The US National Sheriff’s Association is sending a letter to the Aruban government asking to join in the investigation of Natalee Holloway.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — More than 3,000 law enforcement agencies across the United States are volunteering to help find Natalee Holloway.
One of the largest law enforcement groups in the U.S., the National Sheriff’s Association, has decided to join the investigation into Holloway’s disappearance eight months ago. The association is sending the Aruban government an official letter.
“We would like to see transparency in that investigation and also reach out to offer resources that local law enforcement agencies might have,” said Ted Sexton, president of the National Sheriff’s Association.
The association can pool the resources of more than 3,000 departments. Sexton said that its members have a collection of some of the best technology in the world. The association is offering to Aruba soil-penetrating sonar, expert dive teams and deep water equipment.
“We want to bring those crimes to a finalized settlement, whether it be a criminal case or whatever it may be,” Sexton said.
Also Aruban investigators have been searching an area near the California Lighthouse on a new alleged lead.
Aruban detectives are continuing to comb an area of sand dunes that is about eight football fields long, NBC 13 reported.
Holloway’s mother, Beth Twitty, said police recently received a tip about a coastal area near the California Lighthouse. Twitty said she is guardedly optimistic.
“Aruba has done things in the past just to look like they’re doing something. I hope this search is warranted and credible and not an exercise in futility,” Twitty said.
Aruban detectives began searching near the California Lighthouse Monday. Twitty said investigators did not search Tuesday, but will start again Wednesday.
(For the full story, NBC 13)