Hannah Anderson Selfies: James DiMaggio Kidnap Victim Posts Pics And Answers Questions On Ask.fm [PHOTOS]

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Hannah Anderson posted this picture on Ask.fm (Photo Credit: Hannah Anderson/Ask.fm)
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Hannah Anderson posted this picture on Ask.fm (Photo Credit: Hannah Anderson/Ask.fm)

Hannah Anderson was answering hundreds of questions on social media sites about her kidnapping ordeal at the hands of 40-year-old James DiMaggio.

Social media accounts belonging to the 16-year-old California girl have been updated with multiple photographs and lengthy posts talking about the kidnapping, the six-day manhunt that ensued and how she feels guilty about her mother and brother's death.

"He tricked us," one post said. She explained that DiMaggio told the Andersons to come over and ride go carts on his property. Once they arrived, he tied up her mother and brother and fled by car with Hannah. She reportedly wrote that DiMaggio had rigged the home with explosives so that the fire that killed her mother, brother and dog did not start until after she and DiMaggio were well on their way to Idaho.

When asked why she didn't try to escape, she responded that DiMaggio had a gun and had threatened to kill her.

"I will never forgive myself for not trying harder to save them," another post read.

Officials from the San Diego County Sheriff's Department declined to confirm or deny that the posts are from Hannah, but added that investigators are aware of them and are in contact with the Anderson family. FBI officials said they too were aware of the social media posts.

Dawn MacNabb, whose son, Alan, is one of Hannah's closest friends, confirmed the postings were by the teen. Alan spoke on the phone with Hannah on Tuesday and urged her to delete some of the postings, MacNabb said.

"He said she was going to, but I don't know if she will," she said.

The postings started Monday night, hours after her father publicly requested that the family be allowed to grieve and heal in private. However, her maternal grandparents have confirmed that the account is in fact, hers.


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Hannah Anderson was asked several time to prove it was really her. Here's another picture she posted. (Photo Credit: Hannah Anderson/Ask.fm)


The postings appear on the Ask.fm social networking site account for "Hannahbanana722" of Lakeside, the San Diego County community where the teen lived with her mother and brother. At one point during the lengthy series of posts, a questioner asked Hannah to post a photo and she complied. The image shows her with a wide smile.

When one commenter said her responses appeared to lack emotion, she wrote: "I'm trying to stay strong. You don't know I could be crying answering these questions at the moment."

She also posted a picture of a manicure she got with one nail painted pink for her mom and blue for her brother, Ethan. She added that in the past couple of days after her rescue she's spent time with her grandparents.

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Hannah Anderson's manicure. Pink for her mother and blue for her brother. (Photo Credit: Hannah Anderson/Ask.fm)

Anderson continued her revelations on social media and said she "basically" stayed awake for six straight days and DiMaggio ignored her requests for food. She couldn't try to escape because DiMaggio had a gun and "threatened to kill me and anyone who tried to help."

One person asked about the encounter with four horseback riders in the Idaho wilderness, wondering if Anderson spoke to them, and why she didn't appear upset.

She said: "I had to act calm. I didn't want them to get hurt. I was scared that he would kill them."

About her reencounter with her dad, it wasn't as happy as everyone thought it would be. "Well personally it's kinda hard to see any guy adult right now," Hannah posted, and was later asked by another user if she had been forced to do anything sexual with her kidnapper, to which she replied, "Can't answer that."

As for DiMaggio's motives, Anderson's posting says: "Because he was a psycho," and when asked if she would have preferred that he was taken alive, she answered, "He deserved what he got."

Anderson declined interview requests from news organizations that posted to her account.

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Maria G. Valdez

Maria was born and raised in Dominican Republic, where she began her career in journalism covering human interest stories, entertainment, beauty and wellness for a national magazine. She moved to New York City to study Musical Theatre, but went back to journalism after graduating in an attempt of becoming the Latina Carrie Bradshaw. She has an unhealthy obsession with JLo and claims to be Sofia Vergara’s long-lost daughter, and has tried a crazy amount of treatments to keep looking young. She became a Zumba instructor for fun.