The grandmother of kidnapped teenager Hannah Anderson has said it was “fitting” that the family friend who officials believe abducted her was killed by law enforcement officers during the successful rescue operation.
James Lee DiMaggio, who sheriff’s officials have said had an “unusual infatuation” with 16-year-old Hannah, is suspected of killing the girl’s mother Christina Anderson, 44, and brother Ethan, 8, by setting fire to his house near San Diego on Aug. 3. He is then believed to have kidnapped Hannah.
A group of people, who encountered missing teen Hannah Anderson and her alleged kidnapper James DiMaggio in the Idaho wilderness, recall their strange meeting with the two.
DiMaggio was killed during a rescue attempt Saturday in the Idaho backcountry after he and Hannah were seen by two couples out riding earlier in the week.
Sara Britt, Hannah’s maternal grandmother, said death of DiMaggio - known by the Anderson family as "Uncle Jim" - had been for the best.
“The way it ended up for both Hannah and Jim. It’s fitting,” she told NBCSanDiego on Sunday.