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Massive manhunt under way for Amber Alert suspect James DiMaggio

Remains found inside San Diego burned home are consistent with an 8-year-old child

CNN News Wire | 8/7/2013, 1:45 p.m.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Charred remains found inside the California home of Amber Alert suspect James DiMaggio are consistent with ...
James Lee DiMaggio, circa 1995.

Police believe the children were last seen with their mother in Boulevard on Saturday. They were reported missing by their grandparents on Sunday. Giannantonio said he did not know what led them to believe their grandchildren were missing.

Giannantonio would not release any details about how Anderson was killed, but said arson investigators believe they know how the fire was started.

Authorities also found burned weapons in the residence. Giannantonio did not disclose what those weapons were.

The sheriff’s office released several photos of DiMaggio, and Giannantonio said he was believed to be driving a blue, four-door Nissan Versa with California license plate 6WCU986.

However, he might have switched vehicles, taken public transportation or be hunkered down somewhere, Giannantonio said.

He asked for the public’s help.

He warned anyone who sees DiMaggio that he may be dangerous and they should not approach him or attempt to detain him. Instead, Giannantonio advised people to call 911.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department Homicide Detail at 858-974-2321 or submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

The FBI is assisting with the investigation.

CNN’s Paul Vercammen and Michael Martinez contributed to this report.

Steve Loiaconi | HLNtv.com