“Amber Alerts issued in Oregon, Washington state for kidnapped California kids”
“Oregon State Police issued an Amber Alert for a blue 2013 Nissan Versa…driven by 40-year-old James Lee DiMaggio…seen heading northbound from Alturas, Calif., near the Oregon border. The car also was…spotted in southern Oregon Wednesday afternoon, near the town of Lakeview…
…Washington State Patrol followed suit. Authorities believe that DiMaggio might be heading toward Texas or Canada with 16-year-old Hannah Anderson and possibly 8-year-old Ethan Anderson.
DiMaggio is suspected of murdering the children’s mother, Christina Anderson, whose body was found Sunday night in DiMaggio’s fire-damaged home in Boulevard, Calif… The body of a child was found near Christina Anderson’s remains, and DNA tests will be performed to determine if the body is Ethan’s.
…The Associated Press reported that one of Hannah Anderson’s friends claimed that DiMaggio had told her he had a crush on the 16-year-old and would date her if they were the same age.
The children’s father on Tuesday pleaded with his friend to release his daughter and turn himself in.
“Jim, I can’t fathom what you were thinking,” said Brett Anderson. “The damage is done.”
Anderson also pleaded with his missing daughter — who authorities said was in grave danger — to run away from DiMaggio if she got the chance.
“Hannah, we all love you very much. If you have a chance, you take it. You run. You’ll be found,” Anderson was quoted as saying by Fox5SanDiego.com. He did not mention Ethan Anderson’s name.”