Its been a year for Beth Twitty in dealing with the pain and anguish of dealing with the disappearance of her Daughter Natalee. A year that most likely seems like an eternity. Every day is the same for Beth Twitty. Ever day represents another day without answers and without Natalee. Beth Twitty is no different than any other parent of a missing child. Although in some respects, she is.
“Nobody would give up until one thing has happened,” Beth says. “Either charges have to be filed or the case has to be closed and right now we still have an active investigation, no charges have been filed. We’re doing just what any parent would do at this point.”
Beth is still living every parent’s nightmare. Last May, six hours after she got the call that Natalee was missing, she was on a plane to the tropical island, where her daughter was celebrating her high school graduation with her friends.
Having just recently having the opportunity to talk to Beth I am reminded of the amazing strength she displays and also the enormous mountain of grief that she takes on every day. She faces every parents worse nightmare. The possibility of losing their child. Parents are not supposed to bury their children and the sad fact is that Beth Twitty can at least get a small amount of closure in doing just that.
And although she’s still working for some sort of closure, Beth says she knows she may never see her daughter again. “I don’t think any of us think that’s a very good possibility,” she says. “Of course every parent hopes to see their son or daughter alive again, but I think in Natalee’s case we know that it doesn’t look good.”
Beth Twitty battles on and fights the good fight. She is a tremendous inspiration and will be for future parents who unfortunately find themselves in the same position. I am proud that we could be a support for a family who at many times found themselves down but not out and up against the wall.
One year ago I never knew who Beth Twitty, Dave Holloway, Jug Twitty, Robin Holloway, Paul Reynolds, Tim Miller (TES), Joe Mamana, so many others and more importantly who Natalee Holloway was. One year later after a roller coaster ride of our own and through the support of the internet, both commenters, readers, lurkers and faithful Monkeys we are all better for having known them and showing them our support.
One year later by witnessing Beth Twitty’s unwaivering strength as an example to us all, I am proud to know this brave family of people as simply Beth, Dave, Robin, Jug, Paul, Tim, Joe and Natalee.
John Allen Muhammad was found guilty on all 6 counts of first degree murder in Montgomery County, MD
What a shock, John Allen Muhammad was found guilty on all 6 counts of first degree murder for the six slayings in Montgomery County. One might say the verdict was “over-kill” as John Allen Muhammad has already been convicted in Virginia, where he is awaiting execution. In a case like this that was so premeditated and heinous, one can never be too sure.
One year later and we need to remind some as to who are the victims in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway. Some ten arrests later in Aruba and in the Netherlands and we seem to be no closer than we were on day one.
Although it is sad that some would need reminding, it would seem that some do and that there needs to be some focus on who actually are victims in the case of the missing teen from Mountain Brook, AL … Natalee Holloway.
Natalee Holloway would be a victim.
Joran Van der Sloot would not.
Anyone who would tell so many convenient lies both in and out of jail can hardly be considered a victim. Even if one was ever to believe what comes from his mouth, his lies not only implicated others in Natalee Holloway’s disappearance, but also wasted valuable time and recourses in the initial stages of the investigation.
According to Joran Van der Sloot, he lied to his parents, snuck out of his home without his father’s permission and was complicity in the lie that the three main suspects (Deepak, Satish & Joran) left Natalee Holloway at the Holiday Inn. The lies continued in jail as to who he claimed picked him up from the beach. Or where ever he really was.
Once again just as a reminder, the following individuals are victims:
THE FOLLOWING BELOW ARE NOT VICTIMS
Joran Van der Sloot has admitted that he and his friends make a practice out of going to the bars and picking up American female tourist. Joran admitted he has done so at least 20 times and that might be an understatement.
“it was a normal… it was a normal thing for us to do, you know, go to our friends, go to the beach, talk to American tourists, you know, then go out with them and have a good time and, you know, nothing… nothing ever bad has ever happened. I mean it’s happened probably 20, 20 times nothing has ever gone wrong.” (Fox – Greta Interview part 2)
We are supposed to believe that Joran Van der Sloot who’s sole intention was to go to Carlos N’ Charlie’s in the last half hour and find an unsuspecting American tourist to have sex with like he has in the past on at least 20 different occasions became the pursued? That Natalee Holloway pursued him when all reports state otherwise. Natalee Holloway, an Alabama teen who was not wise to clubs was the aggressor? Joran Van der Sloot, who has admitted he makes a practice of pursuing American tourists is the victim? HARDLY! Joran Van der Sloot goes to C n’C to pick up a tourist and have sex with her and somehow forgets a condom, because he never has sex without one. Somehow this is a believable story? HOW?
Once again, these are victims:
The Following are NOT!
Why does one lie to create an alibi?
VAN SUSTEREN: You don’t know this guy? (Steve Croes)
VAN DER SLOOT: I don’t know this guy and I never talked to him before in my life.
VAN SUSTEREN: Do you know if Deepak knows him?
VAN DER SLOOT: I don’t know if Deepak knew him. All that happened this one day he called me and he said, you know, “I got the jackpot” and I was like “Yes, what happened?” He’s like, “Oh, don’t worry. I’m going to come — I’m going to come to your house and tell you.”
(from secretly recorded police transcript: Joran says to the brothers: You called by telephone saying that ‘I’ (the ‘I’ here is referring to one of the Kalpoe brothers) hit the jackpot. You said by telephone: “I hit the f****** jackpot.” You forgot that the telephone was tapped.)
And then he came to me and he said that someone had come up to him and said that he saw us, that he’d seen us drop the girl off at the Holiday Inn and that he would — and that, yes, if there was anything he’d testify to that to police. That’s what Deepak told me. So, I was like, you know, OK. That’s great.
It had been a concern from the beginning that Paulas Van der Sloot would be advising his son on what to and what not to say. And the famous “no body, no crime” statement that Paulas claimed he never said. It appears it was true as Joran says, “the only thing he (Joran’s father) said that if there’s no body there don’t have a case.”
S says to J: I didn’t declare anything.
J says to the brothers: Of course you did.
S says to J: What did I say / against your father?
J says to the brothers: You said that he (Joran’s father) said that if there’s no corpse there’s no case, or I don’t know what more sorts of shit.
J says to the brothers: That’s not true, the only thing he (Joran’s father) said that if there’s no body there don’t have a case.
D says to J: That’s true.
On the one year anniversary of the disappearance of his daughter Natalee Holloway, Dave Holloway discusses some of the many trials and tribulations of the roller coaster ride that Aruba has put the family through in what is called an investigation. The anniversary to Dave and the family is much like every other day; a day without his daughter.
Dave Holloway: A lot of people have asked me about that — what am I going to do? It’s not going to be a celebration, obviously, for me. We’re just going to spend time with family and that’s it. It’s just another day for us.
One year later and all critical eyes are still on Aruba and the investigation to get answers for the Holloway’s and Twitty’s. One year of excuses, incompetence, corruption and blaming a victims families for their shortcomings. All this while people react to what they see for themselves as Aruban tourism nose-dives.
Holloway: For the most part I think people can look at the case and make up their own mind whether or not they want to go down there and support the economy. I’ve heard tourism is down about 15 percent. So it’s had an impact.
If this had happened in a country that didn’t rely on the U.S. dollar, you would have never heard anything more about this.
The Meridian Star has a great article where they sat down with Dave Holloway and discussed many issues from he has dealt with the investigation to the writing of his book to his feelings as to whether the investigation has been one of incompetence or corruption. One tell tale sign from the beginning should have tipped us off as to what the family and the American public would be in for with regards to the investigation in Aruba. Dave Holloway states one of the reasons why he wrote his book and when he first began taking notes.
Holloway: I started keeping notes within about a week to 10 days because one person would say one thing and somebody else would say another. Somebody would say something and then turn around and deny saying it.
So I started taking notes on who we talked to and what they said and where the investigation was headed. Every day I kept a journal of who said what and what was going on.
Beth kept notes as well. I decided I better keep notes, too, because things weren’t working the way I thought they should work. It seemed like they were always trying to close the investigation.
Other questions referenced in the article: Are you convinced this is a case of corruption rather than incompetence or a combination of the two?
Holloway: I think it’s a combination of both. Aruban police officers have told some of our people that they don’t know who to trust in the police department. That’s serious. A lot of weird things or strange things have happened. Even a Dutch law professor in Holland looked at this case and made the comment, just recently back in April, that this was one of the most strange and unprofessional police investigations he’d ever seen.
As we do today on the one year anniversary and every other day; we pray for Natalee and for the family so that they may get answers to end one aspect of this terrible, tragic event.
Read the full article from The Meridian Star
It is hard to believe it has been one year; however, today represents the one year anniversary of the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba. Please take the time today to say a prayer for Natalee, her family and her friends. It has been a personal pleasure to have met and talked with both Beth Twitty and Dave Holloway. They know that they are in our hearts and our prayers.
We can only hope that someone finds it in their-self to do the right thing and come forward with the truth so that the Twitty’s and Holloway’s can try and get over one hurdle and face the next. We can never know the pain of a missing child; however, we can pray and support those of whom who do.
On this one year anniversary please say a prayer or add your comments to the family of Natalle Holloway. Also, please remember all the other families of missing persons and those missing children and adults that need to be found as well.
God Bless the determination of Natalee’s family that have refused to give up on demanding answers and have shined the path for parents of missing persons that unfortunately may follow.
To Beth, Dave and all the parents of missing children … God Bless and stay strong.