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Amber Alert: Man suspected of killing woman, taking kids

James DiMaggio, 40, Hannah Anderson, 16, and Ethan Anderson, 8, are seen in these undated photos. The two minors are missing, and authorities say DiMaggio may have abducted them.
August 5, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A disturbing discovery led to an Amber Alert on Monday. Sheriff's deputies found the bodies of a woman and a child inside a burned house in Boulevard, southeast of San Diego.

The owner of that home, 40-year-old James DiMaggio, is suspected of killing 44-year-old Christina Anderson and abducting one or both of her children.

Sheriff's investigators said that Anderson's body was found Sunday night and that she is a victim of a homicide. They did not say how she was killed.

In a burned garage was the body of a child whose identity and manner of death remain undetermined. A dog was also found dead inside the house.

Authorities wouldn't say whether the body may be one of Anderson's two children, 16-year-old Hannah and 8-year-old Ethan. An Amber Alert was issued for the children.

Authorities say DiMaggio was in a close platonic relationship with Anderson. Dimaggio is believed to be driving a blue 2013 four-door Nissan Versa with the California license plate 6WCU986.

Anyone with information was asked to call the San Diego Sheriff's Department at (858) 565-5200.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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