The Associated Press
UPDATE: 9 a.m. | There’s been an unconfirmed sighting in Washington of the car wanted in connection with two deaths and child abduction in Southern California.
Washington State Patrol Trooper Russ Winger told KOMO Radio that a driver near Bremerton reported seeing a blue Nissan hatchback with a man driving and a woman passenger. The caller said the car was heading west at 7:45 a.m. Thursday on Highway 101 near the Jefferson-Clallam county line, which is about 40 miles northwest of Seattle.
Winger says a trooper checked the area and was unable to locate the car.
A California Amber Alert was expanded to Oregon and Washington as authorities search for the man, James Lee DiMaggio, who is believed to be driving a blue Nissan Versa with 16-year-old Hannah Anderson.
The teen was taken, possibly along with her 8-year-old brother, Ethan, in Boulevard, Calif., at 5 p.m. Aug. 3.
DiMaggio was seen Wednesday in Northern California traveling northbound from Alturas along Highway 395/299. He is expected to travel to Texas or Canada. Ethan Anderson is 4-foot-11 with sandy blond hair, and Hannah Anderson, a 16 year-old, 5-foot-7 with blonde hair. DiMaggio, 40, is 5-foot-9 and white. He is driving a 2013 blue Nissan Versa with the California license plate 6WCU986. He is wanted in an arson and homicide investigation involving the childrens’ mother, Christina Anderson. Christina Anderson’s body was found in the rubble of her home, which was burned in a suspected arson Sunday night.
Also found was the body of a boy which could be that of Ethan Anderson.
Anyone with information should contact the San Diego Sheriff’s Department at 858-565-5200.