- Posted August 16, 2013 by
San Diego, California
Anderson Murder Investigation Update
According to Mrs. Jan Caldwell, Public Relations Director of the San Diego County Sheriff's Department, "Hannah Anderson is a victim in every sense of the word." Mrs. Caldwell further stated in her email to me that because Hannah is a Minor, current laws prevent law enforcement from answering any questions regarding the ongoing investigation into the murders and alleged kidnapping. The Sheriff's Office along with the California State Patrol Office continue to refuse to confirm or deny whether Ms. Anderson is a person of interest or a suspect in this case.
In my discussions with the San Diego Sheriff's office, they also continue to refuse to comment on the inconsistencies found in Hannah's statements to Police and the public. For instance, if Ms. Anderson was not present when DiMaggio murdered her mother, brother, and dog, then how did her phone end up at the scene of the crime? Evidence gathered so far shows that on the day of the murders, Hannah and DiMaggio exchanged 13 phone calls. If she was kidnapped when she was picked up from cheerleading practice, how did her phone end up in the fire?
According to her online chat, Hannah stated that "we were down the road" when the fire started. If DiMaggio told her that he tied up her mother and brother before setting a delayed "explosive" then why would Law Enforcement have to tell her that they were killed?
Also, the people on horseback who spotted the two in the mountains said Hannah was in Pajamas. The question needing answer is how did Hannah get her PJ's if she was at cheerleading practice? Did Hannah have on her person a backpack filled with her clothes and other necessities? If yes, then how and when did Hannah get them?
Another thing many people have noticed is Hannah's seeming lack of grief. Any young girl who just found out that her mother and brother were tortured and killed and that even their dog was killed would be overcome with grief. Yet Hannah has not displayed any sign that she is inconsolable. Instead within two days she takes to an online chat and responds in a matter of fact way. And she was careful not to discuss certain aspects of the case. Even a child Psychologist commented that this was not the normal way to deal with grief.
To clear up this matter the police would have to test Hannah for gunshot residue, blood splatter, and DNA. And Police would have to test Hannah for traces of explosives, and smoke residue. If any of these are found on her clothing then Hannah would have to explain exactly how this could have occurred. At a minimum the Police would need to formally question Hannah and even polygraph her to confirm whether she has been truthful or determine if she is hiding anything.
So far many people including her friends and remaining family continue to believe Hannah was not involved. Sadly too many questions remain that demand answers before this matter could be laid to rest. All we can do is wait and see how things play out.