Texas EquuSearch on its Way to Aruba


From their website:

 Please help in the search for Natalee Holloway by supporting TES’ trip to Aruba to search for her. You can view her flyer here. TES will be taking a team of searchers this week to Aruba to aid in the search of Natalee. If you would like to help support us, you can make a donation online, or by mailing it to our P. O. Box (address below). Please call the office at (281) 309-9500 if you need further information regarding our search for Natalee.

What an interesting twist.

Posted June 20, 2005 by
Natalee Holloway | 50 comments

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    50 Responses to “Texas EquuSearch on its Way to Aruba”

    1. Justin T on June 20th, 2005 8:18 pm


      do you have a link to the web site you can post?

    2. mustiquemama on June 20th, 2005 8:33 pm

      Link to Texas Equusearch story — http://www.click2houston.com/news/4629811/detail.html

      Link to Texas Equusearch — http://www.texasequusearch.org/

    3. TexasBelle on June 20th, 2005 8:34 pm
    4. Stan on June 20th, 2005 8:52 pm

      I hope they were invited so the local authorities cooperate.

    5. Blackspeare on June 20th, 2005 9:37 pm

      Now we’ll show them with some rip-snortin’, hard ridin’, sideways shootin’ Texans. Go get ‘em EEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAA!!!!!

    6. ironsides on June 20th, 2005 9:43 pm

      If I had to choose, I would rather have these good people searching for me than a bumbling 3rd world police force who have chosen one of the most regressive legal systems in the world to use as their model.

    7. TexasBelle on June 20th, 2005 9:56 pm

      Irionsides I agree with you…..

    8. Kristin on June 20th, 2005 10:01 pm

      Do you think Aruba’s officials can force them to leave if they aren’t wanted there?

    9. W. Brown on June 20th, 2005 10:10 pm

      Can’t force a horse to do anything.

    10. TexasBelle on June 20th, 2005 10:18 pm

      why if they are not hiding anything would they want them to leave? I guess they are afraid of BUBBA you know us red-necks.

    11. Ari on June 20th, 2005 10:35 pm

      Hope they don’t skip the search to hook up with local boys …

    12. Peter on June 20th, 2005 10:35 pm

      ironsides – Well put.

      A spokeswoman for the cops said they couldn’t just go running around like ‘cowboys’ to search for evidence. Now they’re going to get to see a real one. Quaint.

    13. Dar on June 20th, 2005 11:54 pm

      I think the charade by the authorities of Aruba is about to come to a screeching halt!!!
      The sheer and utter audacity of these creton beings is past bearable!!!!

      Each morning I wake up and before I brew my coffee I run to see if there has been any movement in the spastic colon of information in Aruba regarding this poor child. Perhaps they need some more fiber in the Aruban Diets to get things moving along.

      The entire world is watching this Monty Python wanna be comedy of prat falls and slap stick mistakes. They have blunder their way through three weeks of what might have been crucial time in order to save her life. And with their comedy of errors and crystal clear covering up they may have wasted any chance of saving her life. Unbelievable absolutely unbelievable Thank God we don’t treat crisis like they do in Aruba….we could all be dead before anyone noticed!!!!

    14. Peter on June 21st, 2005 2:22 am


    15. Jackie on June 21st, 2005 3:47 am

      Natalie Holloway is missing and as her mother said “She is everyone’s daughter”. I went to the website of Texas Equusearch to read up on them. Recently we took our daughter to Disneyland and I saw 3 kids whom had been seperated from their parents. 1 was a little boy about 8-10 years old, innocently asking people if they saw a lady with a baby (assuming it was his mom and sibling) we watched the lady helping him take him to a Disney employee also observing the lady assisting him, what she was wearing, looking closely at her face etc. Another was a girl maybe 10-12 who lost her parents on a water slide where I lost my own child for about 3 minutes because it didn’t end where it looked like it ended and I was at the bottom waiting for her to come down (scary feeling), the 10-12 year old girl had been coached by her parents not to accept help from anyone except the Disney employees, when I offered to help her she asked me if I worked there, understanding why she asked me that question (good job mom and dad) I got a Disney employee and led them back to her to help her. The last child was a really little one about 18 months to 2 yrs old just walking around outside a gift shop, we waited and watched her until her parents found her. My point is, we have a duty to our children to watch over them, all of us. If it is loaning a cell phone to a teenager for a few seconds to call home, if it is watching a lost child until you see they are united with parents, helping a (mostly girls) stranded motorist, taking a moment to observe a situation that doesn’t seem right. We can all watch out for kids, care about them. We can all also help by supporting organizations that go there to help. I wish I could afford to go to Aruba and help look for Natalie but I can’t, but I CAN spare 10 or 20 bucks to help organizations like Equusearch, most all of us can. I can also not spend my vacation money in Aruba. Why reward when they ignored. I agree with the mother that the 3 boys know what happened. God help protect our children, and let us do our part too.

    16. Itawamba on June 21st, 2005 4:06 am

      This will be a high$$ operation, and TES is always needing donations because their hearts are sooo big! They want to help everyone they can.

      Tim Miller, their founder and chief, said tonight on TV that they hope to bring 17 people for 5 days, after arriving there tonight (Tuesday). They will cover areas “searched and unsearched” on Aruba with equipment that has NOT been used yet in the search for Natalee.

      That includes a side-scanning sonar system (which can go into underwater areas where people can’t) and 3 cadaver dogs from Louisiana. I hope their presence brings new clues to where Natalee might be.

    17. BJ on June 21st, 2005 4:46 am

      So much for “can’t go in like a bunch of cowboys”….

    18. Yvonne Redell on June 21st, 2005 5:26 am

      Finally I feel hope thanks to TES. I am going right now to donate $ to search for Natalee. If more people would donate to this search maybe we could at least put Natalee and her family at peace. Please, DONATE to TES !!!!

    19. Ed Hixon on June 21st, 2005 5:51 am

      Yes, this will cost a lot of money, the family probably has money but will need much more. I’m sending some to TES today. Have sent some to a bank in Meridian Miss. They are collecting up north. But forget where, there are some Holloways up there….anyone know? And are they collecting in Birmingham? big Ed in Texas

    20. AnnapolisArubaFan on June 21st, 2005 7:45 am

      For the 50th time, I will ask: what is up with a reward? If it’s set high enough and no worthy leads emerge, then we know that the only parties involved are the ones already detained.

      It’s human nature: big rewards lead to tips. So again: why isn’t the flush Aruban gov’t and tourist industry ponying up?

    21. Compananzi on June 21st, 2005 8:29 am

      Oh my god, Do you all read what you are writting? Great that this rescue team will try to do what groups of people already did 3 times over. A slap to all the Dutch Marines, Local Police, FBI contingent, American Tourist, and other concerned people.

      The insinuation of the Aruba Gov’t not being cooperative is a slap in the face to all the good people who has helped and comforted the Holloway family so far. I think you all need to step back and think about your hurtful words and stop condecending of things that are not ‘the American system’.

      You can always say in hindsight what you or someone else could have done, should’ve or why this or that is not in place, it happens even here, all the time…but to quickly boil it down to one person or systems is just shortsighted, so American.

      All this postering is everyone attempt to ride and get another 15 minutes of fame out of a tragedy and an ongoing investigation. I sure hope this intensity can spill over to search for Amy Bradley, Claudia Kirschhoch, Garrett Bardsley, and Brennan Hawkins. (and the search not condensed in a Web page somewhere)

    22. Chalkhills on June 21st, 2005 8:35 am

      Texans are a bunch of losers; they’ll be playing blackjack and passed out on Aruban whiskey in no time.

    23. Cowboy on June 21st, 2005 8:52 am

      The U.S. didn’t become the greatest country in the world by being a bunch of fuckups, The Dutch and Aruba can’t make that statement, they are proving now what they are made of.

    24. fashionqueen on June 21st, 2005 8:55 am


      Is that how YOU really feel? Question: Put yourself in the shoes of Natalee’s mother and you tell me if you wouldn’t move heaven and hell to find your child. We as “AMERICANS” feel her pain. And to keep it simple, it does boil down to one person or system. If you do not feel that is true, then what else does it boil down to? Her daughter is missing and the Aruba Polis is acting like it’s someone’s pet that’s missing!

    25. Bob on June 21st, 2005 8:59 am

      Government of Aruba is also the Mob of Aruba that’s why the reward is not working, Duh

    26. Chalkhills on June 21st, 2005 9:02 am

      Yeah right…acting like a pet’s missing; The allowed the FBI to assist, The Dutch Marines, governement workers half the day off to assist in the search, tourists and local are organizing searches. That would NEVER happen in the U.S. Stop being such a cry baby because you feel you need to belong to we as “Americans”…go volunteer for searches in your local area for missing children you hypocrite. And next time there’s a missing person or child in your town insist that the national guard help out and that municipal employees get the day off to help in the search. Unheard of!!!

    27. Tommy P. on June 21st, 2005 9:07 am

      Seem’s to me that quite a few of these “high profile” cases have a common thread, MONEY. In the U.S. you see it, have money you walk.now take this case in Aruba, 3 week’s small island and not one clear answer, pitifull ! Come on if she’s on the island in any way dog’s, infrared, search
      team’s,side scanner’s, satellite imagery, heat imagery, this cannnot be that difficult. After all the high tech equipment out there if’s she is on the island she should be found. If she is not than there are people who where she is and how she has gotten to be there. And as for the 3 punk’s it’s past time for someone to get them to chirp!!!! More than one person know’s what happened, and that’s a fact. Aruba look’s like it’s VACANCY TIME!!!!!!

    28. Gemebwai on June 21st, 2005 9:14 am

      The reward? So far it’s $55.000 of which $5000 is by the Holloway family, doesn’t make me think high of this “upper middle class” family… Besides, they are starting a case to get the aruban authorities to come up with the evidence (which I’m sure they will lose, data is kept from the public to aid the investigation!) which will cost more then the $5000 reward money they put up. Aruba has no history of big rewards (neither of high profile missing persons for that matter!) but I think it’s too low to bribe anyone involved in this.

    29. Keri on June 21st, 2005 9:43 am

      Gemebwai you are a moron. Her family flew out there and are prepared to probably sell their home to stay out there as long as it takes to find her. What a disgusting ignorant statement.

    30. Just another pretty white American woman on June 21st, 2005 10:31 am

      To Natalee:

      I pray that you are at peace in a better place… It is a sad testimony of our world that you had to pay the ultimate price of losing your life because you made a dumb teenager mistake of trusting absolute strangers.

    31. fashionqueen on June 21st, 2005 10:52 am

      Just another pretty white American woman….(I wonder)…:

      Was that supposed to be a kind hearted prayer or was it meant to be sarcastic??

    32. Just another pretty white American woman on June 21st, 2005 11:07 am

      fashionqueen: My sincere apologies for any unintentional cynicism… My most fervent hope is that other women/teens/vulnerable people learn from this sad tragedy and depressing glimpse into the darkness of human nature…

    33. mbhs05 on June 21st, 2005 11:09 am

      W. Brown-Haha….too true, too true.

      Also Keri…just ignore the morons. They’ll go away if they have nothing to feed off of. They can’t sell their home…she has a little brother who goes to school here…that WHY they need the donations! They do have to send people back and forth, but Beth isn’t going home and can’t work…so donations are very important.

    34. sandy m on June 21st, 2005 11:15 am

      i understand all of the concern for natalee, but also at this very minute there is a 12 yr old boy scout missing and from the same place in the u.s. that a 12 yr old is missing from a yr ago. no one knows what happened to either boy–no FBI-just police and volunteers. no one is in an uproar over this situation. i want natalee to be found and whoever did something to her convicted, but there are a lot of missing children and adults in this world and if everyone would come together, maybe things would get solved quicker. i believe aruba is trying to solve this case and do you think they would cover up for 1 man to put their island in jeopardy of poverty? please let them try to solve this case as i understand that if too much information is given out, all these boys could get off free guilty or not.

    35. mbhs05 on June 21st, 2005 11:18 am

      I think the boy is 11…ps Sandy, what’s the latest on that? My mom has been following it because my brothers are boy scouts and she HATES how the camps are run…she’s probably right that that contributed to the missing boys’ cases. But she’s in Canada, so I don’t know what’s going on with it now. Know anything new?

    36. sandy m on June 21st, 2005 11:31 am

      the boy scout has still not been found and they are all still looking, but there again they never found the boy scout that was missing from last august so they definitely think it is a kidnapping.

    37. mbhs05 on June 21st, 2005 11:33 am

      Same area…same ago boy…I think it is, too. My brothers aren’t getting to go to summer camp anymore without my dad in tow…

      I think maybe the woods don’t need to be searched-nearby houses do.

    38. TexasBelle on June 21st, 2005 11:36 am

      Chalkhills how can you sit there and say Texans are a bunch of losers, at least they are attempting to help. Not everyone in Texas drinks nor play cards, get real. Just like blaming everyone in Aruba for this tragedy, you can not blame a whole nation of people when just few bottom feeders caused this. In all reality the Americans go to their country and run wild, drink gamble etc. but when something bad happens in their playground they want to blame a country for it. I would hope that all help that is offered to find Natalee will be accepted and welcomed. It is very important to not loose focus on what the real issue is and that is to find Natalee.

      And to the other poster about the boy-scout from UTAH I agree we need more coverage for him to as he was here in the US and came up missing ……. There have been several people young and old that have gone missing since Natalee and until I went to the Texas Equine site I had not even heard of them.

    39. Chalkhills on June 21st, 2005 12:51 pm

      I hope Natalee is found alive and I hope the purpotrators are brought to justice. But this is a weird case. If I were the family I would welcome all the media attention as well. But if the runaway bride story never happened, I doubt that we would see all the media coverage. Moreover, if the missing girl’s name was Shaneequa Jackson from Compton, or if it was a missing naturalized U.S. citizen named Sanjay Patel who ran a kabob stand in detroit, I doubt that we would be getting worked up as much as we are.

    40. TexasBelle on June 21st, 2005 1:58 pm

      Chalkhills I can very clearly understand what you are saying and it is a very valued point that there has as long as I remember been so much media attention or focus towards a missing person of another race. It is indeed unfair and sad that not all missing persons are center attention. But Natalee did not want this spot in the news, this was not her choice. I to feel that anyone that has been taken against their will should have the same heart felt symphony that Natalee has received. Every one is someone’s child and I am sure all of the missing persons are loved by their family as Natalee is. It is not us the posters nor the readers of these forums fault that not everyone gets that attention. But just maybe if there is a good outcome to this story that we as the general public will try and focus on other stories like this in hopes of finding others.

      It should not matter what the person looks like where they came from in the US or their financial income or age. Point is we are all people and no one should have the right to take us at will or end our life. I think the media frenzy over Natalee is due to the nature of it. A young lady just starting in to adulthood just days of finishing high school is abducted on a trip to a tropical island with her classmates. Also all the strange leads and people that have become involved with her from a failure judge want to be’s arrogant son to brothers and now some 2bit dj that at the age of 26 is playing cds on a boat instead of finding a real job to support his son. He rather hang out with the kids instead. It is all compelling and intriguing the whole story. It makes us want to solve the mystery and find out more and more. Maybe if there were leads like this in other missing person’s cases we would be compelled to want more and more like has happened in this story.

      All that aside I do hope and pray daily that this will have a happy ending for this family and a southern daughter will come home.

    41. Kismette on June 21st, 2005 2:09 pm

      The family is the reason for all the media attention… they are making SURE that this doesn’t get put on the ‘backpage’. I would be screaming and yelling it to everyone I could to keep it fresh in the minds of ALL people.

    42. Just another pretty white American woman on June 21st, 2005 3:50 pm

      Wonderful news!

      KAMAS, Utah (CNN) — Volunteers told CNN Tuesday that the 11-year-old Boy Scout missing for four days has been found alive.

      full story — http://www.cnn.com/2005/US/06/21/missing.scout/index.html

    43. Martin on June 21st, 2005 4:53 pm

      Make sure you do an extensive search of the Panama Canal, Columbia, Venezuela, and Suriname; also, try to get shipping records from the time she was abducted. Natalee could be literally anywhere in the world right now. I wonder how many leads the authorities actually have…? Also, try to talk to the father of the Kalpoes. I bet he knows more than anyone.

    44. lin on June 21st, 2005 5:33 pm

      YES YES YES!!!!

      BORN: 10/ 21/ 1986



    45. lin on June 21st, 2005 5:35 pm

      YES YES YES!!!!

      BORN: 10/ 21/ 1986



    46. trespasser on June 22nd, 2005 1:23 pm

      @Cowboy Says:
      June 21st, 2005 at 8:52 am

      “The U.S. didn’t become the greatest country in the world by being a bunch of fuckups, The Dutch and Aruba can’t make that statement”

      Where do you think ‘Americans’ came from.
      Who ‘ruled’ the world in the 1500-1700 period.
      Ever heard of the word Industrial revolution?
      Why o why isnt history tought to Americans?

    47. jgirl on June 22nd, 2005 2:28 pm

      i want to believe she will be found alive, but the search makes it seem otherwise, I
      don’t want to loose the hope.

    48. molly on June 23rd, 2005 2:08 pm


      Texas EquuSearch Mounted SAR Team

      P. O. Box 395, Dickinson, TX 77539

    49. tholloway on June 27th, 2005 3:21 am

      Is there a reason no one seems to be thinking that she was sex-napped to colombia or venezuela?

    50. Joyce on June 29th, 2005 10:51 pm

      why don’t they call in a psychic(spelling)? cheers to what equusearch is doing. God will guide you in your search if you let him. I feel the same way the aruban lady that was interviewed feels,my spirit feeling feels she is alive. If I am correct there was another teen that was also missing,missing from the same place as Natalie. If this other teen was missing in the same fashion,could it be that these teens were kidnapped and taken to another country like columbia? Maybe sold?

      You are all in my thoughts daily,I feel so sorry for the family it breaks my heart.

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