May 19, 2006

A LACK OF EVIDENCE?




Another 'Conspiracy Theory'--"She's Alive!"



Dale Netherton

May 18, 2005


What do you do when a crime is committed and there is not a trace of evidence to pursue? You have three choices. You can endlessly search for evidence and if nothing turns up eventually you must turn to the second choice which is to file the case away in the cold case files. Either of these two choices will lead you nowhere if you ‘re looking for evidence in the wrong place.

How do you decide where to look for evidence? You can look where you have already looked or you can look in a new location. Given the size of the earth you would probably like to narrow your search to somewhere more likely than less likely. How do you decide where is more likely? Here you must revisit the known facts of the case and formulate a theory that will give you some possibilities of where to look. Otherwise you will be looking at random over a vast area which limits the possibility you will find anything. This is why a theory must guide you in your search.

For a concrete example let’s revisit the Natalee Holloway case. There has been no evidence of her found to date. There have been searches in all places where there was some indication her body might be found and nothing has turned up. There have been interrogations and arrests and releases and nothing reported that indicates there is a likely location her body will be found.

Searching for a body of someone we don’t have any evidence is dead is a flaw in the investigation strategy. (Yet, Janssen held them last summer for premeditated murder...how would they know it was a murder at that point in time???) Time spent looking for what at this point is an assumption, narrows the investigation and excludes the question, “ What if she is alive?” At this point in the investigation there is just as much evidence she is alive as that she is dead, yet where have all the searches been conducted and for what?

No one thought they would find a live person in any of the search areas. This show the bias of the dominant theory driving the investigation. Likewise there is a bias that the chief early suspects, especially Joran Van der Sloot, were participants in her disappearance to the extent they “knew what happened to her”.

Perhaps they participated and didn’t know what happened to her after she was “delivered”. This option seems to be either ignored or dismissed but it hasn’t been proven to be out of the question.

So if the current theory that Natalee is dead is not coming up with any findings, why isn’t someone pursuing the possibility she is alive? (You are ridiculous if you think she really is alive when all indications of common sense and simple research conclude that she is not alive according to Joran et al.) If you watch the interviews and the talking heads all you get is an attitude of resignation that comes from “ no body has been found therefore we can’t proceed”.

Not once has there been anyone that I have seen on TV say,’ Let’s suppose Natalee was kidnapped and may be held a this very moment in a live and captive position”. This statement would lead to a whole series of questions that may be pertinent to finding Natalee. Such as, “ Where could she be?” “ Who would have taken her and for what purpose?” “ Is it possible for someone to take a girl from the island of Aruba without the authorities knowing it?” Or “ Could the authorities have known about it and looked the other way?” None of these questions are being asked nor pursued and the viewing pubic should be asking why they aren’t.

I have contacted several networks asking about this approach and I have received no response. These are news organizations that would rush in thousands of cameras and reporters to look at a dead body but won’t consider that might not be the story at all.

Why is their mind set so rigid? They know they are finding nothing new. They know this case is fading from the public view because of a lack of leads, Yet they will not consider what might create new leads. This is a free press that is supposed to be searching for the truth and reporting it but instead it is more interested is clinging to a theory that is going nowhere.

What kind of a mindset clings to the hope of finding a dead body for a story instead of exploring the possibility that the person is living and could be rescued? How many times has it occurred that someone given up for dead is later found alive and has lived in captivity? This is not an unknown happenstance yet in the Natalee Holloway case it is evidently taboo.

For those readers out there who would like to see the media consider a positive approach that could lead to a happy ending I urge you to do your part and make it known to your friends and the media you subscribe to that this story is not being fully considered. It is floundering in false unproven assumptions and there are many possible suspects that are being ignored.

When a large reward is posted, as one has been and no one has responded this tells you something is fundamentally wrong in the investigation. Either there is no one who knows anything (which is highly unlikely) or they are under threat if they talk.

This needs to be ferreted out. The media thrives on giving attention to others mistakes and incompetence. Like the government self examination is not something they do with any regularity. It would be a good time to give them a wake up call and ask them what they are afraid of and why they are reluctant to investigate rather than just sit around waiting for a phone call. There is a comparison used in the selling trade between a salesperson and an order taker.


This is analogous to having a reporter that waits for the news and one who searches out all the possibilities. One asks where could evidence be found and the other sits and bemoans a “ lack of evidence”. If you had been kidnapped, which one would you rather was covering your disappearance?


8 comments:

blackhawk said...

This article goes on the premise that there was no evidence found...We go on the premise that evidence was lost, mishandle or intentionally destroyed or even worse not even gather up by ALE just as a suspects house was not entirely searched or the grounds either...Where suspects have lied repeatedly and to no end with no negative result...you are let go...people are amazed that no one has come forward for the money BUT if someone tells the truth they might go to prison or maybe end up very dead and their families to...very easy stuff here...no perfect crime or coverup just a very nasty Govt. and ALE where money is god and young ladies don't amount to a hill of beans..but time will tell the story and no one here is gonna quit looking until we find the truth!

Anonymous said...

exactly Blackhawk. this article is based on alot of assumptions here, like the investigation was handled by ethical,competent professionals with no reason to cover anything up and nothing to hide.

Anonymous said...

The New York City Supreme Court has the direct Hague Convention power granted from the United Nations solely for the New York City Supreme Court to subpoena Joran from Holland to appear in
court in the Month of July, 2006 after Joran completed his current school session. Joran domiciles in Holland and refuses to appear before the Judge at New York City Supreme Court under the adivisement of his attorney Joe Tarcopina. Joran lost his domcile protection after violating the Aruban Judge's restriction travel order by a Dutch court. The NYCSC judge can compel the testimony of
Joran who is unwilling to appear by the force of the NATO military police on the wartime signatory treaties formalised between Holland and the United States ratified in 1965 by Hague Civil Precedure Convention.

Anonymous said...

JoeT was viewed as insane and unprofessional by the Dutch law professors. They said JoeT is so foolish in the Hague Convention Civil deposition. You have a star witness Joran here for the
litigation. JoeT knows Joran holds the key to the civil case, but he keeps lying and concealing about it. He is sure making his defense crumble in a summary judgement motion, and eventually to cause Joran 15 years in prison for the bartering of his finanal shortage. Joran does not have the credit to pay that five billions US dollar menetary judgement. In the civil case, Hague Convention protocol allows lie-detector testimony
and Joran does not have one and he was tagged as a hardcore liar by the Dutch court, and therefore the New York City Supreme Court has the jurisdiction over him. The Judge has the caption page with an affidavit from the Dutch court. She has the Hague Convention subpoena power strike down any of Joe Tacopina and Joran's pleadings. This all powerful deposition jurisdiction serves as a guide as how serious the consequences will be. This is something called UFDA (Uniform Foreign Depositions Act). which forces foreigner like Joran to take oaths in Holland. The NYCSC Judge's subpoena power inherent by sovereignty of Hague Convention will require Joran to be escort to the New York City Supreme Court.

Anonymous said...

The Dutch Peoples Court backs Natalee against Joran, Joe Tacopina and Aruba Government. The underdoings of Jassen and Dompig have undermined the reputation of Hague Convention. The Dutch Peoples Court is unanimous in support of the 5 billions award to Natalee's families and extended families over the extreme emotional sufferings in the last twelve months. The Dutch Peoples Court justices heard testimony in her case this morning and agree the civil case reward is sufficient for the celebration of her uncoming birthday and the day of rememberance. More facts will
be known on weekly basis about this huge damage reward. The complete list of the Aruban Government officials will be online by June 30 to be served subpoena to testify by the Hague Convention Judgeship Commissioner. All the cell phone records and Internet online records of the Aruban Government officials will be examined by the advisement panel for prosecutions. The court’s decision, which was unanimous, means it will work in cooperation with the New York City Supreme Court. The Dutch Judge writing for the court, said Natalee shall have a deterministric chance to pursue her justice under the tenets of the Hague Convention Civil Commissions Doctrine.At issue in the legal battle was if and when Natalee was buried at sea, the competing court award will be increased to 10 billions under the additiona marine jurisdiction over Aruba.

Anonymous said...

This guy Netherton was in his twenties during the 1960's, probably we are seeing the effects of some experiment gone wrong. Also has a PHD. Not just a PHD, a PHD in Philosophy. PHD=Piled Higher and Deeper. The posts on his blog are long-winded, high and deep. Alittle too much thinking and too little common sense.

Anonymous said...

I believe Natalee was alive when someone took her from Joran. He cannot say who or his family will start 'comitting suicide'. IMO Joran went to Dad for advice because he knew he would be blamed but could not tell. Dad knew they would never find her, just like they never found Amy Bradley, so he advised Joran just to ride it out. Maybe Steve Croes comes to Joran's defense because he knows exactly what happened, it happened to him too with Amy Bradley. Both Joran & Croes know but are too afraid to tell.

Anonymous said...

Get that guy in the pic on this story something for constipation.