ARUBA-Bone found on the beach in Aruba is not that of Natalee Holloway. The case goes back to being a cold case of the missing Alabama teenager. The news broke Tuesday morning about the jawbone not belonging to the teenager. According to USA Today, the prosecution’s office in Aruba says a jawbone with the tooth recently found on a beach does not belong to missing Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway. The agency says that an analysis based on dental records rules out that the bone fragment came from her. The bone was the most promising lead in the case. Using dental records provided by Dave Holloway the forensic scientist compared the information. Natalee Holloway prosecutors made the statement with the sad news late this morning.
Officials said Tuesday that the jawbone is human, but it is unknown who it belongs to. The location where the jawbone was discovered was mentioned by Joran van der Sloot in previous interviews and confessions, which he later rescinded.
Joran van der Sloot,17, at the time of Natalee Holloway’s disappearance was the last person seen with Natalee Holloway during a graduation trip to Aruba. He is considered the prime suspect in her disappearance. He has met with Beth Twitty on a couple of different occassions. Joran van der Sloot confessed to extorting money from Natalee Holloway’s mother. The reason he gave reporters was he wanted to get back at the family for making his life difficult.
Aruba prosecutors have repeatedly said they lack evidence to charge Van der Sloot. who is currently in a Peruvian jail acused of killing a 21-year-old woman last May 30 – five years to the day after Holloway’s disappearance