SAN DIEGO - Photos released by authorities show kidnapping and murder suspect James DiMaggio's Nissan Versa as it was found -- under brush and debris.
The vehicle was found Friday abandoned near a trailhead in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness area, east of Cascade, Idaho. The photos show the car under brush and debris, presumably put on the car by DiMaggio to camouflage it.
The Los Angeles Times, citing law enforcement sources, reported that DiMaggio appeared to be fortifying a patch of wilderness when he was fatally shot by an FBI agent on Saturday. Few details have been released by authorities regarding the incident.
Hannah Anderson, the16-year-old girl DiMaggio allegedly kidnapped, was safely rescued and appeared to be unharmed. She was taken to a hospital in Idaho to be checked out.
Authorities began looking for the pair in the wilderness area after four people riding horses spoke with a man and a teenage girl they later found out matched the descriptions of DiMaggio and Hannah.
DiMaggio's blue 2013 Nissan Versa was found about five miles from where the riders spotted the pair Friday morning, and was searched by a bomb squad over concerns that the suspect might have booby-trapped it.
Three U.S. Marshals later spotted DiMaggio's campsite by helicopter.
DiMaggio was suspected of killing Hannah's mother, 44-year-old Christina Anderson, and her 8-year-old brother, Ethan, last weekend at his Boulevard home before setting it on fire. The victims' bodies and that of their dog were found in the burned-out log cabin-style residence.
Law enforcement officials have not determined a motive for the slayings.
DiMaggio was a longtime friend of the Anderson family. Friends of Hannah's told news outlets that DiMaggio at times seemed infatuated with her and that she had been feeling increasingly uncomfortable about his attitude toward her.
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