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Rescued teen awaits reunion with father in Idaho

  • FILE - This combination of undated file photos provided by the San Diego Sheriff's Department shows James Lee DiMaggio, 40, left, and Hannah Anderson, 16. A massive search entered a seventh day Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, for DiMaggio, suspected of abducting 16-year-old family friend Hannah. DiMaggio is suspected of killing Hannah's mother Christina Anderson, 44, and her 8-year-old brother Ethan Anderson, whose bodies were found Sunday night in DiMaggio's burning house in California near the Mexico border. (AP Photo/San Diego Sheriff's Department, File)

CASCADE — The horseback riders who encountered a missing California teen and her abductor said Sunday that "red flags" went up for them because the pair seemed out of place and ill-equipped for the Idaho back country.

At a news conference in Boise, the four riders - two men and two women - said they came across 16-year-old Hannah Anderson and 40-year-old James Lee DiMaggio on Wednesday morning.

Mark John said the two weren't friendly and that the girl was wearing pajamas or sweatpants and that the man she was with carried only a light pack.

"They didn't fit," said the 71-year-old John, who is a former sheriff's deputy from Gem County. "He might have been an outdoorsman in California but he was not an outdoorsman in Idaho ... Red flags kind of went up."

John said when he returned home he saw an Amber Alert that had been sent out for Anderson, and he contacted police.


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