Alabama Judge Decides Today Whether Natalee Holloway Will be Declared Dead … Aruba Remains Silent & Provides No Justice


Will Natalee Holloway be declared legally dead?

An Alabama judge is to consider today whether Natalee Holloway, the 18 year old Mountain Brook teen who went missing while vacationing in Aruba in 2005, will be legally declared dead. Dave Holloway, Natalee’s father, filed the petition to declare her dead in June, 2011. Meanwhile,  Beth Holloway, his ex-wife and the teen’s mother, opposed this measure, saying in a September statement she “will always hope and pray for Natalee’s safe return.”  So what are the reason why after all this time that there is a push for Natalee to be legally declared dead?  Dave Holloway’s attorney has claimed the petition was filed because he (Dave) “is seeking closure for his family.” However, it has also been reported by WBRC, that Dave Holloway wants to use $2,000 of a college fund he had created for his daughter for her younger brother.

A probate judge may make the decision at a presumption of death hearing in a Jefferson County courtroom in Birmingham Thursday afternoon.

Holloway vanished in 2005 while on a graduation trip to Aruba. No one has been charged in the case.

Holloway was 18 when she was last seen in the early hours of May 30, 2005, leaving an Oranjestad nightclub with Joran van der Sloot and two other men.

This is one of those sad and tragic decisions that a family has to eventually make where there are no winners. It is yet just another scab being ripped off the wound that both Dave, Beth and Natalee’s family has suffered at the hand of Aruba and Joran Van der Sloot. The impact of Van der Sloot’s actions and Aruba’s inability and unwillingness to provide justice resonates to the present day. Just ask the families of Natalee Holloway and Stephany Flores in Peru.  Just one day after Joran Van der Sloot plead guilty to the murder of Stephany Flores, the courts will decide on the death of another one of Van der Sloot’s victims where he was the prime suspect.

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  • Comments

    13 Responses to “Alabama Judge Decides Today Whether Natalee Holloway Will be Declared Dead … Aruba Remains Silent & Provides No Justice”

    1. NGBoston on January 12th, 2012 8:09 am

      Aruba still sucks, one Corrupt Litte Island.

      We will never forget you, Natalee.

    2. Maria De Sarno on January 12th, 2012 9:15 am

      This will be a sad day for Natalee’s loved ones. I hope they find some measure of peace and closure with this action. I find it oddly coincidental and prophetic that it should occur on the day inbetween Joran’s guilty plea in the death of Stephany and the anticipated day of his sentencing.

    3. Tamikosmom on January 12th, 2012 10:14 am

      Judge to rule today on Holloway death declaration
      12:15 AM, Jan. 12, 2012

      At a court hearing in September, Beth Holloway sent a lawyer to oppose her husband’s efforts to have their daughter declared dead.

      The attorney, Charlie DeBardelaben, said Wednesday evening she no longer objects and she understands the reasons her ex-husband wants a ruling.

      “She is ready to put an end to this chapter,” he said.

    4. Steve Holloway on January 12th, 2012 10:48 am

      Natalee passed on that night with Joran in Aruba. Can’t prove it in their courts, but in directly Joran said he did it on video tape and without checking or knowing if she was dead, dumped her at sea. That’s pretty clean to me.

      After all these’s years it keeps coming back again and again, just when you are healing its starts up again and the wound opens once more. I’m all for this and I believe Natalee would have wanted it too. For everyone to come together and talk about her life and say goodbye. We will see her again in heaven. God bless

    5. Buster on January 12th, 2012 11:46 am

      aruba LOL !!! aruba looks just like a floating turd in a toilet bowl from up above !!! One end is even tapered !!!

    6. Miklo on January 12th, 2012 1:15 pm

      I was honestly hoping that the Panel of Judges would require Van der Sloot to explain, under oath, the circumstances of Natalee Holloway’s death in conjunction with the Stephanie Flores’

      I was hopeful that they would link the events – forcing Van der Sloot to confess not only to murdering Stephanie Flores (which is the focus of the trial) but also provide a degree of closure to the Natalee Holloway disappearance.

      Unfortunately, this opportunity appears to have been overlooked.

      We should pray for Aruba. Because there IS a higher Judge who will bring every nation to account (including our own!) and it will be dire for those who did not stand with the Truth.

    7. Miklo on January 12th, 2012 1:19 pm

      Though this trial is not taking place in Aruba – the Aruban authorities had a responsibility to take action against Van der Sloot’s criminal behavior – and because they did not – Stephanie Flores (and possibly others?) was/were murdered.

    8. SUPER DAVE on January 12th, 2012 2:43 pm


    9. brie. on January 12th, 2012 3:06 pm

      My question is why did he kill her. There was no reason. Except for the fact that he is a maniac.

    10. barbreee on January 12th, 2012 8:30 pm

      A very sad day for the family. And those of us who have felt like a part of the family hoping for some justice and closure for Natalee.

    11. texasmom on January 13th, 2012 2:04 am

      As sad as I am about today’s declaration, I can only imagine how Natalee’s loved ones must feel. Even though we all knew this day would come; it hasn’t made it any easier. My thoughts, and prayers are with all of Natalee’s loved ones.

      Six and a half years later, Natalee’s death had to be declared in a U. S. court.

      Aruba, this really looks bad on you. And it always will.

    12. Mariko on January 13th, 2012 6:11 am

      So it’s official now, judge declared her officially dead, Aruba has filed it as a cold case that will never be solved and Joran will after a few years in Peru be extradited to The Netherlands.

      This case will never be solved and even if we don’t like it Joran still remains innocent until proven guilty of Natalee’s disappearance.
      SM: And OJ and Casey Anthony are innocent too … sure they are. In the end, justice has a way of catching up to every criminal.

    13. Jamcakes AKA Maria De Sarno on January 13th, 2012 8:27 am

      “Beth Holloway sat in the back row in court, staring at her hands as she held them in her lap most of the time. Her attorney said it was difficult for her to witness the judge signing the death declaration.”

      That was heart wrenching to read.

      May God have Mercy on this still grieving family.

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