"I don't think Natalee was too concerned about setting an example as much as she was about just being herself. She was more just like, "this is me, and if you don't like it, then that's too bad." She was a little bit more outgoing than everybody else. She was just always a fun one to be around. And she was always laughing and having a good time. She had all these, like, figurines of like "Wizard of Oz" characters and stuff. And like paintings and everything, which I mean I guess that was her thing. Beau remembered being at the bar with Holloway that night, and wondering how it could have turned out differently. "It's always in the back of every body's mind. The chaperones are not to blame.
They weren't there to hold our hands. By no means should this be put on them at all. " "There were days, just wake up -- I don't know -- around like 10:00 -- and then just go hang out on the beach all day long. And if you wanted to, you could take a cab into the city and go look at the shops and stuff like that. If you wanted to, go hang out in the casino." "We who went on the trip didn't know what to think when Holloway failed to show up for the flight home to Alabama on May 30. Initially it was just disbelief. I wondered if they could have done more to make sure Holloway got back to their hotel safely. That's something you don't need to dwell on because you can't turn back time."
"They found her bags in her room with her passport and cell phone and were instantly concerned," said Katie Henley. "She said no one wondered about her whereabouts sooner, because the students were spread around the sprawling resort and often camped in each others' rooms." "Natalee's Miss Itinerary, if she knew she was going to miss a flight she'd freak out. It's just not like her. When she wasn't there, we knew something was wrong."
There was almost a fight between my friend and him (Joran). I had to break them up. That's when I got a good look at them. I saw Joran and the Kalpoe brothers hanging out at the Holiday Inn. They, Joran and the Kalpoe brothers, were the first people I considered as potential suspects. That was the first people (Joran and the Kalpoe brothers) who came to mind. Van der Sloot got into a scuffle with some of the Mountain Brook guys at the bar. I broke it up. It was outside the Carlos 'n Charlie’s the second night we were there.
This was a highly controversial offering from Bryan Reynolds regarding an altercation a couple nights prior between Joran and Natalee's cousin Thomas Twitty. Since it is reported that Joran did not meet any of the Mountain Brook teens until the might of May 30, 2005 who exactly was Bryan Reynolds speaking of?
"I don‘t know a person that just doesn't like Natalee. She‘s not mean to anyone. She‘s just an outgoing, beautiful, just nice girl that everyone is missing and ready for her to come home.
It‘s hard, but it‘s also just a reminder that we just have to keep praying for her. And the more we can do here, it just makes everybody feel so much better."