The recent events in the search and investigation of Natalee Holloway can be best summed up as a “Tale of Two Dad’s Stress”. While Dave Holloway, father of missing Natalee Holloway, is stressed that the focus is once again front and center on efforts to find his daughter. He is also happy that efforts are once again focusing on finding Natalee.
Dave Holloway said the next few weeks could be “stressful” now that Dutch police renewed the investigation into his daughter, Natalee’s disappearance.
He said he has not been told why they searched the home of a one-time suspect.
About 20 investigators from the Netherlands dug up earth outside the house Friday and Saturday, reviving a case that had seemed to grow cold since the American teenager vanished during a school trip to Aruba nearly two years ago.
“They haven’t told us anything, but it does add extra stress,” Holloway said Monday. “You wonder what they are looking for and if they are going to find my daughter. You know, its been quiet for awhile, and then this happens, and it seems to begin again. I can see this could be a stressful month already.”
“We’ve been so pleased with all the prayers and support from the community.” (Meridian Star)
However, Joran’s father, Paul Van der Sloot, is dealing with quite a different form of stress. Its a stress that should have occurred nearly two years ago as Aruban investigators should have gone through the Van der Sloot residence and property with a fine tooth comb. The Van der Sloot’s feel that their privacy has been violated? A small price to pay as compared to Natalee’s family experiencing the loss of a daughter with Joran Van der Sloot being one of the last reported people with her. The heat is probably just beginning for the Van der Sloots. They best get used to it.
Paul van der Sloot, Joran’s father, told the Nova program on Dutch television that investigators found nothing suspicious and ‘‘they have been reassured.’’
‘‘You can hardly believe it, but they must have seriously been looking for Natalee in our garden. It’s incomprehensible,’’ he said in the interview Saturday.
He said that investigators seized diary notes and letters from him and his wife, as well as a personal computer that was returned later Saturday. He felt his privacy had been invaded.