De Jong has specifically pointed out as the spot where Natalee Holloway would have been hidden and/or buried.""More concretely: the foundation of the Spyglass Tower …and of the staircase of the Spyglass Tower was not in place," the statement continued.S., then justice is not being served for Natalee," she explained.
He had told he saw the prime suspect bring Natalee Holloway into a "small building under construction" (since identified as the Spyglass Tower of Marriott's Aruba Surf Club resort) before Joran van der Sloot emerged carrying her body.
But after consulting with the Marriott, the prosecutor's office determined that "it becomes indisputably clear that on the 30th of May 2005, no construction or building activities were started at the location that Mr.
One decade after her daughter's tragic disappearance, Natalee Holloway's mother Beth says she's still hoping for justice and managing to find comfort as time passes."I've been able to redefine my life," she told TODAY.
"And I've been able to find joy and happiness through my son, through my son's new family, and my work, so I think I'm in a good place now."Yet even with her optimism, she's still struggling with certain aspects of her daughter's tragedy, as prime suspect Joran van der Sloot is currently in prison for the 2010 murder of a Peruvian woman named Stephany Flores Ramirez."Justice is being served for the murder of Stephany, but until Joran faces the extortion charges in the U.
"I was the eyewitness."Holloway was last seen on May 30, 2005, leaving a bar with Joran van der Sloot.
He is currently imprisoned in Peru for a 2010 murder and de Jong speaks to him being the prime suspect in his recent testimony."I saw that Joran was chasing Natalee into a small building under construction," he recalled.It was comforting to know there'd be safety in numbers. But I still reminded her to make personal safety her first priority, and to stay with people she knew. She replies, "He lives in Aruba."I stutter, "He's...he's not a tourist just here for the summer? Brenda explains that it will be difficult to locate someone at this hour to show us the footage from the previous night. Apparently, the beach patrol he has been dealing with since that morning aren't actual police, nor did they think the matter urgent enough to file a missing persons report. "She will come back." Natalee has been missing for close to 22 hours now.She hadn't had a real boyfriend, and confided to me that she was a virgin. "Maybe tomorrow." I ask for the records that show who entered Natalee's hotel room last night. A crime may have been committed, though it has not been reported or documented. But I'm not about to let this get swept under the rug. When I return to the lobby, the DEA agent suggests we go to Carlos'n Charlie's to ask questions and show her picture around. Making their way inside the bar, the men in our group dodge a couple of fistfights and dope-smoking patrons, trying to find someone with information.The trip was a Mountain Brook High School tradition.Her stepbrother, George, had gone two years before, and if I could swing it financially, I wanted Natalee to have the experience.In the weeks before her graduation, I attended two parent meetings hosted by Jodi, the travel agent who handled the Aruba trips and whose own daughter was scheduled to go that year.