James DiMaggio's family is requesting DNA samples from the family of Hannah Anderson, the 16-year-old girl he's accused of kidnapping and whose mother and brother were found dead in his burned home.
The reason? They want to know if he was the biological father of the children, Hannah and 8-year-old Ethan, the family spokesman said.
"We are going to be requesting from the Anderson family that we try to get DNA samples from Hannah. And if they have anything left from Ethan - that we get a DNA sample," family spokesman Andrew Spanswick told CNN affiliate KGTV. "There has been a lot of rumors that Jim might be the father of either or both children."FULL STORY
the arrogance of the dimaggio family...why not a spokeperson apology...out of respect for the dead, the grieving husband, and the one surviving child...that is a question they don't deserve to asked and should never ever be answered....
You may be correct that it's in terrible taste for these people to ask, but it is a question that should be answered.. Find out the whole truth, for goodness sakes..
they are trying to compensate for their embarassment and vindicate a deadman's rage...let the deadman's family wonder to their graves...hannah is an anderson legally...that's all folks...move along!
They should give a swab and then either shut the DiMaggio family up or maybe have a reason for his murders. At least the Anderson family would have some answers.
"...if they have anything left from Ethan..." Geez. I'm touched by their concern. NOT.
seriously, reading that was like, "really?? whats left of him??" sad.
I think in return the Anderson family should request a brain matter and heart sample from the DiMaggio family...just to verify that they actually have them.
Sheesh! If they didn't wanta know before now then they don't deserve to know now! If i were Hannah i would refuse!
This is disgusting. That family has no right to ask anything of the family that man helped decimate. My answer would be to K M A.
This is just shabby.
Gees @ mudpgiblog, aren't you worn out yet???
AND TO WHAT END? IF, "D" turned out to be the father it would make him even more of a POS! By their actions the family members are showing no signs of decency, human compassion, etc.. Maybe it runs in the family
You may feel the request is in poor taste, but that is because you have already convinced yourself of DiMaggio's guilt. You've closed the case in your mind, and you want it to remain closed.
The DNA request is a basic step for determining paternity, which is an essential component of conducting a comprehensive investigation into the killing of Christina and Ethan Anderson.
The San Diego County Sheriff should have already made all efforts to determine paternity. If they haven't, then it reflects poorly on the professionalism of Sheriff Bill D. Gore's detectives. Meanwhile, the job needs to get done, and at least someone is trying to do it.
No. The investigators are not requesting this, DiMaggio's family is. Your post is nonsense. It is a brutal invasion of privacy on their part, and it is wholly unfounded.