DNA results indicate human remains could be Natalee Holloway

Preliminary DNA tests on newly-discovered remains in Aruba reportedly show the remains are from a Caucasian person of European descent, which matches the profile of the 18-year-old Alabama girl who was declared dead in 2012.
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We turn to new details in the Natalee Holloway investigation. DNA results on the human remains recently found in aruba could they belong to the young woman who disappeared more than 12 years ago? ABC's linsey Davis is here with more on that story. Good morning, linsey. Good morning, Amy. This grisly discovery could be a major development. After more than a decade Natalee Holloway's parents may finally be on the eve of closure in the case of their young daughter who went to aruba to celebrate her high school graduation and never came back. This morning a possible development that may finally help solve the 12-year mystery. Preliminary DNA tests reportedly show newly discovered remains in the search for Natalee Holloway are from a caucasian person of European descent matching the profile of the missing 18-year-old who was declared dead in 2012. Her body was right here. Reporter: These DNA results come after bones were found, a new discovery based on a tip from a former roommate of a friend of Joran van Der sloot, a prime suspect in the case. The investigation is part of a six-part docu-series on the oxygen channel, "The disappearance of Natalee Holloway." According to oxygen.com DNA results to conclusively determine whether the bone fragments belong to Holloway are expected by next month. Why would van Der sloot in '05 know about this spot? Good question. Reporter: Holloway disappeared in 2005 while on a high school trip to aruba. Joran van Der sloot was the man last seen with Natalee after a night of drinking before she disappeared. The 30-year-old is currently serving time in a Peruvian jail for killing a different woman. Many say Natalee's parents were victims of a botched investigation from the start by aruban authorities. Now Natalee's father Dave says he won't give up on finding the truth and getting justice for his daughter as he told ABC's juju Chang. If the DNA test is positive, where do you put that? In your mind? In your heart? It will be the end of a long, long journey. But we're not there yet. Reporter: His 18-month investigation with private detective T.J. Ward is chronicled in the series. What we're doing is building a criminal case against him. Reporter: Now the prosecutor in aruba disputes the investigator's findings and told a reporter last week even if the remains are proven to be Holloway's they would not be admissible as evidence since aruban authorities were not involved in their collection. Episode two airs on Saturday, August 26th at 9:00 P.M. On oxygen so within the next two weeks we should know if these remains are Natalee's. All right. Thank you so much. Linsey. We move on to this weekend's

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