As a multi-state manhunt takes place for suspected kidnapper James DiMaggio who is on the lam with his possible kidnap victim, 16 year old Hannah Anderson. The story unfolds with DiMaggio, a close family friend of the Andersons allegedly setting fire to his rural California home where the remains of 44-year-old Christina Anderson, Hannah’s mother and her 8-year-old brother, Ethan were found. DiMaggio then flees with young Hannah.
While this is a terribly sad story, it is also one that has affected KLEAN’s owner and CEO Andrew Spanswick especially hard. Mr. Spanswick personally knows DiMaggio and has been asked by the family to be a spokesperson on their behalf as details unfold. Ironically, Mr. Spanswick has gone camping in the past with DiMaggio. As Spanswick reflects back to that time while being interviewed by Piers Morgan of CNN, the manhunt thickens in rural Idaho where DiMaggio and Anderson were spotted with backpacks and tents.
KLEAN is a dual diagnosis treatment center with a huge emphasis on mental disorders so Spanswick gave the best explanation for DiMaggio’s behavior. DiMaggio’s father committed suicide in 1998 on today’s date but he disappeared on the day that his house was set on fire. At one point Spanswick doubted DiMaggio’s involvement but has since recanted his position. This happened after Spanswick discovered that evidence pointed to DiMaggio having this all planned.
It is very common to see this in the field where anniversary dates of traumatic events are especially significant. Spanswick suspects that DiMaggio may also have planned his own demise with his own anniversary suicide on the 15 year anniversary of his father’s drug-induced suicide
Mr. Spanswick met James DiMaggio through one of his employees, Barry Robinson, who is Motown legend, Smokey Robinson’s son. DiMaggio and Spanswick developed a friendship and enjoyed camping together. Barry Robinson’s wife is James DiMaggio’s sister, Lora. She is DiMaggio’s only surviving sibling and she is working very closely with Mr. Spanswick as details of this tragedy unfold.