Natalee Holloway Jawbone Results

Natalee Holloway Jawbone Results

By: Jennifer Hong
Staff Writer
Published: Nov 23, 2021

Natalee Holloway jawbone tested negative and her mother is disappointed with investigators.

Natalee Holloway is still missing. The jawbone found last week in Aruba did not belong to Natalee Holloway. Her mother is lashing out at Aruban investigators for leaving her out of the loop for so long.

Beth Holloway is "deeply disappointed in the time and manner in which she learned of the results," her attorney, John Q. Kelly, said in a statement today. "Apparently Aruban prosecutors were more sensitive to media concerns than the painful vigil of a mother." According to Holloway's spokeswoman, "Although Aruban prosecutors announced Monday that they'd make an announcement about the investigation, Holloway hadn't been contacted as of this morning".

Investigators determined that the jawbone was not Holloway's by comparing it to her dental records. In addition, the Netherland's lab started testing for DNA extracted from a molar. However, they found that there was only a small amount of genetic material present, it was low quality.

The prime suspect in Holloway's disappearance, Joran van der Sloot, is behind bars for murder. On May 30, 2010, the fifth anniversary of Holloway's disappearance, Stephany Tatiana Flores Ramírez, 21, died at the Hotel TAC, S.A.C. in the Miraflores District of Lima, Peru. On June 2, her beaten body was found by a hotel receptionist Adeli Esmeralda Abad Marchena in room 309, which had been registered in Van der Sloot's name.

He had departed from the hotel without returning the room key and left the television running. A tennis racquet, identified by the coroner as a possible homicide weapon, was recovered from the room. A hotel guest and an employee came forward to say they saw Van der Sloot and the victim entering the hotel room together, and the police obtained video of the two playing cards at the same table the night before at the Atlantic City Casino in Lima. Van der Sloot had entered Peru via Colombia on May 14, 2021 to attend the Latin American Poker Tour.

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