As we reported here six years after the gorgeous teen went missing during a graduation trip to Aruba, Dave Holloway has taken the sad step of trying to have her ruled dead and bring legal closure to the case.
Recounting the extensive searches on land and air of the holiday isle he said there was no sign of his daughter being found.
His attorney, Karen Hennecy, asked, ""Dave, do you believe Natalee is alive today?"
"No," he answered quietly.
He added that he partly based his decision on the fact that the man, long suspected of killing her, Joran Van Der Sloot, has claimed in the past that he watched her die.
Tape emerged this week of him admitting to killing 21-year-old Peruvian student Stephany Flores, in a Lima hotel room, which we reported here.
Although her mom Beth's attorney, Charlie DeBardeleben, said, she was "horrified" by her ex-husband's effort Probate Judge Alan King ruled that he has met the legal presumption of her death.
It's up to someone to prove she did not die six years ago on the high school trip.