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Abducted Teen is Safe, Kidnapper Killed by FBI


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(CASCADE, ID) – The man suspected of kidnapping a southern California teenage girl last week was killed in a shootout with the FBI and Idaho law enforcement officials on Saturday.  Sixteen-year-old Hannah Anderson, was found safe after a tip by former Gem County Sheriff Mark John who was camping with his wife and another couple.   The foursome encountered 40-year-old James DiMaggio and Anderson on the trail in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area on Wednesday.   Upon returning from their camping trip, and watching the TV, they discovered the Amber Alert for DiMaggio and Anderson was indeed the two people they had met on the trail.   John contacted Idaho State Police; officers discovered DiMaggio’s car on Friday.  DiMaggio allegedly killed Anderson’s mother and younger brother August 4, and then set his own house on fire with the bodies inside.  That is when he kidnapped Hannah Anderson and fled the state.   Anderson was rescued near Morehead Lake Saturday just before 5:30 p.m, after DiMaggio was killed by an FBI agent.   Over 150 FBI agents together with 100-plus officers from Idaho State Police, US Marshall’s Office and various counties converged on the area after John contacted authorities.

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