Hannah Anderson's odd behavior: Is teen telling truth about kidnapping?

Hannah Anderson's odd behavior: Is teen telling truth about kidnapping?

Las Vegas : NV : USA | Aug 14, 2013 at 4:10 PM PDT
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Hannah Anderson hasn't even been home for a week, but she took to the internet last night to answer questions about her kidnapping ordeal with James Lee DiMaggio. The teen shared the sentiment that he "got what he deserved" in the shooting with the FBI, and she gave details about what allegedly happened during the ordeal that spanned nearly an entire week. However, some of her statements -- and other behaviors -- are a bit strange, and worthy of analysis. That's especially since she is the sole survivor of an ordeal that ended in three lives snuffed out of existence.

First of all Hannah posted some new selfies -- an artistic photo saying R.I.P. to her brother and mother, along with her new manicure and at least two face shots of her bright and smiling with no injuries and absolutely no signs of distress in her face. If one weren't to know any better you'd never be able to guess that this 16-year-old girl was kidnapped and likely raped for nearly a week after her mother and eight-year-old little brother had been murdered. She looks like she just came back from a vacation with simply three less people in her life.

Furthermore, how did this teen know the details of the housefire that burned the bodies of her mom and brother if she didn't know they were dead? This is a strange detail that has come out that will hopefully get some definitive clarification. When asked how she was separated from her mom and brother, she vaguely said that the two were tied up in the garage -- but where was she? When asked about the fire, she plainly said:

"He had it set where it would catch on fire at a certain time."

How did she know this detail if she did not know that her mother and brother had been killed? Most importantly: How did he manage to subdue and tie up Christina Anderson and little Ethan in the garage by himself without Hannah herself getting free and running for help? Christina wasn't a small woman, and it's not far fetched to believe that the eight year old was in distress enough to make quite a racket. In fact, there would have had to been some kind of struggle for James Lee DiMaggio to work by himself to get these two into the garage, subdue them and then tie them up so he could escape with the 16-year-old girl. So where was Hannah Anderson while all of this was going on?

Her strange behavior and openness with answering questions may be nothing more than how this teen is dealing with the shock of what happened to her. However, the behavior is a lot like the behavior displayed by teens who have been a little bit less than innocent in certain crimes that have been committed. For example, Sarah Marie Johnson shot her parents to death in 2003 -- and for a while had people convinced an intruder did it. However, her odd behavior (getting her nails done, being social and open, etc., etc.,) in the days after the murders, drew criticism. Later she was found to had been the one who committed the crimes -- all because her parents stood in the way of her romantic relationships.

Scroll through the photos to see what Hannah has posted since being rescued.

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Chelsea Hoffman is based in Henderson, Nevada, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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