James DiMaggio Car Found in Idaho Wildnerness, but No Sign of Suspect or Hannah Anderson

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
August 9, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

The blue Nissan Versa that matches the vehicle driven by California kidnapping suspect James DiMaggio, was found in a rugged forested area in Idaho, said officials. The suspected abduction set off a multistate Amber Alert.

State officials said the car was found in Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Valley County, two hours north of Boise, reported the Los Angeles Times.

However, they did not find DiMaggio or 16-year-old Hannah Anderson.

Officials said there were crews stationed at “multiple access points around the wilderness area to monitor any people coming in or out.” They will also deploy all-terrain vehicles to access the car.

According to USA Today, the vehicle was originally spotted by people on horseback. But when officers went to the campsite, the two were gone. San Diego officials also said that the two were in “good health,” but did not elaborate.

The California license plate numbers were taken off the vehicle, but officials said that it was positively identified by its VIN number, which was intact.

DiMaggio is suspected of burning his house down in San Diego County before abducting Anderson. Anderson’s mother and a child were found dead in the building. Unnamed sources told the Times that her mother, Christina, did of blunt force trauma.

He also might have rigged the car with booby traps, according to The Associated Press.

Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.