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Idaho: Teenager Rescued After Suspect Killed
A man suspected of murdering his long-time friend and her son and kidnapping her 16-year-old daughter has been shot dead by police.
James Lee DiMaggio, 40, was found with Hannah Anderson at a campsite deep in the Idaho wilderness following a week-long manhunt across the US.
Hannah was rescued unharmed and flown by helicopter to hospital, San Diego County Sheriff William Gore told a news conference.
He said Hannah's father was "elated" she had been found alive.
He declined to give details of DiMaggio's death other than he had been shot dead by FBI agents. It is not known whether he fired at police first.
More than 150 officers on foot and horseback had descended on central Idaho's Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness after a group of horsemen saw the pair hiking in the area on Wednesday.
Their campsite was spotted by an FBI helicopter not far from where they had been seen.
DiMaggio's car was found on Friday about 40 miles east of the small town of Cascade. It is thought they had hiked into the wilderness from there.
The telecommunications technician was wanted in the killing of Hannah's mother Christina Anderson, 44, and her eight-year-old brother Ethan.
Their bodies were found on Sunday night in his burning house in Boulevard, near the Mexico-California border. Police declined to say how they were killed.
Investigators have said an "unusual infatuation" with the teenager might have driven DiMaggio to flee with Hannah.
He was said to have been like an uncle to Hannah and Ethan and had been close to both of their parents for years.
He allegedly told Hannah a couple of months ago he had a crush on her and would date her if they were the same age.
A 15-year-old friend, Marissa Chavez, witnessed the remarks when he was driving them home from a gymnastics competition.
"She was a little creeped out by it. She didn't want to be alone with him," she said.
The manhunt for DiMaggio began in California and quickly spread to Oregon, Washington, Nevada, British Columbia and Mexico's Baja California state.
A possible sighting was reported in northeast California near Alturas on Wednesday afternoon, followed by another about 50 miles along the same road near Lakeview, in south-central Oregon.