James Dimaggio

San Deigo Sheriff's Department

The sister of a man killed in the Idaho wilderness after he was suspected of kidnapping a teen girl and killing her mother and brother in California has filed a claim seeking $20 million from the FBI.

Lora DiMaggio Robinson's lawyer, C. Keith Greer, says James DiMaggio never got a chance for a fair trial before he was shot by FBI agents two years ago.

Greer says he filed a claim with the FBI on Thursday and plans on filing a lawsuit in Idaho's federal court next week.

James DiMaggio, Car
Courtesy Ada County Sheriff's Office

Federal and state prosecutors say FBI agents acted reasonably when they shot and killed kidnapping and murder suspect James DiMaggio in the Idaho wilderness last summer.

U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson and Valley County Prosecutor Jay Kiiha made the announcement Wednesday, saying the two FBI agents who shot DiMaggio acted reasonably and should not face charges.

DiMaggio, Horseback Riders
Sadie Babits / Boise State Public Radio

The four horseback riders who encountered 16-year-old Hannah Anderson and her abductor, James Lee DiMaggio in Idaho’s wilderness in August made a surprise appearance on NBC’s Today Show. Anderson, along with her father, was on the show Thursday to share her ordeal with host Savannah Guthrie.

San Deigo Sheriff's Department

An Idaho coroner says kidnapping suspect James Lee DiMaggio died after being hit by six gunshots fired by FBI agents during a rescue in the wilderness this summer. 

Valley County Coroner Nathan Hess confirmed Tuesday that the multiple gunshot wounds to DiMaggio's head, chest and extremities were the cause of death of the 40-year-old California man.

A family spokesman says the man killed during an FBI rescue of a 16-year-old girl in the Idaho wilderness had multiple bullet wounds in his chest and one in the side of the head.

Andrew Spanswick said Wednesday the body of 40-year-old James Lee DiMaggio was flown to Los Angeles. He says DiMaggio's sister, Lora, saw the bullet wounds before the body was cremated Tuesday. An autopsy report is expected Friday.

James DiMaggio, Car
Courtesy Ada County Sheriff's Office

Federal authorities say the 16-year-old girl who was abducted last week and rescued in Idaho has returned to California with her father.

FBI spokesman Jason Pack says Hannah Anderson was reunited with her father, Brett Anderson, on Sunday at a hospital in Boise.

DiMaggio, Horseback Riders
Sadie Babits / Boise State Public Radio

Almost from the moment he laid eyes on 16-year-old Hannah Anderson and her abductor, James Lee DiMaggio, former Idaho county sheriff Mark John was swept with the feeling that something just didn't seem right about the pair.

Initially it was the lack of openness on the trail, a reluctance to engage in the polite exchange of banter or adventures like so many other recreationists John has encountered during his various horseback excursions into Idaho's rugged backcountry.

Joe Jaszewski / Idaho Statesman

The manhunt for suspected kidnapper and murderer James Lee DiMaggio ended in Idaho's rugged Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area Saturday afternoon after he was shot and killed by an FBI tactical agent. Sixteen-year-old Hannah Anderson is safe and will likely be reunited with family members by Sunday morning.

San Diego Sheriff Bill Gore says DiMaggio was shot during an arrest attempt at 5:22 PM MT.

Gore says Anderson is being taken to a hospital before being interviewed by detectives, and says of Anderson, "she appears to be in pretty good shape."

Amber Alert, FBI, Cascade,
Joe Jaszewski / Idaho Statesman

The search for 16-year-old Hannah Anderson and her suspected abductor, 40-year-old James Lee DiMaggio, has spanned three states and thousands of miles.

But now that law enforcement officers are at their closest yet to finding the pair, they face perhaps the most challenging search area of all.

Search Continues For Missing California Teen In Remote Idaho Wilderness

Aug 9, 2013
Amber Alert, Idaho Air National Guard, Cascade,
Darin Oswald / Idaho Statesman

UPDATE Aug. 10, 10:13 A.M.: The search continues today in rugged backcountry for missing California teen Hannah Anderson and murder and arson suspect James Lee DiMaggio. 

At a briefing this morning in Cascade, Andrea Dearden, speaking on behalf of the Valley County Sheriff's office, said there are now 150 agents searching near Morehead Lake in Idaho's Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness Area.  She says support is coming from around the U.S. and by tonight there will be about 200 highly trained people on the scene.