Natalee Holloway’s Mother Takes Legal Action Over False DNA Claims

It’s hard enough that Elizabeth “Beth” Ann Holloway has had to live through the last 13 years not knowing what really happened to her daughter, Natalee, but now she’s facing a legal battle against a large network.

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Natalee disappeared on May 30, 2005, while on a school graduation trip to Aruba. The 18-year-old Mountain Brook High School student was declared dead seven years later, but her body was nowhere to be found.

In 2017, the missing teen’s father, Dave, was desperate to solve his daughter’s mysterious case, so he teamed up with a private investigator, TJ Ward. Their quest was the subject of a six-part series on the Oxygen network titled The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway.

“This series gives viewers rare access to Dave Holloway’s gut-wrenching search for answers,” Oxygen executive Rod Aissa told People in a statement. “He embarks on an immersive journey full of twists, turns and, most considerably, a new lead that could deliver justice for Natalee once and for all.”

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During one of the episodes, it was revealed that a set of remains belonging to a Caucasian of European descent was found. Since Natalee’s body was supposedly moved from the original burial location and cremated by the suspect, Joran van der Sloot, and his friend John Ludwig, only bone fragments were discovered. Tests were immediately ordered to determine whether or not the skeletal fragments belonged to Natalee

“We’ve chased a lot of leads and this one is by far the most credible lead I’ve seen in the last 12 years,” Dave told Today.

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In October, after weeks of testing, forensic scientist Dr. Jason Kolowski has some more answers. Unfortunately, the bone fragments are not a match for Natalee.

The investigation required Natalee’s mother to submit a DNA sample that could be used to check if it matches the remains. However, things did not end as expected, and now, Beth is taking legal action against Oxygen.

The Test Results Are In For Remains Believed To Be Natalee Holloway’s

There have been plenty of developments in Natalee Holloway’s case since Oxygen’s six-part series The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway premiered on August 19, 2017.

18-year-old Natalee vanished while on a class trip to Aruba in May 2005. Twelve years later, the Mountain Brook High School student’s disappearance continues to remain a mystery despite some significant breakthroughs and multiple arrests.

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Back in August, Natalee’s father, Dave Holloway, claimed that he found a promising new lead which could finally provide them with the answers they have been after for more than a decade.

Dave, along with private investigator TJ Ward, revealed in the documentary that they have found human remains in Aruba, after receiving a tip from the main suspect’s former roommate, who is only identified as “Gabriel.”

“We’ve chased a lot of leads and this one is by far the most credible lead I’ve seen in the last 12 years,” Dave told Today.

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Since Natalee’s body was supposedly moved from the original burial location and cremated by the suspect, Joran van der Sloot, and his friend John Ludwig, only bone fragments were discovered during the new probe. The remains were taken in for testing to determine if the DNA matches that of the Alabama teen’s.

Now, a few months since this new lead surfaced, the results of the tests are in.

We May Finally Know What Happened To Natalee Holloway’s Remains

Twelve years after his teenage daughter, Natalee Holloway, disappeared while on a class trip to Aruba, Dave Holloway is once again holding out hope that the case may finally be solved after some new details came to light.

After the investigation stalled a few years ago, the desperate father took it upon himself to uncover the mystery behind his daughter’s disappearance, and his quest is featured on Oxygen’s six-part series The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway.

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“This series gives viewers rare access to Dave Holloway’s gut-wrenching search for answers,” Oxygen executive Rod Aissa tells PEOPLE in a statement. “He embarks on an immersive journey full of twists, turns and, most considerably, a new lead that could deliver justice for Natalee once and for all.”

Since the documentary premiered on August 19, Dave and private investigator TJ Ward have been pursuing some very promising leads, and it seems like they’re on the brink of solving the case with the latest development.