Pennsylvania Couple's Photo in Aruba May Show Human Remains

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A newspaper is reporting that a Pennsylvania couple believes an underwater snapshot they took off the coast of Aruba reveals human remains on the ocean floor.

The Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era reported Thursday that the photo taken by John and Patti Muldowney of Manheim last fall has been turned over to the FBI.

Patti Muldowney took the shot while snorkeling near the Caribbean island. Only later did the couple notice one photo shows what could be a human corpse or skeleton.

John Muldowney says he has a gut feeling it may be Natalee Holloway, the Alabama honors student who disappeared in Aruba nearly five years ago.

The FBI has declined to say what, if anything, it's doing with the picture.


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  • by Sharon Location: florida on Mar 19, 2010 at 08:36 PM
    Me and my family are orginally from Meridian, Ms, the home of Natalie's dad, dave! I hope that they family find some type of closure. The picture does look like a skelton to me! The Holloway family has been through so much in the last 5 yrs.
  • by Sully on Mar 19, 2010 at 07:50 AM
    The only thing that I can say for sure about the picture is that it shows the tail-end of what looks like is some kind of sea creature (possibly a sea snake). The image that is targeted as potentially being a human skeleton looks more like a rock outcropping.
  • by Everette Location: Union on Mar 19, 2010 at 06:35 AM
    I'm Sure The Truth Will Never Come Out About The Disappearence Of Natalie Holloway By The Aurubain Goverment,If It Did It Would Damage Their Tourism Business,Their Country Should Have Been Boycotted By The United States Until This Childs Body Was Recovered And The Person Responsible Brought To Justice.
  • by Stephen on Mar 18, 2010 at 08:42 PM
    I've looked at the photo several times today and the more I look at it, the less it looks like a real human skeleton. I would like to see closure once and for all on this case though. Dave and Beth have been through too much, but have both remained unbelievably poised and strong.
  • by Sorrowful Location: Meridian on Mar 18, 2010 at 01:22 PM
    Though gruesome, part of me hopes these are Natalie's remains. She could be brought home for a proper burial, and the door could be closed on at least that part of it. And if there's any justice at all in Aruba, maybe that VanDerSloot jerk could be held accountable for his actions.
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