It’s not hers. That jawbone that was found in Aruba does not belong to Natalee Holloway, although it is human.
Authorities say dental records used to compare the DNA on the bone don’t match up.
“Based on dental records, it can be ruled out that the bone fragment came from Natalee Holloway,” the Aruban Prosecutor’s Office said in a statement.
The tests were done at the Netherlands Forensic Institute in The Hague, Netherlands.
Natalee Holloway was last seen on the island in 2005, and her dental records were sent to the forensic institute last week, according to the FBI.
The jawbone in question was found earlier this month by an American tourist near the Phoenix Hotel.
Also on Monday, authorities collected a second bone that was found earlier this month on the beach by a New Jersey family.
- Aruba Jawbone ‘Belongs to a Young Woman’: Natalee Holloway Case (nowpublic.com)
- Test results on Aruban bone due (cnn.com)