Washington State: Amber Alert Expanded from California, Oregon

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 7, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

An Amber Alert was issued in Washington state on Wednesday evening for Southern California children Ethan and Hannah Anderson, with the Washington State Patrol looking for the two and suspect, 40-year-old James DiMaggio.

The Amber Alert was issued at around 5 p.m. in Washington and Oregon, according to KING-5.

Hannah Anderson, 16, and Ethan Anderson, 8, were kidnapped from Boulevard, Calif., located in San Diego County on Aug. 3. DiMaggio, 40, is the suspect in the case, and he is suspected of killing the mother of the two children, whose body was found in his burned down home.

He is driving a blue four-door Nissan Versa with the California license plate 6WCU986.

DiMaggio was described as 5 feet 9, 150 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair.

Hannah is 5 feet 7, 115 pounds, with a bellybutton ring, pierced ears, a nose stud, and has blond hair and blue eyes.

Ethan is 4 feet 11, weighs 64 pounds, and has sandy blond hair.

“A vehicle related to the AMBER Alert activation in California is believed to have been spotted Wednesday, August 7, in northern California along Highway 395/299 from Alturas northbound possibly toward Oregon or Nevada,” an alert from Oregon police reads.

It added: “At approximately 2:00 p.m. a possible sighting of the vehicle was reported in southern Oregon near Lakeview. Law enforcement officers from multiple agencies are on the lookout for the vehicle.” 

On Wednesday, the father of the two children released a statement, pleading to DiMaggio.

“Jim, I can’t fathom what you were thinking,” Brett Anderson said, according to reports. “The damage is done.”

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