James DiMaggio's Family Suspect He Was Hannah Anderson's Father

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Ever since James Lee DiMaggio kidnapped Hannah Anderson after bludgeoning her mother to death, killing her younger brother, and then setting his house on fire, the question has been WHY? Of course, none of us know yet. We can speculate. We are speculating. But we don't know. But now DiMaggio's family feels like they might have some idea what happened, and it's more twisted than anything you could possibly imagine. They think that DiMaggio was actually Hannah and Ethan's father.

The family of DiMaggio are asking authorities to conduct a DNA test on Hannah, and Ethan if possible, to determine whether or not the sole suspect in this horrific crime was Hannah's father.

Their reasoning? It was recently revealed that DiMaggio left a $112,000 insurance policy to Hannah's paternal grandmother with the intention that she use it to support Hannah and Ethan.

While it's true that DiMaggio was a longtime friend of the family, and even referred to as "Uncle Jim," why would he feel financially responsible for them if something happened to him? A spokesman for the family says:

He expected the grandmother to take care of the two children with the money. He stated he did not want it to go to their parents because they were having marital problems and he didn't trust them with the money on their own. We are requesting DNA samples from Hannah and anything they can get from Ethan. There are rumors Jim was the children's real father. The parents didn't marry until 2002. We think it's strange he left them so much money with no explanation.

Additionally, the family says that recent Facebook posts by Hannah are "disturbing," and that "some things that Hannah is saying on her Facebook doesn't add up so far." It's unclear what those Facebook posts are.

Of course, none of this gives a motive for why DiMaggio did what he did. But it might explain why "letters" from Hannah were found in his home. Although it's unclear if Hannah or Ethan would have known this.

That said, Hannah's dad, Brett Anderson, is already refuting these latest developments, saying that his wife, Tina, didn't meet DiMaggio until the sixth month of her pregnancy with Hannah. And that Brett's DNA was used to identify the remains of Ethan.

Sounds like one more twist to a tale that already has too many stomach-churning twists.

Do you think there's any validity to this theory?


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Elaine Cox

I asked my 15 year old sister and her friends if any of them were writing and calling 40 year olds...esp 40 year olds they were "scared to death of"....lets say the answer was zero...and what 15 year old if writes letters anymore?.. its all texts and tweets and instagram these days.......like i said he was hot for her and she was loving the attention

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Elaine - no one has said when the letters are from. I wrote so many letters when I was younger. For school projects, fun, from camp. That included uncles, who this man was considered to be. There were letters, but that doesn't man they are recent. He could have been saving them for many years.

Betty Middleton Kring

Sorry but $112,000 is NOT alot a of money!  I think he was just mentally ill and his family are just grasping at straws. SMH They just need to leave the Anderson family alone!

Michelle Rug-Fry


jrphelps jrphelps

Elaine Cox- your sick & twisted views are what is wrong with the world.  That being said, the family should NOT pursue this.  It will do nothing but create more pain in this young girls life.  Just let her & her father salvage what ever life they have left with her mom & brother dead at the hands of a family friend she considered her UNCLE.

worki... workingmama86

THANK YOU MICHELLE!!! Why kill one kid and not the other? I doubt he thought Ethan was his... He sounds mentally ill.

And I am still betting on him preying on Hannah and she liked the attention, and they both probably had something going on. And I was a 16 year old who was dating a 26 year old. I knew two other girls my age dating 20 to 30 year olds. IT DOES HAPPEN! 

Tricia Hamann Nardi

why is anyone "speculating" anything? Two people are dead, and the girl will never be the same. Those are facts. Shouldn't post anything else until it is also a fact.

Krista Krause-Droege

OMG... Accusing a 15 year old girl of basically asking for this to happen??? Some of these comments are so ignorant.

TheTr... TheTruthspeaker

This girl is such an epic whore no matter what. Does it reallt matter, does it? no

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I thought of this when they said they found DNA test in his home, hannah looks like him.Wish his dumb ass would of just taken it to courts instead of what he did.

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