Natalee Holloway: TES headed back to Aruba


TES is scheduled to arrive in Aruba in about a week to conduct a deep water search to bring Natalee home. It’s been a long two and a half years of planning and we are finally in the position to accomplish our goal and bring this family some much needed closure. Only the efforts of TES and Underwater Expedition, guided by Louis Schaffer and Tim Trahan coupled with the equipment and vessel provided by John Silvetti with the Silvetti Group will make this happen. We are extremely grateful for these opportunities that have been made possible by these outstanding organizations. All the support over the last two and half years in the search for Natalee from around the world has been immeasurable.

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    35 Responses to “Natalee Holloway: TES headed back to Aruba”

    1. Allan K on November 28th, 2007 12:31 am

      Now thats good news. Closure for the family. I will wait here in anticipation for the inevitable. I am so sorry. What words I have for Aruba can not be said here!

    2. Mike on November 28th, 2007 12:43 am

      I pray that whatever information they have about where to search is correct.

    3. Bob on November 28th, 2007 12:59 am

      I certainly hope that confirmation of the news TES is finally arriving, to put an end to this travesty of justice, has been made available to the lawyers of the three perps. Talk about upcoming cold night-sweats. Perhaps one or more of the ‘sports’ will have the good judgement to step up and toss the others involved. Once bone remains and other evidence is found, the advances in DNA investigation will cook everyone involved. Salt water does not affect DNA.

      While everyone is at it, the soil under Kalpoe’s car that was oddly washed in the middle of the night Natalee went missing, should be tossed for DNA evidence as well. It’s amazing what can be found in sand many years after an event occurs.

      Go get ‘em boys.

    4. buster on November 28th, 2007 1:13 am

      “in about a week” does this mean it could be two months ??? I sure hope they make it this time !!!

    5. kitty on November 28th, 2007 2:02 am

      How immensely sad not to mention the myriad of emotions evoked when one thinks about this… I can’t even begin to imagine what Natalee’s family, parents have gone through and am so thankful that this TES group is so lovingly supportive… may they find dear Natalee and bring her home to rest on American soil…

      Just even thinking that those monsters (and perhaps others) threw her in a lobster cage and into the sea sickens me…

      Knowing that these “three” were put in jail recently has brought hope and the thought that came to mind was their “cage” was roomy, they were very much alive and even being served 3 meals a day… hope they’ve given much thought to what they’ve done… and if they’re going down, bring down the hoards of others who’ve covered up this heinous crime and committed such evil upon an innocent young girl… shame!

      For #3′s comment ~ the cold night sweats, I can’t help but thinking of the boldness, Beth had when she confronted PVDS and he broke out into sweats…for all the world to see…that said all~ your thoughts are shared by many of us…

      it’s truly been a travesty in immense proportions and I do pray, that TES, finds Natalee and that this will bring some closure for Natalee’s family (there will NEVER be true closure for this family)…

      ~ it is uncoginable (spelling incorrect) even imagining what was done to this child and such an evil heinous act ~

      It makes me think of what Jesus said about those harming a child… In the book of Matthew, (New Testament)~(paraphrasing) He said that it would be better if those who caused harm to a child to have a millestone tied around their neck and drowned into the bottom of the, there’s a compelling thought and visual…

      even though, they’ve thought they’ve gotten away with murder, they still have to answer to Almighty God for their evil acts… they obviously have no conscience or heart…

      God Bless Natalee, God bless her & her parents for enduring suffering and those who’ve helped in the investigation (as of late)… I will never forget Carla and John and the reaction of Carla and then, John, pointing to an area (remote viewing) saying where she (is)…

      We can’t even begin to imagine what this family’s been through and our hearts have ached for them ~ I do pray, they find Natalee soon and bring her up out of that sea ~ Bless TES, Natalee’s family and all whom have helped this family… many folks have not given up praying for this to come to fruition and resolve… let’s pray, it’s soon and it will be a solomn day, when they bring her up out of the deep ~ rest her soul.

    6. Patti on November 28th, 2007 3:19 am

      God has Natalee in a special place.

      He reveals all things in their time. He has shown us many signs over the past several months with the discovery of other crimes committed by the crooked Ministers in Aruba. He’s revealed the terrible problem that we have with people simply disappearing, mostly women and children, never to be heard from again. He’s revealed the bones and carcasses of the dead, all of which I think are his way of letting the truth be known, what some people call Natalee’s truth.

      I pray that he continue to reveal the truth to us and that we stay awake and watch for his signs and not be lulled to sleep by the recent turn of events, which are nothing more than crooked men trying to put on a different face and make amends; while we know that true Justice can only come from God. Man has not the wisdom to direct even his own step. We need God’s help.

      I pray that He guide the ship, in his direction, whatever that direction should be, to bring peace to Natalees family and, perhaps, to the world… that nothing so horrible will ever happen again.

    7. Carpe Noctem on November 28th, 2007 3:23 am

      One cannot help but to fall in love with Natalee. When you find out who she was, and more specifically, how much she was cherished and loved by her friends and family members.
      We need her to come home now. She belongs here. We need a miracle this year! Give it all you
      got fellas.

      We love you Nat & family.

    8. suisse71 on November 28th, 2007 3:31 am

      Bless TES, Underwater Expedition and Silvetti Group… – Go with God Speed!


    9. 10061906 on November 28th, 2007 10:21 am

      I don’t know why, while they are waiting for the search vessal to arrive, they don’t send down a camera on a line to check the air shafts near Seroe Cristal abondoned gold mines. Joran played there when he was younger and it would appear they are around a mile or so from his house in Montana. It wouldn’t hurt now would it? If Natalee’ remains were not found there, it would at least be another area they could mark off the list. To my knowledge that area has never been searched. WHY?
      Correct me if I am wrong but isn’t that the GENERAL area that the duct tape, blouse material and “Donkey bone” were located?

    10. Vicki on November 28th, 2007 10:43 am

      Im still crying every time I think about how cruel and heartless these ppl are. I cant imagine losing my child, much less wondering where they are…these are not humans…they are pure EVIL. How would anita feel if her child went missing? what goes around comes around..Im wondering if someone took pictures that fateful night…the kalpos must have some kind of evidence against URINE or they would have gone down along time ago…God bless TES and Tim for doing this. When they bring Natalee up, they will find the freckin sneakers of that piss poor demented spawn and it will be all over….

    11. Para2legal on November 28th, 2007 11:03 am

      Kitty, so well said.

    12. brie on November 28th, 2007 11:39 am

      Thank God for the American people…we’re coming for you Natalee and will bring you home to rest on American soil. God Bless You

      Our thoughts and prayers have remained everyday with the disappearance of loving Natalee.

    13. 10061906 on November 28th, 2007 11:41 am

      VICKI 10:
      There will be a difference; Maybe Beth will never know where Natalee is; but Anita will know for at least 15 years where Joran will be….

    14. Freebrid on November 28th, 2007 1:00 pm

      I hope this is all good. I live in Talladega, ALabama which our local T.V. stations are out of Birmingham and a news story got my attention this morning, Joran Van Sloot complains that living conditions in jail are not good enough, and he is being treated unfairly. Well boowho!!!! And his lawyer was upset because he said Joran had just got his life back together, well Natalee didn’t get a chance to have a life he took it away!!! I hope he gets whats coming to him, life in prison sounds good to me, with hard labor! And his 2 buddys with him, Paulas too cause I know somewhere down the line he had a hand in this!!!!!!!!! And the kicker Anita has known all this all along lock her ass up to!!

    15. Vicki on November 28th, 2007 1:04 pm

      1906- we can pray that will happen.

    16. brie on November 28th, 2007 1:40 pm

      Joran being treated unfairly….cry me a lake…since when have you have ever in your life treated anything or anyone fairly. Conditions are as such and should remain that way. Your in JAIL. Just got your life back together, that’s a joke. Still the same old selfish, lying, spoiled brat, inconsiderate, unfeeling, lack of empathy, evil, sociopath JORAN. It’s payback time and I hope you serve alot of it. It’s not about getting your life back together, nothing has changed, it’s about thinking you almost got away with it. I think count is up to 23 lies, so that means you owe us 23 times the truth and more. And we should probably take away your pillow and blankie. Your too comfortable!

    17. brie on November 28th, 2007 1:46 pm

      If Natalee was taken to Joran’s apartment that night you can probably count on the fact there are pictures and probably a video, remember Freddy was there.

    18. katablog on November 28th, 2007 1:56 pm

      Carpe, that’s true, but at the same time remember that no child deserves what Natalee got whether they were extremely bright and pretty or whether they were just an “average joe” and not well liked.

      Everyone deserves to have the life God gave them and every parent deserves to at least have their child’s body to bury when “something bad happens”.

      The real crime in all of this is the cover-up. The adults who are willing to allow at least one killer to walk amongst an unexpecting public while another family suffers even more from lack of closure and the venom spewed at them simply because they want their daughter’s body home.

    19. Richard on November 28th, 2007 3:19 pm

      10061096, I agree with you. NOTHING ought to be overlooked or ruled out.

      Godspeed, Texas Equusearch. If Natalee’s body is in the water, may you find the remains.

      And everyone, remember … what American VOLUNTEERS are doing in this case is what the Dutch and Arubans have a DUTY to do.

      Let this never be forgotten. In the case of Amy Bradley, in the case of Joel Gove, and in the case of Natalee Holloway … American volunteers have come through in the face of indifference or hostility from the local powers that be.

      From the authorities whose DUTY it is to carry out these searches.

      Even if the Natalee Holloway case is solved, and all persons involved are convicted and punished, let it never be forgotten how (largely) American volunteers have donated generously in time and money … even as Aruba impeded, frustrated, and prevented such efforts. Remember Dompig’s refusal to allow the water search, saying that he didn’t have time to sign the letter of authorization. Remember how the Arubans filled in areas of the landfill where Dave Holloway and American volunteers were searching.

      Remember all this … and then decide whether Aruba is a fit place to go, now or ever.

    20. Richard on November 28th, 2007 3:29 pm

      Am I the only one who thinks that there must be some kind of connection between the news that the water search was finally to be carried out and the Dutch actions? I just can’t think that their happening so close in time is a coincidence.

    21. Bob on November 28th, 2007 4:53 pm

      Richard, I echo your thinking. At this juncture, no matter what the outcome, there can no longer be anyone in the free world who has not finally heard or become aware of the Natalee travesty. Perhaps the “story” lost vision after the inital 2005 news, but at this time, every radio, TV station, newspaper & internet blog are carrying the story as though it was a new event.

      IMHO, this will cause the world body to ostracize ARUBA for their coverup and disregard for their life-blood, its tourists. The damage will be immeasurable no matter what the final outcome. So be it.

    22. brie on November 28th, 2007 4:53 pm

      #20…Richard…no your not the only that thinks there is some kind of connection between the news of the water search and the actions from the Dutch. Seems to me that it is very closely related. And probably for all the right reasons. Let’s hope so!

      I think it would be good timing for Natalee’s body to be found while they have the perps in JAIL.

    23. brie on November 28th, 2007 5:11 pm

      Anita and Paulus have known for a very long time what Joran’s actions are. They have allowed him to become the monster he is today. And look what’s happened. The prolonged cruelty, agony, grief, ongoing dispair, day in and day out for 2.5 years. Joran and his smirk, his comments, his tee-shirts, his all around attitude is cruel and mean. And Anita calls him her delicious sporter. Sick! And Paulus laughs with Joran while they digging up their yard in search of Natalee. Sick!

      Then on top of all that the cruelty displayed upon Natalee’s family. The scars that have been left. No, we’ll never forget!

      Justice for Natalee

      Good luck to TES and team. I hope and pray you will find Natalee. Proud to know you as an American!

    24. diverboy on November 28th, 2007 6:21 pm

      I agree…Joran is being treated poorly. He should have a roommate. Maybe a one of those rapists that they have there would want to bunk with him and keep him warm at night. It is so lonely in jail.

    25. denisintn on November 28th, 2007 11:41 pm

      #24, up until mos got there, i don’t think they ever put rapists in jail.

    26. Bob on November 29th, 2007 12:11 am

      Regarding the unknown search area: we have no idea where/ how far offshore/ or in what range TES intends to work. Anyone know if they need Aruban ‘permission’ to search the sea area? How far from shore is considered Aruban waters, or International waters? No matter how it would appear, could the defense teams for the 3 perps put up a legal challenge against allowing TES to search Aruban waters w/o a permit or permission. Of course that would appear to be a smoking gun, but legal actions are permitted to protect the rights of the accused. Now that TES is coming to perform a deep water search, is anyone looking to see whether any suspicious local trawlers are working areas not normally netted? Could a crab/fish/lobster cage be located and removed BEFORE the TES crew arrives next week? I don’t trust any of the sand pigs in Aruba. Sorry, I wouldn’t put anything past them
      SM: I would say since they have the blessing of Hans Mos, the prosecutor, they have permission to search (klaasend)

    27. mayan_moons on November 29th, 2007 1:40 am

      I watched Mr. Schaffer on Greta tonight and i am soo pleased to learn that all the equipment has been tested and the voyage to Aruba begins tomorrow!~ I agree with Richard & all the rest of you who think this new deep sea search IS connected to the rearrest’s of our guilty goon’s.

      By the way…..did anyone else notice the hoodie Jipshit put on in the airport looked like the words *GUILTY* on the front of it? I almost fell outta my chair when i saw that, just one more ironic and bizzare thing to add to the list of this travesty!~

    28. mayan_moons on November 29th, 2007 2:24 am

      Aruban’s allowed the water search’s but only to a depth of 350 feet deep, refusing to ask and or allow the FBI to come and extend the deep sea search coz Dompig didn’t have time and if thats not a HUGE Red Flag then i don’t know what is!

    29. mayan_moons on November 29th, 2007 3:16 am

      So Jossey makes Taco’s blood boil aye?

      HaHaHa IF that greaseball blowhard does show his face on Aruba next week i bet he won’t have the ball’s to spew his tripe to Jossey’s face the way he does on camera in the US.

      Things are about to get very interesting to say the least!~

    30. Ray on November 29th, 2007 4:28 am

      This last summer they found the bones of a civil war era sailor that died when the C.S.S. Alabama sank in the English Channel in 1864. The remains were buried in Alabama this last summer. It irritates me when people keep saying that their is no way that they will a trace of Natalee.
      I dont care how much Taco Joe’s blood boils. He passes his clients lies on to the court,he is a lawyer,right.

    31. Pat in Alabama on November 29th, 2007 9:57 am


      If SM had a best comment of the day award, #18 would get my vote. You summed it up well.


      It only seems reasonable to check those air shafts if they WANT to find Natalee. Like you say, if nothing is found they can rule them out. However, what we have seen in the past is a partially drained pond and an incomplete search of the landfill. They don’t want to rule anything out; they want to leave everything incomplete and fuzzy – that way no one will narrow this thing down to what really happened. I hope Mr. Mos is different; only time will tell.

    32. Bob on November 29th, 2007 10:17 am

      The TES search vessel is scheduled to embark today for Aruba and arrive approximately next Thursday. Does anyone know the Marine weather forcast that may affect the travel times schedule?

    33. Richard on November 29th, 2007 6:52 pm

      If the water search is successful (meaning that they find the remains of Natalee, and can identify them as such) …

      then I hope to God that there is some way to sue Aruba for the costs, and I mean ALL the costs, that Texas Equusearch has incurred in this travesty. And I mean every red cent (or the equivalent in the Aruban currency) that they have spent.

      Want to seek triple damages? Fine with me.

      Seems to me there ought to be some way to do this.
      After all, the search IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF ARUBA. In my eyes, at least.

    34. Richard on November 29th, 2007 6:54 pm

      And if Aruba can’t be sued … anyone convicted of actions leading to the death of Natalee, or to the disposal of her body in the water, could.

      Or so I think.

    35. kitty on November 30th, 2007 1:26 am

      It seems fair and reasonable Richard for TES to recover it’s costs for the many searches done in Aruba ~ and also for Natalee’s family to recover for wrongful death ~ (shame to even think or talk this way)…however, the question(s) posed are good ones. I too, have wondered the same ~ say if in fact it’s proven PVDS is involved… does he get defrocked from the bench? (what about the others involved in a cover up?) What would the repercussions be? Then, there’s the island itself and how it too has been affected by those covering up this crime… amazing, how the sinful, evil acts of a few have such lasting effect and have hurt and caused such pain and suffering for Natalee’s family ~ not to mention upheavel for others ~ who have been deeply affected by this crime ~ what a travesty ~ it’s really sad… do they get the magnitude of their evil act? (sigh)…

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