Tuesday 24 April 2018

Human remains discovered 12 years after American student (18) went missing on post-high school trip

Natalee Holloway went missing while on holiday in 2005
Natalee Holloway went missing while on holiday in 2005
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Authorities have discovered human remains in the search for missing American student Natalee Holloway.

Holloway was 18 when she disappeared during a post-high school trip with friends to the island of Aruba in 2005.

Holloway's father and the family's private investigator announced that they have been led to human remains following an informant's tip-off. The informant claimed to have details from a friend who helped a man get rid of Holloway’s body, New York Post reports.

The discovered remains have been confirmed as human and a DNA test is now taking place.

"We've chased a lot of leads and this one is by far the most credible lead I've seen in the last 12 years," Mr Holloway said.

The discovery took place after an 18-month investigation by his private investigator.

The information said he lived with a friend of the suspects who relayed that Holloway "began foaming at the mouth and died after being given a date rape drug."

He claimed that the suspect and his father buried the young woman in a park.

The suspect is currently serving nearly three decades in prison for the murder of a young woman in Peru.

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