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August 13th, 2013
08:33 AM ET

Hannah Anderson Returns to Heal in California

Sixteen-year-old Hannah Anderson is home safe and sound this morning, more than one week after being abducted by a close family friend, but her horrible ordeal is far from over.

“Hannah is just learning that her mother and 8-year-old brother were murdered—their bodies found in the burning home of abductor James Lee DiMaggio in East of San Diego on august 4th,” reports CNN’s Miguel Marquez.

“She was found 1,000 miles from DiMaggios home.”

According to authorities, DiMaggio had a rifle when FBI reached a remote location in Idaho where he held Hannah “under durress”, and was gunned down by the FBI.

The tip to the location came from a group of horseback riders who encountered the pair in the backcountry and later recognized the teen from an Amber Alert.

Marquez reports, “Now that Hannah is back, her father says, the family needs to heal and grieve.”

CNN EXTRA: Watch the "New Day" interview with the horseback riders who provided authorities with the critical tip leading to Hannah's rescue.

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