ARUBA (WLBT) - DNA test results should be available soon on the jawbone found on an Aruban beach, which could be that of Natalee Holloway.
Beth Holloway has been hoping for information on what happened to her daughter Natalee Holloway.
Five years ago, Holloway vanished while on a trip to Aruba. Last week a tourist found a jaw bone with a tooth in it. Forensic experts will compare it to Holloway's dental records to see if it is in fact hers. The final stage would be to gather DNA from the skeletal remain.
"Then the tooth will be pulverized, there is some pulp within the tooth that will yield DNA material," said Forensic Pathologist, Cyril Wecht.
Results usually take a few days and they could determine what happened to Natalee.
Authorities say Joran Van Der Sloot was the last person to see Holloway alive. He's currently in jail in Peru for allegedly murdering a 21-year old Peruvian woman in May.
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