The cable news networks broke into their scheduled programming earlier this afternoon with the surprise announcement that 16-year-old Hannah Anderson, rescued from her suspected kidnapper last Saturday, would be making an unscheduled statement. That didn’t happen, but Anderson’s father did give a few remarks before heading into a fundraiser being held to help pay for the funeral expenses of Hannah’s mother and brother.
Hannah Anderson did appear on social media site ask.fm earlier in the week to answer questions about “Uncle Jim” and her six-day ordeal, but warrants released today by the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office only served to raise more questions about the kidnapping. What was in the handwritten note investigators reportedly recovered from the burned home where the bodies of Hannah’s mother and brother were discovered? And what were all of those phone calls about?
If something seems strange about the whole case, it’s not just you.
So your brother and mother are killed, you were kidnapped taken off to the woods. And you are on social media? This Hannah Anderson…
— Denny Bergin (@DennyBergin) August 15, 2013
Anyone else bold enough to admit that Hannah Anderson answering questions on that teen Ask site is a bit….strange?
— Samantha (@SamanthaBA) August 15, 2013
Something's off about those whole #HannahAnderson situation.. Just doesn't sound right.
— ♕ (@NikkiNic__) August 16, 2013
Strange: James DiMaggio exchanged 13 phone calls with Hannah Anderson the day of her abduction. http://t.co/BCvX6IA0dP
— Rachel Zarrell (@rachelzarrell) August 15, 2013
Does Hannah Anderson maybe think shes now a celebrity? Taking questions on social media is a little strange so soon after. #hannahanderson
— Jason (@bigwheelswilly) August 15, 2013
Something's off with this #hannahanderson case. IDK what exactly but the phone calls and being on social media right after is bugging me
— N'Keeyah (@NkeeyahJ) August 16, 2013
#hannahanderson Always thought it strange she went straight to media to talk about such a tragedy.
— Elsa Jines (@ejines64) August 15, 2013
Something weird is going with this whole Hannah Anderson thing. like who takes selfies after you find out your family has died?
— Imelda Gonzalez (@MeldaaG) August 15, 2013
Anderson’s grandparents released a statement saying that Hannah “hasn’t yet faced the reality of the loss of her mother and brother” and was simply putting on a happy face for the public. That could be it, right?
I'm sorry but there is just something strange about this Hannah Anderson story. Can't put my finger in it. #justsayin'
— Karen (@karensandvig) August 15, 2013
Get a weird vibe from the #hannahanderson mess, the truth will eventually come out I guess.
— Deepak Raja (@Deepocalypse) August 15, 2013
I can't put my finger on it, but something's off about those whole Hannah Anderson situation…
— Antoine Wilson (@KvAntoineWilson) August 16, 2013
— Chris Velcro (@Velcro108) August 15, 2013
Update: A DNA swab test kit was found at the burned-out property of suspect James Lee DiMaggio, according to NBC San Diego. [Editor’s note: NBC San Diego now says the DNA test kit belonged to law-enforcement investigators and was not found on DiMaggio’s property.]
What does one need a DNA swab kit just laying around for? #hannahanderson
— Tina (@Fierce_RedHead) August 16, 2013
Anderson’s odd comment upon being discovered by horseback riders in Idaho is also receiving attention.
@NancyGraceHLN what about when she talked to the ppl on horses "I guess we're all in trouble now"..doesn't sound like she's scared
— Glennda (@Littleprsnbgwrl) August 16, 2013
Here’s the selfie published by Anderson on ask.fm earlier this week: