Great-aunt quoted as calling Hannah Anderson's behavior as 'disturbing' in soon-to-be-published book
She hasn't seen kidnap victim grieving
Last Updated: 49 days ago
SAN DIEGO - Hannah Anderson used to call James DiMaggio "Uncle Jim." Then, came her kidnapping last August and the killings of her mother and brother, with DiMaggio's house torched to cover it up.
It ended a week later in Idaho when FBI sharpshooters pumped six bullets into DiMaggio and rescued the Lakeside teenager.
Then came a network television appearance, her relentless postings on social media and soon, she is the central character in a true-crime book: "The River of No Return."
The book's author, Chelsea Hoffman, quotes Hannah's great aunt, Jennifer Willis: "She told me that she finds it disturbing in how Hannah's acting and we haven't seen her grieve at all.'"
Hoffman noted that it is also difficult for Willis.
"Jen … she's in a state of mourning right now and she's very fragile," said Hoffman.
Willis spoke with 10News about the interview.
"I did talk with Ms. Hoffman," she said. "My intention was not to hurt Hannah or cause her any distress – but to get more answers to so many, many questions which have not been answered. I love Hannah and I loved my dear Tina and little fishing buddy Ethan. That's all I care to say on the matter."
Last week, Hannah tweeted, "My family still can't get along. Wtf?!"
"I'm very curious as to what she meant because this was before Jen had spoken to me," said Hoffman.
There are other contradictions, such as photos of Hannah with a knee brace on different legs on the same day. One explanation she gave was that she hurt one in Idaho, the other one being an old sports injury.
"I believe that she was faking her injury or playing it up," said Hoffman.
Hoffman is also surprised at another comment.
"… And she's actually said she's never going on television again because she quote, 'doesn't like the attention,' which is absolutely strange because she's posting every single move she makes during the day on Instagram and Ask.fm, including a topless picture of her boyfriend making her eggs," said Hoffman.
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