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With the whereabouts of kidnapping and murder suspect James DiMaggio still unknown, and a collection of local and federal authorities tracking him throughout the western portion of the United States, on Thursday evening "Piers Morgan Live" welcomed a close friend of the man currently accused of burning down his home, killing at least one person, and possibly abducting two children.
Andrew Spanswick often went camping with DiMaggio, and speaking live with Piers Morgan, he expressed shock and worry for the situation that is currently dominating the news cycle:
"We're all very concerned about Jim," he admitted in a live interview. "It seems so out of character that this would have happened, and it's hard to believe that that's what we're actually seeing, so, you know we're really trying to see is anybody actually looking for Jim. When I spoke to Laura, his sister, last night at length, two times, she expressed that, you know, the only result she could see from this is Jim ending up coming home in a body bag. Because, either one, he was going to get profiled and someone was going to shoot him, or something terrible has happened to him and maybe he was taken from the home."
As rumors swirl suggesting an improper enfatuation with Hannah, the missing 16-year-old girl who reportedly referred to DiMaggio as "Uncle Jim," Thursday's guest admitted that nothing can be ruled out:
"There's always a possibility of something. I work in mental health, I've been working in mental health for 22 years," Spanswick told the "Piers Morgan Live" host. "There's always a possibility that somebody could have a break. I heard some rumors on the media that he had been smoking marijuana recently, and I know that that's a big topic lately on CNN. There's always the possibility with the potency of marijuana these days, that people could have drug-induced psychosis that might relate to some of this behavior. But, it would have to have been an extreme event. Something like that, it would have to have been some really mind altering event that would change his character so dramatically from the man that I know who is actually someone who cares very deeply about people."
Watch the clip for more of Morgan's interview with Spanswick, and for the next edition of "Piers Morgan Live," watch CNN every night at 9.
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