The latest news in the Natalee Holloway investigation … According to the FBI, fabric collected from a crab trap found in the waters off of the island of Aruba did not match clothing worn by missing Natalee Holloway.
The question that first comes to mind is what was the FBI using as a clothes sample to compare the cloth fibers found in the crab trap? Do the investigators actually have evidence of Natalee’s clothes from the night that she went missing? Where would they have found such evidence? Could it have come from what an Aruban Park ranger found collecting evidence at Boca Tortuga? Or is there other evidence of Natalee’s clothes?
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ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) ? An FBI analysis of fabric collected from a crab trap off Aruba showed the material did not match clothing worn by missing American Natalee Holloway, prosecutors said Tuesday.
The fabric was recovered in January by Aruban divers in about 90 feet of water as they searched for the body of the missing teenager, the public prosecutor’s office said in a statement.
The FBI compared the material to a blouse worn by Holloway, who was 18 when she disappeared on the final night of a high school graduation trip to the island in May 2005. The results “showed that the two materials were not a match,” the statement said.
The FBI compared the material to a blouse worn by Holloway, who was 18 when she disappeared on the final night of a high school graduation trip to the Dutch Caribbean island in May 2005. The results “showed that the two materials were not a match,” the statement said.
Special Agent Ann Todd, a spokeswoman for the FBI Laboratory in Quantico, Va., said the lab could not comment on the case.
Holloway, of Mountain Brook, Ala., was last seen leaving a bar in the Aruban capital of Oranjestad with a Dutch college student and two Surinamese brothers. Extensive searches have found no trace of her.