Good Morning!Ponderings, I don't know the truth about any of the stories ref the Anderson Family/DiMaggio situation; only the few scant stories I've read. I Googled them last night and found there are many people posting under various headings who raise the same suspicious questions you and I are raising and not many at all who lean towards believing that Hannah is little miss innocent in all this.
Go to Google and read some of these posts; you'll be surprised. There are many posters there who don't believe her. I did learn that Hannah had taken many day trips with DiMaggio and that for him to pick her up for a trip would not have been unusual, which does not sound to me like she was 'scared' of him.
I also looked under Websleuths and it was there that everyone was oohing and awwing over the lucky to have been found and brought home safely, the lovely Hannah. None there had any questions concerning the possibility of her involvement. The best of all the blogs was Val Hall of The Hinkey Meter, but her site has been taken down. Val always researched her suspicions with mounds of solid evidence and got to the truth, but she has vanished.
The thing is, I'm not finding any links that leads to any updated news articles, just the initial statement declaring Hannah 100% an innocent victim, which was made by the local sheriff at the time she was found and DiMaggio was shot dead; which IMO was not necessary. One shot to a leg would have brought him down, then we'd know.
I will try to comment on your posts one at a time... I also haven't been following this crime extremely close, probably why I don't have all my facts straight yet at this time. But I do catch the cable news, and watch and listen when this one comes up.
I did catch however that Hannah had not only answered all of his calls, and like you mentioned, she also had taken short trips with him. That contradicts what she said, or her family said that she had told them that he gave her 'the willies' or something to that effect. It appears to me that she told them this in order to throw them off as to what was really going on between the two of them.
I had never heard of "Val Hall" - but I Googled her name and mainly found out that her website domain is up for sale, so I guess she is done. I wish I had known about her, as there are a couple of cases where I would have loved to have read her input. Last year, it appears the last time anyone had heard from her she said her dad had died of Alzheimer's and her mother didn't take care of him properly, that she was mentally ill, etc. So, guess this gal has too many personal issues of her own to continue on with her "Hinkey Meter".
The way I understand it, the reason cops shot and killed DiMaggio is because he had weapons on him and threatened to shoot; whether or not he said he was also going to hill Hannah, that I have not heard. Nah... a shot in the leg would have just meant more tax money for citizens to keep him alive, and to buy him a crooked lawyer to get him off the hook.