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As the disturbing situation surrounding the disappearance and presumed abduction of Hannah Anderson continues to pace the United States news cycle, on Friday evening Piers Morgan hosted a live edition of his program, dedicated to supplying the latest details on a case that has now moved into its fourth state.
As the manhunt for James DiMaggio intensifies on the heels of an alleged sighting in Idaho, Andrew Spanswick joined "Piers Morgan Live" for his second live interview in as many days.
A close friend of DiMaggio, who's believed to have not only kidnapped Hannah Anderson but also murdered her mother, Spanswick revealed a recently revealed potential motive for his camping buddy's suddenly odd behavior:
"Jim's father had committed suicide in 1998," explained Friday's guest. "The date that Jim's father disappeared ... prior to his suicide, was actually the date that Jim's house was lit on fire. That's the anniversary date. The date of his father's suicide is tomorrow."
One night since intensely discounting the likelihood of DiMaggio's involvement in the fire, murders, and abduction, on Friday Spanswick shared some news that has caused him to reevaluate his position:
"It's bone-chilling information when I heard it that potentially he's had a plan," said Spanswick, noting that he's encountered similar cases and patients through his work at a treatment center. "They make a suicide pack or plan, that they've hidden from other people. It relates very much to the anniversaries of the traumatic event, and I think that's very much what we're seeing here. There might be a possible link between the anniversary date of his father's disappearance and eventual suicide and the date of the burning of the house and now, hopefully not, but possibly a suicide of his own tomorrow, and to have a countdown like that is just bone-chilling."
Watch the clip for more of Morgan's interview with Spanswick, including the portion in which the guest explains the ways in which his perspective of his friend's potential involvement has shifted in the last 24 hours, and for the next edition of "Piers Morgan Live," watch CNN every night at 9.
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