Service Set For Hannah Anderson’s Mom, Brother
Saturday, August 24, 2013
SANTEE, Calif. (AP) -- A memorial service for a mother and young son killed by a family friend who also abducted the woman's 16-year-old daughter will be held Saturday at a San Diego-area church.
The service for Christina Anderson and 8-year-old Ethan Anderson in Santee is open to the public. The pair was found at the home of James Lee DiMaggio, who set it ablaze earlier this month.
DiMaggio was killed by FBI agents Aug. 10 in the Idaho wilderness, ending a 6-day search that spanned much of the western United States and parts of Canada and Mexico.
Authorities have declined to discuss a possible motive in the deaths and haven't addressed other details of the case, including how Hannah was treated by DiMaggio during the ordeal.
Investigators have said DiMaggio set fire to his home using a timer, giving him a 20-hour jump on law enforcement.
DiMaggio's family has requested paternity tests to determine if the suspect fathered the children.
Hannah's father, Brett Anderson, gave his DNA to investigators to confirm Ethan's identity. DiMaggio named Hannah's grandmother, Bernice Anderson, as the sole beneficiary of his employer-issued life insurance policy, making her eligible to receive $112,000.
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