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Hannah Anderson Answering Social Media Questions

The teenager who was missing for nearly a week then found safe has been talking to people on an ask.fm site

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Pictures of Hannah Anderson from various social media sites were used during a widespread Amber Alert.

    A San Diego County teenager who was kidnapped by a longtime family friend for almost one week shared her feelings on social media Tuesday saying her abductor deserved what he got.

    Hannah Anderson of Lakeside posted on the site ask.fm multiple sources have confirmed to NBC News. The 16-year-old answered questions from subscribers and friends the day after returning home from Idaho.

    Anderson had been kidnapped by 40-year-old James Lee DiMaggio of Boulevard after officials say DiMaggio killed her mother, Christina Anderson, and younger brother, Ethan Anderson, and set his home on fire.

    After a widespread manhunt for DiMaggio, authorities fatally shot him and returned Hannah home safe to her father.

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    The teenager’s father Brett Anderson told the media Monday that his daughter had been through a horrific ordeal and needed time to heal.

    Less than 24 hours later, Hannah was online and answering questions about how she was kidnapped, how she survived captivity and how she is dealing with the deaths of her mother and brother.

    "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 have fun riding go karts up there but he tricked us," the posts from Hannah explained.

    DiMaggio tied up her mother and brother in his garage. Their bodies were found after a fire destroyed the home.

    She said she didn't know they had died until an FBI agent told her at the hospital after rescue Saturday.

    "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," the teenager wrote.

    The comments were mostly positive and the questions respectful ranging from “You’re beautiful” to “I miss you” and “Your mother and brother are in heaven.”

    When asked whether she was raped, Hannah avoided the subject. "I'm not supposed to talk about that,” the post read.

    Through the online Q&A, the teenager explained how she "basically" stayed awake for six straight days.

    She said she could not escape because her abductor had a gun and "threatened to kill me and anyone who tried to help."

    She also said DiMaggio ignored her when she asked for food.

    As for the encounter with the four horseback riders that eventually led to her recovery, Hannah said she was afraid to ask for help.

    "I had to act calm I didn't want them to get hurt. I was scared that he would kill them," she wrote.

    The San Diego County Sheriff's department, which spearheaded the investigation of Hannah’s disappearance, is aware of the internet communication.

    Spokesperson Jan Caldwell would not verify who was responding to these questions, but did reach out to the victim and her family. She said the department is doing its best to protect Hannah.

    The postings appeared on the ask.fm social-networking site account for "Hannahbanana722" of Lakeside, where the teen lived with her mother and brother.

    Hannah’s ask.fm site was established before she was kidnapped. The account has since been disabled.

    A 17-year-old friend from Hannah's elementary school told NBC 7 that she's convinced it is Hannah responding. She offered the victim encouraging words, and Hannah responded with a “Thank you.”

    Dawn MacNabb, whose son, Alan, is one of Hannah's closest friends, confirmed the postings were by the teen when she spoke with the Associated Press.

    Alan spoke on the phone with Hannah on Tuesday and urged her to delete some of the postings, MacNabb said.

    "He said she was going to, but I don't know if she will," she said.