Cops Rescue Teen; Abductor Is Dead

Hannah Anderson safe; James DiMaggio killed in Idaho

By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 10, 2013 7:45 PM CDT

(Newser) – She's safe: Authorities rescued 16-year-old Hannah Anderson today in remote central Idaho, reports AP. An FBI agent, or agents, shot dead her abductor, James DiMaggio. "She appears well and was rescued and will be transported to a hospital in Idaho," says San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore, as quoted by CNN. He said Hannah's father is obviously elated at the news, and the two should be reunited by tomorrow morning.

Gore says their campground was spotted from the air, but he offered few details about the confrontation that ensued, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune. Authorities suspect the 40-year-old DiMaggio killed Hannah's mother and younger brother in California earlier this week, then went on the run with Hannah. A horseback rider spotted the two on foot a few days ago in in central Idaho's Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, and a massive search ensued.

Authorities wait near a blackhawk helicopter at the Cascade Airport in Cascade, Idaho, Saturday.
Authorities wait near a blackhawk helicopter at the Cascade Airport in Cascade, Idaho, Saturday.   (AP Photo/Robby Milo)
This combination of photos provided by the San Diego Sheriff's Department shows James Lee DiMaggio, 40, and Hannah Anderson, 16.
This combination of photos provided by the San Diego Sheriff's Department shows James Lee DiMaggio, 40, and Hannah Anderson, 16.   (AP Photo/San Diego Sheriff's Department, File)
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