I saw Joran bury Natalee in a crawl space
'Ik zag Joran Natalee in de kruipruimte begraven' - AD.nl
Natalee Holloway is buried under a crawl space from the Mariott Hotel in Aruba. This is what JurriŽn de Jong says, who claims to be an eye witness to her disappearance. But so far the authorities have not done anything with his tip off. But so far the authorities have not done anything with his tip off. More obscure tip offs have been investigated but with my obvious tip off nothing has been done since I gave it several years ago.
He has spent thousands of euro's to aid the investigation. JurriŽn Auke de Jong (59) has travelled to Aruba three times, had his witness statement recorded under oath and presented his information to the district attorneys office several times. But he has not been able to get the prosecution office to investigate the location where he claims Natalee's body has been laying for 10 years, under the concrete floor of the Marriot Aruba Surf Hotel. This is a last ditch attempt to force the hand of the prosecution office.
His story starts in a building site, where in 2005 the Marriott Hotel is being built. The site is on the westcoast of Aruba and is just a stone's throw away from the Holiday Inn where Natelee was staying during her vacation in Aruba. De Jong says that he was on that building site regularly during that time for criminal purposes. The only thing he wants to say about this is that they were drugsrelated. The reason why I have not been forthcoming about what he saw that night was those drugsrelated activities. I wanted to protect myself and my family from negative consequences.
JurriŽn de Jong says that in the night that Natalee disappeared, May 30th 2005, he heard voices at the fence of the building site. Later he realizes that those 2 voices are the voices of van der Sloot and Natalee Holloway. Then he hears the gate being open. He immediately goes into hiding.
,,I see Joran running after Natalee. They are going into a small building being built. The lower stairs to the building are missing so they have to climb onto the landing. What happens then he does not know. But something must have gone wrong because sometime later Joran comes out carrying Natalee in his arms. He puts her down on the landing, jumps down, pulls her onto his shoulder. Then he throws her body on the ground.
De Jong sees how Joran hides the body under the building that is under construction. He digs his way to the entry of the crawl space and pulls Natalee inside. After about a minute Joran reappears, closes the hole with sand and goes back to the fence.
A few days after Natalee disappeared de Jong flies back to the Netherlands. "I was too scared to talk about what I saw for a very long time, because I would have had to tell why I was there on that building site.
But when he sees a show from Peter R. de Vries in 2008, in which Joran claims that Natalee died on the beach and was dumped in the sea, he tells what he knows. "I knew what Joran was saying was one big lie and thus I decided to give my tip off to the prosecution office".
At first he decided to keep his own illegal activities secret, but his cryptical messages did not cause the prosecution to investigate them. De Jong then starts with his own investigation. He flies to Aruba in 2009 and studies the blueprint of the Aruba Marriott Surf Club Hotel. According him Natalee is buried below the staircase from the socalled Spyglass Tower.
After the prosecution office has not taken a look in 2010, the Amsterdam native then starts his own investigation. With a diamond drill he tries to drill a hole in the floor of the hotel. The spy mission fails miserably. The drill fails and he is caught. "In hindsight I am happy it failed because if I had succeeded I might have left some dna behind and that would, according to lawyer Geert-Jan Knoops, not have been a smart thing to leave behind on a crime scene".
De Jong refuses to stop. He writes everybody, the DA, the prosecutor general, the Marriott hotel central office, Natalee's father David Holloway. According to de Jong Natalee's father had stated that there was a strong odor of decomp around the building site.