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October 5, 2012

What really happened to Natalee Holloway? (updated)

Filed under: True Crime — Tags: , — furtherglory @ 4:10 pm

Update, July 1, 2014: Joran van der Sloot is planning to get married:  http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/06/13/wedding-bells-for-joran-van-der-sloot.html

This blog post was previously updated on August 11, 2013.  Scroll way down to see the new information.  The update is in regard to the theory that Natalee was pregnant and that she escaped from Aruba to get away from the sexual advances of her stepfather, Jug Twitty.

Read my original post:

I have been interested in True Crime ever since I was 12 years old and I used to read True Crime magazine.  I have followed the Natalee Holloway case closely for years.  I have often wondered what REALLY happened to her.

Natalee Holloway was an 18-year-old girl from Mountain Brook, Alabama, who vanished on May 30, 2005 on a High School graduation trip to Aruba, a Caribbean country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Natalee had been scheduled to fly home to Alabama on May 30th, but failed to appear for her flight. She was last seen by her classmates outside Carlos’n Charlie’s, a Caribbean chain restaurant and nightclub in Oranjestad, riding in a car with Joran van der Sloot and brothers Deepak and Satish Kalpoe. When questioned, the three men said they dropped her off at her hotel and denied knowing what had happened to her.

Joran van der Sloot was arrested twice on suspicion of involvement in her disappearance and the Kalpoe brothers were each arrested three times. Due to lack of evidence, the three men were released without charges each time.

The first nationwide news report said that Natalee Holloway was missing, and it was mentioned that this was not the first time that she had missed her plane, coming home from a trip.  According to a Fox News report, Natalee had missed her plane twice in the past.  The reason that this story made the nationwide news only a day after Natalee vanished is because it happened right after the Runaway Bride was found.  The news media obviously thought that this was a copycat case of another runaway.  That’s why it was mentioned that she had apparently tried to run away in the past.

Natalee Holloway’s mother, Beth Holloway Twitty, said on the Dr. Phil TV show that, within six hours of hearing of Natalee’s disappearance, she was on a plane to Aruba.

We know, from her statements on other TV shows, that Beth was in a car on the highway, on her way home, when she got a call on her cell phone from a chaperone on the trip.  The chaperone had not called the police in Aruba when she learned that Natalee was missing. No, she called Beth Holloway Twitty to report that her daughter was missing.  Why did the chaperone call Natalee’s mother, rather than the police?  Did the chaperone have reason to suspect that Natalee was a runaway?  If she thought that Natalee had been kidnapped, wouldn’t the chaperone have called the Aruban police so that they could get on the case right away?

When Beth got the call, she started driving home at 120 miles per hour and while she was driving, she called the local police to ask for a police escort.

Why was Beth Holloway Twitty so hell-bent on getting to Aruba?  Did she think that she could find the kidnapper herself?  Or did she think that she could find Natalee and bring her home before she did something foolish — like getting married? Natalee was supposedly planning to attend college and then medical school. Did Natalee really want to spend years learning to be a doctor?  Or was this her mother’s idea?  Natalee’s behavior in Aruba did not appear to be that of a girl planning to be a doctor.

Beth used her cell phone to call her husband, Jug Twitty, while she was driving down the highway at 120 miles per hour. Jug immediately arranged for a private jet, owned by one of his friends, to get Beth to Aruba as soon as possible.

Two of the friends of Beth and Jug accompanied them on the trip.  Why did they need to take two friends with them?  Were the friends brought along so they could find the kidnapper before he killed Natalee? Or were the friends brought along so that they could storm the crack house where Natalee was probably hiding and drag her out?

Jug mentioned on a TV show that he had spent $38,000 to have a medical helicopter standing by, ready to take Natalee home for treatment as soon as she could be rescued from the crack house, where they suspected that she was in hiding.

As soon as Beth and Jug arrived in Aruba, they contacted people that they knew on the island and began trying to solve the case themselves.  Only after they learned the name of the boy, with whom Natalee was last seen, did they contact the police and ask for their assistance.  They wanted the police to go with them into Joran’s house, so they could look for Natalee, but the police refused to go inside because there was no probable cause.

Beth and Jug then contacted an acquaintance of theirs in Aruba, who owned a cell phone rental store.  Natalee had rented a cell phone and according to the rental store owner, she had made a call to someone in the USA in the early hours of the morning that she went missing.  The store owner told this on one of the many TV shows that were covering the case, but nothing more about this phone call was ever reported in the news.

Whom did Natalee call on the night that she disappeared, and why?  What was the exact time of the call?  We don’t know because this was never mentioned again in all of the  TV coverage.  I learned later that the store owner is no longer speaking to Beth and Jug; he got disgusted with their behavior and would not have anything more to do with them.

Allegedly, Natalee made a call to her mother while she was in Aruba and told her that she was in love with a tall, blue-eyed Dutch boy.  (Joran van der Sloot has brown eyes so maybe there was another Dutch boy involved.)  Is this why Beth hopped on a private jet, six hours after she heard that Natalee was missing?  Was there another Dutch boy that Natalee was seeing on the island?  We don’t know because Beth has never been confronted with these questions, as far as I know.

Male DNA was found on Natalee’s toothbrush in her hotel room.  It was tested and it turned out to be the DNA of someone other than Joran or the Kalpoe brothers.  Whose DNA was it?  We don’t know because the DNA was never mentioned again.  Obviously, Natalee either had another boy in her room, or she had oral sex with a boy and then brushed her teeth.  Were any of the male students on the trip tested for a DNA match?  I don’t know because this subject was totally dropped.

While she was in Aruba, Beth supposedly received a message that Natalee was being held at a crack house and the kidnappers were demanding $4000 for her release.  Jug quickly raised $4000 from 8 of his friends who were on the island by this time.  Beth and Jug and their friends then went to the crack house, but when they saw how seedy it looked, they  called the police.  The police came in and the kidnappers were scared off.

Two witnesses allegedly reported that they saw Natalee making a copy of her passport in a local store in Aruba.  As every veteran traveler knows, a person should always make a copy of his or her passport, so that in case the passport is lost or stolen, he or she can get back into the USA, using the copy.

There were plenty of witnesses who saw what happened in the days before Natalee disappeared.  But the students on the trip were instructed by Beth Holloway Twitty not to talk.  The students were never questioned by the Aruban police.  When the police asked to talk to the students, Beth would not allow this.  She wanted the FBI to question the students.  Of course, the Aruban police could not accept this because they must follow Dutch laws and Dutch law does not allow for a foreign country to take over a police case.  Why didn’t Beth want the students to talk?

The students did a little bit of talking on their own, and their comments were reported on various Internet blogs.  The students say that Natalee was drinking every day, from morning til night, starting with her first drink at breakfast. The students say that Joran was playing in a poker tournament, along with his father, and minding his own business when Natalee approached him and introduced herself.

Natalee was caught on a surveillance video as she walked into a casino in Aruba one night.  She was all alone as she walked in to join the other Mountain Brook girls who were sitting at a bar with Joran. I thought that this was very strange.  What teen-age girl goes out on her own on a High School graduation trip?  Where had she been while the other girls were hanging out together?  The video also showed that Joran paid no attention to her.  He was talking to the other girls.  It is very clear that Natalee approached Joran, not the other way around.  Was she looking for someone to help her escape?

The students say that Natalee invited Joran to come to Carlos’n Charlie’s that night.  They say that Natalee approached Deepak Kalpoe, when the bar was closing that night and asked if she could DRIVE his car.  Where did she want to go?  Did she have an arrangement to meet her lover, the guy whose DNA was on her toothbrush?  Or was she going to meet someone who would help her escape from her controlling mother?

Natalee had a ground-floor hotel room that overlooked the beach.  When Joran allegedly left her on the beach, she could have easily walked down the beach to her room. (I have since learned that she could not have entered the hotel room from the beach; she would have had to go inside the hotel to get to her room.)  There were three other girls staying in the room with her.  When she didn’t come back to the hotel room, the other girls packed up her suitcase and took it down to the lobby where the luggage was put in a van and taken to the airport. (I have since learned that her wallet and a few pieces of luggage were found in her hotel room.)

Why didn’t the roommates report to the chaperone that Natalee was missing?  Did they know that she had planned to stay behind to get away from her mother?

One student said that a group of the students saw Natalee in Deepak’s car when they were stopped at a traffic light.  They tried to persuade her to get out of the car, but Natalee ripped off her halter top, leaned out of the car window, and flashed her breasts.  Apparently she wasn’t wearing a bra, which might be why Deepak said that she dressed like a slut and acted like a slut.

Witnesses who were at Carlos’n Charlie’s that night said that Natalee approached Joran and asked him to dance; they said that Natalee was dancing “provocatively.”  Witnesses also said that Natalee was lying on the bar so that customers could take “jelly shots” from her navel.  She invited Joran to take a “jelly shot” off her body.  Witnesses also said that Natalee knew the bartender by his first name and that she was drinking rum straight out of the bottle that night.

All of this points to the fact that Natalee was wild and crazy.  She was not an innocent little girl who was kidnapped, raped and killed by Joran and the Kalpoe brothers.  Joran told a reporter from the National Enquirer that Natalee told him that she hated her mother and that her mother was like Hitler.  Joran didn’t know that he was talking to a reporter at the time. Did Natalee want to get away from her mother so badly that she arranged to disappear while on her senior trip?  That is apparently what the police in Aruba thought and that is why they were reluctant to arrest Joran and the Kalpoe brothers.

Allegedly, Paulus van der Sloot received a letter from someone purporting to be Natalee in September 2004.  The writer asked that he hold the letter until a certain time.  In the letter, Natalee or someone claiming to be Natalee said that she was pregnant and that she was hiding in Arkansas until the baby was born. (I have since learned that the father of the baby was allegedly Jug Twitty, her stepfather.)  Allegedly, Natalee sent a copy of this letter to Beth Holloway Twitty and to the FBI.  She said that the letter could be tested for her DNA on the envelope and the stamp, and for her fingerprints on the letter to prove that it was sent by Natalee Holloway.

Paulus turned the letter over to the Aruban police in early December 2004, and the letter was allegedly sent to Holland for testing.

If the letter was a fake, wouldn’t this hoax have been all over the TV?  Why have we heard nothing about the letter?  Is it because the letter was real?  She sent the letter to Paulus because she felt sorry for how his family had suffered because of her.  Is this why Paulus van der Sloot was cleared in the case?

If the letter was sent to the FBI, did they test it and find out that it was real?  We don’t know because Beth Holloway controlled all of the news coverage of the case and we were only allowed to hear her chanting over and over again that her daughter was raped and killed; we were not allowed to hear any exculpatory evidence that would show that Natalee might still be alive.

On a Dr. Phil show about the case, several years ago, I was appalled to hear attorney John Q. Kelly say, regarding Joran and the Kalpoe brothers: “put them in jail and let them rot” until they tell what happened to Natalee.

Aruba does not have the Fourth Amendment rights that we have in America; according to their laws, a “person of interest” can be arrested and held in prison without charges for several months.  After a certain time has elapsed, they must be let go unless charges are filed against them.  Joran and the Kalpoe brothers were held in prison for the maximum time and after that, they could not be put in prison again unless there was enough evidence to charge them.  John Q. Kelly should have known this.

Kelly also stated, on the TV show, that the three boys should be charged with “obstruction of justice.”  There is no such crime in Aruba and he should have known this.  Under Aruban law, a “person of interest” is allowed to lie because that is the only recourse they have when they are questioned by the police for 16 hours a day without access to a lawyer.

On January 12, 2012, at the request of the Holloway family, an Alabama judge declared Natalee legally dead.

Joran van der Sloot is currently serving a 28-year prison sentence for another murder, to which he confessed. You can read the latest news about him here.

Update, August 11, 2013:

I have recently learned more information about the Natalee Holloway case. This quote is from this website:

Letter from Natalee to Paul van der Sloot

August 1, 2005

To whom it may concern,

The problems for the people of Aruba has gone on long enough.

Natalee is alive, well and safe from Jug. We are staying with my family where Mrs. Holloway cannot find her and she is protected from Jug’s sexual advances.

First Natalee and I would like to apologize to the people of Aruba for the troubles that they have endured, we did not believe that Mrs. Holloway and her husband would carry things this far just to get attention for themselves.

We sent a letter to Mrs. Holloway before leaving to explain what we were doing and why.

We believe that she must have received the letter shortly before Natalee was reported as missing since she made such a quick trip to Aruba and started looking for some one to blame right away, to take the responsibility away from Jug.

We are certain that you will understand why Natalee had to do this when Mrs. Holloway and Jug finally admit to truth and allow it to come out to the public.

We are requesting that the reward for Natalee’s safe return be given to the people of Aruba when Natalee comes back. But several things will need to take place and change before that happens.

We had this planned for several weeks, but did not believe it would work this well.

It most likely would not have if the boys had not mistakenly claimed that they had picked Natalee up in the morning of her disappearance and Mrs. Holloway had not jumped on too that and held on like a bulldog, sending the police and other search teams off in the wrong direction.

Natalee got into a car with me and the two persons that aided us in getting off Aruba after leaving Carlos and Charlie’s. We apparently succeeded in not being seen together before we left, although we were seeing each other almost every day to complete our plans and make final preparations.

Natalee did not want to spoil the trip for the rest of her classmates by leaving any sooner although we were ready earlier.

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You can try to locate us if you want. But we are sending these letters through five different friends in different areas in sealed, preaddressed and prepaid packages with instructions for each to send the next package of envelopes to the next person, so only the first person will know where the original was mailed from and no one will know if he/she was the first. The final person will then send the individual letters to Aruba, Holland and the United States.

Since three persons have suffered the most at the hands of Mrs. Holloway and her husband we want to reward the information of Natalee’s location to go to these persons.

Joran and the two other boys made a mistake by saying that Natalee was the person that they were with. At the time that they were describing as being with Natalee we were completely off Aruba and on our way home, although their mistaken identity and Mrs. Holoway and her husband’s persecution of innocent boys definitely helped as we were held up for eighteen days trying to get out of the country we went to, we were afraid that we would be found at any time.

Except for Mrs. Holloway’s persistence to cover the fact that Natalee had left on her own that led the police in the wrong direction the police would have been able to find when, where and how we left Aruba and we would have most likely been located before we got back into the United States, and then to our present location.

We were very glad to see that two of the boys were released and hope that the third boy will be released soon.

If any of the reports of statements alleged to have been made by Joran are true Aruba has a problem with Joran but it does not involve Natalee.

If you will pay attention to Natalee’s friends and classmates you might get the message that Joran and the two other boys are not involved in Natalee’s disappearance. In every interview that they have taken part in they have all said that they have not seen Natalee and Joran together, only that Natalee left in a car with three persons.

Please advise if these conditions are acceptable to Mrs. Holloway and her husband.

When Natalee is ready to let you know where she is we will send another letter, although is will most likely be after she delivers what she believes to be Jug’s baby by rape.

The baby is due in mid December. Natalee is doing well and has a good doctor.

To assure authenticity you will find Natalee’s finger prints and a sample of her DNA on some if not all of the twenty letters we sent. We know for certain that the letters to the police labs in the United States and Holland contain these items.

David & Natalee

22 Comments »

  1. Will natleee hlloway is who 18 years old but she is dead from jaron vander sloot she was missing in five years but shr she wll not be 18 nomore she will turn 19 or20 years old from today

    Comment by Jessica higgins — September 27, 2014 @ 2:20 pm

  2. If natalee disappeared in 2005, how would paulus get a letter from her in 2004?

    Comment by Deb — September 15, 2014 @ 6:22 pm

    • Natalee disappeared on May 30, 2005. The letter to Paulus was dated August 1, 2005.

      Comment by furtherglory — September 16, 2014 @ 2:15 am

  3. Sweet blog! I found itt while searching on Yahoo News. Do you have any suggestions
    on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there!

    Cheers

    Comment by Kassandra Hajdukiewicz — August 31, 2014 @ 12:11 am

  4. I can’t believe how you don’t understand that a young girl is dead. You have no respect and karma is a bitch. You have a daughter yourself one day and it will happen to you. Cuz obviously you are not a parent and have no idea how it feels. Everybody keeps talking about this book so how much money are you gonna get.

    Comment by Jay — May 24, 2014 @ 1:28 pm

  5. You people are sick. A girl is dead in another country and it’s her mother’s fault! Even if she was a slut she should die. I’m sure you’ve been a slut at sometime. Oh and I guess it’s also Beth holloway’s fault he killed stephany, I guess she’s a slut too. I think you both should be locked in a cell with him and see what he does to you.

    Comment by Jay — May 24, 2014 @ 1:17 pm

  6. Natalie Holloway was sold into human trafficking, she is probably dead by now, she should never have left with joran, he gets paid to lead women in to a life of prostitution. His father and his mother allowed him to have a spoiled and privileged life, but it is over he f’d up, when he killed that girl in the hotel room. Sooner or later this cold blooded killers mess up and it was his time. I hope he gets in prison worse than what happened to Natalie. She was just

    Comment by Mary Jane — March 15, 2014 @ 10:29 am

  7. Well I dont really no what happend.we no he is a killer tho.and I think she had problms at home.people think because there American they can do anything they like in any countries they want. Note to all women just because your American this is still a mans world in most countries. When u leave the US u should be careful.

    Comment by erin — March 5, 2014 @ 9:02 am

  8. A number of more than capable individuals have purported that this young lady is at rest in the ocean; and they may well be right/..or wrong.I came across this sometime ago- I’ll try my best to remember how it goes……Someone stated it would take an ACT OF GOD to get to the bottom of this matter. So (I)typed in ARUBA ACT OF GOD and it came up– Dec.23 ” Natural stone bridge collapses” …the miracle..walking atop water..and… has to be accompanied by a sign..anyone out there read signs?? the SIGN is.. BRIDGE/STONE TIRES…………..Welcome to the world of CARS…………………… It’s very dark,i barely see; that chain link fence,some bushes and trees..The two men sitting in this car,carried her not very far/ So I dropped by,next bright day blue; And driving by the kindred two….” did you see that? there”s a trekker almost standing on top of her and he doesn’t even know it….”and ….something about a sunny day ,a beach , people walking ,a couple of groves of trees thirty? feet from the ocean .. something about buildings…and..oh yeah…Well: that’s the band and it’s not the Kingston Trio..not sure what that was all about ….sorry I haven’t read the BOOK??? ..Not in water but in sand Not in ocean but on land….. ISLAND IN THE SAND … prompt confession is easier than half an eternity in darkness….which ..even when multiplied by the square root of Pi ; is still a VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY VERY LONG TIME… have a god day.

    Comment by nathaniel — February 21, 2014 @ 11:23 pm

  9. Why not follow the lead in book (Not in Water nor in Sand) The whereabouts of Natalee Holloway
    This case will be solved if investigated, the book has a great lead like any other. The leads given by
    Joraan were only to distract everyone from the real location where they had placed her that night.
    And some people are still trying to conspire against her true whereabouts…… Video on youtube ….(Not in Water nor in Sand)

    Comment by Maria Anderson — October 6, 2013 @ 6:02 pm

  10. Im seriously not buying this. If such letter existed then the FBI would investigate.

    The girl is dead and just remember she was a girl a young girl. I find some of your comments distasteful regarding her behaviour. Dissing her mother is nothing short of slanderous. All the woman wanted was for her daughter to come home.

    Joran van der sloot is a convicted murderer, simple as convicted of the murder of another young girl. That has more credibility than the tosh you have written.

    Comment by tracey — September 24, 2013 @ 8:49 am

    • I think you are right, this guy is only trying to distract the attention, as to what really happen to Natalee.
      Maybe he was part of the conspiracy that night. Nothing but lies and just being cruel…It’s just a cover up , but it’s not going to work, everybody knows what
      really happened and who she left with from Carlos N Charlie’s. The joke is on him, he should change his name to the” joker”.

      Comment by Abraham — December 24, 2013 @ 10:21 pm

  11. Read book: (Not in Water nor in Sand) The whereabouts of Natalee Holloway
    The answer is in this book…….Someone needs to find her! Will lead to something….Look’s good/

    Comment by Maria Anderson — September 4, 2013 @ 7:17 pm

  12. joran van der sloot is a liar and a murderer was his fathers house and grounds ever searched

    Comment by ray howe — March 14, 2013 @ 7:34 am

    • Yes, the house and grounds were searched. Part of the grounds were dug up. No evidence that Natalie had ever been at the house was found.

      Comment by furtherglory — March 14, 2013 @ 7:39 am

      • Your answer is in a book called (Not in Water nor in Sand) the whereabouts of natalee holloway.
        It’s a very interesting book with plenty of information…..Good lead please check

        Comment by Maria Andesrson — April 17, 2013 @ 12:43 pm

        • Maria, You are all over Natalee Hooloway sites advertising Not in water nor sand
          . You’ve obviously got a stake in the success of this book. Give it a rest.

          Comment by dagny — March 10, 2014 @ 7:36 pm

          • Hi, Dagny
            I have followed this case for years and this book (Not in Water nor in Sand) gives the best lead of Natalee Holloway whereabouts. The only obvious intention is for
            this girl to be found. You know something Dagny
            God does answers prayer. This is one prayer that was answer a long time ago, no doubt.
            Maria

            Comment by Abraham — March 18, 2014 @ 7:29 pm

    • Natalee was never found ,because she is buried in a house ,in Oranjestad.That is why her parents search for her as soon as they got to Aruba,but she was never found.
      In a book called , (Not in Water nor in Sand) the whereabouts of Natalee Holloway.It relates where Natalee’s remains are till this day……..Check it out!!

      Comment by Maria Andesrson — April 17, 2013 @ 12:36 pm

  13. There are some interesting videos of Joran Vand der Sloot and comments relevant to the Natalie Holloway case archived at Robert Lindsay’s blog here: http://robertlindsay.wordpress.com/2010/09/08/more-on-joran-van-der-sloot/

    Comment by who dares wings — October 6, 2012 @ 9:04 am

  14. Robert Lindsay’s blog explored the Joran Van der Sloot/Natalie Holloway case. http://robertlindsay.wordpress.com/2010/09/08/more-on-joran-van-der-sloot/ The videos and comments archived there about it are probably more interesting and informative than anything Dr. Phil, or others covering the case in the mainstream media, reported. “Furtherglory,” the time you waste watching TV and mediocre movies always surprises me. However, when comes to Holocaust news very little gets by you and for this I encourage you not to cancel your newspaper, magazine and cable TV subscriptions just yet.

    Comment by who dares wings — October 6, 2012 @ 8:59 am


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