Search grows for California man in death of woman

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Search grows for California man in death of woman

CREATED Aug. 7, 2013

CAMPO, Calif. (AP) -- The husband of a woman whose body was found in a burned house near the U.S.-Mexico border says he knows the man suspected of killing his wife and abducting one or both of their children.

The disclosure came Tuesday as a manhunt for 40-year-old James Lee DiMaggio expanded. The San Diego County Sheriff's Department says DiMaggio and the victim, 44-year-old Christina Anderson, had been in a close, platonic relationship.

Brett Anderson says he knows DiMaggio "very well" but declined to elaborate as he arrived from out of town. Anderson is the father of the two missing children -- 16-year-old Hannah Anderson and 8-year-old Ethan Anderson.

An Amber Alert has been issued.

Authorities found Christina Anderson's body Sunday in DiMaggio's home in Boulevard, 65 miles east of San Diego.

They also found the remains of a child.

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