Investigators in Aruba say they will conduct D-N-A testing on blonde hair attached to duct tape that was found along the island's northeast coast to see if it came from missing Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway.
Authorities said a park ranger found the duct tape while collecting trash yesterday (Sunday) on rocks at Boca Tortuga. The area is on the opposite side of Aruba from where Holloway was last seen in public.
A police spokesman said the hair will be sent to the Netherlands for analysis.
Extensive searches by Dutch marines, Aruban police and hundreds of volunteers have found no trace of the 18-year-old from Mountain Brook, who was last seen in public on the night of May 30th.
A volunteer group from Texas that had searched for three weeks left the island yesterday.
17-year-old Joran van der Sloot has been detained, but no charges have been filed. Authorities can hold van der Sloot until September fourth, when he must be charged or released. Six other men detained in Holloway's disappearance have been released.