There are many uncommon aspects that separate the Natalee Holloway mystery from other cases in recent times. In this chapter I will attempt to explore the terms of the Reward for Natalee Holloway. This truly is one of the most unusual rewards for a missing person. No one seems to be able to accurately explain the terms of this reward. When Natalee's parents are asked, even recently they seem almost tongue tied with their response.
Clearly if there is a reward, the specific details by now should be known after over two years. Legally there are terms that are specific to rewards. People should be able to ask these questions and expect answers. The reward site that was recently established is truly trying to help by getting to the heart of these terms. In hopes of bringing some clarity to the reward I will discuss its history and how it still seems shrouded in a mystery.
In hopes of bringing some clarity to the terms of the reward, this reward site was established by
Jan Brennan & Sam Redman.
In the case of the missing Alabama teen Joran van der Sloot, four years later continues to be the prime suspect, often focused on in the news by Jossy Mansur, on programs such as Nancy Grace and Greta van Susteren.
The subject of the Natalee Holloway reward continues to be debated. The reward funds have been increased many times from the original offered on the kidnapped posters. Dave Holloway once said on a cable news show that the details of the reward "were all over the net ..." Actually, few if any details are known. At one point the million dollar reward money was to have been posted by now convicted felon, Joe Mammana. Another reward source mentioned was Jar Twitty's AM South Bank, Jug Twitty's brother. Recently in Jossy Mansur's paper, El Diario, a possible reward was posted. None of the details have been verified.
Over a year ago I posted on the Freedom of Blog site several questions about the terms of the reward in this case. Normally in cases where a crime has been committed or a person is missing, the rewards issued are clearly defined in their terms. What is often the case is a substantial reward for perhaps a live body in the case of a missing person and maybe a lessor amount for information leading to a solution in the case.
The exact details of the Natalee Holloway reward have been very vague and confusing. Here is the post that I made on May 8, 2007.
It has been awhile since we discussed the reward issued in this case. I would like to issue a challenge to any and all posters to help me find out the exact terms of this reward, as it stands right now and how it was posed in the beginning. Specifically the terms of the million dollar reward and also the one for $250 thousand. Did this large reward - the one for a million dollars ever exist - who was the guarantor? Rewards are in fact legal statements - binding to the law - was this one that type of reward? Does this million dollar reward still exist - who is going to pay up, now? Who would pay even the $250 thousand reward now?
IMO the reward is and always has been totally bogus. It is bogus in the way it was stated. It is not a reward about crime solving at all, but about a SAFE RETURN?! And Body return - ONLY! Many people have interpreted this in their own fashion. They have creatively tried to imply that it is a normal reward - like normal desperate families establish early on, in cases when they want information about the whereabouts of their loved one. It never seemed to me this reward was about INFORMATION.
A real reward would have been for information relating to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for her disappearance (that was never stated). Even when Beth Holloway mentioned a 250,000 reward to Deepak, at the Internet Cafe, the only thing that money would have been for (had it even existed) was stated to be the return of her body. Return alive was the million, return of her body was the 250. It never was about "information." That is just creative website modification.
No terms are published anywhere by those supposedly offering it (who was that?). The only sites which show it now (an adulterated version at that) have nothing to do with the family and couldn't rub two dimes together, much less pay a reward.
So, prove me wrong - show me as they say THE MONEY!
I think the reward - or lack of a real reward could be very telling - in this case - and feel it needs to be closely looked at - one more time.
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