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
Cause of Death Revealed for Hannah Anderson's Mom
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)

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. (More Hannah Anderson stories.)

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