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Hannah Anderson...........victim or caught in the middle or something else?

Posted by on Aug. 16, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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I have not read every thing on this case.  

What bit I have and conversations I have heard, some feel Hannah may not be that 'victim' in which most believe her to be.

Phone calls made from Hannah to her kidnapper.  She was supposed to be at cheerleading practice but some one picked her up.  Letters she wrote to the man.

Below is one article.  There are many more, obviously.

What do you think about all of this?  Are people too quick to assume she was innocent of all knowing and is indeed that child victim or do you think there is more here than we may ever really know...........


Quote:

Hannah Anderson sent James Lee DiMaggio letters, warrants reveal

 

SAN DIEGOThe California man who abducted a teenage family friend andtortured her mother and 8-year-old brother before killing them exchanged more than a dozen calls with the 16-year-old girl in the hours before the slaying.

 

 

 

Exactly how James Lee DiMaggio tortured them or why he and Hannah Anderson exchanged about 13 calls wasn't immediately clear, but the new details in court papers fueled questions about how and why he targeted his best friend's family and fled with a girl who has said she felt uncomfortable around him.

 

Investigators who searched DiMaggio's home found letters from Hannah, an incendiary device, a handcuff box and "arson wire," according to a warrant posted on the website of CBS San Diego affiliate KFMB-TV. The warrant does not elaborate on the letters or nature of the devices.

 

Firefighters found the body of Christina Anderson, 44, near a crowbar and what appeared to be blood next to her head. DiMaggio is believed to have shot and killed their family dog, found under a sleeping bag in the garage with blood close to its head.

 

Investigators found 8-year-old Ethan's body as they sifted through rubble.

 

 

 

DiMaggio "tortured and killed" the mother and son, San Diego County sheriff's Detective Darren Perata wrote, offering no elaboration, in the warrants released Wednesday. Hannah was rescued days later in the Idaho wilderness, where authorities killed DiMaggio in a shootout.

 

The warrants do not indicate the time, duration or content of the calls that DiMaggio and Hannah exchanged before she was picked up at cheerleading practice Aug. 4, hours before firefighters found DiMaggio's burning garage in Boulevard, a rural town 65 miles east of San Diego.

 

Jan Caldwell, a San Diego County sheriff's spokeswoman, said they may have been discussing pickup times.

 

DiMaggio was extraordinarily close to both children, driving Hannah to gymnastics meets and Ethan to football practice. The warrants say the former telecommunications technician took Hannah on multi-day trips, most recently to Malibu and Hollywood.

 

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Father of kidnapped Calif. teen: "My family and I are eternally grateful"

 

 

Hannah acknowledged being uncomfortable around DiMaggio before the ordeal, saying on a social-media site earlier this week that he once told her that he was drawn to her. "He said it was more like a family crush like he had feelings as in he wanted nothing bad to happen to me," she wrote on the ask.fm site.

 

Hannah said she didn't tell her parents because DiMaggio was his father's best friend "and I didn't want to ruin anything between them."

 

She said she didn't learn that her mother and brother had died until authorities told her in the hospital after she was rescued. She said she cried all night.

 

San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore has been adamant that Hannah was an unwilling victim from start to finish. "I can't make it any clearer," he said at a news conference Monday.

 

Hannah's father, Brett Anderson, declined to take questions after making a brief statement at a fundraiser for the family in Lakeside, an east San Diego suburb and Hannah's hometown. Caldwell said investigators may offer a more detailed account in the future but that some questions may never be answered.

 

"Right now she's with her family and, of course, with some friends, and she's just happy to be here," Brett Anderson told reporters outside the Boll Weevil restaurant, which hosted the fundraiser.

 

 

 

Anderson said he spoke with the horseback riderswho saw the pair in the Idaho wilderness and alerted authorities, thanking them for saving his daughter's life.

 

Hannah Anderson was mobbed by reporters as she entered the restaurant and did not make a statement.

 

DiMaggio was shot at least five times in the head and chest, according to the Valley County, Idaho, coroner, who was unable to determine a precise number of gunshot wounds. His body was cremated Tuesday near Los Angeles.

 

On her ask.fm social media account, Hannah said she "basically" stayed awake for six straight days and repeatedly told her captor she was hungry. She couldn't escape because DiMaggio had a gun and "threatened to kill me and anyone who tried to help."

 

Asked if she would have preferred DiMaggio got a lifetime prison sentence instead of being killed, she said, "He deserved what he got."

 

The ask.fm account was disabled but there were postings on an Instagram account linked to Hannah's now-disabled page. "Dad is not taking this very well," she wrote late Wednesday. "None of us are but please watch over him. I'm all he's got left. Even though your gone we are still a team. Love and miss you."


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Megan11587
by Member on Aug. 16, 2013 at 2:32 PM

This was brought up in another group so I started reading up on it.  There are some things that just don't add up.

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Aug. 16, 2013 at 2:32 PM


Quoting Megan11587:

This was brought up in another group so I started reading up on it.  There are some things that just don't add up.

I need to read more on this.  I am going to have to do so after work. 


momtoscott
by Gold Member on Aug. 16, 2013 at 2:36 PM
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I'm willing to believe that she had no intention of the situation turning out the way it did, but she could very well have complained to him about family dynamics and played on his crush to get some favors from him, not realizing that he was a nutcase.  (and also maybe not realizing the effect she was having on him, since she is just a teenage girl)  It's a very troubling story.  

sweet-a-kins
by Emerald Member on Aug. 16, 2013 at 2:38 PM

 She seemed way too happy at a dinner for her with family friends and supporters....but I don't know how i would react in such a situation...

DomsMom8207
by Member on Aug. 16, 2013 at 2:55 PM
Things just arent right i believe she either had smthing to do with it or shes in shock
LindaClement
by Linda on Aug. 16, 2013 at 2:59 PM
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I think being quick to assume things is almost always foolish.

Luvnlogic
by Silver Member on Aug. 16, 2013 at 3:04 PM
I though it was odd she posted a pic of herself getting her nails done within a week of her rescue. Pink for her mom, blue for her brother. Odd or just a teenager's way of coping/grieving?!?!



Quoting sweet-a-kins:

 She seemed way too happy at a dinner for her with family friends and supporters....but I don't know how i would react in such a situation...

AtiFreeFalls
by Silver Member on Aug. 16, 2013 at 3:05 PM
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 I don't really like the implication that this is "her fault".  Unless there is evidence that she conspired to murder her mother and brother and run away with this man it perpetuates rape culture to say "Well, she probably egged him on.  She was asking for it."

pamelax3
by Gold Member on Aug. 16, 2013 at 3:07 PM

There is something missing in all this, I am just not sure what. I will wait until all the details are out

snookyfritz
by Gold Member on Aug. 16, 2013 at 4:02 PM

I'm going to not pass judgment, but something is wrong here. 

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