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October 22, 2005

Focus Shifts back to Fisherman’s Huts and missing items in Natalee Holloway Investigation. (fish trap cage)

Posted in: Crime,Natalee Holloway

Lately, much of the focus in the Natalee Holloway investigation has been toward searching the water. There have been references to boats and missing items from the fisherman’s Fishhut1huts. Joran after originally changing his story that he had left Natalee Holloway at the Holiday Inn stated that he left her alone on the beach near the Marriott and the Fisherman’s Huts. Also, it was reported that items were stolen from the Fisherman’s Huts. From the Sat. September 17, 2005 Geraldo interview the following was said regarding missing items:

Geraldo: What is the significance of the huts?

Harold: This is astounding, because what happened the night after Natalee disappeared three out of four huts had been broken into. A knife was missing from one, a fillet type knife with a steel shank. When I interviewed the fisherman, he said he had forgotten to tell the police. He called them, they haven’t responded according to him. There was a cage that they use to trap fish. Big enough to put a body in, he said that was missing.

Geraldo: What does that tell you Harold?Fishut2

Harold: It tells me that they might have taken Natalee out into the water. You only have to go out about 3/4 of a mile and it drops down to about 40 ft. Strong currents, strong wind.

However, last night during Greta Van Susteren’s interview with Jossy Mansur he stated the following:

Greta: … Now the search Jossy, we hear there is another search today and that a missing cage may have some sort of relevance to the search. Do you know anything about a missing cage?

Jossy: Yes mam, I do. The person that looks after the fishermen’s huts found in the morning that Natalee disappeared that there was a knife missing and a cage. From one of the locked places the fishermen keep their gear.

Jossy Mansur also goes on to state that the fact that the size of the missing fish cage would be able to hold a human body and the coincidence of the fact that the items went missing at the same time that Natalee Holloway did as well.

Greta: Now, how big is this cage?

Jossy: It is a big cage, it is a fish trap made with chicken coop wire. You know the ones that have the round holes in them? That’s pretty big.

Greta: Could you put a body in it? Could you put someone 5’4” or 5’6” in it? Jossy: Yes, you can.

Greta: Was this reported…she disappeared on the 30th. When was this first reported missing?

Jossy: It was reported to the police that same morning by the caretaker. The man who looks after the fishermen’s huts.

Greta: So, it wasn’t because he had heard there was a missing person? It was just coincidentally I have a missing cage and reported it? Jossy: That is correct. He just told them there were a knife missing and a big fish trap missing.

With the underwater camera searches that are presently being done, the forensic dive teams that are coming back to Aruba, Texas Equusearch returning to Aruba with side scanner sonar and ROV; one can only speculate that the focus back on the water is no coincidence. This after there was much talk of returning to search the landfill in Aruba. That search effort has obviously been put on the back burner for water searches. One does wonder whether there have been credible tips received that point toward the water and a specific location in the Natalee Holloway investigation. As it turns out on October 10th Ocean Systems sent a complete underwater location system to Aruba to help with the effort to locate Natelee Holloway.

The system that was provided has the ability to provide a live video feed to the surface in depths of up to 200ft. The video will also have a continuous recording with GPS coordinates over-layed onto the video so if something is noticed in while the tapes are being reviewed at a later date the location will be right on the video.

The theory that involves the stolen items from the Fisherman’s Huts with respect to the disappearance of Natalee Holloway makes as much sense as any if not more as the suspects have already put themselves within close proximity of this location. One only hopes that there is a break in this case and closure for the family.


(Close proximately to the Marriott)

The rest of the interview can be seen here (read down):

Hat Tip: SunMoonStars on research help)

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