The sister of a man suspected of kidnapping a 16-year-old girl and killing her mother and younger brother said Tuesday that she no longer wanted paternity tests to determine if the suspect fathered the children.
A family friend who kidnapped a 16-year-old girl used a timer to set fire to his rural home, where the girl’s mother and younger brother were found dead, authorities said Tuesday.
The Sheriff’s Crime Laboratory in San Diego says they have positively identified the remains of a second body found in a burned out home as 8-year-old Ethan Anderson.
Police said evidence found in the remains of suspect James Lee DiMaggio’s house suggested he may have fled with homemade explosives and that his car might be booby-trapped.
DiMaggio was like an uncle to Hannah and 8-year-old Ethan. He was very close with their parents for years.
A missing teen and her 8-year-old brother, who may have been killed along with his mother, view the suspect in their disappearance as “an uncle,” according to investigators.