SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The prosecutor's office in Aruba
says a jawbone with a tooth recently found on a beach does not
belong to missing Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway.
The agency says that an analysis based on dental records rules
out that the bone fragment came from her. It says forensic
scientists in the Netherlands conducted a detailed examination.
Officials said Tuesday that the jawbone is human. It is unclear
whom it belongs to.
The Mountain Brook, Alabama, student was 18 when she disappeared while on a high school graduation trip in 2005.
She was last seen leaving a bar with Dutchman Joran van der
Sloot, the prime suspect in her disappearance, on the final night
of her trip.
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