SAN DIEGO — Court papers shed new light on the slayings of a California mother and son and abduction of a teenager by a family friend, revealing that the suspect tortured his victims before he killed them and exchanged more than a dozen calls earlier that day with the teen.
Warrants unsealed Wednesday do not describe the torture but say firefighters found the mother’s body in James Lee DiMaggio’s garage near a crowbar and what appeared to be blood next to her head. DiMaggio is also believed to have shot and killed their family dog.
Investigators found the child’s body in the rubble.
Hannah Anderson, 16, was rescued Saturday when FBI agents killed DiMaggio in the Idaho wilderness.