Anderson’s Grandmother: Hannah’s Return ‘Exactly What We Hoped & Prayed For’

Hannah Anderson

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updated 08/11/2013 AT 10:10 AM ET

originally published 08/11/2013 AT 12:00 PM ET

After a massive six-day manhunt that eventually reached into the Idaho wilderness, Hannah Anderson was found safe on Saturday after allegedly being abducted by James Lee DiMaggio.

DiMaggio, who was killed during an arrest attempt by an FBI tactical agent, is suspected of killing Hannah’s mother, 44-year-old Christina Anderson, and 8-year-old brother, Ethan Anderson. Hannah’s grandmother (and Christina’s mother) Sara Britt tells PEOPLE that finding the teen was “exactly what we hoped and prayed for.”

“She’s coming home, and that’s all that’s been in our thoughts this whole time. Now we take the time to grieve for Ethan – ‘Little E’ – and Tina,” she said Saturday. “We had to focus on Hannah to get her home. Thank the Lord, the country’s prayers and thoughts have been amazing.”


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