SAN DIEGO (KTLA) — The family of accused killer and kidnapping suspect James DiMaggio was requesting DNA samples Tuesday from the family of Hannah Anderson.
DiMaggio, who died in a shootout with federal agents in Idaho, was accused of abducting the 16-year-old and murdering her mother and 8-year-old brother Ethan.
The 40-year-old left a $112,000 life insurance policy to the children’s maternal grandmother.
DiMaggio named Bernice Anderson the sole beneficiary of his employer-issued life insurance policy in 2011, substituting her for his sister Lora Robinson, according to family spokesman Andrew Spanswick.
Family members claimed there were no plans to contest the policy, but a spokesman said the family did want to know if DiMaggio was the biological father of the children.
“We are going to be requesting from the Anderson family that we try to get DNA samples from Hannah. And if they have anything left from Ethan — that we get a DNA sample,” Spanswick told CNN affiliate KGTV.
“There has been a lot of rumors that Jim might be the father of either or both children,” Spanswick said.
Lora Robinson was making the request, according to Spanswick.