According to Anderson, DiMaggio took her to his San Diego-area home after picking her up from cheerleading camp and informed her that her that her mother and 8-year-old brother were upstairs.
DiMaggio then sat her down on a couch, handcuffed her, zip-tied her feet and explained that he planned to kidnap her and take her to Idaho. He then encouraged her to play Russian roulette with him.
"When it was my turn, I started crying and, like, was freaking out," Anderson said. "And he said, 'Do you want to play?' And I said, 'No,' and I started crying, and he's like, 'OK,' and he stopped."
Anderson said she could hear her brother yelling from upstairs but DiMaggio quickly drugged her and she awoke in Idaho. She later learned that he had rigged his home to explode, killing her mother and brother inside.
DiMaggio and Anderson ended up being spotted in the Idaho wilderness on August 10, and DiMaggio was shot dead by an FBI agent. Anderson, 16, was returned to her family in Southern California.
On “Today,” Anderson said the thought of DiMaggio makes her feel "sick, disgusted" and that the deaths of her family members still haunt her.
"I miss them so much that sometimes ... I wait for them to get home and then they're not there," she said.
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