Smart phone owners in Oregon and Washington State began getting Amber Alert notifications as suspected child abductor James Lee DiMaggio apparently headed north from California.
Sean M. Haffey/U-T San Diego/AP
Smart phone owners in Oregon and Washington State were jarred by insistently loud “Amber Alerts” on their mobile devices this morning, notifying them that a suspected child abductor could be headed from Southern California north toward Canada.
Law enforcement authorities reported possible sightings of James Lee DiMaggio's blue Nissan Versa, California license 6WCU986, in Alturas, Calif. and then Lakeview, Ore. If accurate, this information means Mr. DiMaggio is avoiding major Interstate highways, traveling north on two-lane Highway 395 through the remote Oregon outback.
DiMaggio is a suspect in the death of Christina Anderson, the abduction of her 16-year-old daughter Hannah, and the possible death or abduction of her 8-year old son Ethan. Ms. Anderson's body was found in DiMaggio's burning home east of San Diego, near the dead body of a child who may be Ethan Anderson.