The Disappearance and Water Search for Natalee Holloway in Aruba Discussed on Dateline NBC, Part 1


The disappearance and search for Natalee Holloway in Aruba

It was the beginning of a quest that would transform two parents from small town America into international investigators, who even today are trying to answer the question: what happened to Natalee?



Beth Holloway: I was excited the Mountain Brook students had been there the previous two years. Even my step-son — the year 2003. And there were going to be over 150 plus classmates. So, we felt like, you know, there’s safety in numbers.

She felt good about it except for one troubling piece of information about a nightspot down there, a bar called Carlos ‘n Charlie’s.

SM CnC close view

Beth Holloway: My step-son had had an encounter at Carlos ‘n Charlie’s during 2003.

Chris Hansen: During his senior class trip?

Beth Holloway: Yes– yeah. Tere were some locals there. And they Beth twitty 1had coaxed some young females into leaving the establishment with them… and he stepped in at the last minute because just didn’t feel good about the situation, you know, with them–


Beth Holloway: I knew instantly when I received that call that just from Natalee’s history and character and just her record, I– I knew instantly that she’d either been kidnapped or murdered. There was no hesitation. Absolutely none– absolutely none.

She raced towards home and frantically called 911.

Beth Holloway: I’m saying, “My daughter’s been kidnapped or murdered in Aruba. Help me. I need some help, you know?” And then Dave holloway signthe calls turned into I’m calling 911 and I’m telling them I’m driving a 120 miles an hour down the interstate and don’t anybody stop me.

She finally did get pulled over — and a state trooper got her in touch with the FBI.

Back at his home in Mississippi, Dave Holloway also got the frightening news:


And the lead detective, he told me that he would have to have a shave. And he rubbed his cheeks, and his stretched his arms down to his large stomach and said he would have to have his Frosted Flakes first before he could deal with me.

And then, after two hours, he came out and said that he’d changed his mind. That he didn’t need to meet with us after all. (Beth Holloway)

Beth Holloway: So, all I did was give this little bit of information to the nighttime manager and she knew instantly who he was.
Chris Hansen: And who was he?
Beth Holloway: She said, “Oh, that’s Joran Van der Sloot and he’s — 17. No, he’s a local here. No, he hangs out here.
Now that they knew his full name Beth wanted to put a face on it.
She asked to see the casino security videotape.
And as she watched it play, she was on the phone with her step-nephew, who had been on the trip, and had sat next to Joran in the casino the night before.
“We’ve got the car. And we’ve got the address.”
Joran Van der Sloot’s address.
Minutes later the group from Alabama was arriving at his family’s home.
While Beth sat in the car her friends from home grilled Joran, pressing him for details about what happened after he and Natalee left the bar.
Beth Holloway: The words that he uses are sexually explicit and graphically detailed of what he is engaging in. The conduct he’s engaging in with Natalee in the backseat of the car.
Dave Holloway: On June 1.
Chris Hansen: From the get go.
Dave Holloway: He said “A lot of these girls come to the island, they miss their flights. She’ll show up in a few days.”
Chris Hansen: In a few days.
Dave Holloway: Yeah. Says, “She’s probably out just partying. A lot of them will come here and get hooked up with a drug dealer. They’ll be under drugs for awhile.”
Chris Hansen: How did you respond to that?
Dave Holloway: I said, “that’s not my daughter.”
Both parents felt nearly paralyzed with fear, but they did keep moving.
The next day Beth was back at the police station and this time the detective had questions for her.
Beth Holloway: He asked me if Natalee ever had a history of seizures or epilepsy? And I said, “No.”
Chris Hansen: Did you think that was odd? At the time?
Beth Holloway: No, I just thought, “Why are you asking that?”
Beth Holloway Twitty says she didn’t understand the significance of that question at the time and wouldn’t for more than two years. But soon after that question was posed to her, there were arrests in the case. Just not who she thought.

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  • Comments

    59 Responses to “The Disappearance and Water Search for Natalee Holloway in Aruba Discussed on Dateline NBC, Part 1”

    1. ~Angel~ on February 23rd, 2008 1:09 pm

      the show was great! i hope they find her! it just makes me so sad everytime i see that there is nothing new… Please, someone find her!

    2. 10061906 on February 23rd, 2008 1:27 pm

      can’t we have Joe Tacopina censured for mis- representation and a greasy hair???
      Brylcream went out years ago.

      Seriously a very intriging show. Now we know why the Aruban divers got involved.

      Lets give it up for our protesters in Boston the weather there ain’t Florida.
      Thanks guys.

    3. Vicki on February 23rd, 2008 1:28 pm

      This was such a horrible ordeal to watch…I felt like it was a piece of my life……Who after watching this would ever go to this disgusting place…

      WE KICKED BUTT IN BOSTON…..LIERUBA WAS CRYING hahahahahahahahahahaha…put more money in oue economy you STUPID IDIOTS…..
      Pictures to come tonight RED, they will be emailed to you soon….

    4. Richard on February 23rd, 2008 1:35 pm

      We have our people on the ground in Boston, so to speak, in freezing weather. More info will come.

    5. Scared Monkeys on February 23rd, 2008 1:43 pm

      Great job Vicki …

      Tell Them … they get money … when Natalee gets JUSTICE!!!

    6. Shannon on February 23rd, 2008 2:17 pm

      I was just wondering, They didn’t mention it in the Dateline story on Friday 2/22 with Chris Hansen, But the story about the Hoax, a guy contacts Dave Holloway and tells him that someone paid to get Natalees body off the island of Aruba, and this guy comes forward and meets with Tim Miller and tells him he has the body of Natalee and he will deliver it to Tim Miller and then no one hears from this guy again. Well I’m just wondering if this wasnt a Hoax maybe there is a reason why this guy never contacted the Holloways again maybe he was killed? Did this guy ever email Dave again? or did Dave email him again and ever check if his email was read? that might tell you something is wrong? I just find it hard to believe that this guy puts himself out there shows up and has all these details that are so promising and then just leaves it at that? I find it strange and suspicous. God Bless Natalee I pray everyday that She is found~ Keep up the good work!!

    7. rob kay on February 23rd, 2008 2:46 pm

      Shannon,great post I was thinking the same thing how could this guy just vanish.I also pray that Natalee is found. I think that after the Boston protest we should organize a boycott of Tampa or all of Florida.I am just sick of how authorities allowed a pedophile to rape and bury alive Jessica Lunsford. Red could you help organize a boycot and help Mark Lundsford ?????

    8. katablog on February 23rd, 2008 3:28 pm

      I want Gabe and YoYo to watch the full show so they can see the pain caused by Aruba to Dave and Beth. They really both need to look at the other side of things.

    9. Sherry on February 23rd, 2008 3:30 pm

      #7 Rob….I personally dont think the authorities in Fl ‘allowed’ a pedophile to rape and kill Jessi..I agree their negligence may have saved her life but it was a mistake on their part. Unlike Aruba where Natalee’s case has obviously been covered up by the ALE and authorities.
      Another good thing is we know John couey is scheduled to die for what he did…at this point it doesnt even look like van der sloot will spend a week in jail for his crime.

    10. Minky from CH on February 23rd, 2008 3:33 pm

      you can not s$$$kidding the whole world any longer.

      Nobody believes you anything, but everybody knows what happened to Natalee.

      She was drugged, raped, murdered and her body “disapeared”. He? Vanished? Evaporated? He?

      It’s over Aruba! Give it up!
      Don’t you get it?

      Look at your own “Live Cam”. A empty devels piece of deserted lava rock with sandstorms?
      Must be very much inviting to spend vacations and money there??

      Arrest Paulsloot, Jurin, Straaten, dumpig, Cornflakes, Janssen etc.etc.etc.

      It’s a huge cover-up from the beginning, to protect the high-ups, involved in drugs, money loundering, prostitution etc.
      Big money, money, money……….

      Paulus is your perp #one!!

      The whole case is so upsetting!
      Everybody with an average comon sense knows what happened.

      There is a confession, but under the influence of Hasch…blablabla….
      (Littlesloot smokes every day Hasch!!!!, so it’s not possible to catch him without)

      You can lie as a suspect, but not as a witness etc.
      What garbage are ou talking about?

      Aruba you don’t have Laws whatsoever! You don’t have Justice.
      That’s why people have problems to understand your Legal System. Because you have NONE!

      A uniform does’nt make a police officer or a judge! It’s a little bit more asked behind the fabric!

      Wake up Aruba!
      We want Justice for Natalee!

      Paulus, Joran, Anita it’s time to come clear!
      Your live is already miserable and a mess, but it will become worse!


      Paulus perp #one
      Paulus perp #one
      Paulus perp #one
      Paulus perp #one

      Aruba, arrest that guy!!

    11. brie on February 23rd, 2008 4:00 pm

      I think this Marcos guy was just a plant to create seeds of doubt…. Paulus and his coherts… tourism was probably in on that too..Oduber…Aruba doesn’t want us searching the ocean…just trying to divert out attention away the island. What do they think we are going to do…dig up Nicaragua?

      Probably want us to believe Marcos knows where Natalee is….and someone killed him….they can come up with the most ridiculous stuff….

    12. Vicki on February 23rd, 2008 4:16 pm

      ROBKAY IS A TROLL…dont answer him…LIERUBA WAS DEFEATED IN BOSTON….We have to rush for more supplys….Donations would be appriciated….Anyone????

    13. Aruba secrets must be revealed on February 23rd, 2008 4:22 pm

      The following is what aruba is afraid of the world knowing.

      joran, k2 and others would video tape young girls being raped and the older men from aruba would be given the tapes to watch. It is as simple as that. If joran goes down the whole bunch of them from paulus to all of the others
      go with him. It is sickening but this is why they have been losing evidence and covering it up from the get go. hang em all.

    14. Minky from CH on February 23rd, 2008 4:49 pm

      Yes,that’s my opinion aswell.

      I was thinking in that direction too.
      On top including drug traficking/money, money loundering (Casinos), prostitution, human traficking, porn movies etc.

      Specially the “Elders”.
      The old dirty scum, who are stuck with ugly Anitas!

      That’s why the have to cover the whole case.
      All the “hi-ups” involved.

      They are not covering for the little vanscum.
      They are just making a huge story about him, distracting from the real scum.

      The “Elders” dirty pack of rats, covering each other!
      The young ones had to provide
      the old ones with “fresh flesh”!

      I know, it doesn’t sound nice, but the truth isn’t always nice.

    15. suisse71 on February 23rd, 2008 5:14 pm

      3&4 Vicki, Richard, et al

      Bravo in Boston!!!! Wish I could have been there but that is great news. Stay warm all of you and get back safe.

      Look forward to the 411 from SM


    16. Minky from CH on February 23rd, 2008 5:17 pm

      Arrest paulus vanderscum!

      He is your perp #one

      The rest will follow!
      He does not want to take the whole burden by himself! He will sing and the rest will go down with him.

      Aruba do your job, it’s time!
      There is no way out anymore, too late!
      You are too deep into the mud.



      You know (and we know that you know) what happends to here and where she is.

      The whole world is watching you. You can’t hide anymore.


      Aruba, you dirty pack of rotten rats!
      Do your job! NOW!

    17. john staton on February 23rd, 2008 5:55 pm

      At this point, ABC, NBC and FOX are on board. The information out there in quick order is alerting the North American public as to the truth. In less than 3 months it will be 3 years and there will be more programs smacking Aruba. The progress of history will lead to the hounding and eventual destruction of the entire Aruba gang. Many are putting 2 and 2 together who were not following this case and looking at Aruba as a Criminal State.

      Aruba Delente Est

    18. buster on February 23rd, 2008 6:06 pm

      And in the meantime Where is urin hiding ??? I bet he getting ready to EXPLODE !!! Trying to keep to himself, Well himself along with Rosie and her five sisters. Hey urin what are you going to do when you get tired of rosie and her 5 sisters cut yer hand off ???

    19. brie on February 23rd, 2008 6:13 pm

      I guess there is a lot of traffic past the Sloot’s house these days…wondering if they found another place to stay…suggestion by the Ministry of Justice…so what do you do when you leave work drive around to make sure your not followed…and then hide inside….

    20. Mike on February 23rd, 2008 6:27 pm

      #8 Katablog,

      You have got to be kidding. Those 2 are just 2 pieces of trash who are butt buddies of jurine.

    21. ayfit on February 23rd, 2008 6:29 pm

      Toco is a worm,and if I am ever lucky enough to meet him I will tell him so. What a bum. I hope this case ruins him. If this case is ever solved,and it will be,Taco will be remembered for representing a killer as well as Aruba. This case is bigger and better than ever.The people all over the world want justice for Natalee. Dateline litterally sold this story to the world. This was the best telling of this story I have seen. Great job Dateline,we need more of this type exposure.

    22. brie on February 23rd, 2008 6:38 pm

      Take care in Boston guys, we know your out in the miserable cold protesting for all of us….Bless Your Hearts!

    23. disgustedmom on February 23rd, 2008 7:09 pm

      I found this interesting…..and I need Carpe’s help!

      I was googling to find a picture of Daury Rodriguez, and this link came up….

      with an article in Dutch about Daury and the whole Joran accusation thing.

      the site is called and you will see at the top of the page a picture of a ship on a loading dock.

      The small thumbnail pic that took me to this site and article is also in the article and it is of a blowup raft type boat with 3 people in it. The person in the middle of the raft appears to be female with long hair clearly in between 2 men.

      So it might be a stretch, but nothing should go unchecked these days…so Carpe…or anyone….can you do a blowup of the small pic to see who is in it better?

      I just wonder why this picture was put with that article.

      Thanks in advance.
      SM: Note – the url you posted was too long and tiny url for that link didn’t work, so I copied the article in question and put it in photobucket. That is the link above (klaasend)

    24. anne on February 23rd, 2008 7:17 pm

      Finally, finally, the story is in the mainstream media. I wished they had mentioned the fact that Paulus is highly suspect as well; however, I was glad to see the story of corruption in the mainstream media as opposed to just this wonderful blog and cable channels. I also felt that Beth spoke in the most forceful manner as she has thus far in the media. I was glad to see that, too. These parents are dedicated and honorable. As is Tim Miller and those on the Persistance. Unbelievable that it has been three years.

    25. brie on February 23rd, 2008 7:42 pm

      Why does Taco Joe put that greasy kid’s stuff on his hair….I guess he wants everyone to think he is slick!!!!…His reputation is in the crapper…He’s a gangster just like all the rest…not representing justice…a paid a~~hole working with the criminals of Aruba…you suck JOE!!! Sorry your an American…We don’t want you here…your not welcome…go to Aruba….!!!

    26. brie on February 23rd, 2008 7:58 pm

      It all makes you wonder…what have they done in the past….?

      Looked at some pictures of previous travel shows, how do those girls stand up with all that array..look almost naked…nice place…bring your children….right!!!!

      People die and are murdered in Aruba….look at Pitbull….unbelievable!!!!

    27. longjack on February 23rd, 2008 8:29 pm

      # 23

      I don’t believe that photo is anything other than a stock photo used as a filler for the site posting format.

      If you look at all the other posts you see a similarly sized photo in the same spot. The photos seem to be general images of the subject at hand.

      I don’t read Dutch, but I can generally wade through it using my German vocabulary.

      It seems to say that Daury says he didn’t have a boat and was also in Holland at the time of the incident.

      It also looks like Daury confronted Joran on a chat site about why he named him on the show and Joran just made up wild (??) excuses. Daury says he knew Joran but wasn’t a friend of his.

      Again, my take is that the photo is a stock image that is used to add imagery to the boat story Joran told and in no way relates to a real image of Natalee.
      SM: I agree, the photo was just a stock image (klaasend)

    28. bob on February 23rd, 2008 8:49 pm

      An idea: De Vries can give the Kalpoes 1 million each to tell the truth on tape. De Vries sells the tape to Dateline recouping his money. I think it can be done if the Kalpoes can be given immunity or if the Kalpoes can’t be extradited back to Aruba.

    29. blue on February 23rd, 2008 8:50 pm

      Right now I am so angry with those Aruban Officials. They are as bad if not worse than the Vandersloots. Why, if they are not involved in this would they go out of their way to antagonize a family who has lost a child? Those are the most evil people I have ever heard of. I certainly want to see justice done, as it is not healthy to have the thoughts one has when evil is seeming to prevail in this case. If those people are representative of the Dutch in Holland, then we do no want any more of them in New York (they seem to think they own this and Florida.) We got news for you Dutch hoods. You own nothing and someday when the system breaks down and people have to take law into their own hands, you will see who the really tough guys are. blue

    30. Sherry on February 23rd, 2008 9:39 pm

      I am in can i get a donation to vicki??? Thanks!!

    31. disgustedmom on February 23rd, 2008 9:54 pm


      Thanks. I hadn’t thought about it being stock footage. Maybe it is….and maybe it’s not. Probably is. You never know.

    32. Scared Monkeys on February 23rd, 2008 10:17 pm

      New FP post:

      Scared Monkeys at the Boston Travel Show Reminding Aruba and All … Justice for Natalee Holloway (Part I)

    33. txchic on February 23rd, 2008 10:20 pm

      #28… i remember hearing that dutch law doesn’t provide immunity. that’s a big problem with this whole case imo.

    34. buster on February 23rd, 2008 10:20 pm

      Joe taco you must be wearing see thru underwear !!! I can clearly see yer NUTS !!!

    35. always 1 on February 23rd, 2008 10:46 pm

      part of the texas search team is in tulsa right how,..we have a missing child too, a psychic is here and he has “promised” the family he will find the body of the little girl…her name is Cori Baker//// thanks to open a window and water boy for taking me under their wing so to much…you both seem really kind….

    36. nctripp on February 23rd, 2008 10:52 pm

      I like the pay off to the Kalpoes idea.
      The deal would have to be if they gave evidence that could hold up in court against Joran. I hate for them to get a deal but it sure beats all of them getting away with it.

    37. always 1 on February 23rd, 2008 11:05 pm

      i meant to say thanks for taking me under their wing so to speak…….

    38. bob on February 24th, 2008 1:15 am

      De Vries could ask the Kalpoes for their ‘price.’ The Kalpoes then give the interview from outside Aruba. If they cooperate with sufficient details, then they get the money. After cashing in, the Kalpoes could take their chances living under the radar in a foreign country. They’d probably have to live where Aruba couldn’t extradite. Sounds like Aruba would never try them anyway out of fear they’d expose the higher ups. De Vries sells the tape to Dateline, recoups his dough, the truth is told, and the Kalpoes take their chances underground. Let’s ask De Vries.

    39. mommytraveler on February 24th, 2008 8:49 am

      Everybody – absolutely everybody I know, watched that Dateline Show.

      And everybody said the same thing – Boycott Aruba.

      And Tacopino – your face is fatter, your hair curlier (had a ladies permanent lately?), and your excuses for Joran lamer. Maybe Joran’s best excuse for his participation in Natalee’s disappearance, murder and rape is that he was “high on drugs.” Of course, Anita said on TV that Joran never uses drugs.

      So, Anita – still believe that your son does not use drugs? Does not gamble anymore (after having been to therapy)? For goodness sake, your husband TOOK HIS to gamble while your were away.

      Dateline’s show was seen across the USA and in Europe – it is not cable TV that has limited exposure. Did you enjoy the show?

    40. mommytraveler on February 24th, 2008 10:28 am

      Why has Carlos ‘n Charlie’s not at least been fined or shut down for serving minors? After all, Joran was a minor and freely admits to buying a drink there for Natalee? Also, what about the casinos he was gambling at – with his father, no less? Wasn’t Joran underage? Aren’t there fines, at least, to the casinos for allowing underage gamblers in their establishments? Here in the USA, you can’t even enter the casinos if you are underage? I know, my son tried to use the slot machines in Las Vegas and was thrown out and told he couldn’t even walk through the casinos.

    41. Richard on February 24th, 2008 10:34 am

      Sherri (#30) … Info, questions, donations, etc.
      can go to Vicki at

      Write to that email address and I’m sure she’ll get back to you with information.

      Please do donate … hard on the heels of the Boston demonstration is another one in New York the first weekend in March.

      The Northeast has been a MAJOR market for Aruba.
      They poured investment into the Boston show … more than last year, I believe.

      Spread the word!

    42. resolution on February 24th, 2008 10:50 am

      Why indeed, mommytraveler…..these ?’s have been on my mind from day one!

    43. buster on February 24th, 2008 12:14 pm

      Hey Bald Taco is there anything you wouldn’t do for money ???

    44. MBS on February 24th, 2008 1:18 pm

      After the videotaped confession come out, I have to say I thought Joran would probably go ahead and work out some kind of deal for committing the crime of illegal disposal, with time served, probably no jail time, and the whole thing would bascially be over. Mystery solved (in many people’s eyes), Aruba off the hook, life goes on. The fact that he didn’t is further proof that there is a whole lot more to this case than illegal disposal of a body. Why pass up the perfect opportunity to end this whole thing? Joran would have benefitted more from standing by his confession, I think, and making a deal on the illegal disposal charge. They are protecting more than just Joran, I think.

    45. kaye on February 24th, 2008 4:26 pm

      #40 mommytraveller……….remember, it’s Aruba. there are no enforcement of laws….in fact, there are no laws. and if you’re 17, dad’s a judge, has friends in high places, has money….it’s “turn a blind eye” if you pad my pocket or let my business stay open i’ll keep my mouth shut. it’s a hellhole down there and everyone in charge is a scumbag.
      #6 shannon….the same thing happened to the 17 year old island boy who saw jvs/natalee at the lighthouse, jvs paid him to be quiet….about a week later, he was dead!!

    46. A New Girl on February 24th, 2008 6:14 pm

      Listening to Dave Holloway and Tim Miller speak about their murdered daughters was gut wrenching…… Good to see that these 2 men have bonded and become friends.

    47. brie on February 24th, 2008 8:12 pm

      Why is there such a connection between Paulus and Posner…? Peter want to take it on….? Their filthy scum pigs!!!

    48. kaye on February 25th, 2008 8:27 am

      #44 MBS……you are right on! It’s Paulus that Joran is protecting by not coming clean. Remember he said in the taped confessions “I’ll take it to my grave”. and Paulus is covering the ALE and all his political buddies. no one can come clean, they have created the perverbial tangled web…..The sins of the father………….

    49. Judy Mc on February 25th, 2008 9:04 am

      It seems that since Joran’s confession people have dismissed the possibility that Depack and Satish very well could have been involved w/Joran.
      Isn’t it possible that this was a gang assault?
      Joran Van der Sloot
      Leaked report – Joran declared that Deepak Kalpoe raped and killed Natalee
      To the question from police, of where the girl is buried, Joran answered: ‘I think the girl is buried near the wall of the fisherman’s hut, as far as I know’.
      DIARIO Aruba – May 2, 2006

      3. The gardener observes Joran, Deepak and (?) sitting inside Deepak’s parked vehicle across the street from the Marriot at the Raquet Ball Club.

      Jossy Mansur
      JOSSY MANSUR, MANAGING EDITOR, “DIARIO”: I don`t know what`s happening, but the gardener, the witness, did stand by his story. He did confirm in front of the judge, in front of the defense attorneys, in front of the suspects, that he recognized, and he even recognized two of the three suspects that were there. He hasn`t changed his story one bit.
      NANCY GRACE – August 17, 2005

      Beth Twitty
      BETH HOLLOWAY TWITTY: … Deepak panicked. He panicked when the gardener gave that testimony. That very afternoon, he called an Aruban girl to help him establish an alibi. She, in turn, panicked. She called FBI. She dialed the 1-877-NATALEE number and told them that she did not want to be involved in this.
      LARRY KING LIVE – February 23, 2006

    50. Judy Mc on February 25th, 2008 9:48 am

      Please read excerpts from various talk shows. I still think that Depak and Satish were involved and perhaps this was a group assault.

    51. kaye on February 25th, 2008 10:02 am

      #49 Judy Mc…….makes you wonder what has happened to that gardener.did he mysteriously die like the young 17 yr old island boy who saw jvds and natalee at the lighthouse. i read that jvds gave him money to keep quiet. I’m convinced that Deepak knows exactly what happened and where Natalee is. he said in the beginning that “something bad has happened”. he also stated that when joran called papaslut and he arrived, papaslut told them all to go home and everything would be taken care of….no body, no case. he admitted in the secretly taped conversations with jvds and satish that “if her body is found, you (Joran) will be in deep doodoo. you could get 15 years”. what does the aruban government give 15 years for? murder, disposing of a body, what? apparently they don’t give any sentence at all if you are a “protected” and influential citizen. apparently…
      another interesting letter from supposedly deepaks cousin….…scroll down almost to bottom of page…..the letter is there. weird….

    52. bobbie on February 25th, 2008 10:13 am

      GREAT show on Friday, I just wish it could have been longer. One hour with all those commercials just wasn’t enough time to cover all the details of this case. I wish it would’ve been two hours or done in a two part special. But I can’t complain, it’s just good that this show was aired. Many thanks.

      Thanks to Tim Miller, you are a very caring person and it shows. And Beth and Dave, such wonderful parents…you deserve a sign from above. This should’ve never happened to Natalee — her precious life was thrown away for a night’s pleasure of some perverted, disgusting boys. As Dave said, Joran is lucky he is separated from him by an ocean…

    53. MissKatie on February 25th, 2008 4:09 pm

      JUDY MC

    54. Patti on February 25th, 2008 4:41 pm

      Nice Article!

      In my opinion, the “in and out of consciousness, may have been part of the seizure. I still believe that she was hit in the head, and laid passed out on the beach til the truck got there.

      But, IF Joran had told the Police that she had had a seizure, why didn’t they press harder on him? Especially, after hearing from her Parents that she never had seizures. Lying is a sign of guilt, and if she had had a seizure, there are many things that could have brought it on and she may have required hospitalization.

      They didn’t want to find her!

      Light the Fires!

      and… Beat on them Drums!

      Festival Time is Fun, Fun, Fun!



    55. Patti on February 25th, 2008 4:54 pm

      A man from Jamaica visited with me yesterday. He said that there is a tribe called Arawak and that they were on Jamaica at one time. He wasn’t sure what happened to them; he said his grandfather would know.

      Knowing the history of Arawak, he said that the whole island of people would’ve known what was going to happen to Natalee… but no one, or very few would try to tell. However, with a corrupt police department; anyone that would tell would probably come up dead or missing.

      How many people died in mysterious ways, after the dissappearance of Natalee? 10? 20? 30? 40? Certainly, enough to make me believe the things he told me.


      Justice for Natalee



      You’re Awesome!

      Thanks for the Gift!

      Look for Good Tidings…


      Love ya, too!



    56. ashley on March 7th, 2008 5:21 am

      This whole case just rips my heart out. I cannot express enough that jvds is a pig and its quite obvious that he lies. His story went from leaving Natalee at her hotel, to leaving her by the lighthouse, and now he had a friend dump her body at sea!! Any judge that gave a damn would see that this boy (boy because no real MAN would do such a thing) is lying. To me it sounds like Aruba has the “all for one and one for all” policy. Had the same thing happend in the US and an aruban girl went missing from a vacation spot here, it would be totally different.They would have sent every resource they had to the US and they would have ripped at every person til they got answers. But Natalee disappears and its as if someone lost a dog to them. Beth Twitty wrote in her book that she saw a statement from one of the suspects ripped up and thrown in the trash, in the office of the police department. What did that statement say? Why was it ripped up? Because every word out of jvds is a lie. I hope karma gets him good!!

    57. charly on April 1st, 2008 7:53 am

      ok guys…
      its been 3 years ,you have to get over it…
      you cannot keep living in the past…
      whatever happened, accept it…time will tell…

      Get on with your life….
      There so much good, you can do..
      Your only hurting yourself…your not helping anyone…

    58. Carpe on April 11th, 2008 8:33 pm

      ok guys…
      its been 3 years ,you have to get over it…
      you cannot keep living in the past…
      whatever happened, accept it…time will tell…

      Time is kind of very
      telling isn’t it Charlie?

      As we watch that poop ball of an island of yours

      die one of the slowest most agonizing deaths I’ve

      ever seen…

      One only has to locate a beach webcam, anywhere on ARUBA, to see that any day of the week (even in tourist high season…)

      You people have not a soul on the beach.

      Personally, I think you need to get on with your life and stop coming here and whining like a baby… that people who fully identify with the Holloway family, and feel their pain from the tragedy Aruba allowed the Vandersloots enact on their child… are basically torching the island to the ground that you seem to love so much!

      All is well, that ends well. LOL


    59. Mary, UK on May 17th, 2008 8:02 am

      Ashley, I remember, when reading off what Beth saw in the police station (statement of JVS) I thought the first thing i would have done was slip the torn statement into my bra!!!!! they could have sent it back to the US for translation, I think this was a missed golden opportunity, granted at that point the family had no idea the authorities were working AGAINST the investigation!!!

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