Family friend James DiMaggio suspected of kidnapping 16-year-old girl

James DiMaggio, a longtime friend of Brett and Christina Anderson and their children, is now the subject of a manhunt. He is suspected of killing Christina Anderson and possibly 8-year-old Ethan Anderson, and kidnapping 16-year-old Hannah Anderson.

Dimaggio told Hannah he had a crush on her, according to one of the girl’s friends.

Kidnapping, murder suspect was “part of our family,” father says, on CNN.com.

Missing Calif. teen Hannah Anderson ‘creeped out’ by kidnapping suspect’s crush, her friend says, on NYDailyNews.com.

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  1. UPDATE: Suspect James DiMaggio may be armed with homemade explosives. I also heard on CNN that his home was in foreclosure. But people who knew him say these crimes are really out of character.


    This is not only a tragedy, but a scary case.

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  2. The kidnapper’s father also had a crush on a 16-year-old girl, and wanted to “take her away.” Video and article:

    Reports: Father of Hannah Anderson’s abductor has violent past


    The reporter interviewed a couple of experts who mentioned that traits like low impulse control are heritable. However, they did not mention the possibility that both men may have been sociopaths. The predisposition for sociopathy is also highly heritable.

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  3. Frandee says:

    This poor girl, praying she has the strength, love and support to get thru this HORRIFIC experience!!!

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