New details unfolded this weekend in the aftermath of the murders of Christina Anderson and her 8-year-old son Ethan, and the week long manhunt that followed while authorities zeroed in on James Lee DiMaggio and 16-year-old Hannah Anderson, new information is being released about items found through warrants for DiMaggio’s property.
The Los Angeles Times Times reported that letters from Hannah Anderson were among the items taken from DiMaggio’s property, as well as handcuff boxes, empty boxes of camping gear, a printout of Yosemite, incendiary devices, “arson wire”, model rocket containers, cut electrical cords, computers, papers, a journal, and two used condoms.
Authorities have not released any information about the contents of the letters from 16-year-old Hannah Anderson.
Close friends to the Anderson family revealed the closeness between DiMaggio and the Anderson children, who referred to him as Uncle Jim.
Evidence shows that Christina and Ethan were tortured before they were murdered in DiMaggio’s home.
San Diego County Sherriff Bill Gore stated in a news conference last week that Hannah played no part in the murder of her family, and is “a victim in every sense of the word.”
DiMaggio set up a trap by asking the Anderson family to his home to say goodbye before he moved to Texas because he was losing his house to repossession.
Christina Anderson’s body was found in a standalone garage with blood near her head and a crowbar nearby. The body of a child was found in the home and was later identified as 8-year-old Ethan Anderson.
Warrants stated that Anderson and her son were “tortured and killed” but authorities won’t elaborate.
The family’s dog was found shot to death under a sleeping bag.
Investigators did say, however, that they believe the fires were set separately, possibly with timing devices and an accelerant.
Other warrants show that an unknown person picked up Hannah from cheer practice in the afternoon of August 4. After looking at phone records, authorities learned that there were about 13 calls between Hannah and DiMaggio that afternoon, but there is not specification on when those calls took place.
Tips from Oregon to Washington and Idaho led authorities to the whereabouts of DiMaggio and Hannah, and a chance meeting with horse riders led them to finding the pair.
DiMaggio was shot and killed in a shootout with authorities.
Hannah was flown to a hospital in Boise and was reunited with her father.
She later went on to a social media site and took questions about her ordeal.
After news broke of the site, her account was deleted.