For Immediate Release:
New Information in the Search for Natalee Holloway: Atlanta Investigators T.J. Ward and Tracy Sargent in Aruba
Atlanta, GA, May 16, 2015 - Nearly a decade after Alabama teen Natalee Holloway vanished during a senior high trip in 2005, new information has been uncovered that may finally solve the case. Natalee’s father, Dave Holloway and Atlanta private investigator T.J. Ward, along with associate Tracy Sargent and her cadaver dog, Chance, recently traveled to Aruba with Inside Edition investigative reporter Lisa Guerrero to follow the lead.
Dutch native Jurrien de Jong contends he witnessed van der Sloot at a construction site near the Holiday Inn, where Holloway was staying with her classmates. "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 the crawl space... I knew she was dead," de Jong revealed to Inside Edition.
"A lot of people blew him off including myself," recalls Dave Holloway. "But, what’s a father to do? I had to see if he was for real myself." Holloway called Ward, the family’s initial investigator, to assess de Jong’s account. Using LVA analysis, Ward states, "After careful analysis, I have determined that this subject's statements should be considered credible. He concludes, "It is my finding that this subject does possess previously undisclosed knowledge and information regarding the events leading to the disappearance of Natalee."
Holloway has previously arranged for de Jong to meet with Aruban authorities. The officials found his story "implausible" at the time, but given recent publicity, have announced they will re-open the investigation. "I thank T.J., Tracy and Chance, and everyone at Inside Edition," stated Holloway. "This trip opened the door to look at all the new evidence."
"We’re glad to see that the new prosecutor in Aruba has taken his judicial role and responsibilities seriously," states Ward. "Tracey and I look forward to the opportunity to return with Dave, and the blessings from the Aruban officials to complete our work." Meanwhile, other cases still abound: Ward, Sargent and Chance, are the focus of a forthcoming non-scripted investigative series, Justice Ward.
To learn more, please link: http://justice-ward.newswire.com/press-release/new-information-in-the-search-for-natalee-holloway-atlanta
T.J. Ward, CLPI