November 16th, 2010
07:40 AM ET

Bone found in Aruba tested for Holloway connection

Natalee Holloway disappeared in 2005 while on a vacation with her Alabama classmates.

Dutch forensic experts are analyzing a bone found on a beach in Aruba to see whether it's human and if so, whether it came from missing American teen Natalee Holloway, a Dutch newspaper reports.

"We are investigating some bone material sent from Aruba from the prosecutor's office," Inge Oevering, spokesperson for the NFI forensic institute in The Hague, Netherlands, told CNN. "We are trying to identify whether these bones are human. Once we establish if the bones are human we will try to get a DNA profile. All the findings will be sent back to the prosecutor's office, who will decide whether they are released."

The Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf said the bone was a jawbone and was found near Aruba's Phoenix hotel, a location previously noted by Joran van der Sloot, the prime suspect in Holloway's disappearance.

He is in jail in Peru, charged with murdering another young woman.

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  1. Chris

    In a way I hope it is the remains of Ms.Hollaway so that her family can physically can say goodbye properly.

    November 16, 2010 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
  2. osama bin diesel

    Chris did it

    November 16, 2010 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  3. Ottermeister

    I also hope the DNA is a positive. If he killed in Peru then the spree probably started in Aruba. Maybe there are more that have not been connected to him yet. This guy was protected by this father but no more.

    November 16, 2010 at 8:21 am | Report abuse |
  4. Laurie

    I hope it is her bones, so the family can have closure.

    November 16, 2010 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
  5. Charline avril

    So awful and trajic is this hole story. People please talk to your children especially college and highschool age.

    November 16, 2010 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  6. K jacktown michigan

    he is a perfect example of why politics are best left to politics,you or i i would be in prison already! And there would be at least one more girl alive, pampered, protected little brat, i hope his father is paying a hefty price for protecting that p.o.s.

    November 16, 2010 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
    • John

      Ehm, his father is dead, he died of a heart attack 9 months ago, so your wish has been granted...

      November 16, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  7. David

    Dear Lord – please let this fragment be hers, so we can FINALLY stop hearing about it! And all God's children say AMEN

    November 16, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  8. K jacktown michigan

    yeah! Poetic justice, gotta love it!

    November 16, 2010 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  9. cindy

    Hey Jacktown, take a chill pill already! Dam.

    November 16, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Corbin

    For every parent who has ever lost a child, I do pray justice is served, comfort is proided, closure comes swiftly, and Gods love is freely acceptted. What these people who hurt children get away with is an embarssment to the justice system, our nation and man kind.

    November 16, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  11. stick dog

    I love when people say "so we can stop hearing about it" stop reading bout it dumb azz.

    November 16, 2010 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Freckles

    If the jaw bone does turn out to be her, I don't think it will bring closure, just more media attention.

    November 18, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Andra

    Ok...so they hyped up the finding of the jaw bone and kept he "results any moment" marker up, but haven't heard a thing. I wish the media would stop making every darn news story about RATINGS.. It involves peoples lives. Have some respect. It's not always about MEDIA.

    November 18, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |