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December 20, 2005

HarryTho 12/20 Natalee Holloway Commentary

Topics: Natalee Holloway

This evening, we will discuss why we think Natalee Holloway ran away. Although the run away scenario is not popular, there does exists ample clues that this in fact could be the solution to her disappearance.

There main facts hinting at Natalee running away are:
a) phone calls home,
b) souvenirs,
c) luggage,
d) comments from her classmates,
e) comments from Beth Twitty, and
f) significant items in her purse.

Despite denials by Beth Twitty, the Aruban police have declarations that phone calls were received by Beth Twitty while Natalee was on vacation in Aruba. One declarations has a few witnesses attesting to an affair with a blue-eyed Dutch boy earlier in Natalee's stay in Aruba. Why would Beth deny these phone calls? Perhaps, the answer lies in Beth's motivation to pursue Natalee.

Beth was quick to establish the fact that Natalee would never run away. She quoted Natalee's future aspiration with medical school as support. Some of the Mountain Brook teens, likewise, lended support to the idea that Natalee would never run away.

Souvenirs were never purchased by Natalee. She traveled about Aruba for five days and never purchased one souvenir or gift for anyone back in Alabama or any place else. This is extremely strange behavior for anyone visiting a place, outside the USA, for the first time. People always buy gifts for someone back home. Some gifts are bought just as a reminder that the person traveled to the location. Natalee bought none.

Natalee never packed her bags. Despite claims by Beth Twitty that Natalee's bags were packed and ready to go home. Her bags had been packed by her two close friends. One packer was Frances Byrd. The bags were packed in her room (or someone's room) and brought to the agreed upon assembly area in the Holiday Inn in order to leave Aruba. Once there, it was determined by a chaperone that Natalee's bags should be returned to her room (or someone's room).

When her classmates brought the bags to the assembly area, they informed the chaperone that Natalee would not be returning on the flight. They did not report Natalee missing. They stated that she would not be returning on the flight. Clearly, this is a strange statement for her classmates to utter, if they believed Natalee was missing. Obviously, her classmates knew Natalee was not returning to Alabama. Why? I suspect that she was in the hotel and told her classmates that she would not return on the scheduled flight. Perhaps, it was this statement that triggered the Aruban police to seal off the Holiday Inn and do a complete check of all the rooms.

Beth Twitty's original actions and words indicated that she was aware that her daughter had run away. Her initial "Big Hootie" to "Little Hootie" advertisement highlights her belief in what Natalee was doing. Police were not initially notified when Beth landed in Aruba. It is only after initial attempts to locate Natalee proved that police involvement would hasten the effort that Beth Twitty chose to involve the police.

Lastly, we have the 150 or 50 one-dollar bills in her purse. The same number that her mother provided her for the trip remained in a neat row in her purse. Natalee had refused to use any of those bills. Why? Apparently, there was serious dissension between Beth and Natalee. It takes a lot of restraint, as a teenager on vacation, to not even use another person's money when they give it to you. Yet, Natalee refused to use Beth's money.

Individually, these facts mean little. However, when juxtaposed together, we have a persuasive picture that Natalee had no intention of retuning to her mother.

From Aruba Truth, we have some refelction on the boycott - To Its Shame, Georgia Helps Bully Aruba:

According to a statement released by Perdue's office, "this boycott is necessary because Aruban authorities have failed to conduct a serious investigation of the disappearance of Natalee Holloway," the 18-year-old Alabama girl who vanished in Aruba last May under mysterious circumstances.
"I encourage my fellow Georgians to stand with the Holloway family and the people of Alabama who have been touched by this deeply saddening case," Perdue said, echoing a boycott call initiated by Alabama Gov. Bob Riley.

But as Perdue's boycott announcement demonstrates, Natalee's disappearance six months ago after a night of hard drinking at an Aruban bar has been blown all out of proportion, inflated from a personal tragedy into a full-blown international incident by ratings-hungry cable news outlets. Media figures such as Dr. Phil, Greta van Susteren, Bill O'Reilly and others have latched onto the case like leeches to a warm body, and Natalee's parents have used the attention to launch what amounts to a vendetta against the island they blame for their daughter's disappearance.

Beth Twitty, Natalee's mother, denies that possibility, but I'm not sure I buy her denial.

"I'm ... on a secret mission," she tells a reporter for Vanity Fair magazine in its December issue. "I'm putting together another strike against Aruba . . . Those people down there, they'll never know what hit them. They should never have messed with me."

The most sane perspective on the case comes from John Merryweather, a former government official in Aruba.

"Why blame the whole island, a whole country, for something that is out of our control?" he told Vanity Fair. "She attacks our justice system? What about yours? JonBenet. Was that ever solved? Michael Jackson--he gets off. O.J. That's American justice, and the woman is criticizing us?"

I don't know how to answer that. Using Riley's logic, maybe it's time to boycott our whole darn country.

• Jay Bookman is the deputy editorial page editor. His column appears Mondays and Thursdays. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Published on: 12/19/05

The Amigoe newspaper has three interesting articles about flight landing in Aruba:

12-19-front.jpeg.jpg

CURACAO/NEWARK - For the very first time, Curacao is now also on the many arrival/departure computer monitors of Newark Liberty Airport. The first passengers left from this airport to Hato/Curacao with flight 1862 of Continental Airlines last Saturday. CTB, Chata, and CAP have big expectations for this new direct connection with the northeastern part of the US. The aircraft of American Airlines was on the apron when Continental landed in Curacao. American flies twice a day from and to Miami.

First Continental flight from La Guardia

ARUBA - The first Continental Airlines flight from La Guardia arrived in Aruba last Saturday afternoon at exactly at 13:05. This is the company's third route maintains with Aruba after Newark and Houston. At the gate, Peter Steinmetz, manager of Aruba Airport Authority cut the tape and so allowed the crew and the passengers to enter Aruba. Representatives of the ministry of Tourism, ATA, Ahata, and Continental Airlines attended this ceremony.

Less air-passengers in the second half of 2005

ARUBA - Compared to last year, fewer passengers arrived at the airport of Aruba in the last five months of 2005. Peter Steinmetz, manager of Aruba Airport Authority says that this is due to the disappearance of the American teenager Natalee Holloway.

Maybe tourists from Alabama, Arkansas and Georgia are not coming to Aruba; however, it is hard to ignore a new Continental Airlines flight route from La Guardia Airport, NY to Aruba. The route includes stop overs in Newark, NJ and Houston, TX.

Aloha

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Posted by Richard at December 20, 2005 11:06 PM

Very good Harry, just slightly off. Natalee's bags were packed by her roommates, slid under head count in Holiday Inn Lobby and made it all the way to airport before Natalee was reported missing to the chaperone, who then called Beth and later called the Police.

Posted by: Gigi Ola at December 21, 2005 12:15 AM

Continental flights from La Guardia, Newark, and Houston to Aruba are separate and direct flights. No stop overs, Harry. As a matter of fact we are taking the one from Houston to Aruba for the holidays.

Posted by: Rick at December 21, 2005 12:42 AM

Hi Harry,
There is one comment that has bothered me from the beginning. The articles have been removed which contained the quote but I managed to find the exact quote in RWV, it was said by the woman who organized the trip. I am posting the entire comment here because it is a good one:
Why would Jody Bearman say this if BT thought that Natalee was kidnapped from the first phone call???

Bearman organized the senior class trip to Aruba, the one from which Holloway vanished, and Bearman was on that first flight back with Holloway's parents the day after she disappeared.

"We discussed it on the flight that, when we get there and get our hands on her, we're gonna be scolding her and telling her she shouldn't have wandered off. Um, you know, nobody believed it would get to this point," Bearman says.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2005/08/26/earlyshow/main796502_page2.shtml

Posted by: gagal_05 | Oct 10, 2005 9:10:34 AM

The phrase "nobody believed it would get to this point" speaks directly to your run away scenario and was uttered by Mrs. Bearman on the flight to Aruba, the first flight they took to the island. It is a very telling phrase.

Thanks for your great reporting.

Posted by: Little Bo Peep at December 21, 2005 1:24 AM

Dear Gigi Ola:

When I first looked into the question of Natalee's luggage, it was reported to me that two of Natalee's friends packed her bags. The bags were brought to the lobby. It was in the lobby assembly area where the Natalee's friends told the chaperone that Natalee would not be on the plane. It was in the lobby where the chaperone told Natalee's friends to return her luggage to her room.

How do I know this? I was the one who pressed the issue in the first few weeks of the investigation. If you read over the early postings at RWV, you should find my queries and those from Mountain Brook who responded to them. This knowledge is not second hand. The Mountain Brook posters who responded actually checked with Frances Byrd and the other girlfriend who handled the bags. Natalee's bags never made it to the airport. They never left the Holiday Inn.

With Aloha,

Harry

Posted by: harry at December 21, 2005 2:37 AM

Dear Rick:

If there are no stop overs, then the flight route from La Guardia is even more impressive. La Guardia links Aruba directly with New York City. More so, La Guardia is a major hub for the Northeast.

With Aloha,

Harry

Posted by: harry at December 21, 2005 2:40 AM

Good for you Rick. how about finding Natalee while you are there.

Posted by: hopingforthebest Author Profile Page at December 21, 2005 3:18 AM

http://www.legislature.state.al.us/Search/SearchText.htm

This site detail Alabama law.
The text of state resolutions concerning boycott of Aruba are attached below.
There are four resolutions - at search site use holloway as key word.
Please note the exact verbage implies prosecution demanded for Joran Van der Sloot, a threat to tourism, a inference of Aruban negligence lately disallowed by Bachus interview,as well as documenting the participation
of Jug and Beth Twitty in an act of state when they are not elected.

77229-1:n:07/20/2005:MCS/th LRS2005-3326

HR66
By Representative Carns
RFD Rules
Rd 1 20-JUL-05

URGING CONGRESS TO OPEN AN INVESTIGATION OF NATALEE HOLLOWAY'S DISAPPEARANCE; URGING CONGRESS TO REQUEST ARUBAN AUTHORITIES TO COOPERATE WITH UNITED STATES LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES; AND COMMENDING THE STRENGTH AND VIGILANCE OF BETH AND JUG TWITTY.

WHEREAS, Natalee Holloway, a recent graduate of Mountain Brook High School and a resident of
Mountain Brook, Alabama, has been missing in Aruba since the early morning of May 30, 2005; and

WHEREAS, Natalee's family and friends, as well as concerned citizens of this country,
have suffered immeasurable grief and anxiety as the Aruban criminal investigation slowly
drags on; and

WHEREAS, Beth and Jug Twitty have demonstrated remarkable strength and vigilance
during this process and are an inspiration to all; and

WHEREAS, while the world watches this situation and a team of international investigators
work tirelessly for Natalee's recovery, incredibly, no charges have been filed, even though
Aruban authorities have had at least three viable suspects and mounting evidence of their
criminal wrongdoing; and

WHEREAS, the citizens of this country and the friends and family of Natalee Holloway are
becoming increasingly concerned that the Aruban criminal justice system simply is not
handling the case properly, while potential evidence is not collected and valuable time fades
away; now therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE
LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, That by copy of this resolution to each member of the
Alabama Congressional delegation, we hereby resolve as follows:

(1) We urge Congress to open an investigation of the Natalee Holloway disappearance, and
to use every power to influence the Aruban Government to vigorously pursue its own
investigation of this situation, and to fully cooperate and coordinate with United States law
enforcement agencies in order to maximize investigatory efforts in this case.

(2) We recognize and commend the strength, courage, and vigilance of Beth and Jug Twitty,
and direct that a copy of this resolution be provided to them as an expression of our
support.

Resolutions, Legislative
Holloway, Natalee
U. S. Congress
Twitty, Beth and Jug

Rep(s). By Representatives Carns and DeMarco


HJR50

ENROLLED, House Joint Resolution,
URGING CONGRESS TO OPEN AN INVESTIGATION OF NATALEE HOLLOWAY'S
DISAPPEARANCE; URGING CONGRESS TO REQUEST ARUBAN AUTHORITIES TO
COOPERATE WITH UNITED STATES LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES; AND COMMENDING
THE STRENGTH AND VIGILANCE OF BETH AND JUG TWITTY.

WHEREAS, Natalee Holloway, a recent graduate of Mountain Brook High School and a resident of
Mountain Brook, Alabama, has been missing in Aruba since the early morning of May 30, 2005; and

WHEREAS, Natalee's family and friends, as well as concerned citizens of this country, have suffered
immeasurable grief and anxiety as the Aruban criminal investigation slowly drags on; and

WHEREAS, Beth and Jug Twitty have demonstrated remarkable strength and vigilance
during this process and are an inspiration to all; and

WHEREAS, while the world watches this situation and a team of international investigators
work tirelessly for Natalee's recovery, incredibly, no charges have been filed, even though
Aruban authorities have had at least three viable suspects and mounting evidence of their
criminal wrongdoing; and

WHEREAS, the citizens of this country and the friends and family of Natalee Holloway are becoming
increasingly concerned that the Aruban criminal justice system simply is not handling the case properly,
while potential evidence is not collected and valuable time fades away; now therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, BOTH HOUSES
THEREOF CONCURRING, That by copy of this resolution to each member of the
Alabama Congressional delegation, we hereby resolve as follows:

(1) We urge Congress to open an investigation of the Natalee Holloway disappearance, and
to use every power to influence the Aruban Government to vigorously pursue its own
investigation of this situation, and to fully cooperate and coordinate with United States law
enforcement agencies in order to maximize investigatory efforts in this case.

(2) We recognize and commend the strength, courage, and vigilance of Beth and Jug Twitty,
and direct that a copy of this resolution be provided to them as an expression of our
support.

Resolutions, Legislative
Holloway, Natalee
U. S. Congress
Twitty, Beth and Jug

77466-1:n:07/21/2005:LCG/mfp LRS2005-3366


HR92
By Representatives Vance, Gipson, Thigpen, Martin, Bentley, Carothers, Johnson, Faust, Beck, Spicer, Salaam, Holmes, McClammy, Williams (N), Warren, Grimes, Brewbaker, Davis, Allen, Melton, Greeson, Thomas (E), Hurst, McMillan, Gaston, Ison, Glover, Guin, Howard, Boothe, Thomas (J), Boyd, Bandy, Black (M), Newton (C), Bridges and McDaniel
RFD Rules
Rd 1 21-JUL-05

URGING ALABAMIANS TO BOYCOTT TRAVEL TO ARUBA.

WHEREAS, the Alabama House of Representatives, along with the citizens of this state, as well as the nation are deeply
saddened over the disappearance of Birmingham resident, Natalee Holloway during her senior high school trip in Aruba;
and

WHEREAS, of the seven men detained at various times during this seven-week investigation, only one remains in jail, a
Dutch youth who admitted he was alone with Natalee Holloway in the early hours of the morning she vanished; and

WHEREAS, this Dutch teen currently faces no charges, and under Aruban law, authorities can hold him until September
4, 2005, at which time he must be charged or released; and

WHEREAS, tourism accounts for 70 percent of the gross domestic product of Aruba; and

WHEREAS, the Dutch island receives some 728,000 visitors each year and an additional 550,000 cruise
ship passengers; and

WHEREAS, more than 70 percent of these tourists are from the United States; and

WHEREAS, currently, the Aruban officials have failed to crack down on the parties involved in this case; and

WHEREAS, we will not tolerate a lack of justice for an American citizen; now therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, That we
urge all Alabamians to boycott travel to Aruba.

Resolutions, Legislative
Alabama, State of
Aruba
Tourism


77474-1:n:07/21/2005:LCG/mfp LRS2005-3365


HJR91
By Representatives Vance, Gipson, Thigpen, Martin, Bentley, Carothers, Johnson, Faust, Beck, Spicer, Salaam, McClammy, Holmes, Williams (N), Warren, Grimes, Brewbaker, Davis, Allen, Melton, Thomas (E), Greeson, Hurst, McMillan, Gaston, Ison, Glover, Guin, Howard, Boothe, Thomas (J), Boyd, Bandy, Black (M), Newton (C), Bridges and McDaniel
RFD Rules
Rd 1 21-JUL-05

URGING ALABAMIANS TO BOYCOTT TRAVEL TO ARUBA.

WHEREAS, the Legislature of Alabama, along with the citizens of this state, as well as the nation are
deeply saddened over the disappearance of Birmingham resident, Natalee Holloway during her senior high
school trip in Aruba; and

WHEREAS, of the seven men detained at various times during this seven-week investigation, only one
remains in jail, a Dutch youth who admitted he was alone with Natalee Holloway in the early hours of the
morning she vanished; and

WHEREAS, this Dutch teen currently faces no charges, and under Aruban law, authorities can hold him
until September 4, 2005, at which time he must be charged or released; and

WHEREAS, tourism accounts for 70 percent of the gross domestic product of Aruba; and

WHEREAS, the Dutch island receives some 728,000 visitors each year and an additional 550,000 cruise
ship passengers; and

WHEREAS, more than 70 percent of these tourists are from the United States; and

WHEREAS, currently, the Aruban officials have failed to crack down on the parties involved in this case; and

WHEREAS, we will not tolerate a lack of justice for an American citizen; now therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, BOTH HOUSES THEREOF
CONCURRING, That we urge all Alabamians to boycott travel to Aruba.

Resolutions, Legislative
Alabama, State of
Aruba
Tourism


http://www.legislature.state.al.us/Search/TextHit.idq?CiMaxRecordsPerPage=10&TemplateName=%2FSearch%2FSearchText.htx&TemplateRoot=%2FSearch%2F&CiSort=rank%5Bd%5D&HTMLQueryForm=%2FSearch%2FSearchText.htm&CiScope=%2FSearchableInstruments&CiRestriction=aruba

Posted by: paul at December 21, 2005 1:01 PM

The bags never left the hotel. The police were called in at 10 AM. The group had not left the hotel yet, buspick up was at 10:30 AM
One of the chaperones stayed behind.

Posted by: Willis at December 21, 2005 2:31 PM

Harry:

Thanks for the post, very interesting. Do you know if her airline ticket # has ever been traced for being used or changed to another date/time, etc?

Also, do you know how her passport ended up in her room if it was true that the 'chaperones' had collected them all and were keeping them safe while the kids were in Aruba? It seems strange to me that a person entrusted to keep something as important as a passport would just casually leave it in an empty room hoping that the owner would find it?? Thanks again. Moey

Posted by: moey at December 21, 2005 2:44 PM

Thank you for the post, Paul!

I am certain the families of the other missing people in Alabama will be glad to read that their legislature feels so sympathetic to their grievances.

Maybe the Alabama legislature should have added to the foregoing:

"Whereas, the other hundreds of missing persons in Alabama can be forgotten;" ... as they have been.

The power of political institutions is impressive, don't we all agree? It would appear that $50-billion in assets can be persuasive.

With Aloha,

Harry

Posted by: harry at December 21, 2005 2:50 PM

Dear moey:

I have no knowledge of Natalee's airline ticket. As for the passport, it is my understanding that the assembly area chaperone gave it to one of Natalee's friends, who packed her luggage, in order to return the passport to her room along with her luggage.

With Aloha,

Harry

Posted by: harry at December 21, 2005 2:56 PM

Harry:

Thanks for the answer. I think that is strange for an adult caregiver to turn over a document as important as a passport to a non owner expecting that person to give it to the owner. After reading everything related to these 'chaperones' it should beehove ever parent to be extra double cautious in preparing their kids for trips out of the country. Thanks again for all the good information. Moey

Posted by: moey at December 21, 2005 3:25 PM

"WHEREAS, currently, the Aruban officials have failed to crack down on the parties involved in this case;"


CRACK DOWN ON! What kind of legal language is that?

Only in Alabama.


MOO

Posted by: MooCOW at December 21, 2005 4:46 PM

At this time, I would like to wish everyone on this site, Happy Holidays!

Now..onto my opinion.....

Did Aruba, request the presence of one Natalee Holloway to come visit their island?

A resounding NO.

Were any Aruban's responsible to babysit Natalee Holloway while she was vacationing on their Island?

A resounding NO.

Were any Arubans responsible for the Risky behavior that Natalee seemed to participate in that last night(or the whole 5 days she was there)? Drinking, having jelly shots licked off her belly button, getting in a vehicle with 3 young men?

A resounding NO.

Is the Aruban population, responsible for there not being ONE scintilla of evidence that Natalee was drugged, kidnapped, raped, and murdered on their island?

A resounding NO!

IF I were to travel, lets say to Birmingham, Alabama, I decided to visit one of their local bars, get drunk, and decide to leave, with 3 men....and was never heard from again, and there was NO evidence to prove a crime had been committed against me, would the GOVENOR of my state of Michigan, call for a boycott of Alabama for ME?

I highly doubt it.

Would all of the citizens of Alabama, BE responsible for there not having any evidence of any crime? No!

Now Beth has her mind set on SUING Aruba. Ok.
Sue them for WHAT?


What can Beth hopefully get out of suing Aruba? Money? Would that , be closure for her? Will she then get answers of where Natalee is, or what happened to her? Would this money compensate for her daughter missing? How much would that take, 25 million like the Rocha's are suing Scott Peterson for? 30 million like the Bakely family won against Robert Blake? How about 50 million? And when she cashes the check, would that help her heal?

"Misery loves company", so is Beth trying to bring misery, to the good people of Aruba, by this boycott, and then in turn sue this country for millions of dollars, and possibly bankrupting a small country? People will lose their jobs, homes, livlihood. Would Beth's misery, then be squashed because she is a rich woman?

Posted by: Donna at December 21, 2005 5:20 PM

Interesting article in line with hyscience, hairy bushy stranger and RWV;

The Futures Of Joran, Deepak And Satish Just Might Have Toyota Tundras In Them


By Dayo Gould
Dec. 21, 2005

U.S. representative Spenser Bachus, waylaid in the hallways of power on December 19, 2005, by the now-out-of-the-loop Greta Van Susteren, refused to divulge what was revealed to him in his closed-door meeting with the Aruban and Alabaman delegates; however, his Southern courtliness could not mask his barely disguised disdain for her intrusiveness.

Let us hope that it was only her rudeness that raised the Mr. Bachus’s ire, and not Greta’s past conduct during her nightly on-air (and unfair) meetings with the like-minded Beth Reynolds Holloway-Twitty, the suddenly mealy-mouthed, media-maven-loving mother of the now-normal, presumed-to-be-in-America Natalee Holloway. Should it turn out that Representative Bachus, too, was lied to and was coerced into sending a full baker’s dozen of FBI agents to Aruba (http://www.useless-knowledge.com/1234/nov/article401.html) to assist with a fruitless search for an in-America daughter, I am assuming that the wrath of his office will soon be turned upon all and sundry who assisted with the hoodwinking.

What has been missing in this made-for-the-media and Internet-fueled donation drive (which spawned thousands of lines of lies and libellous comment) are links tying the Internet campaign to a pre-vanishing plot.

That link may now be at hand, courtesy of a diligent Internet investigator, Lazlo2, who, at http://p073.ezboard.com/ftheunusualsuspectsfrm7.showMessage?topicID=513.topic, posted his findings that the misinformation campaign was underway prior to noon, May 31, 2005, before it was even determined that Natalee was actually missing.

An individual, using the log-in name Ashley79 and who purportedly hails from Birmingham, AL, made the following post at 1:37 p.m. on May 31, 2005:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g147247-i144-k158081-_Alert-Aruba.html

“Just wanted to warn everyone:

My best friend and her husband chaperoned a senior trip of 160 kids down to Aruba, and she returned last night. Her husband had to stay b/c they think that one of the girls was kidnapped, and is possibly in Venezuela now. Her parents flew down, and the State Dept., DEA and several other groups are involved now. She left with a guy from Carlos and Charlie's, and the cops found out that he is a local drug dealer. Just wanted to let everyone know to please stay safe. If anyone in Aruba has any info., please let me know. I should know more later today. Just please say a prayer.”

Another posting, by a newly minted and newly joined arbeej (likely the same person), was made at 11:46 p.m. on May 31, 2005:

http://bb.visitaruba.com/showthread.php?t=2244

“HELP - POLICE?! how to contact?!

I cannot find any web address info for police stations in Aruba. I am trying to get info on their current investigation on the DISAPPEARANCE (ABDUCTION? MURDER?) of a teenaged girl during our local high school's trip to Aruba. How can I reach them?!

The child's mother has flown to Aruba to help look for her. Our only source for information is the travel agent, who is not receiving much info, either. None of us is getting direct info from the police. I have searched but cannot find any internet info on how to contact them directly.

I was encouraged to read that just a week or so ago, the Aruba police did solve a kidnapping case, rescuing two sisters. I hope we have the same result. (It sounds as if they are moving swiftly on the case.) Meanwhile we are all losing our minds with grief and worry. It would help to get some official word.

Our travel agent assured us as parents that our children would be safe in Aruba on this chaperoned trip. Yet now that this tragedy has occurred, I have since heard from others that this sort of thing happens all the time. Is this true?!

I hope some of you can direct me to official sources. Meanwhile, we will appreciate your prayers for the safe return of this young girl.”

Most impressive indeed in their professed piety, but proof-positive that this mystery was scripted prior to the vanishing, with the now-familiar lines shown above being trotted out here for the very first time. Most fortunately, both of these forums require confirmation e-mails prior to activation, so ISPNs will be recorded.

The Aruban justice department has been notified, as has the FBI, Mr. Spenser Bachus and the other gulled U S officials (including person-of-the-year, Condaleeza Rice). You don't pee on the heads of U S Representatives and Senators and expect to get away with it, IMO. If they're mad enough and if there is no law against what was done to them, they’ll just go ahead and draft and then pass one!

Which brings us back to the Hucksterly hundreds. Spend big over Xmas, as the futures of Joran, Deepak and Satish just might have Toyota Tundras in them.

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Posted by: TJ at December 21, 2005 6:18 PM

If Natalee is indeed deceased, did she deserve death for getting drunk? For being in the wrong place in the wrong time? Trusting the wrong people? For being from Alabama? For visiting Aruba? Is Beth suing Aruba? I am asking..I missed that one.

Posted by: jewels at December 21, 2005 7:36 PM

If Natalee is indeed deceased, did she deserve death for getting drunk? For being in the wrong place in the wrong time? Trusting the wrong people? For being from Alabama? For visiting Aruba? Is Beth suing Aruba? I am asking..I missed that one.

Posted by: jewels at December


Jewels.

Is Aruba at fault for Natalee Holloway making a decision to come to their island, for her graduation present? Is Aruba at fault for Natalee choosing to participate in risky behavior, by drinking and leaving with 3 boys? Is the Aruban people responsible for Natalee, being an American? Is Aruba responsible, LEGALLY, because there is NO evidence to prove a crime WAS even committed? Is the Arubans responsible because Natalee is missing? These are the PEOPLE that will be hurt by the Boycott, or a lawsuit.

Lemme ask you this question. IF Natalee, hadn't particpated in RISKY behavior that night,by making a decision to get drunk, throw all caution to the wind, by climbing in a vehicle with 3 young men she absolutely didn't know,instead of staying with her group, going back to the HOTEL with that group...where do YOU think Natalee would be right now? She would be on her way home, from her first semester of college, to spend the christmas holidays with her family.

Yes, everday people MAKE decisions. Some good, some bad, consequences come out of those decisions. We all have free will.

Natalee HOLDS some responsibility for her OWN actions that night. IF she would of made the RIGHT decision, not to leave her group, we would NEVER know who the young woman was. .IMO.

Now, whoever it WAS that TOOK advantage of her, albeit rape, murder or whatever, Then THEY are responsible for their OWN actions.

Natalee PUT herself in a position of being in the WRONG place at the WRONG time. Her friends asked her to get out of that car. It was Natalee who refused.

Now whether Joran, Deepak and Satish are responsible for her disapperance, then they should have the book thrown at them. If Natalee decided to continue on Risky behavior, by joining another "group" to continue partying, we will never know. OR if she decided to take off, and something "bad happened" after that, she is STILL partly responsible for HER own actions. But whoever HARMED Natalee, IF that is what happened, is TOTALLY responsible for THEIR own actions.

This wasn't someone who was accosted out of her bed, kidnapped while going off to work/school etc. She went willingly with 3 men she didn't know. Whatever SHE chose to do after that, remains the mystery. If it is true that Joran left her on that beach.

And if YOU don't think that Beth hired a CIVIL LITIGATION attorney like John Q Kelly, for nothing short of a lawsuit against Aruba...then I can't help you. Unless Beth Twitty knows that lawsuits will be pending against her. I find it fascinating after the Skeeter TAPEGATE, Beth hires a high profile civil litigation lawyer. Did she play a role in the Dr Phil tape, being manipulated? Has Paulus Van Der Sloot spoken with attorneys to possibly file a defamation,libel, slander suit against Beth Twitty? Was Beth tipped off to this? How about Deepak Kalope? Or Satish? Or Joran? Maybe all of them have spoken to attorney's and plan a class action suit against Beth Twitty?

Posted by: Donna at December 21, 2005 8:44 PM

Great post Donna especially the idea if this would have happened to someone in Alabama would their state boycott Alabama - if that were true certainly Chandra Levi's parents should be screaming to boycott our nation's capitol!!!

I had not heard that the Twitts were planning to file charges against Aruba - is that just a thought - has someone said this - I will absolutely loose it if this family brings any more hate and bad feeling on this country!

Posted by: Jan at December 21, 2005 8:52 PM

Dear Jan & Donna:

I feel that filing a civil complaint in Aruba will be more tedious than in the USA. John Q. Kelly may have to present his entire case before a Dutch magistrate before he can perform his legal ritual inside a courtroom.

In the USA, for the most part, you can just file a lawsuit and roll the dice as to the outcome and allow the trial to take you to success. In the Kingdom of the Netherlands, all frivolousness will be halted, immediately. John Kelly will be required to substantiate his claims at the get go. He may find that quite difficult to accomplish, considering the Aruban government will be adjudicating negligence upon itself.

With Aloha,

Harry

Posted by: harry at December 21, 2005 9:37 PM

I had not heard that the Twitts were planning to file charges against Aruba - is that just a thought - has someone said this - I will absolutely loose it if this family brings any more hate and bad feeling on this country!

Posted by: Jan at December 21, 2005 08:52 PM


By using rational thinking, and Beth's remarks to the Vanity Fair, reporter...that she is planning on something BIG for Aruba, that they will rule the day they messed with "her"...I am only surmising by the fact of that statement, along with her hiring a High Profile Litigation Lawyer, that will be her next step..is filing a HUGE lawsuit against Aruba.

After all, doesn't it all come down to MONEY for Jug and Beth?

Posted by: Donna at December 21, 2005 9:38 PM

For the life of me, I don't understand WHAT ARUBA HAS DONE TO BETH TWITTY? I'm not a dense person, either. Yes, Beth's daughter became missing while visiting the island. Yes, Beth Twitty immediately invaded the island with her entourage and pretended to be the law there instead of letting the LE work the case their way. Yes, HMI suppressed evidence and inhibited the investigation into Natalee's disappearance. Yes, the Aruban people were extremely generous and gracious to the woman and her family/friends. Yes, excess monies and time (far more than would have been spent on a similar case in the US) were spent by the Aruban govt., LE, and locals. Why does Beth Twitty feel she has to extract some kind of revenge on this island? Is it because she can't find her daughter? I sincerely doubt one person on the island wants anything less than having her daughter's whereabouts discovered and the young woman returned. I find Beth Twitty to be a very vengeful person and I'm sorry her inability to find her daughter has caused this trouble for Aruba. It's unfair and truly reveals what Beth Twitty and her group are made of.

Posted by: betsy at December 21, 2005 9:53 PM

Jewels,
Whereas, If Natalee would had been kidnapped I think Beth & Jug & Dave, would have had news from the Perpetrator in order to get the reward. 1'250 000.00 US, Tempting!!!
Whereas, Joran during the 4 months would had spoken
Whereas, K2 would had release some information IF they knew.
Whereas, Why is Twitts/Holloways, holding responsible a Country ??? No sign in the entrance, they are going to baby sit. . Supposed this girl would have drawn?? Is it the responsibility of the Country ?
Whereas, Natalee is 19 and she was 18 when she took off. No MAMI permission required to go , start her own life.
Whereas, maybe they are in pain & suffering, humans we are like that. Nevertheless, they have to be over with this someday, maybe Greta is going to resigned, nobody to make news from them..
Whereas, if FBI will submit a report in order to know, why this family is being investigated for?
Whereas, in the mean while wish all good night,
antoinette
Eh Jim where is your posting???

Posted by: antoinette at December 21, 2005 10:12 PM

Donna and Jan - you should both find a hobby

Posted by: larrythecableguy at December 21, 2005 10:51 PM

Dear Donna and Jen,

IMO Beth Twitty has retained John Q. Kelly in preparation to defend civil suits to be filed against her; it would be much more expensive to hire a strong lawyer for her cases once they are announced, yet John Q. Kelly may be counceling her to prevent new causes of actions and/or aggravation existing.

Posted by: George at December 21, 2005 11:05 PM

Donna and Jan - you should both find a hobby

Posted by: larrythecableguy at December 21, 2005 10:51 PM


Ah is this the new version of "get a life"?

Go play with your cable, little guy.

Posted by: Donna at December 22, 2005 1:12 AM



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