SAN DIEGO, Calif. — A multi-state Amber alert is in effect for two children last seen August 3 who are believed to be traveling with a a 40-year old California man, James Lee DiMaggio.
DiMaggio is believed to be driving a blue 2013 Nissan Versa with California license plates 6WCU986. The children have been identified as 16-year old Hannah Anderson and 8-year old Ethan Anderson.
DiMaggio is a suspect in a homicide investigation for allegedly killing the children’s mother and possibly another child. His vehicle is believed to have been spotted in Northern California near Alturas along Highway 395/299 heading northbound toward Oregon or Nevada. Around 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon a possible sighting of the vehicle was then reported near Lakeview.
Detectives are following several other leads from Texas to Canada and Mexico thanks, in part, to the first state-wide Amber alert issued to all California cell phones.