Kidnapping Suspect DiMaggio Allegedly Tortured Teen's Mom

Search warrants reveal new details about 16-year-old Hannah Anderson's alleged kidnapping.
2:56 | 08/15/13

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We get to the new details in the kidnapping of hannah anderson. Newly-released search warrants show what was going on before she was abducted and raise new questions about how and why it all happened. Abc's ryan owens has the latest. Good morning, ryan. Reporter: Good morning to you, skworj. These are the search warrants. They reveal gruesome details of what DiMaggio allegedly did to hannah's mother and brother. And the frantic effort to find the teenager before something awful happened to her, too. ON THE DAY james DiMaggio allegedly set his house on fire and kidnapped 16-year-old hannah anderson, firefighters found the bodies of hannah's mother, christina, and 8-year-old brother, ethan. According to newly-obtained search warrants, they had been tortured. This morning, those warrants are raising questions about what happened in the hours before that fire. In court documents, investigators say, an unnamed person picked hannah up from cheerleading practice around 4:00 that afternoon. Soon after, her cell phone was turned off. POLICE say DiMaggio's cell phone was also turned off around the same time. At some point before that, investigators say hannah and her alleged kidnapper called each other approximately 13 times. It's extremely important for law enforcement to determine all the players in this case. What is the relationship between hannah and james? What was the sum and substance of those 13 phone calls? Reporter: Hannah did go online, answering questions about her harrowing ordeal. Law enforcement sources will not confirm if the details she shared are accurate. In her postings, hannah said DiMAGGIO TRICKED HER FAMILY INTO Going to his house. When someone asked her how did he separate you from your mom and brother? He tied them up in the garage, she responded. I'm done answering questions about it. She also wrote the fire was rigged to start after she was already on the road to idaho with DiMaggio. Asked what did she say to her mother and brother? Hannah responded, I'm sorry it ended like that. I wish I could go back in time and risk my life to try and save theirs. This morning, the sheriff's department in san diego is not commenting on those warrants or on the online postings. But investigators have been clear from the beginning, hannah was a victim held against her will. Meanwhile, initial autopsy results from idaho, show that fbi tactical officers shot DiMAGGIO AT LEAST FIVE TIMES After he fired at them. George? And, ryan, as ryan said in the piece, the investigators have to know more about the 13 phone calls, even though they consider hannah a victim. It's such a delicate situation. How do they approach a young victim like that? Reporter: They have specialists who do just this. They are called the special victims unit. That's not just a show on television. And they have a delicate dance to do here. Keep in mind, while they are questioning hannah, she has a part in planning her funerals of her mother and brother, george.

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