In a roller coaster ride of media reporting one minute and then the story retracted hours later. A whirl wind ride for people following the case of missing teen, Natalee Holloway. Worse though was that it was the same if not much worse emotional ride for Natalee’s family. First the AP reports that one of the three teens confessed to killing Natalee Holloway only to have it changes to “something bad happened“. Then they were going to take the police to the body and then it was denied.
Three young men who took an Alabama honors student to the beach before she disappeared must stay in jail, a judge ruled Saturday, as Aruba’s attorney general and others denied reports that one had confessed and said he would take police to the body
As rumors mounted about the fate of 18-year-old Natalee Holloway, a spokeswoman for her family, Carla Caccavale, told The Associated Press: “The family confirms that a body has not been found.”
Then the story comes out that Natalee was confirmed dead and the location of her body was known. This too turned out to be a hoax. These types of games must stop now.
However, Cruz later retracted the statement, saying he was a victim of a “misinformation campaign.”
The mother of the 17-year-old told FOX News authorities had not yet contacted them with this information but did say that Natalee’s father, who is divorced from her mother, was with investigators looking for the body.
I can only hope that the family is given some for of piece and piece of mind regarding the where abouts of their daughter. To hear Natalee’s mom during her interview with Geraldo Rivera from Fox News was gut wrenching. Natalee’s mom told Geraldo when discussing what they have been told by Aruban authorities, “the only thing that they divulged is that they were not so sure she was still alive.” The fact that they are being twisted in the wind is wrong. I cannot imagine what I would do in their position. Natalee’s mom showing the strain of this terrible occurrence basically said that she was ready for whatever the answer to the out come is, no matter how bad it may be. She just needs and answer and an outcome. The not knowing and not being kept in the loop has obviously taken its toll. The media and the Aruban authorities need to both get their act together and remember there is a family trying to find their daughter. Aruba get one spokesman to speak on the issue and to the media, get a heart. This is an emotional nightmare for the Holloway family, don’t make it worse. Natalee does represent everyone’s daughter, everyone should remember that.