On Aug. 21, 2013, although Hannah Anderson’s family has announced that the California girl’s alleged abductor, James DiMaggio, was not her biological father, the man’s family is now requesting DNA samples, according to NBC News.
The body of the Hannah's mother, Christina Anderson, was found in DiMaggio’s burning home on the evening of Aug. 5, with a child’s body and a dead dog found in the garage. The child's remains were subsequently identified as Hannah’s brother, Ethan Anderson, 8.
On Aug. 10, Hannah, 16, was rescued after DiMaggio was shot and killed in the Idaho wilderness by authorities following an arrest attempt.
Andrew Spanswick, a spokesperson for DiMaggio’s family, told KGTV, “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.”
According to Spanswick, DiMaggio named Hannah and Ethan’s paternal grandparents as beneficiaries of his $112,000 life insurance policy because he thought the grandmother would take care of the children.
“We think it’s strange he left them so much money with no explanation,” Spanswick noted.
According to Stacy Hess, a spokesperson for Brett Anderson, Hannah’s father, Brent and Hannah’s mother did not meet DiMaggio until Christina was six months pregnant with Hannah, reports NBC.
Furthermore, Hess stated that “Brett Anderson’s DNA was used to identify the body of his dead son Ethan…”
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