We’re really hoping this will help things come to a close!
The unsolved case regarding the then 18-year-old Natalee Holloway who disappeared on a High School graduation trip to Aruba in 2005, had a new suspect step forward with information!
Jurrien de Jong has come out with info regarding the case, saying that he actually saw the main suspect in the case, Joran van der Sloot — who was never charged in her disappearance — carrying her body. De Jong told Inside Edition:
“I saw that Joran was chasing Natalee into a small building under construction. In about five minutes he came out with Natalee in his arms, and slammed the body of Natalee on the floor, and then he made an opening in a crawl space├óΓé¼┬ªI knew she was dead.”
De Jong reportedly didn’t come forward before because he said that he was involved in illegal activities at the time. It wasn’t until he saw a television report which showed Van der Sloot tell an undercover investigator that Natalee Holloway was buried at sea — something that De Jong thinks is a lie.
With this news, Natalee’s father, Dave Holloway, has flown to Aruba to look into these claims with an private investigator as well as a cadaver dog hoping to find new evidence if nothing else.
Van der Sloot, never being charged of the crime, has had a couple differing stories regarding Natalee’s death. In the past he claims to have left a drunken Holloway alone on a beach, but the recent hidden camera confession which De Jong saw, rebuts his earlier claims.
Last December, Natalee’s mother, Beth Holloway, did an interview with Oprah (below) and told her that Van der Sloot tried to extort $250,000 from her by attempting to sell Beth the location of Natalee’s remains. Shortly after this, there was supposed to be an FBI sting to catch Joran, but he was able to escape the country.
Not long after fleeing, he was accused and charged with the murder of another woman, Stephany Flores. He is currently serving a 28-year sentence, after which he will be extradited to the U.S. to faced with charges of defrauding Beth Holloway.
Eric Olthof, the current prosecutor in Aruba told Inside Edition that he will look into the De Jong’s claims but the investigation could take up to a couple months.
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