I don’t know why, but this “selfie” posted by Hannah Anderson less than two weeks after the brutal murder of her mother and brother and after being held hostage in the woods for a little over a week, just doesn’t strike me as a girl who looks like a victim. (Story Here) I’ve been watching this “poor” teen “victim” since the story broke about her being taken by a family friend with an “unusual infatuation” with the teen. The bodies of both her mother and brother were found burned in the home of her abductor on Aug 4th, and Hannah, just days after being rescued took to social media to share with the world about her ordeal. As Psych major, I just don’t find her recent activity as normal. Perhaps this is the new normal and I will have to adjust to victims basking in the glow of the media spotlight, but she just lost her mother and brother in an extremely violent manner. Plus, after being held hostage for days, her level of trauma should have left no room for a desire to tweet about her experience. Or even answer questions about them on ask.fm where her account has since been disabled, probably the suggestion of a legal advisor. ABC News reported that “DiMaggio and 16-year-old Hannah Anderson exchanged about 13 calls before Hannah was picked up from cheerleading practice on Aug. 4. Both phones were turned off, and the home burned several hours later.” Something about this timeline doesn’t ring well with me. She told social media, “I wish I could go back in time and risk my life to try and save theirs. I will never forgive myself for not trying harder to save them,” Yet reports, after she was rescued, says that her father and the FBI told the media, that she didn’t even know they were dead when police found her. (Story Here) According to several of her online statements, Hannah had to have been present during the murders because the new evidence proves that her mother and brother were tortured before they were killed not just “tied up in the garage” as she suggested during her ask.fm questioning. If she didn’t know that they were dead, what could she have possibly done to “risk her life to save theirs?” Maybe I’m over thinking this, but I don’t think I’m the only one. Anyone else wanna chime in here?
Hannah Anderson Update (Her grandmother comments on my story)