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Search expands for suspect and missing Calif. teen

August 8, 2013 • National News


CORRECTS AGE OF CHRISTINA ANDERSON TO 42 – FILE – This composite photo provided by the San Diego Sheriff’s Department shows: James Lee Dimaggio, 40, left, Ethan Anderson, 8, and Hannah Anderson, 16, whose mother, Christina Anderson, 42, was one of two people found dead in a house fire Sunday night, Aug. 4, 2013. Amber Alerts expanded to Oregon and Washington as authorities searched for Dimaggio, who is suspected of abducting Hannah Anderson and wanted in the death of the girl’s mother and possibly her brother Ethan. (AP Photo/San Diego Sheriff’s Department, File)

LAKESIDE, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of abducting a 16-year-old girl after setting his house ablaze with the girl’s mother and possibly her younger brother inside may have booby-trapped his car with homemade explosives, police said Thursday as a search expanded to four states, Mexico and Canada.

Meanwhile, police said an “unusual infatuation” with the teenager might have driven suspect James Lee DiMaggio, 40, to flee with her from his burned home on the California-Mexico border.

“That is kind of a working theory, that it may be something of a motivator,” San Diego County Sheriff’s Capt. Duncan Fraser Login to read more

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