As the jawbone found on the beach in Aruba goes through the identification process of being matched against Natalee Holloway’s dental records, her mom speaks out on what this means to her.
The Dutch forensic specials are comparing the jawbone with Natalee Holloway’s dental records, to make a positive identification. The jawbone had a tooth still attached, making the identification process easier.
Natalee Holloway’s mother, Beth Holloway Twitty, spoke to the media yesterday about the possibility of the jawbone being that of her daughter who has been missing for five years, according to the National Ledger.
“There is no good answer, whether it is Natalee or whether it isn’t. But no answer at all is the most unbearable,” she said in statement she gave to a local television station. This would be the first piece of concrete news for Natalee’s mother since her daughter went missing. Although Beth Holloway Twitty knows her daughter is not alive, if the jawbone is Natalee’s it gives a definite where there was none before.
The possibility that the jawbone found is Natalee Holloway’s is looking good for a few reasons.
For one reason, the Dutch authorities have had Natalee’s dental records long enough to know if the jawbone is that of the missing teen. If it was not her jawbone, a statement saying that would most certainly have been released by now, according to ABC News.
Another reason is due to deductive reasoning. Aruba is a small island and it does not have very many people go missing. This jawbone has already positively been identified as a female‘s, about the same age as Natalee. The chances that the jawbone is Natalee Holloway’s are very good.
Connecticut residents joined in with the rest of the country watching the news as they searched the island of Aruba for Natalee five years ago. If this jawbone is that of Natalee Holloway’s, or it isn’t, this will still be a sad day for her family and friends.
Reference: National Ledger, ABC News