James DiMaggio's DNA has become the talk of the Internet. On Aug. 21, MSN News reported that DiMaggio's family wants a DNA test from James and from Hannah Anderson -- the girl whom he abducted. Why? The family dropped a major bombshell: They believe that James might be Hannah's biological father. Their basis? Rumors on social media.
"The biggest issue is, I think, that Lora [DiMaggio's sister] wants closure on the case. As Lora has heard these rumors, she would like to confirm whether they are true or not," explained DiMaggio family spokesperson, Andrew Spanswick.
A James DiMaggio DNA test seems like a ridiculous request but his family really wants to flush everything out and be absolutely sure of things so that they can have complete closure. While investigators used DNA from Hannah's father, Brett, to positively identify her younger brother, Ethan, that's not good enough for DiMaggio's family. Mr. Anderson has not yet formally received the DNA request and who knows if he will encourage his daughter to participate?
DiMaggio was accused of killing Hannah Anderson's mother and brother and setting a house on fire where their bodies were found burned. He then kidnapped Hannah and brought her to Idaho. Police caught up with them and DiMaggio was shot and killed in a stand off. Hannah was unharmed.
If the James DiMaggio DNA test comes back positive and he is (or was) Hannah Anderson's father, that would really be unbelievable.
© Effie Orfanides 2013