Family of missing teen relieved by sighting

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CORRECTS AGE OF CHRISTINA ANDERSON TO 42 - FILE - This composite photo provided by the San Diego Sheriff's Department shows: James Lee Dimaggio, 40, left, Ethan Anderson, 8, and Hannah Anderson, 16, whose mother, Christina Anderson, 42, was one of two people found dead in a house fire Sunday night, Aug. 4, 2013. Amber Alerts expanded to Oregon and Washington as authorities searched for Dimaggio, who is suspected of abducting Hannah Anderson and wanted in the death of the girl's mother and possibly her brother Ethan. (AP Photo/San Diego Sheriff's Department, File)

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Family members of a California teen who has been missing for nearly a week say they are relieved she was sighted with her possible abductor in the Idaho wilderness.

Hannah Anderson's father, Brett Anderson, said Friday he was cautiously optimistic about the chances of her safe return.

Anderson says he can't explain why his daughter didn't ask the horseback riders for help. He says it is impossible to understand her state of mind.