CNN’s Martin Savidge Interviews Eye Witness Jurriën de Jong in the Disappearance and Death of Natalee Holloway in Aruba (VIDEO)
CNN’s Martin Savidge interviews Jurriën de Jong who calls himself an eye-witness to the death and disappearance of Natalee Holloway. De Jong says he saw Joran Van der Sloot bury Holloway’s body on a construction site of what is now the Marriott Aruba Surf Club. Natalee Holloway went missing on Aruba on May 30, 2015 while on vacation with her high school from Mountainbrook, Alabama.
Ten years after Natalee Holloway went missing, a Dutch citizen says he knows where to find her. Prosecutors, however, aren’t buying it.
Jurriën de Jong told CNN’s Martin Savidge that the teen’s body is buried in a crawl space at a Marriott vacation property in Aruba, and he believes he saw her in her final moments.
De Jong says he was near Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club, then under construction, on the night of May 30, 2005, when he saw a young man chase a young woman through the construction site.
At first, he thought the two were being playful, but he says a short time later the man reappeared, carrying the woman in his arms. He says her body appeared limp.
“… He pulled (the woman) by the ankles inside the crawl space, stayed inside for a minute and then came out and closed the gap,” de Jong said.
Even though de Jong suspected he had witnessed something serious, he says didn’t go to the police because he was involved in “illegal activities” at the time.
Possible new lead in Natalee Holloway case … Anderson Cooper Interviews Dave Holloway and TJ Ward
Gold Alert Issued for 22 Year Old Crystal Griffith Missing Since 5/20/15 in Bridgeville, DE (Update: Found Safe)
Delaware State Police have issued a Gold Alert for 22 year old Crystal Griffith who has been missing since May 20, 2015 in Bridgeville, Delaware. Some reports are saying she is 23 years old. She was last seen at her home at 9508 Rifle Range Road. Griffith is reportedly described as a white woman, standing 5′ 8″ tall, weighing 170 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
Crystal Griffith is described as a white female, 22 years old, standing 5 feet 8 inches tall, 170 lbs with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen at her home at 9508 Rifle Range Road.
Sgt. Richard Bratz said there is “real concern” for her safety. Bratz said there is the possibility she could be in the Bridgeville area and there is also some indication she was going north to New Jersey but hasn’t returned as expected.
Any information should be directed to Troop 4 at (302) 856-5850. Information can also be provided to the Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 847-3333 or at www.tipsubmit.com. Anonymous tips can be sent by text message to 274637 using the keyword “DSP.”
UPDATE I: Missing Bridgeville Woman Found Safe.
10 Years Later Google Earth Image Offers New clues & Raises New Questions in Natalee Holloway Case … Was There Construction Taking Place at Marriott Aruba Surf Club … See Pics for Yourself
Tomorrow will mark 10 years that Alabama teen Natalee Holloway went missing in Aruba. After all the searches, all the lies, all the incompetent police work, all the cronyism, all the corruption and all the cover up, Natalee Holloway is still missing and is presumed dead. At the heart of Natalee’s disappearance and death is the prime suspect who was last seen with her, Joran Van der Sloot. Also at the root of the Natalee Holloway disappearance was a Caribbean Islands attempt to not have their tourism hurt by the case.
Recently a witness has come forward, Jurrien De Jong, who said he saw Natalee and Joran that fateful night in May 2005. De Jong said, “I saw that Joran was chasing Natalee into a small building under construction. In about five minutes he came out with Natalee in his arms, and slammed the body of Natalee on the floor, and then he made an opening in a crawl space … I knew she was dead.” Actually, Jurrien De Jong is not a new witness to the case because he said similar comments in 2010. Jurrien De Jong spoke with Diario and said that Joran killed Natalee at the Marriott Aruba Surf Club that was under construction.
Their right is the Marriott Aruba Surf Club Phase 3, in terms of structure is finished and only needs to be finished and left, a row of containers.
Joran suggests that stars and look at Natalee’s remark that there is already a roof on the hotel is right, then he points to show a small building at the very end of the site.
If your building plan of the hotel on Google Earth satellite image of June 22, 2005 submit, you will find that this building is the start of the emergency stairwell # 3 of “The Spyglass Tower”.
They run inside, climb on the landing, go through the stairs to the first floor and steps in a “half” room, which later the space behind the elevators would be.
He then takes her in his arms and running down the stairs and puts her on the landing. He jumps down, pulls her into the hallway and grabbed a fire with a twist smacks her on the ground. Then he pushes the sand to crawl away and he pulls Natalee at her feet inside. He crawls to the end of the room and stuffed with sand near the crack. His shoes, where blood is, he kicks off and leaves behind this spot.
However, Aruba Chief Prosecutor Eric Olthof dismisses Jurrien De Jong’s story that he saw Joran Van der Sloot kill Natalee Holloway at this location. But we know ARUBA IS CORRUPT AS HELL.
“Even though Mr. De Jong has not presented more plausible proof of his claims (his current testimony is identical to the one he gave in 2013 to the Prosecutor’s Office), Chief Prosecutor Olthof commissioned the police to contact the management of the Marriott -considering the type of case, the importance of the case and the long duration of the disappearance of Natalee Holloway- with the request to supply information about the state of the construction site of the Spyglass Tower of the Marriott hotel on the 30th of May 2005,” Angela said in the press release. “In short: what was built and what was not yet built on that 30th of May 2005, the night of the disappearance of Natalee?”
Recently the Prosecutor’s Office received the requested information from the management of the Marriott based in Orlando. “From this information, it becomes indisputably clear that on the 30th of May 2005, no construction or building activities were started at the location that Mr. De Jong has specifically pointed out as the spot where Natalee Holloway would have been hidden and/or buried,” according to Angela’s press release. “More concretely: the foundation of the Spyglass Tower (that still had to be built at the time) and of the staircase of the Spyglass Tower was not in place. This means that Natalee Holloway could never have been hidden and/or buried there.”
The Aruban authorities and the Marriott claim that the construction of Spyglass Tower at the Marriott Aruba Surf Club claim that it was not under construction at the time. REALLY? Judge for yourself from the picture taken from Google Earth 2005.
On the other hand, some signs complicate Marriott’s official time line of the construction of Spyglass Tower. A satellite image from Google Earth taken in June 2005, just a few weeks after Natalee Holloway disappeared, shows what appears to be the blurry outlines of structures that could resemble a construction site.
Holloway’s father says he remembers the site from the day after his daughter’s disappearance. “I can tell you for a fact. I was there on June 1, and there was definitely construction in that area,” he says.
Holloway says he has information that construction began in February, but he was not clear on how he knows. Natalee Holloway was last seen on May 30, 2005.
CNN’s Savidge received this statement from Jeff Flaherty of global corporate relations at Marriott International Inc.: “Mr. de Jong has contacted Marriott in the past and each time we have suggested to Mr. de Jong that he present his account of the matter to the authorities. As we have done all along, we cooperate fully with the authorities whenever they are conducting an official investigation.”
For his part, de Jong says he believes authorities are dragging their feet.
“It’s the inconvenient truth. It would damage the image of Aruba as one happy island,” he says.
Oltholf won’t say that de Jong is lying, but says his statement can’t be true.
UPDATE I: More pics from Google Earth via CNN video of the Marriott Aruba Surf club in 2005. From the pics it appears, unlike what Marriott has stated, there was construction taking place at the site and the location of the Spyglass Tower.
For much more information, past and present, to read others analysis and comments and to provide your own, go to Scared Monkeys Forum: Natalee Holloway.
6 Year Old Jadianna Larson Missing Since 5/28/15 in Sacramento County, CA (VIDEO) (Update: Endangered Missing Advisory Issued)(Update: Body Found in Glenn County)(Update: Mother’s Boyfriend Juan Rivera Arrested)
6 year old Jadianna Larson has been missing since Thursday, May 28, 2015 in Sacramento County, California. Jadianna Larson was last seen at 11 AM on Thursday at her apartment where she lived with her mother in the 3900 block of 47th Avenue, near Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard. She is being considered an at risk missing person. The missing 6 year old was being taken care of by her mother’s boyfriend at the apartment. However, when the girl’s mother returned home at 8:30 PM, she discovered her boyfriend passed out from a seizure and her daughter was gone. Jadianna Larson is described as a light skinned African-American girl, 3 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 60 pounds. She has brown ear-length curly hair, brown eyes and a birthmark on the center of her forehead and was last seen wearing light blue Disney pajamas.
At this point there has been no AMBER ALERT issued.
The search is on for a 6-year-old girl who went missing from an apartment complex in Sacramento County.
Jadianna Larson was last seen at 11 a.m. Thursday at her apartment where she lived with her mother in the 3900 block of 47th Avenue, according to Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies.
Larson was being taken care of by her mother’s boyfriend at the apartment. When the girl’s mother arrived home at 8:30 p.m., she discovered her boyfriend passed out from a seizure, and Larson was nowhere to found, investigators said.
Larson is 3 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 60 pounds. She has brown ear-length curly hair, brown eyes and a birthmark on the center of her forehead, officers said.
The little girl was last seen wearing light blue Disney pajamas.
UPDATE I: Search Underway For Missing 6-Year-Old Girl.
An endangered missing advisory has been issued for a 6-year-old girl in South Sacramento who has not been seen since Thursday morning. Investigators with the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department said Jadianna Larson has not been in school this week.
Detectives are calling Jadianna missing and at risk. At 10 a.m. Friday, they issued an endangered missing advisory for the girl, which means CHP then broadcasts Jadianna’s information to a larger audience in the hopes of locating the girl.
UPDATE III: Body of young girl found in Glenn County.
A county sheriff west of Chico said his office is investigating the death of a young girl whose badly burned body was found Thursday.
The girl’s body was found at about 10:22 a.m. Thursday by volunteer firefighters extinguishing a grass fire near County Road D south of County Road 33 in Glenn County, the county sheriff’s office said. The sheriff’s office said Friday that the victim was between 5 and 10 years old.
“The early indications are that this is a homicide,” the sheriff’s office said in a press release Friday. The body was sent to a forensic laboratory at California State University, Chico for identification.
The sheriff’s department said detectives have evidence to support the charge of murder against Juan Rivera, Jadianna’s mother’s boyfriend and Jadianna’s caretaker. Rivera, 25, of Sacramento, was booked into the Sacramento County Main Jail late Friday night. He is currently being held without the possibility of bail. Rivera is scheduled to be in court on June 2.
Sheriff department Sgt. Lisa Bowman said, “This mother is not being looked at as a suspect in this case.”
Anyone with information about Larson’s whereabouts is asked to call the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department at 916-874-5115.
Laura McComb and Her Two Children, 6 Year Old Andrew McComb & 4 Year Old Leighton McComb Missing Since Memorial Day Weekend in Wimberly, TX (Update: Body of Andrew McComb Recovered)
BEYOND TRAGIC … MOTHER AND TWO CHILDREN STILL MISSING AND PRESUMED DEAD …
Laura McComb and her two children, 6 year old Andrew McComb and 4 year old Leighton McComb are still missing following the massive floods that hit Texas over the Memorial Day weekend. They were among 12 people who went missing as the vacation home in Wimberly, Texas, was ripped from its foundation in the rapid flood waters of the Blanco River (VIDEO). Jonathan McComb, was pulled from the floodwaters and taken to a San Antonio hospital for treatment. The McCombs were with Ralph and Sue Carey along with their daughter, Michelle Charba, her husband Randy and their 4-year-old son, Will. All are still missing. Say a prayer for the missing and their family.
Jonathan McComb was rescued on the bank of the Blanco River, but his wife, Laura McComb, and two children,
in addition to others who were in a house that was swept away, remain missing. (Image source: KVUE-TV)
UPDATE I: Laura McComb Salled Her Sister and said, ‘I Love You, and Pray’ While Inside the House Floating Down the Blanco River Called Her Sister Before It Hit Bridge.
Missing mom’s sister Julie Shields says, “I think recognizing with what’s happening with the weather, we all know and we have accepted that they’re gone.”
Julie Shields said she was on the phone with her sister, Laura, when their cabin was swept away.
“We are floating in a house that is now floating down the river,” Laura told Shields on the phone. “Call mom and dad. I love you, and pray.”
Those were the last words Shields had with her sister.
“My sister will always be my sister,” Shields added.
The conversation ended when Laura thought she saw a light from a helicopter that was there to rescue them.
“And I just expected to go to Wimberley High School the next day and find her,” said Shields. “When she wasn’t there, I knew something was very, very wrong.”
UPDATE II: Body of 6-year-old Andrew McComb Recovered.
The body of Andrew McComb, 6, whose family was in a house washed away by floodwaters in Wimberley, Texas, has been found, a Hays County, Texas, official said Friday.
The body was found Thursday evening near the border of Hays and Blanco counties, according to Trey Hatt, spokesman for the Hays County Emergency Operations Center, The Associated Press reported.
Authorities earlier this week reported recovering the body of a child from the Blanco River in Hays County, but did not identify the child.
Andrew McComb’s identity was confirmed using dental records, an official said today.
The Body of Missing 43 Year Old Michelle Carey-Charba Found Following Texas Floods on Memorial Day Weekend
Sad new in the case of missing 43 year old Michelle Carey-Charba, who was one of 8 people swept away in Central Texas as a result if the raging flood waters over Memorial Day weekend. . A body was identified on Wednesday as Michelle Carey-Charba.
Michelle Carey-Charba and her son, William, went missing during flash flooding in Wimberley, Texas,
over the Memorial Day weekend. Carey-Charba’s body was found and identified Wednesday.
A body was identified Wednesday as one of the eight people swept away when their vacation home in Central Texas was lost amid raging floodwaters over the Memorial Day weekend.
The discovery of 43-year-old Michelle Carey-Charba came as her family told NBC News that they were still holding out hope for the safe recovery of all of the missing who had been inside the home.
A ninth person — family friend Jonathan McComb — was found alive Sunday after being carried several miles away from where the house once stood in the small tourist town of Wimberley. He was being treated in the hospital for a collapsed lung, a broken sternum and broken ribs, his family said.
McComb’s wife, Laura, and their two children, Andrew, 6, and Leighton, 4, were also in the home and are still missing, along with Carey-Charba’s husband, Randy Charba, their 4-year-old son, Will, and her parents, Ralph and Sue Carey.
Searchers made a grim discovery in the Blanco River Wednesday when thebody of a boy was found in the river in Hays County, the city of San Marcos said in a statement Wednesday evening.
The child’s age and identity have not been determined, and it is unknown whether he is on a list of those known missing, or another victim not previously reported missing, the city said.
Carey-Charba’s brother-in-law, Alan Daniel, said Wednesday that the search isn’t over: “We’re not going to stop looking until we’ve found them.”
Authorities said at least 23 people were killed and another 11 were missing after a series of storms pummeled Texas and Oklahoma,causing historic flooding in a region that had been crippled by severe drought.
The Careys own the home in Wimberley, where the Blanco River swelled 28 feet in an hour and a half. The McCombs are family friends, and they were all spending the Memorial Day weekend together.
AMBER ALERT Issued for 9 Year Old Caitlyn Elizabeth Williams Missing Since 5/23/15 in Benbrook, TX (Update: Arrest Warrent Issued for Uncle, Jessie Nicholas Williams)(Update: Missing Girl Found Safe in Bossier City, Louisiana … Jessie Nicholas Williams Killed by Authorities)
An AMBER ALERT has been issued in Texas for 9 year old Caitlyn Elizabeth Williams who has been missing since Friday, May 23, 2015 in Benbrook, TX. Caitlyn Williams was last seen Friday, May 23 when she was supposed to spend the weekend with a friend, but did not return home Sunday. However, her parents did not report her missing until Monday. Police say they discovered Caitlyn never made it to her friend’s house that Friday. The FBI has joined the investigation of her disappearance.
Police say Caitlyn and her uncle were spotted twice over the weekend, at a hotel and a hair salon.
Caitlyn is white, 4-foot-4 and about 95 pounds. She has long brown hair, but police suspect it may have been cut at the salon. She was wearing bluejeans and a yellow shirt with “Benbrook Field Day” written on it. She was last seen riding a pink, purple and white bicycle near her home in the 1100 block of Wade Hampton Street.
Jessie Williams is described as white, 5-foot-10 and 220 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
A warrant was issued for the arrest of Williams, who’s accused of kidnapping his niece.
Benbrook police say they believe missing 9-year-old Caitlyn Williams’ hair may have been cut to change her appearance.
Authorities issued an Amber Alert for the girl, who police say was taken by her uncle, 24-year-old Jessie Nicholas Williams of Arlington. A warrant was issued for the arrest of Williams, who’s accused of kidnapping his niece.
According to Police Chief James Mills, the uncle and niece have been spotted twice in the North Texas area since she was last seen Friday afternoon.
They were first spotted at a hotel on Altamesa Boulevard off Interstate 35 in Fort Worth, and were also seen at a beauty salon off Bryant Irvin Road.
Police say the uncle, who has no history of mental illness, is driving a rented Chevy SUV.
UPDATE II: AMBER ALERT: Girl, abductor could be headed to Central Texas.
Anyone who sees either Caitlyn or her uncle can call Benbrook police at 817-249-6076 or 911
UPDATE III: Search for Benbrook girl ends at Louisiana motel.
Nine-year-old Caitlyn Williams, missing since Friday, was found safe in Bossier City, Louisiana on Tuesday, according to the Benbrook Police Department.
The suspect in the case and Caitlyn’s uncle, Jessie Nicholas Williams, was killed in a struggle with authorities.
An FBI task force member was shot in the leg during the incident, but he is expected to recover, a Benbrook police spokesman said. The federal agency confirmed to News 8 that tips led agents to the Louisiana motel. They had been tracking his cell phone and credit card activities.
A missing 9-year-old Benbrook girl abducted by her uncle is safe in Bossier City, Louisiana, Benbrook police say, after her uncle was killed in a struggle with an FBI Task Force officer Tuesday afternoon.
Benbrook Police Officer Sandy Eubanks said Tuesday afternoon that a tip led law enforcement to a motel room where the girl’s uncle was killed during a struggle with law enforcement.
“The Amber Alert that was issued resulted in numerous tips that led officers to a motel room in Bossier City, Louisiana. Just a little bit earlier, the FBI attempted to take the suspect into custody. An FBI Task Force officer was shot and wounded and the suspect was killed. The child was safely recovered,” Eubanks said.
The wounded officer, whose name has not been released, was shot in the leg and is expected to recover. Police were not able to comment on the condition of the 9-year-old girl, though they did say she is expected to be reunited with her parents in North Texas soon.
TEXAS – OKLAHOMA FLOODS …
Total devastation in Texas and Oklahoma, some dead and many still missing as rising flood waters ravaged and destroyed buildings and homes.
Hays County, Texas suffered extensive damage following torrential rain that destroyed more than 350 homes and displaced 1,000 residents, leaving several missing, including the family of a former Nueces County commissioner. There are a reported 12 people missing in Hays County, Texas. The Blanco River, which flows through San Marcos, shot past its previous flood record of 33.3 feet to 40.21 feet late Saturday. Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster in 24 counties, including Hays and Houston, where heavy winds damaged an apartment building and left two people injured Sunday.
VIDEO – USA TODAY
Record-setting rains left officials in Texas and Oklahoma scrambling to assess the scope of the damage and destruction Monday as an emergency coordinator told reporters that a dozen people were missing in one county.
The 12 people missing in Hays County, Texas, come from families who had gathered for the long weekend, said Ken Bell, emergency coordinator for San Marcos, one of the cities hardest hit by the storms and flooding.
The group likely includes children, Bell said.
A day after severe weather left three people dead and washed away hundreds of homes in Texas and Oklahoma, the storms are easing up.
But it doesn’t mean the threat is gone.
The torrents that those storms dumped are still too much for river and creek banks to contain, and runoff was peaking early Monday, threatening continued flooding, the National Weather Service warned.
SUV Swept Away In Texas Floods
Walmart at Texas 80 and Blanco River
14 year old Frances Monclova has been missing since Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in Chandler, Arizona. Authorities are considering her a runaway.
Frances Monclova has been missing since Wednesday, according to Chandler police spokesman Seth Tyler.
Frances is 5 feet 4 inches tall with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen at Folley Memorial Park in Chandler.
If anyone has any information regarding missing Frances Monclova, please contact the Chandler Police Missing Person Unit at 480-782-4000.
15 year old Christa “Shay” Hermanet is missing since Tuesday, May 19, 2015 from her group home in Auburn, New York. Detective Bryant Bergenstock said in a news release, the missing teen could be headed to Ontario County, because she has no known contacts in the Auburn area. The authorities stated, they were unsure of the girl’s means of travel and what she was last seen wearing.
Christa “Shay” Hermanet, 15, has been missing from Cayuga Centers at 101 Hamilton Ave. since Tuesday. It is believed she may be headed to Ontario County. She has no known contacts in Auburn.
Hermanet is a white female, approximately 5’4″ and 137 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
If anyone has any information regarding the missing teen, please contact the Auburn police at (315) 253-3231.