Cause of Death Revealed for Hannah Anderson's Mom
Christina Anderson died of blunt force trauma
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 20, 2013 10:04 AM CDT
Seated from left: Christina Anderson; Christopher Saincome; Christina's sisters Samantha Saincome and Andrea Saincome; their niece Hannah Anderson, reclining; Alexi (friend of Hannah's), and DiMaggio.   (AP Photo/Courtesy of Andrea Saincome, File)

(Newser) – We now know what killed Hannah Anderson's mom: The San Diego County Medical Examiner's Office says Christina Anderson died of blunt force. It does not elaborate in a brief posting on its website. A search warrant unsealed last week said firefighters found Christina Anderson's body near a crowbar and what appeared to be blood next to her head. The 44-year-old's body was found near the body of her 8-year-old son, Ethan, at the home of James Lee DiMaggio. In related news, DiMaggio apparently left $112,000 to Hannah's grandmother.

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crankydude
Aug 20, 2013 4:07 PM CDT
"Cause of Death Revealed" = "coroner's opinion revealed". "We now know what killed Hannah Anderson's mom"= "we now know medical examiner's opinion". Not that I have reason to doubt but there is a distinction. It is an inference, not a personal observation at the time of the occurrence. By the way, the woman had a name and it was not "Hannah Anderson's mom".
ohiodude
Aug 20, 2013 3:03 PM CDT
Little girl has dirty hands..
bigbird3121
Aug 20, 2013 12:50 PM CDT
Hannah I wonder if she was involved with the murder of her mother and brother?