeast of San Diego. He lived there alone. DiMaggio was in a “close platonic relationship” with Anderson, the San Diego County Sheriff’s statement said without further explanation.

    The identity of the child found dead and manner of death remained undetermined. Authorities who released the news of the deaths Monday night wouldn’t say whether the body may have belonged to one of Anderson’s children.

    The Amber Alert said DiMaggio is believed to be driving a blue Nissan Versa 4-door with California license plates, number 6WCU986. If spotted, witnesses should not try to intercept the car but should call 911.

    Both children are white and have blonde hair Hannah is 5’7” tall, weighs 115 pounds and has a nose stud and pierced ears and a navel ring. Ethan is 4’11” tall and weighs about 65 pounds. The suspect, Dimaggio, is white, 5’9”, weighs 150 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes.

    Authrities believe he is headed for either the Mexican border or the Canadian border.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on August 6, 2013

    Topics: Front PG News, Police Log

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