Robinson is still struggling with why her brother DiMaggio would kidnap the young female teen and fight to the death with the FBI in the wilderness of Idaho after murdering Anderson's mother Christina and her younger brother Ethan.
She believes that the answer lies in part with the young girl who visited her home just weeks prior to the tragic deaths, and who, she says, was much less the scrubbed clean All American girl than the one being presented in the media now.
San Diego County Sheriff's Department disagrees with her assessment, with Sheriff Bill Gore stating that Hannah is "a victim in every sense of the word."
Any relative of a loved one killed in a shootout with police are bound to have a hard time coming to grips with their family member being a criminal or suddenly taking up such a serious criminal act. And that's why Lori Robinson says that police "should come back to us and explain what happened," so she and other family members can better understand their loved ones final actions.
But criminal investigations, especially those involving minors, are not conducted with a sharing of case facts with suspects' family members or suspects, if they are alive. And this case is no exception, even if it isn't going to court.
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department, along with other law enforcement personnel, including the FBI, investigated and tracked down Lori Robinson's brother and the teen he had with him after the murders of Christina and Ethan Anderson. And if there were any evidence in all the materials searched, including the letters from Lori to her brother James, that hinted at any other guilty party involved, then police would be saying so.
Instead, there is an effort to not victimize Hannah Anderson any more than she already has been, obviously. And police see the request for DNA from her as just that, which is why they are not willing to compel her to give it. And it appears that Lori Robinson realizes it wouldn't matter if they did, since Ethan Anderson's DNA, which she believed might have matched James' too, instead matched that of his and Hannah's father.