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August 17, 2013 | By Kate Mather and Jason Wells
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department's continuing investigation of Hannah Anderson's alleged  kidnapping has revealed new evidence, but officials said they still believe Anderson was strictly a victim in the ordeal. The new evidence shows that Hannah and her alleged abductor, James DiMaggio, were in contact frequently before they disappeared and the bodies of Hannah's mother and brother were found in DiMaggio's burning home. Sheriff's spokeswoman Jan Caldwell said the department's investigation was ongoing and declined to comment on the specifics of the search warrants released this week.
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August 16, 2013 | By Kate Mather and Tony Perry
Letters from Hannah Anderson were among items seized by authorities in a search of kidnap and murder suspect James DiMaggio's San Diego County property, warrants revealed, along with duct tape, handcuff boxes and other materials. Also taken from DiMaggio's property were empty boxes of camping gear and ammunition, a Yosemite camping printout, incendiary devices, "arson wire," model rocket containers, cut electrical cords and two used condoms, the documents said. The search warrants did not detail what the letters -- or another handwritten note -- said.
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August 16, 2013 | By Kate Mather and Tony Perry
Although search warrants in the Hannah Anderson case revealed extensive communication between the 16-year-old and the man who allegedly kidnapped her after killing her mother and brother, San Diego County sheriff's officials maintained Friday that they still considered the teen a victim. San Diego County sheriff's spokeswoman Jan Caldwell said the department's investigation was ongoing and declined to comment on the specifics of the search warrants released this week. But she reiterated previous comments from Sheriff Bill Gore , who said Hannah "was not a willing participant.
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August 16, 2013 | By Kate Mather, Jason Wells and Tony Perry
The family of James Lee DiMaggio struggled to come to grips with the latest revelations included in a series of search warrants released this week as part of the investigation into the abduction of San Diego County teen Hannah Anderson the murder of her mother and younger brother. Letters from 16-year-old Hannah were among the items seized from DiMaggio's San Diego property, as were  handcuff boxes, used condoms and incendiary devices, according to the warrants. Authorities did not detail what the letters -- or another handwritten note -- said.
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August 15, 2013 | By a Times staff writer
Hannah Anderson made her first public appearance on Thursday, attending a fundraiser in her honor in Lakeside. Hundreds of people came out for the fundraiser at a local restaurant throughout the day, according to Fox 5 San Diego. Supporters expressed joy when Hannah made a brief appearance this afternoon, flanked by family and friends. She did not speak to reporters. Speaking outside the eatery, her father, Brett Anderson, said his daughter was with family and friends and is "just happy to be here.
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August 15, 2013 | By Tony Perry and Jason Wells
SAN DIEGO -- Search warrants unsealed Wednesday provided graphic details about the abduction of Hannah Anderson and the slaying of her mother and brother. The warrants said the mother and son were tortured but did not elaborate. This occurred before the 16-year-old San Diego County teen was abducted from cheerleading practice, according to search warrants. The warrants also reveal details of what investigators discovered when they responded to a fire at suspect James Lee DiMaggio 's home.
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August 15, 2013 | By Jason Wells
A spokesman for the family of James Lee DiMaggio said he believes the 40-year-old planned to kill Hannah Anderson and his cat had FBI agents not gunned him down in the Idaho wilderness. In an interview with The Times, Andrew Spanswick said that upon learning of the eerie parallels between the violent, suicidal history of DiMaggio's father and what transpired after Hannah's alleged abduction in San Diego County, he had a “bone-chilling” realization. For starters, the day DiMaggio's campsite in Idaho was spotted from the air was the 18th anniversary of his father's suicide.
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August 14, 2013 | By Tony Perry, This post has been updated. See note below for details.
Someone claiming to be 16-year-old  Hannah Anderson  has answered hundreds of questions on the social media site Ask.fm about everything from the six-day kidnapping ordeal to her favorite song and color. Officials from the San Diego County Sheriff's Department and FBI declined to confirm that the teen is behind the unusually candid question-and-answer posts. However, both agencies said they are aware of them and in contact with the Anderson family. Neither of the agencies or Ask.fm have removed the postings, which is common on social media when something is determined to be fraudulent.  [Updated at 8:45 a.m. Aug. 14: The account was disabled sometime after 8:30 a.m., but it was not immediately clear who did so or why.]
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August 14, 2013 | By Jason Wells and Tony Perry
James Lee DiMaggio - the man who was killed by FBI agents in the Idaho wilderness after allegedly kidnapping 16-year-old Hannah Anderson - was shot at least five times in the head and chest, an Idaho coroner said Wednesday.  DiMaggio, who is also suspected of killing Hannah's mother and 8-year-old brother before fleeing San Diego County, was armed with at least one weapon when an FBI tactical team moved in on his campsite near Morehead Lake...
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August 14, 2013 | By Tony Perry and Jason Wells
SAN DIEGO -- Hannah Anderson's mother and brother were "tortured and killed" before the 16-year-old San Diego County teen was abducted from cheerleading practice, according to search warrants released Wednesday. Authorities did not elaborate on how the torture was carried out, but the warrants reveal some gruesome details of what investigators discovered when they responded to a fire at suspect James Lee DiMaggio's home. Authorities found a crowbar near Christina Anderson's body, with blood near her head.
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