The family of a man accused of killing an 8-year-old boy, the boy’s mother and kidnapping 16-year-old Hannah Anderson wants DNA evidence from the children to prove he is their biological father, according to CNN and other media.
Suspect James DiMaggio, 40, killed 44-year-old mother Christina Anderson and Ethan Anderson Aug. 3, police say. Their bodies were found inside his burning home near San Diego. DiMaggio then kidnapped Hannah and, after a weeklong search, was shot to death Aug. 10 by an FBI agent in the Idaho wilderness. Hannah is now living with her father.
DiMaggio’s sister, Lora, is making the DNA request.
“We are going to be requesting from the Anderson family that we try to get DNA samples from Hannah. … If they have anything left from Ethan … we [want] a DNA sample,” said family spokesperson Andrew Spanswick on San Diego’s