Amber Alert Spreads To Oregon And Washington In Search Of Hannah Anderson And Ethan Anderson
Oregon and Washington joined California in issuing a state-wide Amber Alert for missing siblings, 16-year-old Hannah Anderson and 8-year-old Ethan Anderson, on Wednesday. Police also revealed that the remains consistent with those of an 8-year-old-boy were found in suspect James Lee DiMaggio’s burned down home, along with the remains of Christina Anderson, mother to Hannah and Ethan. The body has not been identified.
“We don’t know who that is that was found in the rubble. It is a possibility that it’s Ethan. It’s a possibility that’s another child that we haven’t identified yet, or don’t realize is missing yet,” Lt Glenn Giannantonio of the San Diego Sheriff’s Department told reporters.
The children were reported missing Sunday night after the body of a small child, consistent with that of an 8-year-old boy, and the body of Christina Anderson were found in DiMaggio’s burning home.
California issued a state-wide Amber Alert via text-message for the first time on Monday following the disappearance of the children from their home near San Diego. The message reportedly featured details on the suspect’s car, a blue Nissan Versa – California license plate 6WCU986.
On Wednesday two sightings of the suspect’s vehicle were reported, one in California near the Oregon border, the other half an hour later in Oregon, prompting Oregon to issue its own Amber Alert. The state of Washington followed suit soon after.
“The suspect is now believed to be possibly traveling to Canada,” read the Washington Amber Alert.
DiMaggio, the alleged kidnapper, is currently wanted for murder and arson and San Diego has issued a $1 million bond for the suspect. He was a close family friend to Christina Anderson, and reports claim that children Hannah and Ethan called him ‘Uncle Jim.'
“We know that they were lifelong friends. We’re not exactly sure what that relationship was. We don’t know if Hannah’s with him willingly or not. We just don’t know right now,” Bill Gore, the San Diego County Sheriff, said in an interview with Anderson Cooper.
Other reports have emerged claiming that Hannah recently expressed feeling uncomfortable around DiMaggio after he told her he had a crush on her and began acting inappropriately towards her.
Anybody with information on DiMaggio’s whereabouts or those of Hannah and Ethan are encouraged to call 9-1-1 and/or contact the authorities immediately.
– Olivia Truffaut-Wong
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