“My honey-bunny is coming home,” said Hannah’s Great Aunt, Jenifer Willis while hugging Hannah’s grandmother, Sara Britt, who said, “most wonderful feeling I think I’ve ever felt accept birth of my daughter.”
While the family is beyond happy and grateful their granddaughter is coming home, they admit it’s a bittersweet after a day of boxing up the home Hannah shared with her mother and little brother, both murdered by her kidnapper James Lee DiMaggio.
“It was the most horrible thing you can ever imagine doing especially knowing Hannah was still out there,” Willis said.
And they don’t want Hannah to ever have to return to that home and all the memories she shared with her mom and 8-year old Ethan.
Hannah is in an Idaho hospital under evaluation, her father Brett Anderson en route there Saturday to bring her back home Sunday. But it’s may be a reunion that they fear will only make this tragedy even more painful.
“I’m here for here,” said Willis, “I’m going to help her through this horrible tragedy. I am going to be strong for her.”
Now that she’s safe, though, the family more candid about their fears of what James DiMaggio may have been capable of doing.
“Today is the anniversary of Jim’s dads suicide,” explained Britt, “he burned himself in his home. We were worried that’s where Jim was headed and he was going to the same and take Hannah with him.”
And they have this message for anyone who may be keeping a secret.
“Tell somebody, save somebody’s life because you never know when that person can turn on them,” said Hannah’s Aunt, “and that is what Jim, did he loved those kids and he loved Tina (Christina) but he turned on then and snapped.”
A memorial fund has been set up to help the Anderson family cover the costs of funeral services, if you’d like to help them visit, www.wepay.com and look for the San Diego Anderson Family support fund.