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xx Suspect: We Had Sex With Natalee
« Reply #75 on: Oct 7th, 2005, 09:22am »

(CBS) It's been just over four months since Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway vanished during a school trip to Aruba, and the three young suspects in her disappearance are no longer in custody.

CBS News correspondent Tracy Smith reports that a just-released audiotaped interview with one of the suspects holds some revealing details about what may have happened to Natalee.

In the months following Holloway's disappearance, investigators descended on the island of Aruba looking for clues. One of them was Jamie Skeeters, a polygraph expert, hired by the "Dr. Phil" show.

In August, Skeeters talked to Deepak Kalpoe on tape. Kalpoe, his brother Satish and friend Joran van der Sloot were the last people seen with Holloway.

This is how Deepak Kalpoe described Holloway:

"To tell you quite frankly, dressed like a slut, talked like one, too," he said. "Would go into a car with three strange guys, and her mother, claiming her to be the goody-two-shoes. Enough with this BS already."

When Holloway's mother, Beth Twitty, talked to The Early Show's Hannah Storm last week, she shared her suspicions about what happened to her daughter.

"I know this is really difficult for you to talk about, but you do believe that she was sexually assaulted. Is that correct?" Storm asked.

"Absolutely," Twitty said.

But Deepak Kalpoe had a different version. When an investigator asked if she had sex with all three, he responded, "She did. You'd be surprised how easy it was."

Twitty thinks it is a possibility that she could have been drugged. But if Hollway was drugged, Deepak Kalpoe said he did not do it.

"Let me ask you this," Skeeters said to Deepak Kalpoe. "I hear you can pay a bartender to slip a date rape drug in her drink."

"I've never drugged someone," Deepak Kalpoe said.

"Have you heard that happen?" Skeeters asked.

"I haven't heard the bartender story," Deepak Kalpoe said. "I have heard the drug ecstasy. I've heard they slip that into drinks."

But Deepak Kalpoe offered no clues as to where to find Holloway.

"If I knew were the body is, I would tell them a long time ago," Deepak Kalpoe said. "Let them start the trial and get this over with. I don't care."

While the outpouring of support for Holloway's family has been tremendous, Deepak Kalpoe said he is increasingly alone.

"I don't have any close friends anymore. They are all gone," he said.

"Really, because of this?" Skeeters asked.

"Everything is empty," Deepak Kalpoe said.

But this may not be the last we hear from Deepak Kalpoe. Prosecutors still consider all three men suspects in the disappearance of Holloway.
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xx Natalee Holloway's Mother In Ohio
« Reply #76 on: Oct 29th, 2005, 4:34pm »

October 27, 2005 - The mother of the Alabama teen missing in Aruba paid a visit to Ohio's capital city Wednesday.

Beth Twitty, who was thrust into the national spotlight after her daughter, Natalee Holloway disappeared, was in Columbus on Wednesday. Twitty was a special guest of the local chapter of Ohio Crime Stoppers. Her daughter hasn't been seen since late May, while she was on a senior class trip to the Caribbean island of Aruba.
Also present at Wednesday's luncheon were relatives of model and Ohio State University student Julie Popovich. She vanished earlier this year, and her body was found days later.

Officials with the central Ohio chapter of Crime Stoppers said tips on their phone lines have led to nearly 200 captures so far in 2005.

Organizers also honored a Columbus police officer killed in the line of duty last January. Officer Brian Hurst was shot and killed on January 6th during a botched bank robbery. Crime Stoppers named Hurst Officer of the Year in 2005.

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xx Missing teen's mom goes back to Aruba
« Reply #77 on: Nov 3rd, 2005, 05:22am »

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ORANJESTAD, Aruba — The mother of an Alabama teenager who vanished in Aruba more than five months ago has returned to the Dutch Caribbean island to press authorities to solve her daughter's disappearance.

Beth Holloway Twitty left Aruba in early September after a court ordered the release of three local youths who were the last people seen with her daughter, Natalee Holloway.

The honors student was last seen early on May 30 leaving a bar with Dutch national Joran van der Sloot and Surinamese brothers Deepak and Satish Kalpoe. They were arrested on June 9 but released after a court ruled there was not enough evidence to hold them.

Twitty, who arrived Tuesday, told reporters that she wanted to meet with prosecutors and police to discuss a taped interview in which Deepak Kalpoe allegedly says all three had sex with Holloway, who would have turned 19 last month.

"I want to keep the communication channels open with the police and prosecutor," she said, adding that so far the prosecution has declined to meet with her.

She met with Aruban tourism officials, who have expressed concern that negative publicity surrounding the case could hurt the island's tourism-dependent economy. However, the government says tourism so far hasn't been affect.

Twitty declined to give details on the meeting when asked by reporters, saying only that she planned to leave the island on Thursday.

Myrna Jansen, managing director of the Aruba Tourism Authority, called the meeting informative. "Of course, we are not investigators, but we will do our utmost to solve this case."

Kalpoe's attorney and Aruban authorities did not immediately respond to phone calls seeking comment on the tape. Van der Sloot, in a television interview in September, said he had kissed Holloway but neither he nor the brothers had sex with her.
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xx Natalee Holloway's Classmates to be Questioned Aga
« Reply #78 on: Nov 7th, 2005, 4:29pm »

Natalee Holloway's mother says prosecutors in Aruba want to interview the missing teen's former classmates in Mountain Brook, Alabama about the 18-year-old's disappearance.

Beth Holloway Twitty repeated her charge that Aruban officials ignored leads and botched the case. Twitty says the reason they want to ask follow-up questions to students from Mountain Brook is because of the holes in their original line of questioning and because of questions they forgot to ask the first time.

On Friday, Aruban prosecutors said in a statement they would conduct a new round of interviews in their investigation of Holloway's May 30th disappearance.

The statement says there are people living in the United States who have to be interviewed again. They say several aspects need more attention.

Holloway disappeared just hours before she was to end a vacation celebrating her graduation.

She was last seen leaving a bar with Dutch national Joran van der Sloot and Surinamese brothers Deepak and Satish Kalpoe. They were arrested June ninth but released after a court ruled there was not enough evidence to hold them.

No one has been charged, and extensive searches for Holloway have failed to find any clues about her whereabouts.
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xx Re: Natalee Holloway-Al. June 2,2005
« Reply #79 on: Nov 11th, 2005, 05:29am »

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Aruba has agreed to send its chief investigator to the United States to answer questions about the case of Mississippi native Natalee Holloway, an Alabama congressman said Thursday.

Holloway lived with her mother in Mountain Brook, Ala. Her father, Dave, and stepmother, Robin, live in Meridian, Miss. Holloway also had attended Clinton Junior High School in Clinton, Miss.

Rep. Spencer Bachus said he requested the meeting to help resolve questions about how the investigation has been handled by authorities on the Caribbean island, which is a Dutch protectorate


Natalee Holloway was last seen on May 30 while on a senior class trip to Aruba, where classmates said she left a bar with three young men from the island.



"News reports surrounding Natalee Holloway's disappearance have left the impression that the Aruban authorities are not doing all they can to solve this case," Bachus, R-Ala., said in a statement.

"It would be helpful to have an official verification, from the Aruban authorities themselves, of what has been done in the investigation to get a more accurate reading of how the Aruban government has cooperated," Bachus said.

Officials in Aruba had no immediate response.

Numerous searches failed to turn up any trace of Holloway.

The three young men originally taken into police custody — Joran van der Sloot, the teenage son of a Dutch justice official, and his two friends, Surinamese brothers Deepak and Satish Kalpoe — were released.

Alabama Gov. Bob Riley was joined this week by Holloway's mother, Beth Holloway Twitty, as he called for a nationwide travel boycott to Aruba, prompting officials there to seek federal intervention.

Speaking in Aruba, Prime Minister Nelson Oduber said his government hoped the State Department will help halt a boycott that could damage Aruba's crucial tourist industry.

He called Riley's call "a preposterous and irresponsible act."

A State Department spokesman did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, an Alabama native, met with Holloway Twitty during a recent visit to the state.


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xx Arkansas Governor Joins In Call To Boycott Aruba
« Reply #80 on: Dec 1st, 2005, 7:11pm »

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is joining Alabama Gov. Bob Riley in requesting that Arkansans consider a travel boycott of Aruba to show respect for the family of missing Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway.

Huckabee noted that the girl's mother, Beth Holloway Twitty, is originally from Arkansas and that many of the missing teen's other relatives still live in the state.

Holloway's father, Dave Holloway, is also an Arkansas native who now lives in Meridian, Miss. A grandmother lives in Pine Bluff, Ark., and an aunt in El Dorado, Ark.

Riley called for a nationwide travel boycott to the island and sent letters to his fellow governors urging them to support his decision. He blames the Aruban government for what he calls "missteps, miscommunication and inconsistencies" plaguing the investigation.

The 18-year-old Holloway was last seen leaving a bar with three young men from Aruba during a high school graduation trip to the island May 30. Each of the three was later taken into custody but has since been released.
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xx Holloway Case Prompts Aruba Boycott Call
« Reply #81 on: Dec 16th, 2005, 09:52am »

ATLANTA (AP) -- Governor Perdue encouraged Georgians today to boycott travel to Aruba to protest the way officials there have handled the disappearance of missing Alabama teen Natalee Holloway.

Perdue joins Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and Alabama Governor Bob Riley in calling for a boycott of the Dutch Caribbean island.

Perdue said there is no quarrel with citizens of Aruba, but the actions of their leaders cannot be taken lightly.

Riley sent letters to his fellow governors across the country this month asking for their support of the boycott. He blames the Aruban government for what he called "missteps, miscommunication and inconsistencies" in the investigation into the 18-year-old's disappearance.

The boycott has failed to get support from the State Department.

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xx Local officials meet with Arubans
« Reply #82 on: Dec 21st, 2005, 8:03pm »

By ASHLEY VANSANT / Special Assignments Editor


Several state officials with strong ties to Shelby County traveled to Washington for a Friday meeting with Aruban authorities to discuss the case of missing Mountain Brook teenager Natalee Holloway.

Joining Congressman Spencer Bachus in the first of two meetings - the second was between Aruban officals and federal representatives - were Shelby County District Attorney Robby Owens and Alabama District Attorneys Association Investigator Russell Yawn, a former investigator with the Shelby County Sheriff’s Department.
Bachus offered some background on the meeting and his relationship with Aruban officials in a press release distributed Friday.

“The day after Natalee’s disappearance, I contacted Aruban authorities and they agreed to invite the FBI to the island. It was at that time I established ongoing communications with those authorities.

“That communication has continued. As a result, an invitation was extended to them to come to Washington to review the Holloway investigation and answer our questions.”

Members of Holloway’s family, politicians and the media have been critical of the way the case has been handled by Aruban officials since Natalee disappeared on the island during a graduation trip there in May.

“We had a frank and open discussion regarding the progress of the investigation and of their efforts and intentions going forward,” Bachus said.

Among the Aruban representatives at the meeting were Adolfo Richardson, the senior police official who took over the investigation after the retirement of Jon Vandor Stratten, and Renato Emerencia, the police analyst responsible for the maintenance, organization and analysis of evidence in the Holloway case.

“The Arubans assured us the case is going forward with 14 investigators presently assigned,” Bachus said. “They also advised us that 40 percent of their annual law enforcement budget has been spent on this case.”

Bachus said Aruban officials did make one specific request, to facilitate greater cooperation and coordination with federal authorities.

He also noted that the meetings were not intended as a substitute for meetings between the Holloway family and Aruban officials.

“Meetings between the family representatives and Aruban officials were previously arranged and it is my understanding some of those meetings took place this week in Aruba,” Bachus said.

“Our thoughts and prayers remain with Natalee and with the Holloway family.”

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xx Holloway's Mother Tries to Educate Teens
« Reply #83 on: Dec 28th, 2005, 8:06pm »

MONTGOMERY, Ala. Dec 25, 2005 — Beth Twitty did her homework before letting her daughter, Natalee Holloway, head to Aruba on her senior class trip: She went to planning meetings, and so did Holloway. They asked questions. They discussed underage drinking, chaperones and traveling with buddies. In spite of all of the precautions, Holloway vanished on May 30, the last night of her stay in Aruba.

Her unsolved disappearance became a cautionary tale for parents and the class of '06, and Twitty hopes that teens will listen.

"I think if kids can take Natalee's story with them and realize that you're not always safe …. You are responsible for yourself," said Twitty in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "I think Natalee can show us firsthand what can happen."

However, while Holloway's disappearance may have soured the senior trip experience for her friends in suburban Mountain Brook, it has swayed few others.

Travel groups such as AAA Travel said a few travelers switched destinations in the weeks following Holloway's disappearance, but those fears subsided, even with a call by Alabama's governor for a boycott of Aruba.

This year, the most popular destinations outside the United States for senior trips are Caribbean islands and Mexico, according to the Michigan-based Student & Youth Travel Association. The most desired domestic sites are South Padre Island along the Texas coast; Panama City, Fla.; Virginia Beach, Va.; Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Daytona Beach, Fla.

Holloway, an 18-year-old honors student from Mountain Brook, was last seen leaving an Aruba bar with Dutch national Joran van der Sloot and Surinamese brothers Deepak and Satish Kalpoe. The young men were arrested in June but were released after a court ruled there was not enough evidence to hold them.

As the new year approaches, Holloway's mother has much to dwell on.

"When I think about Natalee being abducted in Aruba, I can't help but know if she had made a plan with friends to not leave that establishment alone, it would never put her in a situation where she was left defenseless against her perpetrators," Twitty said. "But regardless, it should not cost our sons and daughters their lives."

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xx Search Resumes for Teen in Aruba
« Reply #84 on: Jan 18th, 2006, 07:11am »

ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) -- Police searched sand dunes on the northwest coast of Aruba for Natalee Holloway, the American teen who vanished on this Dutch Caribbean island seven months ago, police said Tuesday.

More than 50 police officers began searching a 1-square-mile area on Monday, said Gerold Dompig, Aruba's chief of police. The search was suspended Tuesday.

"We can't pull 55 people from the Aruba police force since the island only has about 250 police," Dompig said. "We do need that many people to do the search."

Dompig almost half the area was searched on Monday, and police said the search could resume as early as Thursday.

Holloway, of Mountain Brook, Ala., was an 18-year-old high school senior on a graduation trip to Aruba when she disappeared. She was last seen on May 30 leaving a bar with three young men, who were arrested in June and later released after a court ruled there was insufficient evidence to hold them.

Police have considered the dunes a place of interest since the investigation began and have searched them before, Dompig said.

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xx Aruban police coming to question Holloway friends
« Reply #85 on: Jan 24th, 2006, 1:28pm »

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Two Aruban police investigators were en route to Alabama on Monday and plan to spend the next week to 10 days interviewing 21 friends of missing Mountain Brook teen Natalee Holloway.

At the same time, another team was visiting the FBI regional headquarters in Barbados to look at documents in the case, and ground searches could start up again in the next few days, Aruba Deputy Police Chief Gerold Dompig said Monday.

Birmingham FBI agents will help conduct the voluntary interviews, said FBI spokesman Raymond Zicarelli.

"We're here to assist and coordinate in the interview process," he said. "The FBI will be present during the interviews, but this is an Aruban investigation."

The FBI spoke with many of the Mountain Brook High School graduates in the weeks after Holloway, then 18, disappeared May 30 on the Caribbean island. But since then, Aruban police have asked to return to fill in gaps.

Dompig said his team had a "wish list" of 21 people to interview. He would not say if any of the adults who were on the trip are included in that list.

Although many on the list are in the state, others may be away at school. Dompig said the team is even considering flying some potential interviewees back to Birmingham.

He said the team plans to stay as long as 10 days but may need to remain longer.

Meanwhile, he said, his team plans to research a stretch of dunes near a lighthouse on the western edge of Aruba if cadaver dogs expected to be loaned by the FBI arrive this week. The search, which started Jan. 16 but was quickly aborted, is based on a tip he said matched other information.

"Those two things together gave us the feeling that we had to go back," he said.

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xx Holloway Suspect's Family: Enough Is Enoug
« Reply #86 on: Feb 7th, 2006, 3:49pm »

Feb. 7, 2006 — Since Natalee Holloway's disappearance in May, the van der Sloots have reluctantly become Aruba's most famous family.

Joran van der Sloot, 18, admitted meeting Holloway in a bar on May 30 and going with her to the beach, along with two friends, Satish Kalpoe, 18, and Deepak Kalpoe, 21. The Alabama teenager hasn't been seen since.

The three young men were considered suspects from the beginning, and though they were held by police for questioning, they were never charged with a crime. For the last eight months, Holloway's mother, Beth Holloway Twitty, has mounted a one-woman campaign against the Kalpoes and, particularly, van der Sloot and his family.

The van der Sloots are now speaking out, saying their son has been unfairly singled out.

"They point fingers at him from the beginning. They called this a murder case from the beginning. They only had that tunnel vision," Anita van der Sloot, Joran's mother, told "Good Morning America."

The van der Sloots say they understand Twitty's relentless search for her daughter.

"That, that she's not giving up, for her girl, that we understood, but that she is calling our son a rapist, that — that's awful," said Joran's father, Paul van der Sloot.


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While the van der Sloots have said in the past that Twitty is "always welcome" in Aruba, they are feeling less charitable toward her, saying she has gone too far and seriously hurt their family.

"I think that when she wants to talk, we will talk. But, of course, she has to explain something. I think she has done a lot of damage to Joran and our family," Paul van der Sloot said.

The van der Sloots say they — and their son — have received bags of mail and e-mail, most of it supportive. But not everyone is a fan.

"They threaten to murder him, to kidnap his brothers and torture them," Anita van der Sloot said. "And it's, it's disgusting. I can hardly read them."

The case continues to captivate the public and the media — cable-news hosts such as Fox's Greta van Susteren have taken up Twitty's cause, calling Joran a liar and sometimes worse.

"It hurts. It really hurts. Why are people doing this? Is this only about ratings, and this is not about truth at all?" Anita van der Sloot asked. "How many people are missing all over the world, in the States? And if this attention that this case gets from the media — I think every parent of a missing child should deserve the same attention."



The van der Sloots say they want to move on.



"But enough has been enough," she said. "We are parents of a young boy who needs to continue his life."

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xx Attorney: Van Der Sloot, Kalpoes Could Go On Trial
« Reply #87 on: Mar 21st, 2006, 7:49pm »

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Joran Van Der Sloot, Deepak Kalpoe and Satish Kalpoe, the three men last known to have seen missing Mountain Brook teenager Natalee Holloway, could go to trial for her death in Aruba this summer, the Kalpoes' attorney said in an MSNBC interview.

The Kalpoes' attorney, David Kock, told MSNBC that any or all of the men could face first-degree murder, manslaughter or accomplice charges.

"The (district attorney) can also present, let's say, the first instance, the heavier charge and then subsidiary. If that cannot be proven then, and if that cannot be proven, and then to lighter forms of crimes," Kock said.

Unlike in the justice system in the U.S., the three would not go before a jury but a panel of judges, and there is no possibility of a plea agreement.

Kock said the trial could happen in June or July.

"It's about three months away. When I met with the prosecutor in Aruba on one of my last trips there, I indicated to her I'd rather wait a little while and present a strong case rather than present this (with) little or insufficient evidence," said Dave Holloway, Natalee's father.

Kock said the evidence against his clients is all circumstantial.

"Sometimes, best friends lie for each other. Sometimes, no, I think a lot," Kock said.

Kock casts the blame on Van Der Sloot, who he said is still lying about what happened the night Natalee Holloway disappeared. Kock said his clients never came to get Van Der Sloot after he stayed at the beach with Natalee.

"They didn't pick him up, so that's a flagrant lie. If you say that, and he's saying that, and that's his story, and that he called Deepak and afterwards Satish came and he picked him up. That's a lie," Kock said.

Kock doubts that first-degree murder charges would stick because that would mean premeditation.

"I don't think that would even apply theoretically, first-degree murder, you know, because you would have to have an intent to do something, and if you just look at the facts, even if you would want to construct something, I don't think you can even construct first-degree murder," Kock said.

Kock said his clients would not go back to jail before or during the trial unless there was some significant evidence that was brought forward.


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xx Natalee Case Hurting Aruba Tourism?
« Reply #88 on: Apr 4th, 2006, 10:57am »

(CBS) On an island where it's a breeze to find yourself in a picture postcard setting, it's no wonder tourism makes up 85 percent of Aruba's economy. Some 800,000 Americans visit each year.

But one of them, Alabama teen Natalee Holloway, vanished from the popular vacation destination while on a graduation trip 10 months ago.

And, as the latest round of searches for her continues, it appears that the steady stream of news about the disappearance may be hitting Aruba where it hurts: in the pocketbook.

"There is this stigma. When I was telling people, 'We're going to Aruba for spring break,' people kind of looked at me like, 'Oh?' " tourist Jill William told CBS News correspondent Bianca Solorzano.

Rob Smith, who's with Aruba's Hospitality and Security Foundation, concedes the peaceful island he loves may be feeling some tourism heartache, saying, "It's obviously affected our worldwide integrity, or at least our perceived integrity."

Smith says that after 10 years of steady growth, tourism in Aruba is suddenly flat.

"I think that a lot of people think that Aruba is not safe, and it's just not the case," he insists.

When Solorzano approached a group of four teens and asked if they felt safe on Aruba, she got a resounding "Yeah, definitely, definitely," as a reply.

Teens Solorzano spoke with say they're now more aware, but Holloway's disappearance hasn't kept their families away.

Tourist and father Ed William told Solorzano, "One hundred percent, we believe it's safe, and we feel the Arubans have done everything they can in terms of solving this mystery."

Aruba's Smith stresses there may be other factors at work, such as the increased cost of accommodations, and tourists spooked by a harsh hurricane season.

But he admits he hopes the Holloway case is solved soon: "I believe that, long-term, the world will know the truth about our destination."

Solorzano points out that after the Holloway case broke a group called Aruba Truth was formed to try to make sure news about the island is accurate, with the hope of shielding the island's tourist industry.

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ORANJESTAD, Aruba — Authorities have made an arrest in the case of a young Alabama woman who disappeared while vacationing in Aruba, an Aruban official said Saturday.

Mariaine Croes, a spokeswoman for the public prosecutor's office, said Aruban authorities were not prepared to disclose why the person was arrested. Croes also would not say how the arrest was linked to the disappearance of Natalee Holloway nearly a year ago, on the final night of her high school graduation trip to the Dutch Caribbean island.

Croes would only say that the person who was arrested is 19 and has the initials "G.V.C." In Aruba, when an arrest is announced, officials usually release only a suspect's initials, and not a full name.

Holloway, an 18-year-old honors student from Mountain Brook, Ala., was last seen on May 30, 2005, leaving an Aruba bar with Dutch national Joran van der Sloot and Surinamese brothers Deepak and Satish Kalpoe. The young men were arrested in June but were released after a court ruled there was not enough evidence to hold them.

There have been a number of false leads in the investigation, and at least three other people were detained without being charged in the case.

In recent weeks, Aruban police have searched sand dunes on the northern coast of the island. Dutch Marines, the FBI and hundreds of volunteers have previously searched for Holloway.

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