News Release from: Oregon State Police AMBER ALERT ACTIVATION IN OREGON IN SEARCH FOR MISSING CHILDREN, SUSPECT OUT OF SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (PHOTOS)
At the request of San Diego County, California Sheriff's Office, an AMBER Alert has been activated in Oregon for two children last seen August 3, 2013 that may be traveling with a 40-year old man from southern California who is a suspect in a homicide investigation.
A vehicle related to the AMBER Alert activation in California is believed to have been spotted Wednesday, August 7, in northern California along Highway 395/299 from Alturas northbound possibly toward Oregon or Nevada. At approximately 2:00 p.m. a possible sighting of the vehicle was reported in southern Oregon near Lakeview. Law enforcement officers from multiple agencies are on the lookout for the vehicle.
The suspect, JAMES LEE DIMAGGIO, age 40, is believed to be operating a blue 2013 Nissan Versa with California license plates 6WCU986. Two children identified as HANNAH ANDERSON, age 16, and ETHAN ANDERSON, age 8, may be with the suspect.
Information related to this activation, along with photographs of the suspect, children, and vehicle, are available at: http://www.amberalert.com/alerts/0062BD31C33369FD5CAD1E6D1F1E9148/
If anyone sees the suspect vehicle in Oregon please call 9-1-1 or Oregon State Police at 1-866-5AMBER5.
Questions about the original case should be directed to San Diego County Sheriff's Office at 1-858-974-2321.
Additional information about Oregon's AMBER ALERT program is available on the Oregon State Police website at http://www.oregon.gov/OSP/AMBERALERT/pages/index.aspx
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