Hannah Anderson Kidnapper Had Drugs in System: Coroner

The man who abducted Hannah Anderson from San Diego had drugs in his system at the time of his death, the coroner tells NBC 7

By Megan Tevrizian and R. Stickney
|  Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013  |  Updated 2:05 PM EDT
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Hannah Anderson (L) and James Lee DiMaggio were found at a campsite in northern Idaho Aug. 10 after a search involving law enforcement authorities in six states.


James Lee DiMaggio, the man who abducted Hannah Anderson from San Diego, had drugs in his system at the time of his death, the coroner said Wednesday.

DiMaggio died on August 10 after being shot six times by FBI agents in the Idaho wilderness.

Valley County Coroner Nathan Hess confirmed Wednesday that DiMaggio tested positive for THC and legal prescription drugs.

Hess said the tests did not show the levels of THC in DiMaggio's system.

He also would not elaborate on which prescription drugs were found.

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DiMaggio died following a six-day manhunt that covered the western region of the United States.

His campsite was spotted in the vast Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.

Agents found Lakeside teenager Hannah Anderson with DiMaggio at the campsite.

She was the subject of a Megan's Law alert for several days after authorities discovered the bodies of her brother Ethan and her mother Christina at DiMaggio's Boulevard, Calif., home about 65 miles east of San Diego.

In an interview with NBC's "Today" show two weeks ago, Anderson said DiMaggio, a family friend, drugged her on the trip from California to Idaho. The teenager said thinking of DiMaggio makes her feel "sick, disgusted."

She and her father, Brett Anderson, said they are continuing to struggle with the deaths of Ethan and Christina and are seeking help from therapists.

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