Quantcast
Published On: Thu, Oct 10th, 2013

Hannah Anderson discusses kidnapping, being handcuffed and forced to play Russian roulette with James Lee DiMaggio

The kidnapping survivor Hannah Anderson is speaking about her horrifying ordeal as family friend James Lee DiMaggio became he captor.

Hannah Anderson

Hannah Anderson

Anderson spoke on NBC’s ‘Today’ show, describing how she was bound with zip ties and taken to Idaho.

“He told me that he was going to kidnap me and take me to Idaho, where my intention was just to carry his backpacks to the river. And that he was gonna live there. And then he’d get me home afterwards,” Anderson said in the interview.

DiMaggio assured her at the time that her mother, Christina Anderson, and 8-year-old brother, Ethan, were alive. He then forced her to play Russian roulette on his couch.

“And when it was my turn, I started crying and, like, was freaking out. And he said, ‘Do you want to play?’ And I said, ‘No.’ And I started crying and then he’s, like, ‘OK.’ And he stopped,” she said

Sadly her family was murdered as DiMaggio burned down the house delaying investigators who were unsure if Ethan was the other body found with Hannah’s mother.

DiMaggio was killed during the showdown with authorities after being discovered in Idaho wilderness by a pair of horseback riders. The manhunt had lasted a week.

 

 

 

 

 

On the DISPATCH: Headlines  Local  Opinion

Subscribe to Weekly Newsletter

* indicates required
/ ( mm / dd ) [ALL INFO CONFIDENTIAL]

About the Author

- Catherine "Kaye" Wonderhouse, a proud descendant of the Wunderhaus family is the Colorado Correspondent who will add more coverage, interviews and reports from this midwest area.

Tags
Displaying 1 Comments
Have Your Say
  1. Kurt says:

    alksdjflajsdlfasfasds534

    […]below you’ll come across the link to some web pages that we assume you need to visit[…]

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Sign up for our Weekly Newsletter



Categories

Archives

At the Movies

Pin It