SAN DIEGO — James DiMaggio’s family is requesting DNA samples from the family of Hannah Anderson, the 16-year-old girl he’s accused of kidnapping and whose mother and brother were found dead in his burned home.
The reason? They want to know if he was Hannah and 8-year-old Ethan’s biological father, a family spokesman said.
“We are going to be requesting from the Anderson family that we try to get DNA samples from Hannah. And if they have anything left from Ethan, that we get a DNA sample,” family spokesman Andrew Spanswick told CNN affiliate KGTV. “There has been a lot of rumors that Jim might be the father of either or both children.”
Reached by CNN, Spanswick said DiMaggio’s sister, Lora, is making the request, but would not elaborate further.
A representative for the Anderson family appeared to shoot down the theory.
“Brett and Tina Anderson did not meet Mr. DiMaggio until the sixth month of Tina’s pregnancy with Hannah. Brett Anderson’s DNA was used to identify the body of his dead son Ethan Anderson,” the family statement said.
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