Search Expands For Suspect and Missing California Teen

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
A search for a man suspected of abducting a 16-year-old girl after leaving her mother and possibly her younger brother dead in his burning Southern California house has expanded to four western states, Mexico and Canada.

James Lee Dimaggio, suspected of killing California mother and son and kidnapping daughter

LAKESIDE, Calif. (AP) — A search for a man suspected of abducting a 16-year-old girl after leaving her mother and possibly her younger brother dead in his burning Southern California house has expanded to four western states, Mexico and Canada.

Police also said evidence found in the remains of suspect James Lee DiMaggio's house east of San Diego suggested he may have fled with homemade explosives and that his car might be booby-trapped.

San Diego County Sheriff's Capt. Duncan Fraser declined to elaborate on the nature of the evidence.

Sightings of a blue Nissan Versa like the one driven by DiMaggio have been reported in Oregon and Washington.

An additional eight FBI agents were assigned to a command post at San Diego sheriff's headquarters, as state and local law enforcement agencies went on alert.


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