Body Found in Search for Missing Oakland Investigator Sandra Coke, No Positive ID Yet (Update: Body Found ID’d as Missing Sandra Coke)

A body has been found, but has yet to be identified in the search for missing federal criminal investigator Sandra Coke. The body was found by Contra Costa County sheriff’s search and rescue teams in a woodsy area near Laguna Valley Park  in Vacaville.  Although the authorities have yet to positively identify the name of the individual they have found, they have called off searches for Coke.  Sandra Coke has been missing since August 4, 2013, who was last seen Sunday evening with a paroled, high-risk sex offender, Randy Alana, 56. Friends of Coke say she briefly dated Alana more than 20 years ago.

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A female body was discovered Friday afternoon in the area where California authorities were searching for a missing federal criminal investigator.

The body, which has yet to be identified, was found at about 1 p.m. in the area where officials were looking for Sandra Coke, who was reported missing since Sunday. Coke went missing after following a tip on her stolen dog.

Based on additional information obtained by the Oakland, Calif., Police Department, detectives decided to move their search-and-rescue location from the Vallejo, Calif., area to Lagoons Valley Park, an unincorporated area just outside of the city of Vacaville, Calif., according to Solano County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Daryl Snedeker.

For now, authorities have called off any additional searches.

Earlier, registered sex offender Randy Alana, 56, was identified as a person of interest in Coke’s disappearance.

UPDATE I: Sandra Coke: Body Identified as Missing California Federal Investigator.

The body of a woman found near a Northern California park last week was identified today as a missing federal investigator, according to authorities.

An autopsy completed by the Alameda County Coroner’s office confirmed the body as Sandra Coke, 50, Oakland police spokeswoman Officer Johnna Watson said during a news conference.

Watson declined to discuss Coke’s cause of death.

Child’s Remains at DiMaggio’s Burned Home ID’d as 8 Year Old Ethan Anderson, Declared Deceased … Search Continues for James DiMaggio and Missing 16 Year Old Hannah Anderson

Speculation is over … Ethan Anderson dead, ID’d as second victim in burned out DiMaggio home.

The remains of the second victim at James DiMaggio’s burned down home, previously described as that of a child, have been positively identified as 8 year old Ethan Anderson. The body had been too badly burned for initial identification. It was a DNA analysis of bone marrow that confirmed the ID. It was widely speculated that the unidentified second victim, along with the mother Christina Anderson, in the burned rubble was that of Ethan. Earlier in the investigation the father of the missing children had put forth a plea to James DiMaggio and only referenced to let his daughter Hannah go. It was the opinion of many at that point that 8 year old Ethan might have already been dead. Sadly, he was. Rest in peace Ethan Anderson.

Ethan Anderson

Remains ID’d as Ethan Anderson … RIP

The remains found in the burned-out house of fugitive James DiMaggio are those of 8-year-old Ethan Anderson, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said.

The body of Ethan’s mother, Christina Anderson, had been identified earlier as a second victim of the house fire.

There was a likelihood from the beginning that one of the remains found in the house were Ethan, but it took a DNA analysis of bone marrow to confirm it.

The manhunt continues for the double murder and kidnapping suspect James DiMaggio and search for 16 year old Hannah Anderson.

Man Hunt for Kidnapping & Murder Suspect James DiMaggio May be Armed and Car Rigged with Improvised Explosives & Home Made Bombs … Search Continues for Missing 16 year old Hannah Anderson & her 8 year old Brother Ethan

The man hunt continues for kidnapping and murder suspect, 40 year old James Lee DiMaggio, who is accused of abducting 16 year old Hannah Anderson and her 8 year old brother Ethan. DiMaggio is already the prime suspect in the murder of  Christina Anderson, the mother of missing Hannah and Ethan. She was found dead in the burned out home of DiMaggio. Her death has been ruled a homicide.  An AMBER ALERT was initially issued for the two missing children on August 8, 2013 in So Cal. However, the Amber Alerts have been since expanded to Oregon, Washington and Nevada. DiMaggio could be headed to Canada or Texas to enter Mexico. In other words, he could be any where.

Authorities are now warning the public that James Lee DiMaggio could be armed and dangerous and not to approach him on your own. DiMaggio could be armed with improvised explosives and home made bombs. He may have also rigged his vehicle, 2013 blue Nissan Versa with the California license plate 6WCU986, with bombs.

VIDEO – CNN

CNN:

Kidnapping and murder suspect James DiMaggio, sought in a national manhunt, may be armed with improvised explosives or may have rigged his car with them, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Jan Caldwell said Thursday.

“Working on the theory that he abandoned the car, we think there is a possibility that the car might be rigged,” Caldwell said. “So we want to put out there for civilian safety, for officer safety, if you see the car, do not approach it but call law enforcement.”

Authorities made the announcement as they search for DiMaggio, who is suspected of abducting as many as two children after killing their mother in a fire. On Wednesday night, Nevada became the fourth state to issue an Amber Alert for the suspected child kidnapper. California, Oregon and Washington also issued the high alert.

DiMaggio enjoyed camping and hiking, so “there is a possibility he could be hunkered down somewhere in a rural area — not just in southern California but anywhere up and down the state, the Northwest, Canada and down in Mexico,” Caldwell said.

If anyone has any information regarding missing Hannah Anderson and Ethan Anderson, please call the San Diego Sheriff’s Department at (858) 565-5200.

For more updates, provide your opinions and read others opinions and analysis, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Hannah Anderson & Ethan Anderson.

Friend Says Suspected Abductor James Lee DiMaggio had a Crush on Missing 16 Year Old Hannah Anderson .. Amber Alerts Issued in Oregon and Washington, Also Nevada (Update: Hannah Anderson Found Safe, DiMaggio Dead)

We may be seeing a motive for the kidnapping of 16 year old Hannah Anderson …

According to the 15 year old friend of missing 16 year old Hannah Anderson, Marissa Chavez said that James Lee DiMaggio had told Hannah Anderson he had a crush on her. DiMaggio had also said that he would date Hannah Anderson, f they were the same age. Chavez went on to say that, “She was a little creeped out by it. She didn’t want to be alone with him.” An Amber Alert was issued for Hannah Anderson and her brother Ethan when they went missing on August 3, 2013. The two children are believed to have been abducted by 40 year old James Lee.

The missing missing children’s mother, 44 year old Christina Anderson, was found dead inside a burning home owned by Dimaggio on Sunday night. An unidentified child was also found in the burned out home. So far authorities have said they have been unable to determine who the child is or the sex of the child.

Hannah Anderson

Hannah Anderson is 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs 115 pounds, and has blonde hair and blue eyes with a belly button ring, nose stud, and pierced ears.

A man suspected of abducting a 16-year-old girl told her he had a crush on her and would date her if they were the same age, a friend of the girl said Wednesday as police searched for the man who is also wanted in the death of the girl’s mother and possibly her 8-year-old brother.

James Lee DiMaggio explained that he didn’t want the girls to think he was weird in an effort to defend himself after noticing they exchanged glances, 15-year-old Marissa Chavez said. She said he spoke while driving them home from a high school gymnastics meet a couple months ago.

Hannah Anderson asked Chavez to join her from then on whenever DiMaggio, 40, drove her to meets.

Amber Alerts were also issued in Oregon an Washington.  Also Amber Alert issued in Nevada.

So what could have caused James Lee DiMaggio to finally snap and do the unthinkable? Maybe it was because he was leaving and moving to Texas.

Christina Anderson’s father, Christopher Saincome, said Wednesday that his daughter visited DiMaggio’s home last weekend to say goodbye before he moved to Texas. DiMaggio, who works as a telecommunications technician at The Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, was a regular presence at the Anderson family apartment in Lakeside, a suburb of 54,000 people.

“He must have had this planned,” Saincome said.

We kind of knew that this kidnapping case was headed in this direction when it was first reported that suspected abductor James Lee DiMaggio had a platonic relationship with the mother who was found dead in the suspects burned out home. It was determined that 44 year old Christina Anderson was murdered. The body of a child was also found in the burned out rubble; however, it is widely suspected that the body is that of 8 year old missing Ethan Anderson. James Lee DiMaggio was a long time family friend and considered uncle Jim. The subliminal message from the father asking only for Hannah’s return and for her to run if she has the chance was also telling.  So if DiMaggio had killed the mother and son and abducted Hannah, it was some what obvious the fixation was on her.

For more updates, provide your opinions and read others opinions and analysis, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Hannah Anderson & Ethan Anderson.

UPDATE: Hannah Anderson found SAFE!!! … James Lee DiMaggio Shot Dead by FBI!!!

Father of Missing Hannah and Ethan Anderson Pleads for James DiMaggio to Release His Daughter … Um, Why Didn’t the Father Reference his Son?

The father of two Southern California missing children, 16 year old Hannah Anderson and 8 year old Ethan Anderson,  pleaded for their suspected abductor, James DiMaggio, to release his daughter. An AMBER ALERT was issued for Hannah and Ethan after their mother, 44 year old Christina Anderson was found dead in a burned out home owned by suspected kidnapper James DiMaggio. It was later determined by authorities that Christina Anderson had been murdered.

The manhunt continues for James DiMaggio, who is believed to be driving a 2013 blue Nissan Versa with the California license plate 6WCU986. Authorities believe that DiMaggio could be headed to either Texas or Canada. The FBI has joined the search for the missing children and suspected abductor  James DiMaggio.

DiMaggio, who is 5-foot-9 and weighs about 150 pounds, is thought to be driving a blue 2013 Nissan Versa with California plates 6WCU986. He has a goatee and brown hair.

Hannah Anderson has blonde hair and is 5-foot-7 and weighs about 115 pounds.

Ethan Anderson stands just under 5-feet tall and weighs 65 pounds. He has sandy blonde hair.

From CNN:

The father of two Southern California children who went missing after their mother was killed pleaded Tuesday for their suspected abductor to release his daughter.

A massive manhunt is under way for James DiMaggio, whom law enforcement authorities describe as a friend of the mother, Christina Anderson.

The whereabouts of Anderson’s children, Hannah, 16, and Ethan, 8, are unknown. Investigators believe they may be with DiMaggio, 40, the owner and sole resident of the burned home where Anderson’s body was found, along with the unidentified remains of a child.

“Jim, I can’t fathom what you were thinking. The damage is done. I’m begging you to let my daughter go. You’ve taken everything else,” Brett Anderson, the children’s father, told reporters.

“Hannah, we all love you very much. If you have a chance, you take it, you run. You’ll be found,” he said.

Um, I hate to speculate it and say it but it would appear that 8 year old Ethan Anderson is already dead and it was his body that authorities had not yet identified as the child also found in the burned rubble of the home owned by James DiMaggio. Who else could the child be found in the burned out home be? Also, why else would the missing children’s father only reference to let his daughter Hannah go and “you’ve already taken everything else?” Sadly, the dad is obviously referring the 44 year old mom Christina Anderson and Ethan.

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Amber Alert Issued for 16 Year Old Hannah Anderson & 8 Year Old Ethan Anderson Missing Since 8/3/13 in San Diego County, CA … Abducted by James Lee Dimaggio

An AMBER ALERT has been issued for 16 year old Hannah Anderson and 8 year old Ethan Anderson who have been missing since Saturday, August 3, 2013 in San Diego, CA. The two children are believed to have been abducted by 40 year old James Lee Dimaggio. Hannah and Ethan’s mother, 44 year old Christina Anderson, was found dead inside a burning home owned by Dimaggio on Sunday night. The body of an unidentified child was also found in the burned rubble. Authorities also found a dog that had been killed in the structure where Anderson’s body was discovered.

Descriptions of the missing children and kidnapping suspect James Lee Dimaggio:

Police say DiMaggio could be driving a 2013 blue Nissan Versa with the California license plate 6WCU986.

The body of a child was also found while police were searching through the rubble.

Hannah Anderson is 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs 115 pounds, and has blonde hair and blue eyes with a belly button ring, nose stud, and pierced ears.

Hannah Anderson

Ethan Anderson is 4 feet 11 inches tall, weighs 64 pounds, and has blonde hair.

Ethan Anderson

James DiMaggio is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

James Lee DiMaggio

FOX News:

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is searching for Hannah Anderson, 16, and Ethan Anderson, 8, whose mother, Christina Anderson, 44, was one of two people found dead by authorities sent to extinguish a garage fire in the unincorporated community of Boulevard late Sunday.

Authorities said a second body — that of a child — was found in the rubble on the property. The child’s identity and manner of death remains undetermined. A dog was also found dead in the home, authorities said.

The suspect, James Lee DiMaggio, 40, owns the home at 2071 Ross Avenue in Boulevard, roughly 60 miles south of San Diego. DiMaggio and Anderson were in a “close platonic relationship,” according to a statement from the sheriff’s department.

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Sheriff’s officials held a news conference several hours after the alert was issued.

Authorities believe either one or both of the children were abducted and are in danger, and they are working nonstop to find them, sheriff’s homicide Lt. Glenn Giannantonio said. The FBI is assisting in the investigation.

DiMaggio is suspected of killing the children’s mother, Christina Anderson, 44, of Lakeside, and setting a fire Sunday night at his Boulevard residence, the lieutenant said. It was not disclosed whether Anderson was killed by the fire or another means. Remains of burned weapons were found in the house, Giannantonio said.

DiMaggio and Anderson were described as being close platonic friends and were not believed to be involved in a romantic relationship, the lieutenant said.

If anyone has any information regarding missing Hannah Anderson and Ethan Anderson, please call the San Diego Sheriff’s Department at (858) 565-5200.

16 Year Old Matthew Giddings Missing Since 8/2/13 in Keizer, OR (Update: Found Safe)

16 year old Matthew Giddings has been missing since Friday night, August 2, 2013 in Keizer, Oregon. Giddings could be endangered as he suffers from autism and developmental and mood-related disorders. He was last seen walking away from his sister’s home in the area of River Road and Lockhaven Drive North in Keize. Giddings is 16 years old, 5’8″ tall, 180 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. The search continues for the missing teen as Marion County sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s help to find missing Matthew Giddings.

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Matthew Giddings was last seen walking away from his sister’s home in the area of River Road and Lockhaven Drive North in Keizer. He was reported missing by his father on Friday evening.

He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt that had green neon writing and blue jeans with white tennis shoes and socks.

If anyone has any information regarding Matthew Giddings’ whereabouts, please call 911 or Marion County dispatch at 503-588-5032 and refer to case No. 13-14057

UPDATE I: Good news in the case of missing Matthew Giddings, Teen found Safe!!!

Snowboarder Missing Since 8/3/13 on Mount Hood in Oregon after Ice Tunnel Collapse (Update: Body of 25 Year Old Collin Backowski Recovered)

25 year old Collin Backowski of Pines, CO is missing after an ice tunnel collapse on Saturday, August 3, 2013 on Mount Hood in Oregon.According to accounts,  Backowski was buried him under a large piece of ice. Authorities said early on that the situation looked grim as it was highly unlikely that the snowboarder could have survived. Backowski was snowboarding with 5 other companions, all in their 20′s, however, none were injured in the collapse. Following the collapse, they tried to dig the snowboarder out, but were unable to break through thick snow and ice.

Rescuers believe it is unlikely Backowski survived a tunnel collapse that buried him under a large piece of ice, said Sgt. Pete Hughes, a spokesman for the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office, in a statement early Sunday.

Backowski, 25, and five other men in their twenties were looking for a place to snowboard Saturday on Mt. Hood’s south slopes when they entered a tunnel formed by melting snow at an elevation of about 8,100 feet. The tunnel collapsed, trapping Backowski under a piece of ice described as the size of a school bus.

Body of missing Collin Backowski recovered Sunday following ice tunnel collapse on Mount Hood.

A search team on Oregon’s Mount Hood retrieved the body of a snowboarder on Sunday, a day after he was buried beneath falling ice and snow as he explored an ice tunnel, the local sheriff’s office said.

The snowboarder, identified as 25-year-old Collin Backowski, was exploring the mountain on Saturday with five other men in their 20s, and went ahead of the group to check out a tunnel melted into the ice and snow, according to the Hood River County Sheriff’s Office.

“The top caved in on them,” said Lieutenant Tiffany Peterson, a spokeswoman for the office. Two of the other snowboarders were hit by debris, but they escaped without injury.

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