Some information provided by one of Hannah’s friends revealed that James DiMaggio, considered a friend of the Anderson family, manifested an inappropriate interest for Hannah. “DiMaggio told Hannah he had a crush on her” said 15 year old Marisa Chavez.
However, the family did not suspect anything. They even called DiMaggio “Uncle Jim.” “We had known him for years when Hannah was born”, declared Hannah’s grandfather for journalists.
Thanks to national coverage in the media around Hannah’s disappearance, she got another chance to be found after six days of being held hostage.
DiMaggio and Hannah were found in a forest land by a horseback rider on the area called the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. He only later suspected that the girl he saw was the one wanted across the country. The rider immediately alerted authorities. Finally, DiMaggio was shot dead by an FBI tactical agent. Hannah is in a good shape and was taken temporarily to the Idaho hospital.