Family of Natalee Holloway Awaits Forensic Tests, Father Dave Holloway Sends Dental Records to Dutch Authorities (VIDEO)


The family of Natalee Holloway, Aruba, and the many that have followed the case of the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba in 2005 await the findings of the forensic test results from Holland.

Dave Holloway, Natalee’s dad, was asked to provide dental records so that Dutch  investigators analyze a jawbone with a tooth in it that was found last week in Aruba.


The results of the testing, which is being carried out by the Netherlands Forensic Institute in The Hague, Netherlands, may be available Friday.

We provided her dental records to the Dutch authorities. They were sent electronically,” said FBI spokesman Paul Daymond. The information-sharing is “what we do, nothing out of the ordinary,” he said.

The Holloway family had told HLN’s “Nancy Grace” that the records were sent to The Hague.

The length of testing can vary, but normally takes about a week, according to a representative of the institute. The findings will be sent back to the prosecutor’s office in Aruba, which will decide whether to make the results public.

 As we await the final results, it has been confirmed that the jaw bone found by tourists last Friday is that of a young female. Just how many other young females were missing on Aruba? What are the odds that the information will be released over the Thanksgiving holidays so to handle damage control if this jaw bone does turn out to be that of Natalee Holloway?

One thing is for certain, if the remains discovered turns out to be that of Natalee Holloway … Aruba now has a crime scene and a crime. Aruban officials have claimed in the past that Joran Van der Sloot’s confessions could not be prosecuted as he lies. It would appear now that when Joran said Natalee was dumped in the ocean holds a bit of merit now doesn’t it?  The question is, will they finally provide a proper investigation and prosecution … JUSTICE FOR NATALEE!!!

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  • Confirmed … Jawbone Found in Aruba Does Not Belongs to Natalee Holloway
  • Dave Holloway; There May Be One Final Ocean Search for Natalee Holloway
  • Confirmed … The Jaw Bone Found in Aruba Does Not Belong to Natalee Holloway (Update: Official Statement)

  • Comments

    33 Responses to “Family of Natalee Holloway Awaits Forensic Tests, Father Dave Holloway Sends Dental Records to Dutch Authorities (VIDEO)”

    1. Greg the Great on November 19th, 2010 11:11 am

      They need DNA match with the parents!

    2. Kathy Hendricks on November 19th, 2010 11:31 am

      There will be DNA inside of the molar,and parents have already submitted their samples.

    3. Robert Forbes on November 19th, 2010 11:54 am

      Why doesnt somebody sent divers into the area. Does anyone trust the Dutch??????

    4. justice4nat on November 19th, 2010 11:57 am

      Not if dental records match! Teeth are like snowflakes…no two are alike!! I believe Beth Holloway has already provided a DNA sample.

    5. Lisa in Maryland on November 19th, 2010 1:19 pm

      Re: Natalee Holloway Case Discussion #851 11/16/10 –
      « Reply #675 on: November 19, 2010, 08:43:47 AM »

      If what I am thinking is true they may have more of case against him then they thought!

    6. A Texas Grandfather on November 19th, 2010 1:32 pm

      My concern is what have the criminal justice people in Aruba done about securing the site and doing further searching? Not a word to date.

      This jawbone belongs to some young female and they need to do the right thing in searching for further remains.

    7. Waterboy on November 19th, 2010 3:15 pm

      What are the chances? I’ll bet the list of young women who have disappeared on, around, or near Aruba in the last 50 or so years would fill several pages of a yellow legal pad.

      Of course, I’m not discounting the hand of God in this situation. I’ve seen stranger things happen; and I’ve just had to conclude, that God does what God wants to, and nothing is beyond the touch of His Hands.


    8. Miklo on November 19th, 2010 5:36 pm

      Why would they waste time sending the bone fragment to the Dutch authorities?!

      Why wouldn’t he send the fragment to a Forensics Lab in Quantico, VA or to Dr. Henry Lee’s Lab?!

      May I speak frankly?
      After this Aruba debacle, I no longer trust the Dutch Authorities. Period.

    9. USS Yorktown on November 19th, 2010 9:34 pm

      This should bring closure. At the same time, I hope it is not Natalee.

    10. USS Yorktown on November 19th, 2010 9:37 pm

      If it is Natalee, van der Sloot got some explaining to do.

    11. Betsy on November 20th, 2010 3:04 am

      Normally I would expect the Aruban/Dutch authorities to cover up any kind of evidence as they have up to now; however, a lot has changed in 5 years such as: Paulus is DEAD, and Joran is in jail for another murder. Tourism has definitely suffered. At this point they no longer have to protect Paulus (Joran’s accomplice) or Joran himself.

      Due to these circumstances I believe they will allow evidence to finally come to light. Since bones do not float, is it safe to assume Paulus and Joran buried Natalee in the sand?

    12. on November 20th, 2010 8:25 am

      For the Holloway family, I can only hope this might end their suffering. However, it just doesn’t seem to likely to me. Remember, Joran lost a shoe – not sure how that could happen if Natalee was buried on the beach. Also it would seem they would have found her body during the first few days of search. Yes, it could be that the jaw bone came from the sea.

      Anyone allowing Joran Van der sloot out of prison after only a few years is a nut case and will be responsible for yet a 3rd girl’s death.

    13. kreiton on November 20th, 2010 8:34 am

      The only place it rains every single day,a place called ARUBA,Anyone thinking about vacationing in ARUBA ,tourists should check thier 10 day forcast before wasting thier money……………………………….

    14. gary on November 20th, 2010 9:02 am

      Something Rotten In Denmark.
      Something Rotten In Aruba.
      Something Rotten In Peru.
      How in the world would a Jawbone wash up at the last location Joran told where he put Natalee’s body at, this is very hard for me to believe, I think he’s showing he has access to her body, and looking for a ticket to Aruba, this item had to been placed there, he’s still playing games. I.M.O.

    15. Carolyn S. in Maryland on November 20th, 2010 10:20 am

      Has anyone asked this question; If it isn’t Natalee, who is it?

    16. Hawk on November 20th, 2010 10:30 am

      The jaw may be from another victim. Amy Bradley. An American woman who went missing in that area. Read this story that is very similiar. This woman went missing after being in Aruba on a cruise ship. Apparently the band on board the cruise ship tried to lure away Amy from her husband to go to Carlos and Charlies. The next morning after refusing to go she disappeared. The link below is the entire story. It is a real link.

    17. Miranda on November 20th, 2010 10:34 am

      The jaw being Natalee’s won’t change much juridically speaking, it doesn’t make it a crime and it doesn’t make it a crime scene.

      So prosecution of Joran in this case is as far away as it has ever been.

    18. Lisa in Maryland on November 20th, 2010 12:12 pm

      If they burried Natalee in one of the 3 jetties that mandible could have easily dislodged and washed ashore. Joran could have easily lost his shoe when burying her in the jetty and it fits the time line!

    19. Lisa in Maryland on November 20th, 2010 12:24 pm

      Miranda – IMO – it will change things because it will be considered evidence and they can then officially charge him with a crime which does bring us closer.

      Now Proving it – That’s a different story altogether.

    20. Roxy on November 20th, 2010 4:03 pm

      I read that the Dutch will send the results to Aruba, and that Aruba will get to decide if the results will be made public. I read that they don’t even have to tell her family if they don’t want to.
      I don’t know if that’s true, but I am worried, since we have heard NOTHING that Aruba will cover this up as well.
      If any of you ever think of going to Aruba again, please think twice. If you disappear there is nothing anyone can do about it, EVER.
      If they do not have the decency to tell her family, one way or another they are as inhumane as they have consistently shown themselves to be.

    21. Roxy on November 20th, 2010 5:17 pm

      ALSO…did you all hear Natalie’s Mom talking to Joran in prison? He said to her something to the effect that he has made mistakes….when he was younger that he regrets, FOR MONEY! could he have been talking about trafficing in women??? It sure sounds like that is what he was telling her!
      I still think she was taken, as Amy Bradley was for this reason.

    22. NGBoston on November 20th, 2010 6:27 pm

      I agree w/#17- Miranda.

      And, #12- Katablog—-it just does not seem likely at all that this is Natalee’s Jaw Bone/Molar.

      #11- Betsy= At this point they no longer have to protect Paulus (Joran’s accomplice) or Joran himself.

      While that is true, there are still others implicated and clearly guilty in the cover-up and impeding the Investigation from the beginning.

      It is much bigger, goes much deeper and higher than just Natalee Holloway’s abduction under the influence of GBH, and Murder and disposal of her body.

      The Corruption in Aruba AMONGST those in places of high power(past or present) is rampant.


      to name just a few. Aruba will pay any price, to once again—make it all “go away”. This pertains to any new or old “reports or investigations” and at any cost. (Monetary or paid with by loss of human life).

      Natalee Holloway was just one of many victims (both young male and female) that Aruba wants to keep the lid on, IMO.

      ********* J4N ************

      ********** J4S ***********

      Not so sure Joran VDS is ever going to make it out of Castro alive. Even if he does, he will meet his demise shortly thereafter. Don’t believe he will escape Peru alive, IMO which means the US will never even get the chance to prosecute him on any charges, whatsoever.

      Punk! Even his complete FAILURE of a “Mother” Anita has finally written his ass off. She has finally come out of denial to face the facts that her Little Sporter is a Murderer. Her CORRUPT LYING BAG OF CRAP Husband is dead—she lost him and a Son, and I can barely manage one ounce of sympathy for her since she should have done the right thing 5 YEARS AGO and NOT COVERED UP FOR AND LIED FOR BOTH HER SON AND HER HUSBAND.

      Prayers and thoughts are with the Holloway Family again, as they are put through yet another round of this agony.

    23. brie. on November 20th, 2010 7:14 pm

      Why were Joran and Deepak covered in mud and dirt when Beth,Jug and the police arrived at the Sloot house looking for Natalee? They weren’t at the casino like Paulus said. Maybe they were digging.

      Also, Dave Holloway said that when they drove towards the lighthouse 2 policemen were digging in the sand and when they saw them they threw their shovels in the trunk and took off.

      In addition, we never did find out why Aruba was painting the rocks near the lighthouse.

      And Dompig said he thought Natalee was buried and dug up 3 times. Why would he say that if he didn’t know? But then, of course, what can you believe.

      If this turns out to be Natalee forensic specialists say they might be able to tell whether or not Natalee was given a date rape drug.

    24. Betsy on November 20th, 2010 7:33 pm

      The longer the testing goes on, the higher the probability it is Natalee. We should all keep the Holloway family in our prayers. There will be the finality to it and the transition will not be easy for anyone. They have known for a long time that Natalee was likely no longer alive; however, the reality of the same will begin a fresh grieving process.

      If it is Natalee, I hope the authorities will tell the Holloway family and provide them with some time to grieve before announcing it to the world.

    25. ahl on November 21st, 2010 12:35 am

      What is taking so long? They have the results.
      Is this a repeat performance of the past????? Seems like it would be a relief it wasn’t Natalee so results would be given immediately. What’s the problem with the results? Did this jawbone undergo cremation and then end up in the water on the beach????? Did it wash up or was it planted? Aruba you need to give it up.

    26. PA Mom on November 21st, 2010 12:40 am

      I agree with Betsy #24. The most important people now are Natalee’s parents and family. If this is their daughter/family member, they should be given time to deal with this before the rest of the world is told.

      If this bone actually belongs to Natalee, I don’t think the truth behind her death will ever be revealed. The only consolation this family will ever have is the fact that Joran will rot in jail.
      I also agree with Waterboy #7 that this may be an act of God. This should give Natalee’s family some source of consolation that God is hearing their prayers and the prayers of many.

      I also think that it’s time to leave Joran to his jailers and pay no more attention to this murderer. He should be forgotten along with his lies.

    27. brie. on November 21st, 2010 6:15 am

      Worrisome that the results of the jawbone and tooth will be sent to Aruba from the National Forensic Research Center in the Netherlands. Then Aruba decides what to do.

      Jossy said it is the topic and talk of the island. People that once supported Joran, now despise him.

    28. Waterboy on November 21st, 2010 11:08 am

      I know, there is all this talk about DNA, and it’s true, they should be able to get DNA from the pupal tissue of the (Molar), but they don’t have to have the DNA for positive identity. Let me explain.

      In finger printing, you need 7 points of similar uniqueness for a positive identity. 7 points virtually rules out the possibility of it being any one else.

      With dental records, the same holds true. You need 7 points of uniqueness; can you get 7 points of uniqueness from one tooth? It’s possible, but harder. Could Natalee be ruled out with one tooth? Yes. Say the tooth is a wisdom tooth, and Natalee had had her wisdom teeth removed, or she is congenitally missing that tooth, then that would rule her out.

      The next time you visit your dentist, freak him out, and ask him about trabecular patterns. That’s the unique patterns that the bone makes in the jaws, and it’s unique to each individual. You can easily get 7 or 47 unique matches using trabacular patterns alone. All you need is a pre-mortem, and a post-mortem X-ray of the area of the jaw (or jaws) in question. They even do it with femurs, etc.

      Criminals think if they remove the teeth, identification is not possible. Not true, not tue at all.


    29. Waterboy on November 21st, 2010 11:14 am

      The next time you visit your dentist freak him or her out.

      Sorry Ladies.


    30. Betsy on November 21st, 2010 11:41 am

      Jerry don’t you think the vacant cavities would degrade in the sea making it tougher to look at the root patterns in the jaw?

    31. Waterboy on November 21st, 2010 2:09 pm



    32. Waterboy on November 21st, 2010 7:22 pm


    33. ayfit on November 22nd, 2010 7:42 pm

      The Aruban authorities will continue to protect their own and admit to NOTHIONG. Haven’t we all learned that by now!!!!This ONLY real evidence ever in this case should be in the hands of our FBI. WTF

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