In early 2008, a man who identified himself as Marcos sent a message to Dave, claiming that he knew the drug runners paid to get rid of Natalie’s body at sea Had gone, but instead took the remains with them to Nicaragua and hid them on the ground. Private investigator Tim Miller, as he relayed Dateline, Went to Nicaragua and met Marcos, who offered to go to a hiding place with a GPS tracker and search for the remains.
Instead, Marco disappeared.
When Dave was approached by a person named in 2016 Gabriel, who said He Had information about Natalie’s remains, Dave asked TJ to examine the tip — as he did with many other alleged sightings, snippets of information and ultimately dead-end leads that he had received over the years .
“So we thought, okay, maybe we have something here, because I have so many false clues, people who want to take you for a ride,” recalled Dave, who also went to Aruba in 2015 for T.J. Together to meet another person who falsely claimed to have information about Natalie’s fate. “I thought, well, this could be a new lead … Let’s go and see if we can develop this. It turned into a situation I had anticipated.”
This led to the recruitment of a production company which, most importantly, would be able to provide resources for the considerable expense involved in returning to Aruba and conducting another search.