Amber Alert Issued After Deadly House Fire

Their mother's body, a child's remains were found on the property

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    NEWSLETTERS

    San Diego County officials have issued a statewide Amber Alert for two children, after their mother's body was discovered inside a home that burned to the ground in Boulevard, near the Mexico border.

    Sheriff's officials have identified the victim as 44-year-old Christina Anderson of Lakeside. Officials determined she had been murdered.

    Police Search for Suspect in Deadly Home Fire

    [DGO]Police Search for Suspect in Deadly Home Fire
    Police are searching for a man and two children in relation to a deadly house fire in San Diego. (Published Monday, Aug 5, 2013)

    A child's remains were also found on the property, according to the sheriff's department. Investigators later said the size of the body is consistent with that of an 8-year-old child.

    They also found a dog that had been killed, according to officials.

    Body Found in Boulevard House Fire

    [DGO]Body Found in Boulevard House Fire
    Officials are calling the death of a person in a Boulevard house fire "suspicious." (Published Monday, Aug 5, 2013)

    Deputies were called to the 2000-block of Ross Avenue in the unincorporated community of Boulevard around 8 p.m. Sunday. Firefighters from CalFire and Pine Valley also responded.

    Deputies obtained a search warrant around 5 a.m. Monday to search the property for other potential victims, according to spokesperson Lt. Glenn Giannantonio.

    House Fire Results in Death Investigation

    [DGO] House Fire Results in Death Investigation
    Arson investigators will bring in a backhoe to sift through the debris left behind by the two-story log cabin and three-car detached garage. NBC 7's Megan Tevrizian reports. (Published Monday, Aug 5, 2013)

    Officials are searching for suspect James Lee DiMaggio (pictured below) in relation to the incident. He owned the home that burned down, and sheriff's officials said he had a "close platonic relationship" with Anderson.

    They are also looking for the victim's two children, 8-year-old Ethan Anderson and 16-year-old Hannah Marie Anderson (pictured below.) Officials think they could have been abducted by DiMaggio.

    Body Found in Boulevard Fire

    [DGO] Body Found in Boulevard Fire
    Arson investigators will bring in a backhoe to sift through the debris left behind by the two-story log cabin and three-car detached garage. (Published Monday, Aug 5, 2013)

    The three may be traveling together in a 2013 Nissan Versa with the license plate 6WCU986.

    If you see these people, do not approach them and call 911. Anyone with information on the suspect or people should call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.