Wednesday, August 14 2013 2:31 PM EDT2013-08-14 18:31:07 GMT
The 16-year-old California girl kidnapped by a close family friend suspected of killing her mother and 8-year-old brother says he threatened to kill her if she tried to escape and got what he deserved More >>
The 16-year-old California girl kidnapped by a close family friend suspected of killing her mother and 8-year-old brother says he threatened to kill her if she tried to escape and got what he deserved when he died in a shootout with authorities in the Idaho wilderness.More >>
SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – Just days after 16-year-old Hannah Anderson was rescued in Idaho, she's using social media to share parts of her story.
While answering questions from internet users via a social media website, the teenager talked about a wide range of issues including her mother and brother, who were killed, and her abductor.
User: Glad you're safe.
Hannah: Thank you.
That was Hannah's first response on the social media site, ask.fm since her rescue Saturday, August 10.
Hannah started writing around 9:00 p.m. Monday. Initially, users' questions were simple:
User: Favorite color?
Some comments were even encouraging, but as the blog continued those questions became bolder:
User: Did he rape you?
Hannah: I'm not allowed to talk about it. So don't ask questions about it, thank you.
User: Are you glad he's dead?
When asked why she is turning to social media, Hannah explains that she's answering peoples' questions so they know the truth.
User: Did you want to go with DiMaggio?
Hannah: No not at all.
User: Why didn't you run?
Hannah: He would have killed me.
User: Why didn't you tell your parents he creeped you out?
Hannah: In part, he was my dad's best friend and I didn't want to ruin anything between them.
During a press conference Monday, investigators say Hannah was at DiMaggio's home willingly the night she was kidnapped and that she was taken without knowing that DiMaggio had killed her mom, Christina and younger brother, Ethan before setting the property on fire.
When asked why she was there, Hannah wrote:
"He told us he was losing his house because of money issues so we went up there one last time to support him, and to support him, and to have fun riding go karts up there but he tricked us."
User: How did he separate you from your mom and brother?
Hannah: He tied them up in the garage.
User: How did he keep the fire a secret?
Hannah: He had it set to where it would catch on fire at a certain time.
Hannah says she cried all night when an FBI agent broke the news at an Idaho hospital.
In another post, she shares a picture of her nails with the caption:
"Pink for my mom and blue for Ethan."
As for why DiMaggio committed such horrible acts, Hannah says he's "psycho," and that he took her to "get him to the river all while carrying 50 pound backpacks..."
Regarding a so-called crush DiMaggio had on her, Hannah explains:
"He said it was more of a family crush like he had feelings as in he wanted nothing bad to happen to me."
Hannah says she's trying to stay strong. And, if she could say anything to Ethan and her mom:
"I'm sorry it ended like that. I wish I could go back in time and risk my life to try and save theirs. I will never forgive myself for not trying harder to save them."
Later in the conversation, a user writes, "May God bless you and comfort you, Hannah." She responds, "Thank you."
Hannah says the only injury she received was a twisted knee from hiking up a hill. She also says she plans to stay in San Diego and continue attending El Capitan High School in Lakeside.
In a bizarre twist, DiMaggio died exactly 15 years after his father committed suicide. DiMaggio's father had a history of substance abuse and criminal offenses. In 1988, the elder DiMaggio, also named James, kidnapped an ex-girlfriend's then 16-year-old daughter. The elder DiMaggio's victim, now an adult, recently told a local TV station that her attacker professed his love for her and said he was taking her to give her a good life.