The colonists were governed by John White, and arrived at Croatoan in 1584 even living for a period of time during 1585. They arrived again in 1587 having a feast. Croatoan was the hometown of their ally and interpreter Manteo, which showed how familiar the English were with Croatoan.
According to White's old records, the colony was safe in Croatoan with a man named Manteo who had been to England twice, was fluent in English, and was used as an interpreter. Croatoan was also the hometown of their ally Manteo. Based on the following items left behind however, life could've been possibly violent since some of the following items left behind include lead bullets, as well as pots and pans.
The scenario I believed likely happened would be scenario 4: the Native Americans killed the colonists. The Native Americans went in for the kill as they would not abide by Sir Ralph Lane's harsh policies. One by one, colonists were slaughtered.. The text states," Because of the tense relationship with the Natives, the colonists had left...However, what they did find was interesting. They found remnants of one dead body, killed by tomahawk and scalp wounds." The text also reads, "The body was also found in several pieces, in several different places, giving the thought that the Natives tried to hide the remains." One more piece of evidence has the author stating, "...when he(John White) returned.. all houses and forts had disappeared."