Sell My Timeshare NOW Shares Disappointment Over Closing of Natalee Holloway Case But Search Continues

If you read the Timeshare Owners Blog on Monday, December 17, or saw our press release, “Sell My Timeshare NOW Lending a Hand in Efforts to Bring Natalee Holloway Home” then you know we are pleased to assist in even a small way with the search efforts in the case of missing Alabama teen, Natalee Holloway. And if you have followed the news since then, you are sadly aware that Aruban authorities have made the decision to close the investigation, officially moving the search for Natalee Holloway from an active investigation to a cold case.

This does not mean, however, that the search efforts of Texas EquuSearch come abruptly to an end. This search will continue. As the Texas EquuSearch team has stated, “Regardless, this announcement WILL NOT affect the search by the Persistence (the boat conducting the search). This announcement comes the day before the search team will begin the side scan sonar survey of the newly-mapped area.”

Not only does this search continue, but other private searches in the future will be conducted as long as the family and other concerned parties push to make them happen, and as necessary, underwrite the costs.

According to the Associated Press, “Prosecutors said the case could still be reopened if “serious” new evidence emerges. The statute of limitations is six years for involuntary manslaughter and 12 for homicide.”

Natalee’s family and friends deserve closure in this case. The person or persons responsible for her disappearance should be punished. Aruban tourism officials have complained that the people of Aruba, who earn their livelihood through tourism related services, are also paying a high price for the black mark this tragedy has left on the beautiful resort destination of Aruba. And the citizens of Aruba deserve the peace of mind of knowing that the criminal or criminals behind this act are behind bars.

Everyone loses when this case is not solved, but no part of this loss is as great as the loss of a bright and shining young woman, who should have had everything in life still ahead of her.