LANCASTER, Pa. (CBS/AP) Police are looking into a photo taken by a Pennsylvania couple while snorkeling off the coast of Aruba - a photo that the couple feels might show a skeleton on the ocean floor, a skeleton that might possibly be the remains of Natalee Holloway.
The photo, taken by John Muldowney of Manheim, Pa., had previously been turned over to the FBI. The Birmingham News reported that the Aruban police's lead investigator on
the Holloway case told them he was unaware of the photo. Deputy Chief Adolpho Richardson said his team of investigators will be looking into it.
"We look at everything," he told the newspaper.
"We try to leave no stone unturned, so we will look into it," Richardson said. "Although the chances are very slim that it will lead to any results."
Divers have conducted a thorough search of the waters, Richardson told the paper, but he said if a body was dumped at sea "it could be even in Panama. You never know."
John Muldowney says he has a gut feeling that the photo shows the remains of Natalee Holloway. Natalee has been missing for almost five years. The Alabama honors student disappeared in Aruba, the same Caribbean island where Patti and John Muldowney went snorkeling.
While there has been much speculation about what happened to Holloway, no one has ever been tried in connection with her disappearance. Suspicion has hovered over Joren van der Sloot, who has twice been arrested in relation to the disappearance. Holloway has never been found.
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