Calif. service for Hannah Anderson's mom, brother

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 24, 2013 at 9:26 pm •  Published: August 24, 2013

SANTEE, Calif. (AP) — Calling their deaths "an abomination," a priest memorialized a California mother and young son killed by a family friend who also abducted the woman's 16-year-old daughter.

Saturday's service for Christina Anderson and 8-year-old Ethan Anderson at the Guardian Angels Roman Catholic Church in Santee was open to the public.

"For the death of Tina and Ethan there are no easy words," the Rev. Kevin Casey told the memorial gathering, according to the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/157LSe3 ). "We are touched by this evil and we can never be the same again."

The pair were found at the home of James Lee DiMaggio, who set it ablaze earlier this month and then took off with Hannah Anderson. The tearful teenager entered the church carrying a blown-up photo of her mother and brother. Their remains, and those of the family dog that was found shot to death in the burning house, were blessed by a priest during the service.

DiMaggio was killed by FBI agents Aug. 10 in the Idaho wilderness, ending a six-day search that spanned much of the western United States and parts of Canada and Mexico.

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