(CNN) After an agonizing week of waiting hoping and praying Brett Anderson is expected to reunite with his 16 year old daughter Hannah on Sunday.
Hannah was rescued in the Idaho wilderness after an FBI agent shot and killed the family friend suspected of killing her mother and brother burning his own house down and kidnapping the 16 year old girl.
James DiMaggio's death and Hannah's rescue late Saturday afternoon ended a frantic weeklong manhunt. The girl did not appear to have significant physical injuries authorities said.
It's now healing time the girl's father said in a text message to CNN.
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Hannah went missing after cheerleading practice in San Diego County California on August 3.
The next day the bodies of her mother Christina Anderson and 8 year old brother Ethan were found about 45 miles east in DiMaggio's burned house in Boulevard.
That horror spurred a manhunt which zeroed in on central Idaho after two critical clues the discovery of DiMaggio's blue Nissan Versa outside the city of Cascade and a sighting of the pair by a horseback rider.
Hundreds of law enforcement agents scoured 300 square miles of rough terrain hampered by the smoke from nearby wildfires.
Late Saturday afternoon they spotted the pair's campsite near Morehead Lake Idaho. But the topography was so steep helicopters had to drop authorities off far away from the camp.
Hostage rescue teams had to hike more than two hours to get to the scene local sheriffs' departments said.
They moved in carefully so they wouldn't alert DiMaggio that they were coming.
Once the teams set up they waited until DiMaggio and Hannah separated and moved in the Valley and Ada county sheriffs' offices said.
Authorities ushered Hannah to an area where a helicopter could whisk her away.
At some point a confrontation ensued between authorities and DiMaggio San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore said. The confrontation ended when an FBI tactical agent shot and killed the murder and kidnapping suspect.
Obviously we would have liked for Mr. DiMaggio to surrender and face justice in the court of law Gore said. But that's not going to be the case.
'Hannah is safe'
Hannah didn't appear to have significant physical injuries but was immediately taken to a hospital the sheriff's spokeswoman said.
Hannah is safe and that was our first priority from the very beginning Valley County Idaho Sheriff Patti Bolen said.
In his text to CNN Brett Anderson expressed a range of emotions upon hearing of his daughter's rescue soon after his wife and son's death.
I am nervous excited saddened 4 my wife and son and worried what my daughter has been through he wrote.
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A friend of Hannah Anderson detailed the relationship she noticed between DiMaggio and the teen.
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Hannah was unnerved by the comments but did not tell her mother because she did not want to ruin the close relationship that her parents had with DiMaggio Chavez said.
But Hannah did not want to be alone with DiMaggio after that Chavez said.
I don't think she would have gone willingly with him at all she said.
In an earlier episode Chavez recalled a trip that DiMaggio and Hannah took to Hollywood. The trip was supposed to be for one week but Hannah told Chavez that they came back after two days because DiMaggio was upset that she wasn't paying enough attention to him.
The horseback rider
DiMaggio's car was found after a man on horseback reported he had a brief conversation with two campers in the Idaho wilderness on Wednesday.
The horseback rider was not aware of the manhunt at the time but he called the Amber Alert tip line after he saw a news account that night and realized the pair matched the description of DiMaggio and Hannah said Andrea Dearden spokeswoman for Idaho's Ada County sheriff's office.
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The rider's impression was that the pair seemed odd though he wasn't alarmed she said.
The rider said the man and girl were on foot hiking with camping gear Dearden said.
DiMaggio's car was found unoccupied Friday hidden by brush with its license plate removed spurring authorities to intensify their search in that area even further.
Ultimately DiMaggio was spotted and killed not far from where he left his car Dearden said.
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Grief over the deaths of Hannah's mother and brother gave way to euphoria after the teen was found alive.
I can't even cry anymore I'm so happy Hannah's great aunt Jennifer Willis said Saturday. It's been such a hard week.
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For something so beautiful to come out of something so bad it's all we can latch on to and it's keeping us all together he said.
CNN's Gregg Canes Miguel Marquez AnneClaire Stapleton Mariano Castillo and Alicia Eakin contributed to this report.