Natalee Holloway is back in the newspapers after the discovery of a jawbone near Arubaâ€™s Phoenix Hotel. The jawbone has since been sent for DNA tests in the Netherlands to see if it belongs to Natalee Holloway.
The jawbone is described as the â€œlower half of the jaw with one molar still intact.â€ It was discovered by tourists walking on one of Arubaâ€™s beaches. Aruban prosecutor Peter Blanken came out on Thursday to say testing confirmed the jawbone belonged to a human female but did not say whether or not tests showed it to be that of Nataleeâ€™s. Hollowayâ€™s father, Dave Holloway, has also handed over dental records which belonged to his daughter for authorities to make a comparison.
Natalee Holloway disappeared in 2005 following a celebratory graduation trip to Aruba. Since then there has only been speculation about what actually happened to her.
This jawbone brings with it hope and renewed sadness. If the jawbone does belong to Natalee Holloway, then her parents will at least know she has died but the fact that itâ€™s only a piece of her would still be heartbreaking. Where is the rest of the body? What actually happened to her? Unfortunately, the one person aka psychotic cold-blooded killer, Joran van der Sloot, who knows all the answers has lied so many times it would be difficult to believe anything he says now. Joran van der Sloot is currently doing time in a Peruvian prison for the murder of Stephany Flores.
Natalee Hollowayâ€™s mother, Beth Holloway issued a statement which read: "There is no good answer, whether it is Natalee or whether it isn't. But no answer at all is the most unbearable. We appreciate everyone's loving care and concern and are anxious about the developments."
Hopefully soon the Natalee Holloway case will be resolved and she will be brought home to her parents. Natalee was only 18 when she disappeared. She had a whole unwritten future full of happiness and joy that she was never able to experience. Itâ€™s been an extremely sad and devastating time for her parents since her disappearance. They need closure and they need Natalee Holloway back home.
Â© Evalynn Saeyang â€“ Gather Inc. 2010