The Search for Natalee Holloway in Aruba … Golba & Tim Miller (TES) Tensions Between Land and Deep Water Searches
Natalee Holloway has been missing for nearly 4 years in Aruba and suddenly the search activity for the missing Alabama, then high school teen, has taken center stage again. It was recently reported last week that Fred Golba was headed to Aruba with his search dog, Rino, to look in a retention pond area that had been previously searched.
What I found a bit odd when I heard that Golba and Rino were headed to search in Aruba off the tips of a witness that TES helped fins and bring to the US for a polygraph was that Golba was the one actually doing the search. TES and Golba have not seen eye to eye in the past with regards to searches or certification of cadaver dogs.
The fact that Golba went to Aruba for the search was interesting even if he had been there several times in the past. Searches for Natalee are a good thing, as long as their intentions are well intended. However, there might be some tensions being created between Golba and Texas Equusearch by the manner in how Fred Golba went about going to Aruba and following Aruba’s rules according to NBC13. Tim Miller and TES plan on going back to Aruba to continue with the deep water search; however, are concerned that Golba might be damaging potential future searches if he does not follow Aruba’s rules.
Tim Miller and Texas EquuSearch are planning a deep water search on the ocean floor in the next few months.
They’ve raised $1.5 million dollars to go back to Aruba to finish a search that began last March, then stalled when funding ran out.
Underwater rovers will inspect suspicious containers on the ocean bottom that could hold Natalee’s remains.
“We still have 140 plus targets over there. We’re going to be bringing in a 360 ft boat from Trinidad,“ says Miller.
But Miller is worried Fred Golba is damaging relationships with Aruba’s government—- possibly for all future search parties – because he allegedly isn’t following Aruba’s rules.
Golba allegedly did not get permission beforehand from Aruba before arriving on the island for his current search. Plus, Aruban officials learned about it through the media.
“When people do this, and take off over there like a Rambo, how in the world can we expect to get any future cooperation from the Aruban authorities?“ wonders Miller.
It would also appear that Tim Miller, founder of Texas EquuSearch, does not have much to say about Golba or Nancy Grace in her media coverage of events.
Miller doesn’t think there’s much chance Natalee’s remains are in the pond Golba plans to spend the next two weeks searching. He also doesn’t think much of Golba’s efforts.
“All he’s doing – and Nancy Grace is letting him do it – is turning Natalee’s disappearance into entertainment. This is just putting on a show as far as I’m concerned and ruining relationships we do have with authorities in Aruba,“ warns Miller.
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