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

(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.

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.
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)
This combination of undated file photos provided by the San Diego Sheriff's Department shows James Lee DiMaggio, 40, left, and Hannah Anderson, 16.
This combination of undated file photos provided by the San Diego Sheriff's Department shows James Lee DiMaggio, 40, left, and Hannah Anderson, 16.   (AP Photo/San Diego Sheriff's Department, File)
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