He says he did not come forward at the time of Natalee's disappearance because he was involved in Aruba's drug trade and was on the island illegally.But Natalee's father, insurance agent Dave Holloway — who was divorced from Beth years before their daughter went missing — tells Daily Mail Online that he believes de Jong could hold the key to finding his daughter's body a full decade after she disappeared.'I didn't want to believe him because it overturns all my previous theories,' said Holloway, sitting in his office in Meridian, Mississippi.'But the more I look at it the more I think there may be something there.' 'I love my children, Natalee and Matt, but I didn’t know how else I would feel about a grandchild,' she told BMetro, a magazine in her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. So this is the love that they have for their grandchildren." It was beautiful.'Van der Sloot has dismissed de Jong's story. He's a crack head, a f***ing liar, a compulsive liar,' his lawyer Maximo Altez said. Natalee was 18 and on a graduation trip to Aruba with 130 classmates from Mountain Brook High School just outside Birmingham, when she disappeared on May 30, 2005.She was last seen with three men including van der Sloot, a 17-year-old Dutch national, after an evening at a nightclub.The couple has been spotted openly holding hands and kissing in Mountain Brook, Ala.— where Twitty lives — and at an art show at a nearby art museum. Ramsey's wife and Jon Benet's mother, Patsy Ramsey, died last June of ovarian cancer at the age of 49.
And based on a brand-new tip, police now launch a search of the western tip of the island. Everyone was getting in taxis at the same time, and it was really chaotic. And I want the prosecutor or somebody to step up and say, Look, we made a mistake. I should have just stayed home and this wouldn`t have happened to me. The way I characterize it, we`ve got big old jumper cables attached to this case because it`s gotten new life again, and hopefully, some sort of resolution to it. They want to come back, cross the T`s, fill in the gaps. You know her well, a tireless crusader in the search for her daughter. You know, the best I can tell is -- you know, they`ve always said there`s been some holes in some of the students` statements that were made early on, and what they want to do is see if they go through here, fill in the holes, and from what I`m hearing is, hopefully, this will lay the foundation that they can proceed further in this investigation and go after these three suspects. to Alison Arngrim, with the National Association to Protect Children, Alison -- as you may know her as Nellie, like I do, from being the star of "Little House on the Prairie" -- Alison also a child molestation victim -- Alison, when you hear these judges sentences, your skin must crawl.Natalee Holloway's parents have finally found new joy, 10 years after their beautiful blonde teenage daughter disappeared on a Caribbean island in one of the biggest missing person mysteries of the 21st century.Bittersweet: Natalee Holloway's parents have finally found joy ten years after their beautiful blonde teenage daughter disappeared on a Caribbean island in one of the biggest missing person mysteries of the 21st century.John Ramsey and Beth Holloway Twitty Are Dating Monday, June 04, 2007By Carol Mc Kinley E-MAIL STORY PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION In a match made in tabloid heaven, the father of murdered child beauty queen Jon Benet Ramsey and the mother of missing-in-Aruba teen Natalee Holloway are dating, FOX News has confirmed.John Ramsey, 63, and Beth Holloway Twitty, 46, have been romantically involved since January 2007, though the two met at a fundraiser last summer.Twitty was officially divorced from George "Jug" Twitty in December.