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November 25, 2010

Jawbone found in Aruba is not Natalee Holloway\’s

Jawbone found in Aruba is not Natalee Holloway’s

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Holloway disappeared in Aruba in 2005. She was seen leaving a nightclub with three men.

A jawbone found in Aruba is not that of missing American Natalee Holloway, who was a recent high school-graduate at the time of her disappearance. Officials confirmed the news after Dutch scientists completed tests on the bone. The jawbone, which also had a wisdom tooth with it, was found by an American tourist close to the Phoenix Hotel. A second bone had also been found by another tourist earlier this month.

The bone was sent to the Netherlands Forensic Institute where scientists completed tests. They compared the bone to dental records given to them by Natalee’s father, from which they confirmed the the bone was not that of Natalee, although it was human. It was said to be unlikely that the bone was Holloway’s as there is no physical evidence that she was murdered.

Cquote1.svg Beth accepts the forensic conclusions, is emotionally exhausted from the inexplicably long wait, and deeply disappointed in the time and manner in which she learned of the results. Cquote2.svg

—Beth Twitty, attorney

Taco Stein, the Aruban Solicitor General, released a statement after the announcement was made. He commented on the speed of the identification; he said that they had quickly ruled out Holloway because her records had shown that she had her wisdom teeth previously removed.

‘Emotionally exhausted’

Tim Miller, the Director of the Texas EquuSearch, released a statement after talking to Natalee’s father. He said “Dave [Natalee’s father] has been in contact with Aruban authorities and spoke with FBI this morning, the agent working the case. Dave believes it is Natalee.”

An attorney for Natalee’s mother, Beth Twitty, released a statement saying “Beth accepts the forensic conclusions, is emotionally exhausted from the inexplicably long wait, and deeply disappointed in the time and manner in which she learned of the results.” He commented on the Aruban authorities saying that “Apparently Aruban prosecutors were more sensitive to media concerns than the painful vigil of a mother.”

Natalee Holloway disappeared on the island in 2005 while on a school trip. She was last seen leaving a nightclub with three men, one of which was later identified as Joran van der Sloot. Van der Sloot was detained twice by police but has never been charged with Holloway’s disappearance. He is currently in Peru facing a different murder charge. Aruban authorities have said that they are checking neighboring islands to find a match for other missing persons.



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September 2, 2007

Felix becomes Category 1 hurricane as it threatens Aruba

Felix becomes Category 1 hurricane as it threatens Aruba

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Sunday, September 2, 2007

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The sixth named storm and second hurricane of the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season is in full swing and headed toward Aruba. Hurricane Felix gathered strength all day Saturday and pounded Grenada with heavy rains and wind. Hurricane Felix snapped small boats loose from their moorings and even toppled utility poles as it heads toward the Caribbean island of Aruba.

Felix was upgraded from a tropical storm to a hurricane Saturday evening as it sustained maximum winds of 120 kilometers an hour.

Hurricane Felix swept over Grenada on Saturday. Felix had such strength that local radio and TV stations were knocked out of service and utility poles were toppled. At this point, no injuries are reported. The storm did, however, rip two roofs off at least two homes and a popular concert venue was demolished.



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June 11, 2005

US teen missing in Aruba feared dead

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US teen missing in Aruba feared dead

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Saturday, June 11, 2005

Missing American teen Natalee Holloway, who vanished on the Dutch island of Aruba two weeks ago, is feared to be dead today following a suspect’s statement earlier this morning. The suspect, who is yet to be named, told police that “something bad happened” to the missing teen. Police Commissioner District 1 Gerold Dompig said that the suspect was leading police to a scene, where it is believed a major update to the case is to be found.

Two security guards were taken into police custody early last week: 28-year-old Abraham Jones and 30-year-old Mickey John. Additionally, three teenagers who were believed to be the last people to have seen Halloway are now under custody. Among the three teenagers is 18-year-old Satish Kalpoe, 21-year-old Depak Kalpoe, and 17-year-old Joran van der Sloot, a friend of the brothers and son to a Judicial Servant.

Anita van der Sloot, mother of suspect Joran van der Sloot, told American news network CNN that her son stated to her that he was “innocent”, and even offered to speak to Holloway’s family. No announcement from police has yet confirmed the death of Holloway.

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