California man suspected of killing woman, taking kids

CAMPO, Calif. – An Amber Alert was in effect early Tuesday for the two of a woman whose body was found inside a burned rural house near the U.S.-Mexico border, and authorities said the man suspected of killing the woman may have the kids.

Authorities were trying to locate , 16, and , 8, whose mother, , 44, was one of two people found dead by authorities sent to extinguish the fire Sunday night, a San Diego County sheriff’s statement said.

A second body, that of a child, was found dead in the of the house’s detached garage, but the identity and remained undetermined. Authorities who released the news of the deaths Monday night wouldn’t say whether the body may have belonged to one of Anderson’s children.

A dog was also found dead inside the house.

The suspect, James , 40, owned the home in , some 100 kilometres southeast of San Diego, and lived there alone, the sheriff’s statement said.

DiMaggio was in a “close platonic relationship” with Anderson, the sheriff’s statement said without further explanation.

The Amber Alert said DiMaggio is believed to be driving a blue with .

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