The kidnapping of Lakeside teen Hannah Anderson following the heinous murders of her mom and little brother and her subsequent rescue from the wilds of Idaho has been made into a movie for the Lifetime cable network that’s set to air this weekend. And she and her family are not pleased.
It was a murder, kidnapping and manhunt that riveted the nation in the summer of 2013, and now ABC News has obtained never-before-seen FBI surveillance video and photos of the rescue of 16-year-old Hannah Anderson. The video and exclusive new interviews with the FBI agents who commanded the search and rescue sheds new light on Hannah’s captivity, and the week-long manhunt for her kidnapper that stretched from the Mexican border to northern Idaho.
The bizarre story of a teenager who was kidnapped by a family friend after he murdered her mom and brother has been made into a Lifetime movie - and left the victim furious. Hannah Anderson posted angry remarks on social media about the made-for-TV movie, calling the show 'a lie' and saying she had not been consulted. A description of the movie reads: 'As the dust settled, questions began to emerge about the nature of the relationship between Hannah and her kidnapper...and what really happened?'
On or about the afternoon of August 3, 2013, 16-year-old Hannah Anderson (born July 22, 1997) was abducted after cheerleading practice from Sweetwater High School in National City, California. The suspect was later identified by authorities as 40-year-old James DiMaggio, owner of a home in Boulevard, California, about an hour away, where Anderson, her mother Christina and brother Ethan had been overnight guests the previous evening. The bodies of Christina and Ethan Anderson and the family dog, Cali, were later found in DiMaggio's burned home. An AMBER alert was issued for Hannah Anderson, who was found alive in Cascade, Idaho on August 10, a week after she was abducted. DiMaggio was killed by FBI agents during a shootout at the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness in Idaho, where he had been camping with Anderson.