We all remember Natalee Holloway, right? The 18-year-old Alabama teen who went missing in Aruba on a school trip in 2005? Well, there may be a break in the case. A jaw bone has been found on the island and is being tested at the NFI forensic institute in The Hague to see if it came from Natalee Holloway.
The jaw bone was found last Friday on Phoenix Beach, a location Joran van der Sloot noted in the case. The unsuspecting tourists who found the bone brought it to the front desk of the hotel and notified authorities. Although damaged, the bone can still be used in DNA analysis. Inge Oevering, spokesperson for the NFI forensic institute, told CNN:
We are investigating some bone material sent from Aruba from the prosecutor’s office. We are trying to identify whether these bones are human. Once we establish if the bones are human we will try to get a DNA profile. All the findings will be sent back to the prosecutor’s office, who will decide whether they are released.
The Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf has reported the jaw bone was indeed human and found with one molar intact.
Natalee Holloway was last seen with the creepy Joran van der Sloot. He is currently behind bars in Peru and while never charged with Holloway’s murder, he is awaiting trial for the murder of a young Peruvian woman he met while gambling. You know what they say about karma…
Anyway, it’s time for Natalee Holloway’s friends and family to get some closure and move on. Maybe this clue will help them do that.