Amber Alert: James Lee DiMaggio Suspected Of Killing Mother, Abducting Her Children Ethan And Hannah Anderson

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Amber Alert issued for missing Hannah Anderson and younger brother Ethan Anderson, believed to have been kidnapped by suspected killer James Lee DiMaggio. Screen Shot: KTVU

An Amber Alert was issued early Tuesday, August 6 for the children of a woman who was found dead inside a house near the border of the United States and Mexico.

According to the Los Angeles Times, authorities continue to search for suspected killer James Lee DiMaggio. DiMaggio is believed to be responsible for the death of 44-year-old Christina Anderson and for kidnapping one or both of her children, 16-year-old Hannah Anderson and 8-year-old Ethan Anderson.

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Christina Anderson's body was found late Sunday, August 4 in a burned down house in eastern San Diego County. Performing their initial investigation, police believe Christina Anderson was murdered. Also uncovering the remains of a child whose identity and cause of death are yet to be determined, police continue the search for the missing children.

The recently burned down home in Boulevard, California belonged to James Lee DiMaggio who was said to be in a "close plutonic relationship" with Ms. Anderson, according to The Huffington Post.

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Believed to have kidnapped the 2 children on Saturday around 5pm, DiMaggio along with Hannah and Ethan Anderson may be traveling in a 2013 Nissan Versa with the license plate 6WCU986.

Hannah Anderson is about 5-foot-7 and 115 pounds with blond hair, blue eyes, pierced ears, a nose stud and a belly button ring. Her brother Ethan is roughly 4-foot-11 and 65 pounds with sandy blond hair.

Anyone with information on the missing children or the whereabouts of James Lee DiMaggio are asked to contact the San Diego Sheriff's Department at 858-565-5200 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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