Jug Twitty with Rita Cosby; “It is optimistic. I hope—you know, Gerold was very instrumental in the beginning of the investigation”.

From Rita Cosby’s ‘LIVE & DIRECT’ for October 27, 2005.

Even Jug Twitty seems to be having a positive attitude these days with the new found energy brought to the investigation. One can only hope that this process will continue in the investigation. From past history that would seem to be a tenuous proposition at best.

COSBY: Well, you just heard the Aruban police chief pledging that he will do all he can to bring the Holloway case to a conclusion. He just finished meeting with the FBI.

LIVE & DIRECT right now from California is polygraph examiner Jamie Skeeters. His interview with suspect Deepak Kalpoe is seen as really key evidence in this case. And also, here with us tonight is Natalee’s stepfather, Jug Twitty.

Jug, let me start with you, because the chief sounded very optimistic, sounded very focused after his meeting with the FBI. That’s got to be optimistic for you.

GEORGE “JUG” TWITTY, STEPFATHER OF NATALEE HOLLOWAY: It is optimistic. I hope—you know, Gerold was very instrumental in the beginning of the investigation. I felt like the second day or third day down there he was on top of it. And hopefully, you know, we’ll find something out.

COSBY: Do you get a sense, Jug, that there’s sort of renewed energy? He also seemed, after the meeting with the FBI, that they both seem to be on the same track, seem to be working together, five-hour meeting. That’s got to be a good sign, right?

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How Can You Help Families of Missing Persons? Ask Sunny in TX; She helped find Jesse Wayne Steel, Jr.

JESSE WAYNE STEEL, Jr had been missing since 10/26/05 in Texas. He is a 15 year old special needs teen who was last seen at home. Enter Texas Equusearch and the many inspired volunteers to help in the search for Jesse Wayne Steel, Jr.

The great news is that Scared Monkeys received an email from Joe Huston notifying us that Jessee was found safe and sound Saturday. We also received more information from one of the volunteers who took time out of her life to help find Jesse. If you ever want to know what one can do to help the many families in need who are missing their loved ones? Volunteer to help. No words can describe the thanks that families have and the rewarding feeling it provides to all when one sacrifices for people that have never met. The following is a story from one of out Scared Monkey members describing her first search ever. Congratulations Sunny in TX, we are all proud of your sacrifice to help others. Hear her story in her own words.

I sent in my volunteer membership application to TES a couple months ago. On Friday I was called to assist in a search for a missing 15 year old boy. He had been missing since just after school on Wednesday. He is 15 and has some learning disabilities. I had no idea what to expect so ….. I dressed in jeans, sneakers, a tee shirt and a long sleeve jeans shirt ….. took my water bottles and headed out at 7:30 Saturday morning.

I arrived and much to my surprise Joe Huston was the person in charge of this search/rescue operation…..a man we all know and have great respect for. And my respect has risen even higher after having worked with him. He is a kind, sincere, friendly, warm and a very focused and dedicated man.

All the TES people … (all volunteers) are fantastic. You immediately feel you are part of a very loving family. Each of them were warm, friendly caring and FOCUSED people.
After filling out my paper work .. ( this is done with each search you assist in) and meeting the other volunteers… we wait for instructions. Joe and others were looking at aerial maps, consulting with family members and plotting the search.

About 9AM we were gathered together and explained the initial search would begin in the WOODS! Oh my!! I had been looking at the woods thinking I am sure not gonna be going in there! All the sudden …. this voice screamed in my soul …. OH YES YOU ARE! I thought I had been possessed by a demon!! Let me briefly explain…I am deathly afraid of snakes…even the rubber kind……terrified…can’t even look at the on the TV…. It is explained we will be walking a grid type pattern, each searcher about 10 feet apart from the person on the right and left of you..once we reach our destination ( a creek) we would pivot around the point person on the far left of us and then walk back to the road. We would continue to do this until this area was cleared unless we found ‘something’. I am thinking no way can I walk into those woods…just no way…why would I even want to walk in these woods??

Suddenly one of the volunteer’s says, “well at least we shouldn’t have to worry TOO MUCH about SNAKES as it was a very cool morning and they SHOULD not be out.” I was praying, Oh I hope to God the snakes know that bit of information!!! At that point I didn’t think I could go on. I was going to have to tell them I couldn’t do it …. suddenly it became very clear…. there was a lost child……perhaps hurt, in those woods…..no food, water or warm clothing…..that demon was changed into an angel with that thought… something inside me clicked and I knew I WAS going to walk into those woods!!

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Lynn Moran; She could be Anyone’s Sister, Daughter, Mother, Best friend or Girlfriend

Lynn Moran; she could be anyone’s sister, daughter, mother, best friend or girlfriend. It is the comment that we could make about all the missing women that have occurred. This has become an unfortunate reality that exists and almost seems to be said way too often these days.

This is the nightmare Lynn Moran’s family and friends are dealing with since the 24- year-old’s disappearance more than two weeks ago.

But it’s also the reality that accompanies any young woman who heads out for an evening on the town.

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Memorial Service for Rosa Parks in Montgomery, AL

Rosa Parks returned to Montgomery, AL “as cascades of roses covered her casket in a chapel bearing her name at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, where she was once a member”.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Hundreds of mourners, politicians and activists attended a memorial service Sunday for Rosa Parks, who inspired the civil rights movement by refusing to give up a seat on a city bus to a white man.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that she and others who grew up in Alabama during the height of Parks’ activism might not have realized her impact on their lives, “but I can honestly say that without Mrs. Parks, I would not be standing here today as secretary of state.”


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Please do no forget that the search for Natalee Holloway continues. Dave Holloway always asks that anyone with legitimate leads, tips, or information that can help find Natalee or resolve her disappearance to please email him at:


Dave Holloway has commented that he continues to receive tips and leads. If you have any information please come forward, they have guaranteed anonymity.

In addition, a PAYPAL account is available to collect funds for attorney fees and ongoing search fees.

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