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« Reply #15 on: Jun 12th, 2005, 01:51am »

Aruba Police: Suspect leading us to scene
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ORANJESTAD, Aruba - A judge ruled Saturday that police can continue to detain three young men arrested in the disappearance of an Alabama honors student, including one who reportedly admitted "something bad happened" to the woman they took to the beach after a night of drinking.

The girl's family said Saturday that no body has been found.

Antonio Carlo, the lawyer representing a 17-year-old Dutch student reported to have been kissing Natalee Holloway in the back seat of a car before she went missing, said he's confident his client is "100 percent innocent."

"My client has not confessed to any crime," he told The Associated Press.

Prosecutors refused to comment on the statement by Deputy Police Commissioner Gerold Dompig, who told The Associated Press on Friday night that the man who made that admission was leading police to the scene. He refused to identify which of the three young men who took Holloway, 18, to a northern beach the night she went missing made the statement.

Police refused Saturday morning to say if they discovered anything overnight to solve the mystery of what happened to Holloway, last seen in the early hours of May 30.

The judge ruled Saturday that the detention of the three young men was legal under suspicion of murder, and capital kidnapping, the lawyer of one of the Surinamese brothers, David Kock, told the AP.

As rumors circulated on the island that Holloway's body was recovered, the family's spokeswoman Carla Caccavale told the AP: "The family confirms that a body has not been found."

Prosecution spokeswoman Vivian van der Biezen would not confirm Dompig's statement but said "we are at a very crucial, very important moment in our investigation."

Police have detained two former security guards at a hotel near the one where Holloway was staying. No one has been charged in the case.

The three young men arrested Thursday two Surinamese brothers and the Dutch son of a high-ranking island judicial official appeared Saturday before a judge flown in from neighboring Curacao island. Government spokesman Ruben Trapenberg said bringing in a judge for a high-profile case was not unusual.

Holloway's mother, Beth Holloway Twitty, is feeling the strain, her brother-in-law told the AP on Saturday morning. Tom "Jar" Twitty said, "She has had amazing stamina up until now."

The women in the family remained sequestered in their hotel rooms while the Twitty brothers stood in the lobby, looking stressed amid a scene of tourists pouring onto a brightly colored busses advertising "Xtreme Party Cruise."

Holloway vanished during a five-day trip to the Dutch Caribbean island with 124 classmates and seven chaperones celebrating their graduation from Mountain Brook, Ala., High School, near Birmingham. Police found her U.S. passport and packed bags in her hotel room after she failed to show up for her return flight that day.

Holloway's family believes she is alive, Tom Twitty said.

Prime Minister Nelson Oduber said on national radio Friday that if something happened to Holloway, it would damage the reputation of this island of 97,000 people, which depends on tourism and is considered one of the safest spots in the Caribbean.

In Holloway's hometown, her friends gathered after midnight at a church where people have been holding prayer vigils for her. Some hugged and cried; one woman left a flickering candle at the base of a wall decorated with messages to Holloway, who had earned a full scholarship to the University of Alabama, where she planned to study medicine.

Holloway's mother and stepfather told The Birmingham News in Alabama that they discovered the Dutch boy's connection to their daughter within 24 hours of her disappearance by talking to other students on the trip. They then found surveillance videotapes showing him playing poker with other Mountain Brook teens in their hotel casino two days before she vanished.

Kock, the lawyer for Surinamese Satish Kalpoe, 18 whose brother, Deepak, 21, also is in custody said they told police they took Holloway to Arashi Beach, on the northern part of the island, in the early hours of May 30.

According to their police statement, they did not get out of the car, Kock said. Instead, Holloway and the Dutch teen, an honors student at the Aruba International School, "were in the back seat kissing."

They also told police that they dropped Holloway at her Holiday Inn at about 2 a.m. and last saw her being approached by a man in a security guard uniform before they drove off, Kock said.

The brothers told police the young woman was drunk and refused to get out of the car, said Noraina Pietersz, who is representing Antonius "Mickey" John, 30, one of the two former security guards. He and Abraham Jones, 28, have been detained since Sunday and have denied any connection to Holloway.

The three young men said Holloway stumbled in the parking lot of the hotel but refused help from her Dutch escort, Kock said.

Holiday Inn employees say security cameras did not record Holloway's return. A Holiday Inn guard who worked the overnight shift that day said he did not see her, said Pietersz, who said she reviewed the guard's statement to police.

Unlike other Dutch Caribbean islands that are part of the Netherlands Antilles, Aruba fought and won the right to be independent a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the 80s. They have an independent local government with Holland responsible for defense and foreign affairs.

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« Reply #16 on: Jun 12th, 2005, 8:05pm »

Three Arubans to remain in custody
Conflicting reports over confession in teen's disappearance

A judge ruled Saturday to keep in custody three youths arrested earlier this week in connection with the disappearance of an Alabama teenager, a government official said.

The decision allows police and prosecutors eight days to continue their investigation into 18-year-old Natalee Holloway's disappearance, the official said.

The judge was flown in from the neighboring island of Curacao, a step not considered unusual in high-profile cases, said Aruba government spokesman Rueben Trappenberg. He explained that government officials want to ensure everything is done properly.

Defense attorneys have come to the defense of the young men, saying they have maintained their innocence.

"My client keeps on saying he is not guilty," said attorney David Kock, who represents 18-year-old Satish Kalpoe. He added that as far as he knew, none of the three have admitted guilt.

Kock said, "There's a girl missing, so everybody assumes that a crime has been committed."

Antonio Carlo represents Joran Van Der Sloot, the son of an Aruban judge. Carlo said the teen "has admitted to no crime whatsoever. My client has maintained that he is innocent."

Asked how Van Der Sloot was faring, Carlo said, "He is a 17-year-old boy. His detention is, of course, having an effect on him emotionally, but he is holding strong."

He said Van Der Sloot had been in contact with his mother and was assisting in the investigation. Both attorneys refused to comment on details of the investigation.

Van der Sloot, Kalpoe and Kalpoe's 21-year-old brother Depak were the last to be seen with Holloway. They were spotted leaving the popular Carlos'N Charlie's nightclub in the early hours of May 30.

A senior police official told CNN there had been "a breakthrough amounting to a confession, or some sort of confession" in relation to the case, but did not say who made it.

Prosecutors refused to confirm or deny reports of a confession.

Law enforcement sources close to the investigation said there has not been a confession, but that cracks are appearing in the three suspects' stories.

Spokeswoman Vivian Van Der Biezen said only that the investigation was at a "very crucial" point.

Aruba Prime Minister Nelson Oduber said no one had informed him of a confession, but noted that type of information is not something he would learn of during this stage of investigation.

He said early Saturday that there was no search for a body or remains.

"Investigators will continue early in the morning doing their job," Oduber said.

Late Friday, a senior police official told CNN that one of the three youths police took into custody Thursday had confessed to killing Holloway.

The Mountain Brook, Alabama, resident was in Aruba with more than 100 classmates and seven chaperones celebrating high school graduation.

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Police said Van Der Sloot met Holloway May 29 at the casino in the Holiday Inn where she was staying.

Later that night, Holloway went to Carlos'N Charlie's with about 40 of her classmates. She left around 1:30 a.m. on May 30 with the Kalpoes and Van Der Sloot, authorities said.

Police said the Kalpoes and Van Der Sloot told authorities they then went with Holloway to a beach before taking her back to her hotel at about 2 a.m.

The men claimed they visited a lighthouse on the northwestern tip of the island, which is about 19 miles long and 6 miles wide.

According to police statements, the Kalpoe brothers described her as stumbling on the way into the hotel, possibly as a result of alcohol, and that a "dark-colored" man in a black T-shirt with a radio helped her.

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That testimony led to Sunday's arrest of Abraham Jones, 28, and Mickey John, 30, two security guards at a hotel near where Holloway was staying.

But a Holiday Inn employee who has reviewed surveillance tapes from that morning said the tapes do not show any sign of Holloway. Authorities had no explanation and were looking at whether the five men have any connections to each other.

The guards' attorneys maintain the two are innocent.

None of the five men has been formally charged.

As part of the Netherlands Kingdom, Aruba follows the Dutch judicial system, under which suspects are arrested on suspicion of a crime and not charged until later.

Van Der Sloot's mother said she was confident her son had told authorities everything and that he was innocent.

"He was willing to help with anything, and he had a kind of quiet resolve -- I mean he said, 'Mom, don't be upset because everything will be fine. I know I am innocent, I didn't do anything,'" Anita Van Der Sloot told CNN.

"And in a very almost naive way he was very open with us, told us everything what happened," she said, adding that he has offered to speak with the Holloway family.

Government officials have said solving Holloway's disappearance is a national priority on the small Caribbean island where tourism is a top industry.

A massive search operation has involved authorities, family, friends and volunteers.

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« Reply #17 on: Jun 12th, 2005, 11:28pm »

Mom: Three Young Detainees 'Know What Happened' to Missing Teen

ORANJESTAD, Aruba The mother of a missing Alabama teenager said Sunday that she believes three young men who were with her daughter the day of her disappearance know what happened to her.

Beth Holloway Twitty said Aruban authorities should pressure the young men to reveal what they know about the disappearance of 18-year-old Natalee Holloway.

All three of those boys know what happened to her," Holloway Twitty said during a 45-minute interview with The Associated Press in her room at the Holiday Inn, the same hotel where her daughter was staying before she disappeared on May 30. "They all know what they did with her that night."

Holloway Twitty, 44, declined to say what she thought the boys had done or whether she thought her daughter was still alive. She also said she thought that two former hotel security guards detained in connection with Holloway's disappearance were innocent and should be released.

The three young men the 17-year-old son of a Dutch justice ministry official and two Surinamese brothers have told police they brought Natalee Holloway to a lighthouse beside the island's Arisha Beach but didn't get out of the car. The brothers, Satish Kalpoe, 18, and Deepak Kalpoe, 21, also told police that Natalee and the Dutch boy had been kissing in the back seat of the car. They said they dropped her off at her hotel about 2 a.m. and last saw her being approached by a man in a security guard uniform before they drove off, a lawyer for the brother's has said.

The three young men were detained on Thursday. Two former hotel security guards who worked at a hotel not far from the Holiday Inn have been detained since June 5. Lawyers for all five have insisted their clients are innocent, and no one has been charged in the case.

Holloway Twitty said she appreciated all that Aruban authorities have done but added, "I will not be satisfied until they give me back my daughter. I want her and I want her now."

But Holloway Twitty also said that she reviewed all of the security videos from the Holiday Inn and that she has concluded that the young men never brought her daughter back to the hotel as they told police.

"That story was a lie," she said. "I don't believe they ever brought Natalee back to the hotel."

Authorities have said they are pursuing all leads, while Prime Minister Nelson Oduber has said that "no one stands above the law" on the island.

Natalee Holloway vanished hours before she was expected at the airport following a five-day trip to the Dutch Caribbean island with 124 classmates and seven chaperones celebrating their graduation from Mountain Brook High School, near Birmingham, Ala. Her U.S. passport and packed bags were found in her hotel room.

Defense lawyers for the former security guards said there wasn't enough evidence to continue holding them.

"This is turning into a game, an illogical investigation," said Noraina Pietersz, the attorney representing Antonius "Mickey" John, 30. John and Abraham Jones, 28, had been detained a week as of Sunday, and have denied any connection to Holloway. "The prosecution is pretending it has information that we don't have."

Attorney General Caren Janssen said Sunday that wasn't the case but declined to give details. "We are still in the middle of an investigation," she said.

A confession reported by a polic chief and its subsequent retraction by the attorney general fueled rumors of the young woman's demise. The family has said no body has been found, and islanders and tourists attended church services Sunday to pray for the teen.

Valerie Stanton, a 35-year-old computer technician visiting from Washington, D.C., prayed Sunday at the Alto Vista chapel outside the capital. "This could happen in any city and it's unfortunate a dark cloud is now over the island because people here are so nice," she said.

At the Santa Ana Catholic church in the town of Noord, also outside the capital, the Rev. Rudy Lampe told about 300 parishioners to "pray to give the family an oasis of peace."

Holloway Twitty said she she will not leave Aruba until her daughter is found.

"I have no choice but to stay strong. I was somehow chosen for this [situation] and I've got to see it to the end."

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« Reply #18 on: Jun 14th, 2005, 06:03am »

The mother of a missing Alabama teenager said two hotel guards detained in connection with her daughter's disappearance are innocent but three other men in custody know what happened to her.

Beth Holloway Twitty also said if she does not see results soon, she might start to believe that authorities are trying to protect the three young men.

"All three of those boys know what happened to her," Holloway Twitty said. "They all know what they did with her that night."

Holloway Twitty declined to say what she thought the young men had done or whether she thought her daughter was still alive.

The teen vanished hours before she was expected at the airport following a five-day trip to the Dutch Caribbean island with 124 classmates and seven chaperones celebrating their high school graduation. Her U.S. passport and packed bags were found in her hotel room.

Holloway's mother admitted to being very frustrated. She said if she doesn't see results soon, she might start to believe authorities are trying to protect the young men, including the 17-year-old son of a justice minister who said he kissed the teenager that night.

The three claimed after partying with Holloway at a local bar, they went to a beach near the lighthouse on the northern part of the island and then dropped her off at her hotel.

But Holloway Twitty said that she herself reviewed security videos from the Holiday Inn and has concluded that the young men never brought her daughter back to the hotel.

"That story was a lie," Holloway Twitty said.

Reports swirled over the weekend that one of the three suspects admitted "something bad happened," that the 17-year-old confessed, that a suspect led police to a body. They all turned out to be false.

Addressing his nation on television, Prime Minister Nelson Obuder said he is committed to solving the case. He said he is also well aware of the bad light being shed on his island.

Many locals fear tourists won't visit, but most tourists said they look at this as an isolated case.

"I would definitely come back," said Valerie Stanton, a 35-year-old computer technician visiting from Washington, D.C. "It is probably one of the safest islands I have ever been to."

The search for Natalie Holloway is about to enter its third week. Holloway Twitty said she will not leave Aruba until her daughter is found.

"I will not be satisfied until they give me back my daughter. I want her and I want her now."
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« Reply #19 on: Jun 14th, 2005, 07:31am »

Two Security Guards Released in Aruba Case

ORANJESTAD, Aruba - Aruba authorities released two former hotel security guards detained after Natalee Holloway went missing but continued to hold three younger men who took the Alabama teen to a beach before she disappeared.

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Officials who confirmed Monday's release of Antonius "Mickey" John, 30, and Abraham Jones, 28, did not offer any clues to solving the mystery of Holloway's disappearance on the Dutch Caribbean island during a student trip.

The release came the day after the teen's mother, Betty Holloway Twitty, told The Associated Press that she believed the security guards were innocent but that the three young men knew what happened and should be pressed to tell the truth.

"These guys had nothing to do with this case and this decision reflects that," John's lawyer Noraina Pietersz said. The freeing of John and Jones came before a judge reviewed a motion for the release filed Monday, Pietersz added.

No one has been charged, and lawyers for the three detainees and two men just released all say their clients are innocent

"I'm very happy but also disappointed," John said by telephone of his detention since June 5. "I knew from day one that I was innocent."

Holloway vanished early May 30, hours before she was expected at the airport to return home after a five-day trip to this island with 124 classmates and seven chaperones celebrating their graduation from Mountain Brook, Ala., High School. Her U.S. passport and packed bags were found in her hotel room.

Holloway Twitty said if she does not see results soon, she might start to believe authorities are trying to protect the young men, who told police they took the 18-year-old Holloway to a beach after an evening of dancing and drinking, hours before she disappeared.

The security guards were detained after the young men said they dropped her off and last saw her around 2 a.m. being approached in the car park of her hotel by a black man in a security guard uniform.

Those remaining in custody include a 17-year-old Dutch honors student at Aruba International School who is the son of a high-ranking judicial official in Aruba and whose detained friends told police he was kissing and fondling the girl in the back of the car when they went to the beach.

Aruba's Prime Minister Nelson Oduber has stressed that no one is above the law on the Dutch Caribbean island governed by a local parliament. The Netherlands Antilles is responsible for foreign and defense affairs.

"All three of those boys know what happened to her," Holloway Twitty said on Sunday. "They all know what they did with her that night."

Attorney General Caren Janssen confirmed she had ordered the release of the two guards but declined to say why.

"The investigation is ongoing," she told the AP.

Government spokesman Ruben Trapenberg said the release "probably means they had nothing to do with this case and prosecutors were able to check out their alibis."

He said it showed investigators were working around the clock to solve the case despite any perception that they were getting nowhere after two weeks without explaining they mystery of the teenager's disappearance.

"Even though we don't hear every detail of the investigation, they (investigators) are hard at work to solve this," he said.

Hundreds of islanders and tourists have volunteered in daily searches for Holloway, whose plight has shocked residents in one of the safest destinations in the region. One murder and six rapes were recorded last year on the island of 97,000 people. This year there have been two murders and three rapes.

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« Reply #20 on: Jun 14th, 2005, 5:24pm »

Aruban Police Launch New Search for Teen

ORANJESTAD, Aruba - Police, joined by FBI bloodhounds, searched a new beach near a Marriott Hotel on Tuesday for a missing Alabama teenager after a former security guard alleged that one of three youths seen with her had lied to police.

Antonius "Mickey" John said he was detained in a cell adjacent to one of the young men, 21-year-old Deepak Kalpoe, and that the two spent time talking.

John, 30, said Kalpoe told him that he and his 18-year-old brother, Satish, and their 17-year-old Dutch friend never went back to the Holiday Inn the morning of May 30, the day Natalee Holloway disappeared on this Dutch Caribbean island.

Instead, Kalpoe said they dropped the Dutch youth and Holloway off near the Marriott, located about 10 blocks north of the Holiday Inn, on the same beach, John said. The beach is a popular spot for picnics and family gatherings by day and is favored by lovers at night.

The Surinamese brothers had told police that they dropped Holloway at her Holiday Inn at about 2 a.m. and last saw her being approached by a man in a security guard uniform before they drove off.

Holiday Inn employees say security cameras did not record Holloway's return. A Holiday Inn guard who worked the overnight shift that day said he did not see her, said John's lawyer, Noraina Pietersz, who said she reviewed the guard's statement to police.

Police cordoned off several blocks in front of the Marriott Hotel and a patch of swampy tropical vegetation beside it on Tuesday, and government spokesman Ruben Trapenberg confirmed it was yet another search for the 18-year-old from Mountain Brook, Ala. A couple of the teen's family members arrived.

Fire trucks began pumping water from the swampy area.

"Investigators may be following up leads from what was said this morning," he said, referring to John's comments. Attorney General Caren Janssen refused comment.

In Mountain Brook, a family spokeswoman said she didn't know what authorities were looking for and had not seen live TV coverage of the search.

"I'm not even watching it. I just can't," Marcia Twitty said.

After Holloway disappeared, U.S. authorities sent FBI agents and divers to help in the search.

Authorities freed John and another former hotel security guard, Abraham Jones, 28, late Monday.

"These guys had nothing to do with this case and this decision reflects that," Pietersz said.

The release came after the teen's mother, Betty Holloway Twitty, told The Associated Press she believed John and Jones were innocent but that the three other youths should be pressed to tell the truth.

No one has been charged, and lawyers for the three men still in custody and the two freed men all say their clients are innocent

"I'm very happy but also disappointed," John said by telephone after his release from detention that began June 5. "I knew from day one that I was innocent."

Holloway vanished hours before she was expected at the airport to return home after a five-day vacation with 124 classmates and seven chaperones celebrating their graduation. Her U.S. passport and packed bags were found in her room.

John and Jones, who had worked as security guards at a nearby hotel, were detained after the three young men said they dropped Holloway off and last saw her around 2 a.m. being approached in the parking lot of her hotel by a man in a security guard uniform.

John said Kalpoe told him that about an hour after dropping the couple off between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. he received a cell phone text message from the boy, saying he would write Kalpoe an an electronic message online as soon as he got home.

Kalpoe said the Dutch boy never sent the promised message, John said.

Holloway Twitty said if she did not see results soon, she might start to believe authorities were trying to protect the young men, who told police they took Holloway to a beach after an evening of dancing and drinking, hours before she disappeared.

One of the three is a 17-year-old Dutch honors student at Aruba International School who is the son of a high-ranking judicial official in Aruba. His detained friends told police he was kissing and fondling the girl in the back of the car when they went to the beach.

"All three of those boys know what happened to her," Holloway Twitty said Sunday.

Prime Minister Nelson Oduber has said no one is above the law on the Dutch Caribbean island governed by a local parliament. The Netherlands Antilles is responsible for foreign and defense affairs.

One murder and six rapes were recorded last year on the island of 97,000 people. This year there have been two murders and three rapes.

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« Reply #21 on: Jun 15th, 2005, 06:55am »

ORANJESTAD, Aruba (UPI): Police and dog teams searched beachfront near the Marriott Hotel on Aruba Tuesday for clues in the disappearance of an Alabama teen missing more than two weeks.

Authorities cordoned off a swampy mangrove area and police began a sweep hours after the release of two security guards who worked near the Holiday Inn where Natalie Holloway, 18, was staying when she vanished May 30.

One of the men released Monday said three suspects still in custody lied about dropping the girl off at her hotel. One told him they left the girl on the beach with a Dutch youth.

CNN said FBI bloodhounds and several boats combed beachfront and shrubbery several blocks from the Holiday Inn. The area had not been searched previously Beth Holloway Twitty, Natalie's mother, praised authorities for cooperating with the FBI.

The teen from the Birmingham suburb of Mountain Brook, Ala., was on a trip to the Dutch Caribbean island with classmates celebrating her high school graduation
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« Reply #22 on: Jun 15th, 2005, 12:03pm »

Help find Natalee Holloway by getting involved

I am asking for everyone's help. Natalee Holloway has now been missing for 14 days. We vote for and elect our representatives; now it's time to ask them for their help. Listed below are the numbers for the Mississippi Senators, the Alabama Senators, and the White House.

Please call every number that I have listed. Simply tell them: We want Natalee Holloway back and we need your help. In this day and age, you and I know that everything comes in numbers.

Mississippi Senators: Trent Lott, 202-224-6253; Thad Cochran, 202-224-5054.


Alabama Senators: Richard Shelby, 202-224-5744; Jeff Sessions, 202-224-4124.

White House: 202-456-1111.

Please help.

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« Reply #23 on: Jun 16th, 2005, 05:40am »

By Liza Porteus

NEW YORK While Aruban authorities on Wednesday searched the home of a teenager who was one of the last people to see a Natalee Holloway (search), legal and investigative experts said the search, along with many other investigative techniques, could have been done long ago.

The investigation has "been severely compromised because what they're doing now they should have done two weeks ago," said forensic pathologist Michael Baden, who added that evidence could have been hidden or washed away within the past two weeks from the time the Alabama teen went missing and Wednesday's search.

"The chances of finding anything significant has been greatly reduced by the two week's interval," he added.

Wednesday's search was at the home of Joran Van Der Sloot (search), a 17-year-old son of a Dutch official who works for the Aruban government. Authorities may have intentionally let the teen and two other men Surinamese brothers Satish Kalpoe (search), 18, and Deepak Kalpoe (search), 21 go after initial police questioning so they could be placed under surveillance. Sources told FOX News that Aruban authorities tapped the cell phones of all three before they apprehended them a second time on June 9.

But Holloway disappeared from the Dutch Caribbean island in the early hours of May 30 and with hundreds of islanders and tourists searching a small island of only 97,000 people, still no hard evidence has turned up.

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Aruban police search home of Dutch teen

ORANJESTAD, Aruba The search for a missing Alabama teenager focused more intently Wednesday on a Dutch youth seen with her the night she vanished. Police searched his family's home and towed away two vehicles.
The 17-year-old student is the son of a newly appointed Aruban judge. He and two Surinamese brothers are being held by police on this Dutch Caribbean island in connection with the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, 18, of Mountain Brook, Ala. Holloway was last seen May 30, hours before she was to fly home with 124 classmates and seven chaperones from a five-day graduation trip.
Aruban authorities spent several hours Wednesday searching the house of the Dutch youth in the upscale Noord neighborhood. They carried away items in paper bags and cardboard boxes and towed away a blue sport-utility vehicle and a red Jeep.

The search came a day after police combed a mangrove swamp near Holloway's hotel. Police suspended that search after pumping water from a drainage pond.
The Dutch teen and the two Surinamese brothers appeared in court Wednesday at a closed hearing. The proceeding centered on documents withheld from their attorneys, said Ruud Oomen, who represents Deepak Kalpoe, 21, the elder of the two brothers.

"My client maintains his innocence," Oomen said.

Holloway's mother, Beth Holloway Twitty, who has been on the island since learning of her daughter's disappearance, says that after two weeks of frustration, she believes investigators are making progress. "I feel like we're at a critical point," she said in an interview with USA TODAY. (Related story: Spotlight skips cases of missing minorities)

She said she went to the Dutch boy's house on Wednesday when the search began and watched as police hauled away the vehicles. "That was huge today," Holloway Twitty said. "It looked like a thorough search. Somehow, I expect we'll see more of this, that there's much more to come."

'I want her back'

Holloway Twitty said that Wednesday's visit was not her first to the youth's house. She said she went there on June 1, soon after arriving on Aruba, and spoke with the boy and his father between 2 and 4 a.m. Holloway Twitty said she told the boy: "I want my daughter. I want her. I want her back." His response, she said, was condescending, arrogant and dismissive.

"He kept hitting his chest and saying, 'What do you want me to do?' " Holloway Twitty said. "The only thing I know is he was the last man to see her."

Holloway Twitty said the youth and the brothers are the key to the case. The three were seen by Holloway's friends leaving Carlos 'N Charlie's bar with her only hours before the girl went missing.

"There were three boys in that car who took my daughter," she said. "I'm not convinced that those boys don't know anything."

Holloway Twitty said she has talked to dozens of her daughter's friends and other witnesses who say that the Dutch teenager was hanging out with her daughter. She said people on the island told her that the youth has sought out American tourists before. "He'd befriended some of the students. He'd earned some trust from them," Holloway Twitty said.

Ruben Trapenberg, a government spokesman, said authorities found no blood in the car that Holloway was riding in with the three young men. "There is no evidence of foul play that we know of."

Course of the investigation

The three young men were initially treated only as "persons of interest" by authorities. They told police they drove Holloway to a beach on the northern shore of the island. The brothers said that Holloway and the Dutch youth were kissing in the back seat of their car and that they eventually dropped her off at her hotel at 2 a.m., where she was approached by a security guard.

That led police to arrest two hotel security guards. But the spotlight swung back to the three young men last Thursday, when they were also taken into custody.

In a strange twist in the case, one of the security guards, Antonius "Mickey" John, said he was placed in a cell adjoining that of one of the three young men. John said that person admitted that the three had lied to police about events the night Holloway disappeared. John told police and reporters that the young man admitted making up the story about bringing the girl back to the hotel. Instead, they had left her on the beach with the Dutch teen.

Lawyers for all three have denied any involvement in Holloway's disappearance, but police interest clearly has centered on the Dutch teen, who Trapenberg said is a fixture of Aruba's club and casino scene. "He gets into the clubs because he's a big guy," he said.

The 6-foot-3 teenager, who recently graduated from Aruba's International School, which follows an American curriculum, had made his mark on the island as a soccer player, Trapenberg said.

Holloway's mother said she has reviewed tapes of the young man sitting at a blackjack table at the casino in her daughter's hotel.

A case of this magnitude is unprecedented on Aruba, a small island with a population of slightly less than 100,000 people.

Trapenberg said the government has thrown all its resources into the investigation and has close to 100 people working on the case. He said the FBI is also assisting.

"This is of national importance," he said. "A missing person's case may be a regular occurrence in a big country, but not in Aruba."

He added that the prime minister and government officials were told late Tuesday night that the investigation had reached a critical stage. "It's heading in the right direction," he said. "Things are moving along."

Meanwhile, in Mountain Brook, a close-knit, affluent suburb of Birmingham, yellow ribbons have been affixed to nearly every storefront in support of Holloway, an honors student who had won a full scholarship to the University of Alabama, where she plans to study pre-med.

A large wall has been erected at the Mountain Brook Community Church, where her classmates and others have gathered to write tributes to Holloway and pray for her safe return.

Known as the "Wall of Hope," the board contains messages from people who don't know either Holloway or her parents but nevertheless felt moved to come to the church and express their support.

"It started as a refuge for the kids," says Carmen Yoder, wife of the assistant pastor. "They felt like they were lifting her up. But it's just sort of remained here."

Watching the news closely

At The Lingerie Shoppe, a fixture in this town since 1946, owner Brenda Meadows now keeps the television tuned to cable news channels all day to keep abreast of developments in the search.

Susan Kidd, who owns King's House of Antiques, said she has never listened to so much talk radio. "It's just touched everybody. It could have happened to any of our kids," she said.

Holloway's senior portrait hangs near the top of the Wall of Hope. As her senior year drew to a close, she had focused with great excitement on preparing for her freshman year in college, her mother said. Holloway planned to join a sorority at the University of Alabama and had already selected the outfits she would wear for the rush parties, her mother said. She was constantly receiving postcards from the sorority girls she had met.

"That was her thrill. She'd rush to the mailbox every day to get the cards. She'd run in the house to read them and leave all the bills in the mailbox," her mother said.

Holloway Twitty said she wishes that her daughter's disappearance was simply a case of a runaway, so her daughter could just turn up safe somewhere. But running away would be drastically out of character for her daughter.

"This is not Natalee. This is not her choice," she said.

Teen's home searched
Aruba police remove items belonging to Dutch suspect
Aruba police on Wednesday searched the home of a Dutch student suspected in the case of a missing Mountain Brook teen, removing two family cars and other belongings.

Meanwhile, the family of a girl missing since 1998 says the recent case has helped bring attention to their case.

Officials would not say why they searched the house Joran van der Sloot, 17, shares with his parents in the town of Noord. They towed a blue sport utility vehicle and a red Jeep from the house for closer inspection, said Deputy Police Commissioner Jan van der Straten.

Mariaine Croes, spokeswoman for the public prosecutor's office, also said police took several articles but would not go into further detail.

Van der Sloot is one of three suspects being detained in connection with the May 30 disappearance of recent Mountain Brook High School graduate Natalee Holloway, 18. He and two Surinamese brothers, Deepak Kalpoe, 21, and Satish Kalpoe, 18, were arrested last week but have not been charged.

The trio told police they drove Holloway from a club where she had been drinking on the last night of her trip, then dropped her off at her hotel. Authorities said police searched the house and vehicles when van der Sloot was arrested, but needed a closer look. They would not specify whether they were following up a new lead or looking for particular evidence.

"The investigation is very thorough so everything is being investigated," Croes said.

Reached at home, van der Sloot's father, Paulus van der Sloot, would not comment on the case, the search or his son. On Wednesday, he petitioned the court to allow him to see his son.

Under the Dutch legal system, which Aruba follows, minors are generally allowed access to their parents while in detention. Croes said the prosecutor may deny that access if it could affect the investigation.

A judge was expected to rule on van der Sloot's motion this morning.
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« Reply #25 on: Jun 17th, 2005, 11:14am »

Another Arrest Made In Missing Alabama Teen Case

POSTED: 9:52 am EDT June 17, 2005
UPDATED: 10:34 am EDT June 17, 2005

ORANJESTAD, Aruba -- Authorities in Aruba said a fourth person is in custody, in the case of a missing 18-year-old from Alabama.

A statement from the Aruban attorney general's office said the latest person to be detained is a 26-year-old who is "suspected of being involved in the disappearance" of Natalee Holloway.

CNN reported that the name of the fourth suspect was given up by the three suspects who are already in custody. The man's initials are SGC, but his full name has not been released, according to CNN.

The other three men still held in the case are Joran van der Sloot, a 17-year-old from Holland who is the son of a justice official on Aruba, and Deepak Kalpoe, 21, and Satish Kalpoe, 18, of Suriname.

Meanwhile, a helicopter flyover in Aruba has failed to turn up any sign of Holloway.

Missing Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway.


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An official wouldn't say exactly where the helicopter searched. It was described as a search for "possible remains."

An Aruban judge could decide Friday whether one of three suspects being detained in the case can get a visit from his father. The judge is also considering whether the teen's attorneys can see any of the evidence gathered so far in the Holloway case.

The three were with Holloway the night she disappeared. The teen has been missing since the early morning hours of May 30. Authorities refuse to say if they think she may be dead.

More than two weeks of searches by police, volunteers and tourists have turned up nothing, and no one's been formally charged in the case.

Holloway vanished while on a five-day trip to the island with 124 classmates and seven chaperones.

Previous Stories:
June 15, 2005: Aruba Police Search Dutch Teen's Home In Holloway Case
June 14, 2005: Still No Clues In Search For Missing Alabama Teen
June 12, 2005: Arubans Pray As Search For Ala. Teen Continues
June 11, 2005: Aruba's Prime Minister: Hope Still Alive In Missing Teen Case
June 9, 2005: Aruba Prime Minister: Solving Missing Teen Case Is 'No. 1 Goal'
June 9, 2005: Aruba Judge Orders 2 Suspects Held In Missing Teen Case
June 8, 2005: Report: Two Aruba Men Held On Suspicion Of Homicide, Kidnapping
June 6, 2005: Search Continues For Missing Alabama Teen
June 5, 2005: Vigil Held In Aruba For Missing Alabama Teen
June 4, 2005: Still No Trace Of Teen Missing In Aruba
June 3, 2005: Aruban Authorities Reject More U.S. Help In Finding Missing Teen

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« Reply #26 on: Jun 17th, 2005, 1:16pm »

4th Person Held in Aruba Mystery

ORANJESTAD, Aruba Authorities in Aruba arrested a fourth man in connection with the disappearance of missing Alabama honors student Natalee Holloway officials said.

The new person detained is a 26-year-old friend of Joran van der Sloot ), who was with Holloway the night she disappeared, sources said. The attorney general's office identified him only by the initials S.G.C. but Holloway's mother told an interviewer that his name was "Steve."

Van der Sloot, 17, remained in police custody, along with brothers Deepak Kalpoe ), 21, and Satish Kalpoe 18, of Suriname. The three were questioned and released shortly after Holloway's May 30 disappearance. They were formally arrested last Thursday.

Beth Holloway Twitty, Natalee's mother, declined to give any more details about "Steve" but she told Associated Press Television News that she believes more people could be detained in the case.

"This is just the beginning," she said.

Holloway Twitty has been in Aruba since nearly the early days of the search for her daughter. "I want my daughter and I want her now," she said. "I'm very frustrated. We are in day 18 with no answers."

But Paul Reynolds, Natalee's uncle, told FOX News the family remained confident that they would find out what happened. "The authorities in Aruba and the United States are assuring us every effort will be made to find out what has occurred," Reynolds said Friday.

Van der Sloot and the Kalpoe brothers were in court Friday morning. It was not clear where the newly-arrested fourth person was being held.

Prosecutors asked a judge to rule that there was sufficient cause to continue holding van der Sloot and the Kalpoe brothers. The three were detained June 9. Under the law, a judge must review their case after 10 days, rendering a decision by Sunday.

No one has been charged with a crime in the case.

The court was expected to rule Friday on a petition by van der Sloot's father, Paul, to visit his son in jail and on a request by the son's attorneys to see any evidence against him. Paul van der Sloot is a judge-in-training, serving a three-year term on the bench that allows him to hear a limited number of cases.

On Thursday, prosecutors filed a motion to stop Joran van der Sloot's lawyer, Antonio Carlo, from seeing him, said Mariaine Croes, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Caren Janssen.

Authorities claim their investigation could be damaged because Carlo spoke with one of two former security guards who were detained in the case and then released, Croes said Friday.

The judge was brought in from neighboring Curacao island, as is typical in high-profile cases.

Holloway disappeared the same day she was to return from a five-day trip with 124 other students celebrating their graduation from high school in Mountain Brook, Ala.

Searches by authorities, volunteer islanders and tourists have come up empty. Authorities refused to say whether they believed Holloway was dead.

On Thursday, however, Police Superintendent Jan van der Straaten told The Associated Press that authorities used a helicopter "to search for possible remains but found nothing." He declined to say where the search was conducted.

On Wednesday, authorities searched the van der Sloots' one-story, yellow-beige home, where Joran lived in an attached apartment. Agents were seen carrying two white garbage bags filled with items from the house, while authorities towed away a blue sport utility vehicle and a red Jeep from the property in Noord, outside the capital, Oranjestad.

After the approximately four-hour search, Janssen said Paul van der Sloot was not under investigation.

Asked why it took investigators more than two weeks after Holloway's disappearance to search the van der Sloot home, Janssen said Thursday, "You have to build up an investigation. You can't just go in there like a cowboy. You have to give certain direction to investigators."

The Kalpoe brothers have told police that they and Joran were with Holloway the night she disappeared and that she and the Dutch youth were kissing in the back seat of their car. The detainees initially said they took Holloway to a northern beach and then dropped her off at her Holiday Inn.

But Antonius "Mickey" John, a former hotel security guard released from custody Sunday, said to reporters that Deepak Kalpoe told him during a chat in jail that he and his brother actually dropped the young van der Sloot and Holloway off together near the Marriott, about 10 blocks north of the Holiday Inn. John said he passed the information on to police.

On Tuesday, FBI agents and officers from the Miami-Dade police department used German Shepherds to search the area, known as Malmok beach, which is a popular nighttime spot for lovers.

Deepak Kalpoe's lawyer would not comment on John's statement Wednesday, but has said his client maintained his innocence.

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ORANJESTAD, Aruba Authorities in Aruba on Friday arrested another person in connection with the disappearance of missing Alabama honors student Natalee Holloway (search), officials said.

According to sources, the new man detained is a 26-year-old friend of Joran van der Sloot (search ), the Dutch teenager who is said to have been with Holloway the night she disappeared.

The Aruban attorney general's office initially identified him only by the initials "S.G.C.," but Holloway's mother told an interviewer that his name was "Steve." FOX News later confirmed that the man's name was Steve Gregory Croes.

Meanwhile, police brought in yet another man for questioning Friday night, FOX News has learned. The man, Max Arends, who is also a friend of van der Sloot, is not a suspect in the case and has not been arrested.

Police Superintendent Jan van der Straaten told the AP Croes was detained based on information from one of the other three detainees.

Croes, who works as a party boat disk jockey, said he was contacted by police Thursday night and went to the station voluntarily to give a statement, said his employer, Marcus Wiggins.

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ORANJESTAD, Aruba The family of Natalee Holloway (search) moved to take matters in their own hands Monday, preparing a lawsuit to demand evidence in the case and hiring a Texas company to search for the 18-year-old, who vanished three weeks ago in Aruba.

Also Monday, a judge ruled there was enough evidence to keep the fourth person detained in the case in custody. The court ordered that Steve Gregory Croes (search), 26, a disc jockey on a party vote, be held for eight days, said the attorney general's spokeswoman Mariaine Croes, who is not related to the detainee.

The missing girl's uncle, Paul Reynolds, told Court TV Monday that the family has contracted the Dickinson-based Texas EquuSearch Mounted Search and Recovery Team (search) to carry out a search of the island.

"They are going to help us search for Natalee in ways we couldn't before," Reynolds said without offering details.

Texas EquuSearch, made up of volunteers, said on its Web site that a team is traveling to Aruba this week.

The missing honor student's mother, Beth Holloway Twitty, told The Associated Press on Monday that the family has contracted an Aruban lawyer and was preparing a lawsuit demanding access to all information and potential evidence that police and prosecutors have gathered.

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ORANJESTAD, Aruba - Representatives of a Texas volunteer group are expected in Aruba today to begin additional efforts to find a missing Alabama teenager.

A spokeswoman for Texas EquuSearch (EH'-kwuh-serch) also says 19 volunteers will arrive Friday, bringing special dogs and sonar equipment to Aruba to help search for Natalee Holloway of Mountain Brook.

Holloway's uncle, Paul Reynolds, asked for the group's assistance because three weeks of searches have turned up nothing.

Members of the search team plan to meet with Aruban authorities and F-B-I officials to review past search routes and plot new areas.

A government spokesman says the Texas group's help is welcomed.
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