10 years later, man claims to have witnessed what happened to Natalee Holloway

Posted at 8:59 AM, May 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-12 10:59:02-04

Natalee Holloway (Handout)

ARUBA — It has been almost ten years since Natalee Holloway disappeared while on a high school graduation trip to Aruba — and now a new alleged witness has come forward with new details about the night Holloway disappeared.

“I saw Natalee Holloway on the last night she was alive. I was the eyewitness,” Jurrien de Jong told Inside Edition.

De Jong claims he witnessed Joran van der Sloot, the primary witness in the case, carrying Holloway’s body the night she was last seen.

“I saw that Joran was chasing Natalee into a small building under construction,” De Jon said. “In about five minutes, he came out with Natalee in his arms and slammed the body of Natalee on the floor… and then he made an opening in a crawl space… I knew she was dead.”

The witness said he didn’t come forward sooner because he was involved in illegal activities at the time. According to Inside Edition, the prosecutor in Aruba is going to take a look into De Jong’s claims.

Meanwhile, Natalee’s father, Dave Holloway, has returned to Aruba to follow up on new clues. His daughter was 18 when she vanished on May 30, 2005.

Joran van der Sloot maintains his innocence in connection with Holloway’s disappearance.