Kidnapping Suspect Was Fortifying Campsite to Hide From Search Helicopters

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Kidnapping suspect James Lee DiMaggio appeared to be fortifying a patch of wilderness in Idaho when he was fatally shot by an FBI agent Saturday in a raid that recovered 16-year-old  Hannah Anderson unharmed, law enforcement sources told The Los Angeles Times.

Authorities have released few details about how DiMaggio was killed.


James DiMaggio and Hannah Anderson.

But sources said that before the confrontation, authorities had observed DiMaggio moving some wood and other materials around, possibly to fortify his position or make the hideout harder to see from the air.

DiMaggio and Hannah were found with some camp gear, including a blue tent, the sources said.

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