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Sunday, August 11, 2013

History Repeats Itself As You Can See In The American Case Of James DiMaggio

Revealed: California killer who abducted teenage girl is shot dead in Idaho wilderness 18 years TO THE DAY after his own father committed suicide while holding another 16-year-old hostage

James DiMaggio's kidnapping of 16-year-old Hannah Anderson, whom was said to have a 'crush on,' could be a horrific case of history repeating itself, it has been revealed. 
DiMaggio's father, also named James DiMaggio, shockingly killed himself 18 years ago to the day that DiMaggio was shot dead by an FBI agent in the Idaho wilderness. Hannah was found safe and is expected to be reunited with her father today.
The similarities between the elder DiMaggio's suicide and his son's death are uncanny.
James DiMaggio Sr. was also infatuated with a 16-year-old girl - James Jr's classmate - and resorted to violence when she refused to run away with him, it was claimed. 
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Search: Law enforcement officers have shot dead James DiMaggio and rescued the teenage girl he abducted
Search: Law enforcement officers have shot dead James DiMaggio and rescued the teenage girl he abducted
Shot dead: James DiMaggio was killed after officers tracked him down in the wilderness
Shot dead: James DiMaggio was killed after officers tracked him down in the wilderness
That girl - now a grown woman - told KFMB-TV on Saturday about the striking resemblance between James Jr.'s demise and the life and death of his father. 
'I don't believe that you're born this way, but really to follow such a path as your father,' she said. '...It was almost a déjà vu. It was weird.'
James Jr. was shot and killed by a member of the FBI's elite paramilitary Hostage Rescue Team after the agents surrounded his camp in the remote 'River of No Return Wilderness.' The exact circumstances of James Jr.'s death are unknown and the FBI have not said whether he was armed at the time. 
 
Hannah was recovered safely and is said to be in good health. 
The confrontation followed a week of intense searching for James DiMaggio Jr and the kidnapped teenager. The break in the case came when two horseback riders spotted the pair hiking together in the Idaho wilderness and called police. 
James Jr., 40, was a trusted friend of Hannah Anderson. For years had been know as 'Uncle Jimmy.' Police in San Diego County believe he suddenly turned on the family last Sunday and killed Hannah's mother Christine and her eight-year-old brother Ethan.
He then set his home on fire and kidnapped Hannah, fleeing north. 
Worries: Hannah, right, asked a friend to join her whenever she took a ride from DiMaggio, right
Spotted: Horseback riders tipped police off after seeing DiMaggio, left, and Hannah hiking on Wednesday
Hunt for a murderer: FBI agents walk toward a Blackhawk helicopter at the Cascade Airport during the search for James DiMaggio in Cascade, Idaho
Hunt for a murderer: FBI agents walk toward a Blackhawk helicopter at the Cascade Airport during the search for James DiMaggio in Cascade, Idaho
1,000 miles from home: James DiMaggio's car was found in a remote area near Cascade, Idaho
1,000 miles from home: James DiMaggio's car was found in a remote area near Cascade, Idaho, on Friday morning
Friends said James Jr. revealed he had romantic feelings for Hannah and that she became uncomfortable around him and no longer wanted to spend time alone with him.
'He said he had a crush on her, but didn't mean it in an intimate way,' 15-year-old Marissa Chavez told The San Diego Union-Tribune. 'He said, "If I was your age, I'd date you."'
Back in 1989, James Sr. was also attracted to a 16-year-old girl, says a woman claiming she was that girl. 
The woman says she knew James Jr in high school. James Sr. was dating her mother at the time, but the older man quickly grew interested in the teenager. 
He gave her concert tickets and showered her with attention, the woman said. When James Sr broke up with the girl's mother he told her: 'He only stuck around because he was in love with me, he wanted to take me away to a better life,' the woman recounted. 
The woman said she rejected James Sr., who was 35 at the time. 
A newspaper report from the time shows James Sr. was arrested in December 1989 for breaking into a home and threatening teenage children with a sawed-off shot gun.
The woman said he had handcuffs with him and threatened to kill her, her sister and her boyfriend. She was able to escape unharmed after talking herself out of the situation. 
Six years later, on August 10, 1995, James Sr. killed him. 
The woman, who asked not to be identified, said the incident terrified her so much she had to change schools and her name.
Hannah's father was said to be elated at hearing his daughter was safe. He is due to be reunited with Hannah, who has been taken to a hospital, this morning
'He was very relieved and very excited and looking forward to being reunited with his daughter,' San Diego Sheriff William Gore said.
Confrontation: DiMaggio was shot dead by a FBI tactical agent
Confrontation: DiMaggio was shot dead by a FBI tactical agent
Sheriff Gore told Fox 19: 'Hannah Anderson was located with DiMaggio. She appears well, was rescued and will be transported to a hospital in Idaho.'
Crisis counselors were due to meet the teenager at the hospital to help her after her week-long ordeal.
'We will make sure she gets as much care as possible, physically and emotionally,'  Ada County Sheriff's Department spokesman Andrea Dearden said. 
The full details of how DiMaggio came to be shot by FBI tactical agents have not yet been released, but he was found after their campsite was spotted from the air.
'We were elated Hannah appeared to be safe and was rescued, and will be reunited with her family in the near future,' Sheriff Gore said at a press conference on Saturday, according to CBS
'Obviously we would have liked Mr DiMaggio to surrender and face justice in a court of law but that's not going to be the case.'
'It's my understanding the campsite was spotted from the air and the ground units were sent into that area, which eventually led to the confrontation,' he said.
The rescue of Hannah and shooting of her abductor was a dramatic end to a week long hunt that included a five-state Amber Alert and ended at the northern edge of a lake.
About 150 FBI agents had joined the sheriff's department by Saturday, as they combed the rugged area in search of Hannah and her 40-year-old abductor, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The search in the Idaho wilderness - 1,000 miles from where Hannah's mother and brother were killed -  began Friday morning, about 40 miles from Cascade, when DiMaggio's car was found at the start of a trail.
The isolated area, which has only a few cabins and limited cell phone service, was searched via helicopter and officers on horseback, according to NBC News.
Police revealed they were found not far from where two riders on horseback believed they saw DiMaggio and Anderson on Wednesday. 
After DiMaggio's camp was spotted by a police helicopter, FBI agents had to trek towards it. 
Hunt: Officers have been combing the wilderness after finding the suspect's car at a trail head
Hunt: Officers have been combing the wilderness after finding the suspect's car at a trail head
16-year-old Hannah Anderson in a Facebook photograph. Police have issued an Amber Alert in the hunt for her and her brother Ethan after their mother was found dead in a burnt out property near San Diego
San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore said earlier this week that Hannah 'did not appear to be held against her will'

Evidence: DiMaggio's car is towed away from the start of the trail where it was found on Friday
Evidence: DiMaggio's car is towed away from the start of the trail where it was found on Friday
It is not yet known if DiMaggio fired at the FBI as they approached, but there were no reports of injuries among the officers involved. 
The FBI will began an investigation into the events leading up to the shooting of DiMaggio at the campsite. 
The riders who spotted Hannah with DiMaggio earlier in the week said she appeared healthy and safe at the time, leading Sheriff Gore to conclude: 'As far as we know, it didn't appear she was being held against her will.'
As news of her rescue was released, the teenager's family spoke of their joy at knowing she was safe, and grief at the loss of Mrs Anderson and Ethan.  
'I am just so happy … and like I said before, it is bitter sweet because we still have a funeral. We still have to grieve Tina and Ethan,' Jennifer Willis, the girl's great-aunt, told 10News.
'We don't know anything about what she's seen, what she knows, she may not even know what happened to her mom and her little brother.'
 
She added that the family had mixed feelings after hearing that DiMaggio had been shot, adding: 'I wanted to know the "whys"  [but] I did not want to put Hannah through any more of this traumatic episode.'
Ms Willis said that pink ribbons of support tied on to trees and houses around the family's home town were likely to stay, as the community grieves for Hannah's mother and brother.
DiMaggio's Nissa Versa car was found in a remote, hard-to-reach area. It was covered in brush in an attempt to conceal it and its license plates were removed.
Authorities have not said whether they think Hannah knows her mother and little brother were murdered at DiMaggio's house. 
Police said Thursday they feared that DiMaggio might have rigged the vehicle with explosive booby traps. A bomb squad was still working to reach the car Friday afternoon and inspect it for bombs. 
No expense spared: 150 personnel have arrived in Idaho to search for James DiMaggio. Here, law enforcement officers head into the Valley County Emergency Operations Center
No expense spared: 150 personnel have arrived in Idaho to search for James DiMaggio. Here, law enforcement officers head into the Valley County Emergency Operations Center
Rugged: The River of No Return Wilderness, 2.3million acres, is the second-largest national wilderness area in the contiguous United States
Rugged: The River of No Return Wilderness, 2.3million acres, is the second-largest national wilderness area in the contiguous United States
Hannah Anderson, 16,Ethan Anderson, 8,
Victims: Ethan Anderson, 8, died in the fire and his sister Hannah, 16, was abducted
The riders said they encountered a man and a young woman hiking in the wilderness on Wednesday. The pair had a tent and each was carrying a backpack. 
DiMaggio is said to be an avid outdoorsman and authorities had previously said he could be hiding out at a campground or in the forest.
The Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness is 2.3 million rugged acres of cliffs and mountains and river valleys. It is the second-largest wilderness area in the contiguous United States.
When the riders returned home at the end of the day, they heard news reports of the nationwide hunt for DiMaggio and 'put two and two together,' San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore said on Friday.
Beautiful: Hannah's Facebook page shows her as a popular teenage girl who loved dancing
Beautiful: Hannah's Facebook page shows her as a popular teenage girl who loved dancing
DiMaggio took Hannah (far left and far right) to Hollywood for her birthday, but cut the week-long trip short because he was upset that Hannah was paying more attention to her phone than to him
DiMaggio took Hannah (far left and far right) to Hollywood for her birthday, but cut the week-long trip short because he was upset that Hannah was paying more attention to her phone than to him
Sorrow: Their father, Brett Anderson, pleaded for the children's safe return at a candlelit vigil on Tuesday
Sorrow: Their father, Brett Anderson, pleaded for the children's safe return at a candlelit vigil on Tuesday
Athena Stewart lights a candle during a vigil for Hannah, 16, and Ethan, 8, Tuesday night
Athena Stewart lights a candle during a vigil for Hannah, 16, and Ethan, 8, Tuesday night
Destroyed: The body of the children's mother, Christina, was found in DiMaggio's burned down house
Destroyed: The body of the children's mother, Christina, was found in DiMaggio's burned down house
The remains of a home owned by 40-year-old James Lee DiMaggio, a suspect in the murder of two people, is shown in the Boulevard neighborhood of San Diego County
The remains of a home owned by 40-year-old James Lee DiMaggio, a suspect in the murder of two people, is shown in the Boulevard neighborhood of San Diego County

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