Bone Found in Aruba is That of Young Woman

An Aruban prosecutor said Thursday that a jawbone found on the island last week belongs to a young woman, signaling a potential link to Natalee Holloway, the US teen who went missing under mysterious circumstances in 2005, WSFA-TV reported.

The 18-year-old Alabama teen was last seen leaving a bar in Oranjestad, the Aruban capital, while on the final night of a high school graduation trip. The subsequent search and investigation generated headlines around the world. Her body has never been found.

DNA testing is currently being performed on the bone to see if it belongs to Holloway.