James Lee DiMaggio, the 40-year-old man responsible for kidnapping Hannah Anderson, 16, and killing her mother and younger brother, made his teenage abductee’s family the beneficiary of his life insurance policy.
According to a report from the Associated Press, DiMaggio, who was shot and killed by FBI agents Aug. 10 in Idaho following the discovery of the missing teen, made the victim’s grandmother the beneficiary of his life insurance plan. A spokesman for the DiMaggio family, Andrew Spanswick, said he believes the total sum of $112,000 was left to Anderson’s grandmother, Bernice Anderson.
DiMaggio reportedly left his sole immediate family member, sister Lora Robinson, out of his 2011 employee-earned life insurance policy. According to Spanswick, Robinson spoke to the teen’s father, Brett Anderson, following the discovery of the designated beneficiary. "They had a long conversation about their mutual loss, trying to make sense of what happened, and neither of them had an explanation," Spanswick said. "Brett seemed to recognize that Lora was as much a victim in this as everyone else. He wished her the best."
While Anderson’s grandmother was reportedly gifted the money to benefit the teen, the A.P. reported that DiMaggio had a relationship with the grandmother. According to the Monday-night report, he lived in her home for two years before purchasing property near San Diego in 2009.
A spokeswoman for the Anderson family, Stacy Hess, declined to comment to the A.P. regarding the recent insurance discovery.
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Following her rescue, Anderson spoke out about her captor online last week, telling followers on her presently disabled Ask.fm account that DiMaggio, a person whom she once considered an “uncle,” “got what he deserved.” Brett Anderson told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday that his daughter is “doing good day by day.”