Natalee’s Parents Remain Optimistic


Despite the long and at times slow process of the investigation into the disappearance of Natalee Hollow, her parents remain confident that it is close to being resolved.

From the AP: Missing Teen’s Father Says Investigation Progressing, Texas Search Group Postpones Trip to Aruba

The father of a U.S. teen missing in Aruba for more than three weeks said Wednesday he was confident that an investigation into the disappearance was close to being resolved.
Natalee Holloway’s mother, meanwhile, spent a second day distributing prayer cards and special bracelets to residents and tourists who offered their sympathy and support.

But her father, Dave Holloway, told Associated Press Television News on Wednesday that the family is confident there will be a resolution soon.

“The investigation appears to be moving forward. I’m optimistic,” Holloway said during an interview at the Holiday Inn, where Natalee had stayed during her school trip. “The FBI indicated to me that the (Aruban) police are very adequate and doing a good job. That gives me comfort.”

Natalee’s mother, Beth Holloway Twitty, for a second day distributed prayer cards and bracelets for her daughter to passers-by in the suburbs.

At one point a car stopped and its occupants told her, “We wish the best.”

Holloway Twitty smiled, went up to the car window, and thanked them.

“I like to have my face and Natalee’s heart in the community,” said Holloway Twitty. “It gives me therapy for the day.”

Posted June 22, 2005 by
Natalee Holloway | 14 comments

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    14 Responses to “Natalee’s Parents Remain Optimistic”

    1. James Magnum Cook on June 22nd, 2005 9:46 pm

      All of our company would like to say we support the efforts to find your daughter and resolve this case. We are all praying that she will be found and you can bring her home. May God keep and comfort you in this time of need.

    2. DougG on June 22nd, 2005 11:04 pm

      It is unfortunate that the Aruban authorities do not make a statement of some kind to help clarify the state of their investigation, to help quell some of the rumors, and to provide details about the physical search for NH.

      This might go a long way toward quieting some of the criticism directed at Aruba.

      However, the information now coming out about the conduct and statements of the van der Sloort family (mainly father and son) leads me to believe that the answers lie with them. And unless the Aruban “polis” can indicate they are making progress with those two, the criticism will only continue.

    3. Hope on June 23rd, 2005 12:17 am

      Jorans father is working his way into Dutch Monarchy….Joran is 17….a minor…a MINOR…if he fell victom to a mishap, (accidental homicide) he would first:
      a) try to cover up
      b) second rely on dad to cover up
      c) third break down and confess knowing he is 17 and a minor under Dutch law….he would do no real time…his dad knows this, his mom knows this, they all know his dads Judgeship is now a pipedream…..why not confess….why does he not confess…all of us who stay here in this forum day after day, hour after hour still refuse to ask ourselves…what is really going on. Occams razor….

      Occams Razor
      “A rule in science and philosophy stating that entities should not be multiplied needlessly. This rule is interpreted to mean that the simplest of two or more competing theories is preferable and that an explanation for unknown phenomena should first be attempted in terms of what is already known. Also called law of parsimony.”

      I drempt last night…”in my dream I smell the smell of chemicals…once before I smelled this, the smell and taste of an anesthesia right before i passed out on the operating table at the age of 14, after 15 seconds of this I drempt that something was after me, i fight to get away from this thing coming at me…then this thing becomes headless…I feel slightly safer..untill…the headless thing comes at me again, and now it feels like many many hands pulling at my stomach, more hands than this thing should have…why is it still alive pulling at me”…then I awake…I’ve been semiasleep for 20 mins. Dear lambs of God, I can say that was our angel…on 6/22/05 at 5:20am I was touched…blessed…ushered in…her soul is strong…we will not fail her.

    4. Mari Huana Holland on June 23rd, 2005 4:10 am

      Don’t wanna be an American Idiot
      Don’t want a nation under the new mania
      Can you here the sound of hysteria?
      The sublimal mind fuck America
      Welcome to a new kind of tension
      All across the Alien nation
      Where everything isn’t meant to be ok
      Television dreams of tomorrow
      we’re not the ones that meant to follow
      For that’s enough to argue
      Maybe I am the faggot America
      I’m not a part of a redneck agenda
      now everybody do the propaganda
      And sing along to the age of paranoia
      Don’t want to be an American idiot
      one nation controlled by the media
      information age of hysteria
      calling out to IDIOT AMERICA

    5. DougG on June 23rd, 2005 8:21 am

      How sad that some people have lost sight of the real issue here, which is a young woman has had her life interrupted, in whatever way it has been, and all the families have been affected.

      No matter where you are from, or reside, would you like to trade places with her?

      The quarry shown last night appears to be a likely place to search – hard to believe it hasn’t been searched already.

      I still say satellite photos may hold the answer.

    6. Larry on June 23rd, 2005 9:08 am

      Does anyone have any currents updates on what is going on with the search team….

    7. MOMfromMO on June 23rd, 2005 9:21 am

      Hey Larry! Theres news in the most recent blog

      See ya there, I hope!! :)

    8. tj on June 23rd, 2005 10:42 am

      I saw FOX last night, and they did reinterate some of what is said above. Some pt. of intereest from the broadcasts:

      Jorans (pronounced your-an’s) mother. This lady is genuinely affected by this tragedy. No act, here. As for the father, he was very uncomfortable w/Greta’s interview. At one pt. camers noted sweat lines coming from his forehead. SHortly afterwards, he got up from the table to appraently answer the phone.

      The fallout or landfill pit in vicinity of the VDS’s house. To date, no mention of this pit. The slopes are very steep, with debris (trash) along the perimiter, and the pit appears fairly deep. It’s amazing the family (Nataleees dad and uncle) along with a FOX journalist, brought this area to the attention of the public. It has not been searched by the Arubna Off’s, and will be (obviously) by the Texas group when they arrive. When the father talks about the credibility of the Aruban auth’s to solve this case, why (or how for that matter) did they overlook and not search this area.

      Natalees father does believe the case will be resolved soon. He doesn’t appear very optimistic, and his comments support that. He also suspects the dutch boys father may have information about what transpired.

      The stepfather. He remains optimistic, but was very critical of the VDS family and the investigation.

      All said, the big issue that will take center stage, is the fallout pit. If Natalees body were found here, this will look very bad for the auth’s.

      Any comment???

    9. JAV on June 24th, 2005 4:24 pm

      I think this is probably what happened:

      After reading:

      “He says, ‘Mom, I dropped the girl at the beach. I walked with her. I left her there because she wanted to stay there. I left and I don’t know what happened.’”

      Asked if Joran had changed his initial story, she replied, “Joran changed his story only one time. I think he was scared because he sneaked out of the house that evening. I think he was scared and wanted to cover other people, too.”

      How many people disappear every year in the States, or in Alabama without a trace?
      What was the “Honor student” doing drunk at the beach at 2.00am?

      and also….

      Holloway’s mother, Beth Holloway Twitty, said she was pleased with the development.
      ”We are very pleased that the investigation is progressing,” she said. ”We feel like this will lead to more information to give us the answers we need for finding Natalee.’

      I am sorry for her, cause I think the only thing they are going to find is a decomposed corpse.

      I don’t know why, and maybe it’s just irrational but I do not like the lady at all, she seems to me that she is just a “bitch”, evidently she is so lucky that she does not have to work and may spend all that time giving away “prayers materials” and talking to the media, I hope she will get sued in the States for defamation against Joran.
      All this stuff is so perfect for the “patriotical/hysterical” Fox news to report, so that not much attention is going to be paid to all the poor AMERICANS that are dying every day in Iraq, or all the children that are dying in Sudan, that is REALLY sad and not this CRAPPY SOAP OPERA!!

    10. Carolyn Crane on June 25th, 2005 11:20 pm

      In reply to JAV’s comments concerning Beth Twitty, you may need to do a bit of research before calling her a bitch and “lucky that she does not have to work.” Beth is a licensed speech pathologist and a teacher with several degrees who has spent her teaching career working with disabled / disadvantaged children in pre-school and elementary grades. She is a lovely woman, devoted to her family and her strong Christian faith. She is far from a “bitch” and has always worked to support herself and her daughter. She is in Aruba “giving away prayer materials” for one reason, and that is to find her daughter. Do not be so quick to judge someone about whom you obviously know nothing…..send some positive thought her way that this terrible situation can be resolved — one way or the other — so healing and acceptance can begin.

    11. Jennifer on June 27th, 2005 11:57 am

      I saw that the people in Natalee’s hometown had a concert/fundraiser to raise money. I was wondering if anyone knew how to donate money or possibly purchase a prayer bracelet her friends made.

    12. Candice Paul on July 6th, 2005 10:47 pm

      I am from Montgomery, Alabama and I can not get Natalee off of my mind. All I do is think about her I want to know where to send money to and I would love to have a bracelet to make sure no one else around me forgets that Natalee is still out there to get.

    13. molly on July 12th, 2005 12:53 am

      The Natalee Holloway Trust

      AmSouth Bank Trust Dept.
      P.O. Box 11426
      Birmingham, AL 35202

    14. Rosemary on August 5th, 2005 9:32 pm

      Please tell me where we can buy the Natalee prayer bracelets.We would like to buy them if we can find where to buy them.

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