August 15th, 2013
03:08 PM ET

Grim New Details About Alleged Kidnapping & Murder of Teen's Family

A San Diego judge unsealed police search warrants that reveal grim, new details about the night of Hannah Anderson's alleged kidnapping and murder of her family.

According to the newly released search warrants, "DiMaggio tortured and killed his best friend's wife and eight-year-old son... [and] shot and killed the family dog." Also, "a crow bar and what appeared to be blood on the ground" next to Christina Anderson's body, CNN's Casey Wian reports.

The 40-year-old DiMaggio then allegedly set his house on fire and kidnapped the couple's 16-year-old daughter Hannah, who the documents say he spoke with "13 times on the phone earlier that day."

The FBI rescued Anderson on Saturday, and killed DiMaggio during the confrontation. An Idaho coroner says he was shot at least five times.

"As for my daughter, the healing process will be slow. she has been through a tremendous, horrific ordeal," says Brett Anderson, Hannah's father.

Now home, Anderson has quickly taken to social media to help cope with her pain. Her posts hit the social-media sphere 3 days after her rescue, leading some experts to questions her public catharsis. Yet others argue social media could be a good outlet for her.

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