DNA On Duct Tape Not From Natalee Holloway - KLTV.com - Tyler, Longview, Jacksonville |ETX News

7/29/05

DNA On Duct Tape Not From Natalee Holloway

An FBI spokesperson says, DNA taken from strands of blond hair stuck to duct tape found on a beach in Aruba does not match the DNA of missing Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway. Two tests proved negative.

Meanwhile, investigators continue draining a catch basin -- an operation that began 9 p.m. Tuesday -- for clues in the Holloway search. In late May, the pond had about 2 inches of water, but after Hurricanes Emily and Dennis, the water rose to more than 5 feet. After the basin is drained, authorities expect to dredge the bottom.

The pond is next to a racquet club and across the road from the beach where brothers Deepak Kalpoe, 21, and Satish Kalpoe, 18, told police they dropped off Holloway and their friend Joran van der Sloot, 17, early May 30, the day she disappeared.

Law enforcement sources close to the investigation say a gardener claimed to have seen the Kalpoes and Van der Sloot sitting in a darkened car near the racquet club about 2:30 that morning. No one has been charged in the teen's disappearance.

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