Natalee Holloway Resource Center Opens

By: Lindsey Brown Email
By: Lindsey Brown Email

The Natalee Holloway Resource Center opened Tuesday in Washington, D.C.. Natalee's mother, Beth Holloway, said this has been a stressful time in her life, but she's confident something good will come from the new center.

A spokesman announced before the event that Beth could not comment on van der Sloot or Natalee's case.

She said Holloway is under an FBI directive not to discuss either her daughter's case or that of Stephany Flores. But Holloway did say her thoughts are with the grieving family.

And, please, let's all remind ourselves and keep the Flores family in our hearts and in our prayers, said Beth Holloway.

But unlike the Flores family, the Holloways have received no closure, no information about what happened to their daughter five years before Flores was found in van der Sloot's hotel room.

Natalee's father, Dave Holloway, who lives in Meridian, said van der Sloot should keep talking and finally let the world know what happened to his daughter in 2005.

In a phone interview with ABC's Good Morning America, Holloway said "He confessed to this one. I would like for him to tell everyone what happened." He added, "Hopefully this is his last victim."

Natalee's mother says she hopes other families will be able to get more answers faster with the help of the resource center.

"The Natalee Holloway Resource Center, the main focus is education and crime prevention in the event a loved one goes missing," said Beth Holloway. "The resource center can be the family's first stop for contact information, missing person poster development, and media engagement."

Back in Lima, the 22-year-old Dutchman reportedly told investigators he attacked Flores when she took his laptop.

Police say he tearfully admitted that Flores intruded into his private life. He told investigators that she had no right, that he confronted her and when she went to get away he grabbed her by the neck and hit her.

U.S. authorities have issued an arrest warrant for van der Sloot, saying $15,000 was wired to a bank in The Netherlands by someone in Alabama, allegedly for van der Sloot to provide information about what happened to Natalee Holloway.

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  • by Jan on Jun 10, 2010 at 08:08 PM
    my aunt was kidnapped.beat and raped and ran over by a vechile.about 4 years ago and it was at the hands of a illegal immegrant. And got to run free for the entire time. My Aunts body was later found. however she had been jogging at the park when she became missing. And we wont stop the illegals and close our borders. The holloways understand what my cousins are going through due to the law protecting the illegals and the fellings of helplessness and hopelessness. When more could be done for the safety and security of American citizens.People from other countrys have more rights than we Americans in our own country i cant image how it would be in another country like the holloways have been through.
  • by SHAR Location: MISSISSIPPI on Jun 9, 2010 at 05:47 PM
    I haven't forgotten Natalee. I wasn't surprised by the latest events. Van der sloot may have gotten out of it in Aruba but now it has caught up with him.I am so sorry that another life was wasted because of this low life so called human being! I don't understand. It is beyond belief that he has been living his life as if he was above all prosecution or responsibility! I am a poor uneducated woman with limited knowledge of police matters but if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, IT'S A DUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Anonymous on Jun 9, 2010 at 04:52 PM
    DR. OBVIOUS IN MERIDIAN IS A TOTAL _______! When other people are concerned about justice and closure to horrible events, this is what you comment on, SPELLING ? thank you Kelly for your thoughtfulness.
  • by Laurie Location: Oroando on Jun 9, 2010 at 03:17 PM
    You need an easier way to lead people to the right website. I am all for you, van der sloot is evil
  • by Dr. Obvious Location: Meridian on Jun 9, 2010 at 10:32 AM
    Kelly, Learn how to spell.
  • by kelly Location: buford GA on Jun 9, 2010 at 01:34 AM
    i dont know what to say... all i know is ive kept up with all of the stories, ad i guess i just stopped but then i heard about this florez girl and i lost it... i just would love to help out as much as possible.. i cant do much but a support factor and that would be enough for me. i pra for you and your family and i want you to know i have you in m thoughts always
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