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Teen disappears during senior trip to Aruba

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (AP) -- An Alabama high school student disappeared during her graduation trip to Aruba, and officials said they have few clues after questioning and releasing three men who said they dropped the teen off at her hotel.
Natalee Holloway, 18, was among 125 graduating seniors from Mountain Brook High School, near Birmingham, on a five-day trip to the Caribbean island.
She was last seen getting into a vehicle and leaving a nightclub in the capital, Oranjestad, before dawn on Monday, deputy police chief Gerold Dompig said. She did not show up for her group's return flight later in the day.
"We went to check in for our airplane, and she wasn't there, and she's been missing since then," classmate Jay Weinacker said.
Aruba police said Wednesday that they had questioned and released three local men who said they dropped the teenager off at her hotel late Sunday night. Officials said the girl's parents were unable to spot her on a hotel surveillance tape.
Several family members traveled to Aruba to help in the search, coordinated by FBI officials, Aruba police, and Dutch authorities, who oversee the island. Aruba, with a population of about 72,000, is off the north coast of Venezuela and is part of the Netherlands Antilles.
"We can't just sit here and do nothing," said Robin Holloway, the girl's stepmother. "We don't know if she is still in Aruba ... or she's been kidnapped. We just don't know anything."
In Alabama, more than 150 people participated Tuesday in a prayer service for Holloway at Mountain Brook Community Church.

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Disappeared Early Monday


Jun 4, 2005 4:32 pm US/Eastern
ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) Ten more FBI agents joined an increasingly desperate search Saturday for an Alabama honors high school student, while police investigated the story of three men who said they dropped her off at her hotel the night she vanished on this tranquil Dutch Caribbean island.

Police, Dutch troops and hundreds of volunteers scouring coastline and beaches for six consecutive days have found no trace of Natalee Holloway, 18.

But deputy police chief Gerold Dompig said authorities were investigating the background and story of two Surinamese men and a native of the Netherlands who said they dropped off the teenager at the Holliday Inn before dawn Monday.

Domping declined to call the men suspects, saying they were "persons of interest." But he said the men were "the most important lead."

"We are working diligently," Domping said. "I want everybody to hold their breaths for the next 24 hours. There will be developments after this weekend."

An official close to the investigation, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the three men--legal Aruban residents between the ages of 18 and 25--told police they had taken Holloway to Arashi beach on the northwestern tip of Aruba before dropping her off at the hotel.

Police, who have said they have found no evidence Holloway was abducted, have been searching Arashi for days.

Ten more FBI agents joined the three who were already on the island, said Attorney General Caren Janssen. "We need more technical assistance," she said, declining to elaborate.

Domping said police had checked out several reported sightings of the 5-foot, 4-inch blonde teenager, all to no avail.

Her mother and stepfather rushed to a police station late Friday night when police thought they might have found the teen in a car with some Arubans. Police said they detained a young blonde American woman who presented what they suspected was false identification. The parents said she was not their daughter.

"We will do whatever it takes," said Beth Holloway Twitty, the teenager's mother. "I'm not leaving Aruba without Natalee. She is an amazing 18-year-old girl. She is truly an angel."

Hundreds of Arubans and American residents have joined the hunt, upset about their peaceful island's marred image, said Aruban Prime Minister Nelson Oduber. About 500,000 Americans visited Aruba last year, lured by turquoise beaches and people brimming with smiles and helpful tips for foreigners.

Posters with Holloway's photo, reading "kidnapped," have gone up across the tiny island.

"Learning the news of Natalee's disappearance on our island left us all in a state of shock and disbelief," Oduber said. "We will not tolerate any activities that harm our American friends or tarnishes Aruba's reputation."

The Aruban government and local tourism organizations have offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to Holloway's rescue. Her family and benefactors in Alabama have offered another $30,000.

The coast guard in Aruba and nearby Dutch territories was searching surrounding waters, said Janssen. But the search has not been extended to Venezuela, whose coastline is less than 20 miles from Aruba at the nearest point, or the neighboring Dutch island of Curacao.

Holloway was on a five-day excursion with 124 seniors and several chaperones from Mountain Brook High School, near Birmingham, Ala. She spent the last night of her holiday at Carlos 'N Charlie's bar and restaurant in the capital, eating and dancing with classmates and residents.

She didn't show up for her return flight. Police found her passport in her hotel room, and mother said her bags had been packed.

"Natalee's bags were packed and she's ready to go home," her mother told a news conference. "Please help bring her home."

Holloway, a straight-A student who won awards for volunteering, had earned a full scholarship at the University of Alabama and planned to study premed, said her maternal uncle, Paul Reynolds. He described his niece as a levelheaded girl who would not have done anything rash.

"Natalee is the perfect teenager, on the perfect vacation on a perfect island," he said. "If something terrible can happen to somebody like Natalee where does that leave the rest of us?"

Holloway's disappearance has shaken a sense of safety many Arubans long took for granted in an island of 72,000 people that saw one murder and six rapes last year. This year, there have been two murders and three rapes, police said.

"We are upset. We have felt so very safe all the time. Now we are afraid," said Betty Verbal, a 42-year-old waitress and mother of two. "In all churches, Catholic and Protestant, people are praying for her."


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Witnesses say they saw the 18-year-old Alabama high school senior missing in Aruba since Monday with three men.

Natalie Holloway, of the Birmingham suburb of Mountain Brook, had been on the trip with 138 other Mountain Brook students and chaperones, according to WVTM-TV, in Birmingham, Ala.

Her family and friends say Holloway was very responsible and her bags were packed ready to return home, Fox News Channel reported Saturday.

Authorities have said the three men have told them they took Holloway to a beach, but later returned her to her hotel, CNN reported Saturday
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Teen's disappearance a criminal case


ORANJESTAD, Aruba (CNN) -- Aruba police are treating the case of a missing Alabama high school graduate as a criminal investigation but still hope she will be found unharmed, a police spokesman said Saturday night.

Natalee Holloway, 18, was on a senior trip with classmates when she went missing nearly a week ago.

Rudie Soemers, night watch commander, said the effort to find her became a criminal case two days after her disappearance. The woman from the affluent Birmingham suburb of Mountain Brook was last seen leaving a nightclub called Carlos 'n' Charlie's in the town of Oranjestad.

Witnesses said she left in a car with three local young men between the ages of 18 and 25 at about 1:30 a.m. Monday.

Friends have said they have pictures of her dancing with young men at the club.

Authorities have said they talked to the three men who left with her, and the men claim they took Holloway to Arashi Beach before dropping her off at her hotel at about 2 a.m.

The Associated Press reports her uncle, Paul Reynolds, as saying he was told security cameras did not show her return to the hotel that night. The AP says police declined to comment on that report.

"We're still looking, we're still hoping she's alive," Soemers told CNN. He said several people claim they've seen the girl, but the leads have gone nowhere.

Aruba police have three theories concerning her disappearance.

The first theory is that "people of interest" -- the three men Holloway was last seen with early Monday morning -- may have harmed her, deputy police chief Gerald Dompig said.

The second theory is that Holloway may have chosen to disappear "on her own accord," and still a third theory is that Holloway may have been kidnapped, he said.

Even if Holloway did disappear on her own, whoever has harbored her will face criminal charges, Soemers said.

Police spent much of Saturday afternoon at a hotel under renovation near the Holiday Inn where Holloway was staying. They refused to say what led them to the site or what they found, if anything.

In a news conference back in Birmingham, Holloway's aunt, Marcia Twitty, said Saturday that based on information police have relayed to the family, "We feel that we will have a definitive answer in 24 hours."

Aruba's Prime Minister Nelson O. Oduber said Friday that more FBI agents had been added to help in the search, and efforts will be concentrated around coastal areas. Aiding the FBI and Aruba police in the search are Holloway's family members, tourists, Aruban nationals and Dutch marines.

Oduber pledged his nation's "full support and utmost dedication" in finding Holloway. "We are shocked and completely distressed at this turn of events," he said. "We will not tolerate any activities that harm our American friends or tarnish Aruba's reputation."

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Holloway's mother, Beth Holloway Twitty, who flew to Aruba to help search efforts, said about 20 to 40 of Holloway's classmates saw her leave.

"Natalee's bags were packed and ready to go," Beth Twitty told CNN Friday. "Everything was packed. Her passport was in her purse -- she even had the remaining cash she had on her in her purse -- it was in her room, everything was zipped up. She was ready to go home."

"This is such a mystery. It's a mystery to Aruba, and it's a mystery to the United States," she said.

She said she has tried to remain focused and driven during the search because "I wanted to make sure that she would be as proud of me as I am of her in accomplishing our one goal and that is to find Natalee."

Holloway was on the trip to Aruba with about 100 Mountain Brook High School students to celebrate their graduation. Marcia Twitty said Saturday that the Holloway family "absolutely" believes the seven parent chaperones on the Aruba trip did all they could.

Holloway is a straight-A student and a member of the National Honor Society as well as the school's dance team. She has an academic scholarship to the University of Alabama.

The family has posted a $50,000 reward for any information leading to her whereabouts. A family representative said the money was donated in $10,000 increments from the Aruban Tourist Board, the family, the Aruban government, an anonymous donor and the additional $10,000 from various other sources.

The family has asked members of the Mountain Brook community to post yellow ribbons in her honor. In addition, some area youths are making bracelets. Daily prayer services are being held for Holloway.

She is described as being 5 feet 4 inches tall and 110 pounds. The FBI announced Saturday a tip line for Holloway. People with any information are encouraged to call 1-877-628-2533.

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« Reply #3 on: Jun 5th, 2005, 10:40am »

SAN NICOLAS, Aruba (AP) Authorities detained two men Sunday in connection with the disappearance of an Alabama teenager, who went missing nearly a week ago in Aruba while on a high school graduation trip, the attorney general said.


Caren Janssen called the men "suspects" in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, 18, but declined to provide further details. The men, who were not among the three described Saturday by police as "persons of interest," were being interrogated Sunday morning.

"We are at this moment right in the middle of the investigation," Janssen later told CNN. "There may be others involved. I can't tell you the details why they are suspects. That would be damaging" to the investigation.

She would not say whether the suspects had provided information about Holloway's whereabouts.

"The search for Natalie is still going on," Janssen told CNN.

Police officers and three FBI agents, who are playing a supportive role in the investigation, took the two men into custody at two different houses in the southeastern town of San Nicolas, according to an AP photographer at the scene. More than a dozen FBI agents were on the island assisting in the investigation.

Police knocked on the door of one house, put the suspect on the floor and handcuffed him. Officers later detained a second man. They both were led to an unmarked police car and taken away. Police also left the premises with bags holding unidentified items.

Neighbors described the men as security guards who worked at a hotel closed down for renovation near where the teen was staying at the Holiday Inn. Police and FBI agents searched the hotel Saturday.

Holloway was on a five-day excursion with 124 seniors and several chaperones from Mountain Brook High School, near Birmingham, Ala. She spent the last night of her vacation eating and dancing at Carlos 'N Charlie's bar and restaurant on this Dutch Caribbean island. Holloway was last seen early May 30.

She did not show up for her return flight, and police found her passport in her hotel room with her packed bags.

Authorities have checked out several reported sightings of the 5-foot-4-inch woman, all to no avail.

Hundreds of Arubans and American residents have joined the hunt, upset that Holloway's disappearance could mar the image of their tranquil island. About 500,000 Americans visited Aruba last year, lured by turquoise beaches and people brimming with smiles and helpful tips for foreigners.

Posters with Holloway's photo, reading "kidnapped," have gone up across the tiny island.

The Aruban government and local tourism organizations have offered a $20,000 reward for information leading to Holloway's rescue. Her family and benefactors in Alabama have offered another $30,000.

The coast guard in Aruba and nearby Dutch territories were searching surrounding waters, but the search did not extend to Venezuela, whose coastline is less than 20 miles from Aruba, or the neighboring Dutch island of Curacao.

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« Reply #5 on: Jun 6th, 2005, 12:03am »

Two security guards have been detained by Aruba authorities in connection with the case of an Alabama high school graduate who was reported missing last Monday when she failed to show up for her flight back home. Police are investigating a bloody mattress found on the beach near the general area where the two men were arrested.

The two men, who worked as security guards at a closed hotel near the Holiday Inn at which Natalee Holloway and her classmates were staying during their senior trip to the Caribbean island, were not among the three "persons of interest" who admitted to giving Holloway a ride from a nightclub last Sunday.

"We are at this moment right in the middle of the investigation," police spokesperson Caren Janssen told reporters. "There may be others involved. I can't tell you the details why they are suspects. That would be damaging" to the investigation."

Police arrested the two men at two different residences early Sunday. They seized bags of evidence and both locations and seized three vehicles in order to conduct forensic tests.

The police had searched the hotel where the security guards worked on Saturday. The hotel was closed for renovations.

The two men can be held up to 48 hours before being charged. Police are not saying whether they have any information on the location of Holloway, an honor student who earned a full scholarship to the University of Alabama.

All roads around San Nicolas where a bloody matress was found have been closed as police continue to investigate. The mattress will reportedly undergo testing.

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It has been an agonizing week for the family and friends of Natalee Holloway.

Yellow ribbons now dot Mountain Brook, Ala., near Birmingham, where she lives.

In an interview with CNN on Sunday, Natalee's aunt, Marcia Twitty, said there is no way Natalee would have left of her own free will.

"No. There is nothing about Natalee where on her own free will, where she's gonna say, I'm not going... uh uh," said Twitty. "No. Her own free will? Natalee would not do this."

Daily prayer services are being held for the 18-year-old in Mountain Brook. And a prayer vigil will be held Monday at 6:30 p.m. in Meridian at Poplar Springs Drive Baptist Church, where her father, Dave Holloway, is a member.

Sunday night, at least 70 people showed up for a prayer vigil at a lighthouse on Aruba's gusty northwest point, singing a hymn and listening to a brief sermon by the Reverend Larry Waymire, an American who has lived in Aruba for six years.

Waymire, originally of Lexington, Tenn., says it's a trying time, not only for Aruba but for the world as a whole. Waymire says Holloway's disappearance has "touched the lives of millions of people around the world."

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« Reply #6 on: Jun 6th, 2005, 5:00pm »

This kind article about Natalee was published by CBS. Pray for Natalee's safe return!
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« Reply #7 on: Jun 7th, 2005, 05:35am »

The community held a private prayer service for the missing teen Monday. That service was held around noon at Mountain Brook Community Church.

Many there continue to pray and hope Natalie will be found alive and well.

"For here, to hit here at home, its very hard."

From one street corner to the next, yellow ribbons are popping up everywhere in Mountain Brook. The community still clinging on to hope that 18-year old Natalee Holloway will be found unharmed.

"I'm very hopeful. Everyone is praying for her safe return and all are trying to be there and support one another," said Chris Girata.

At Mountain Brook Community Church, a private prayer service was held for the missing Alabama teen. Family, friends, and the church community came together in prayer. Natalie's been missing for a week now, but people here aren't giving up hope. They're drawing strength from each other. And relying on their faith.

"I have no reason to be pessamistic about anything. There's been nothing that shown she's not okay. She is okay and I'm not gonna believe anything otherwise," said Brooke Gardner.

"I think for us, as a community, we need to come together and hopefull some good will come out of this," said Courtney Herring.

Another prayer service for Natallee will be held at noon Tuesday at Mountain Brook Community Chruch. They say they'll continue to pray for her until she returns home safely.
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« Reply #8 on: Jun 7th, 2005, 09:05am »

ORANJESTAD, Aruba - Two men charged in the disappearance of a U.S. teenager who went missing in Aruba more than a week ago were known to police for going around to hotels trying to pick up women and at least one had a previous brush with authorities, an official said Tuesday.

The two suspects had lost their jobs as security guards at a hotel closed for renovation near where 18-year-old Natalee Holloway was staying on her last night on the Dutch Caribbean island because their work contract had expired, a senior police official said.

They were known to police because they had a habit of going around to hotels trying to pick up women or bum cigarettes, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because policy prohibits authorities from speaking about details of an investigation before they are presented in court.

One of the suspects had a brush with the law, but it was not a violent or sexual offense, the official said.

The men aged 28 and 30 will appear before a judge Wednesday to determine whether their detention is legitimate, Attorney General Caren Janssen said. The hearing will be closed to the public, she said.

The Dutch system of law allows authorities to hold suspects for 48 hours before they are required to appear before a judge. The men were arrested Sunday and since it was not a working day the two-day time period did not begin until Monday.

Prosecutors will present charges at the hearing but they might not be made public on Wednesday, Janssen said. Authorities, however, will disclose the judge's decision on the legality of their detention, she said.

Holloway, of Mountain Brook, Alabama, has been missing since May 30. She vanished while on a five-day trip with more than 100 classmates celebrating their high school graduation. Seven chaperones accompanied them.

On Monday, about 700 volunteers joined police, soldiers and FBI agents, combing scrubland and beaches on Aruba's southeastern tip in an unprecedented search for Holloway. Aruba's government had let 4,000 civil servants off work early.

Search parties found numerous items including T-shirts and sunglasses, but none had been tied to the girl, authorities said.

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« Reply #9 on: Jun 8th, 2005, 05:34am »

Two men charged in the disappearance of an Alabama teenager had apparently lost their jobs as security guards the day before Natalee Holloway vanished. The two men had worked as guards at an Aruban Hotel where Holloway was staying, but the security company`s contract with the hotel expired. Both men are scheduled to appear before a judge tomorrow to determine if they can be kept in police custody.

Meantime, searchers looking for the 18-year-old high school graduate, haven`t found any signs of her at all. She has been missing for more than a week on the tiny island nation.
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ORANJESTAD, Aruba - Aruban police arrested three more suspects in the case of the missing American honors student Thursday, the attorney general said.

Attorney General Caren Janssen said police arrested the three men that police had previously questioned and released in the disappearance of 18-year-old Natalee Holloway, an Alabama high school honors student.

She refused to identify the three, but authorities previously have described them as students two Surinamese and a native of the Netherlands who told police they dropped off Holloway at her hotel around 2 a.m. on May 30. Hotel employees, however, say that security cameras did not record her return.

Janssen said the three were arrested at 6 a.m. She refused to say whether they were connected to the two men already being detained in the disappearance, saying more information would be released later Thursday.

A judge on Wednesday ruled that there was sufficient cause to keep holding two former hotel security guards.

The decision means authorities may hold Nick John, 30, and Abraham Jones, 28, for nearly four months while prosecutors investigate possible murder and kidnapping charges, defense attorneys said. Neither man has been formally charged.

Holloway, of Mountain Brook, Ala., vanished May 30 while on a five-day trip with 124 classmates celebrating their high school graduation on this Dutch Caribbean island.

Police and the FBI kept up their search for Holloway but said a lack of any solid leads was hindering progress. Local officials have asked the FBI to bring in dogs trained to search.

Police and volunteer land searches continued Wednesday with no results, while water searches, also unsuccessful, had been suspended "at this time," police spokesman Edwin Comenencia said.

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« Reply #11 on: Jun 10th, 2005, 11:06pm »

The search for the missing Alabama teenager has now extended beyond Aruba and into the Caribbean and South America.

Police arrested three more men Thursday in connection with the disappearance of Natalee Holloway.

Holloway has been missing for 11 days when she left a nightclub with three men and never returned to her hotel.

Police said one of the young men, the son of a judge, admitted he and Natalie were kissing as they drove to the beach. The car they were riding in was confiscated along with other evidence.

The mother of the 17-year-old insisted her son is innocent.

"It was just real bad luck that these three boys were involved," said Anita Van Der Sloot, the suspect's mother.

"Any parent could say 'Oh my gosh, that could have happened to one of ours,'" said Nancy Whittaker, a tourist from Colorado.

Holloway's picture is plastered all over the island and in American spirit, tourists are wrapping yellow ribbons around palm trees.

For Aruba, which touts itself as one happy island, it's been a public relations nightmare. The island has been forced to defend itself as a safe place.
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« Reply #12 on: Jun 11th, 2005, 07:30am »

ORANJESTAD, Aruba Police investigating the disappearance of an Alabama teenager in Aruba (search) said late Friday that one of three young men in custody has admitted "something bad happened" to her during her island visit.

Deputy Police Commissioner Gerold Dompig told The Associated Press that the man was leading police late Friday to the scene. He refused to identify which of the three young men who took her to a beach the night she disappeared made the statement.

Natalee Holloway (search), 18, vanished on May 30 during a five-day trip to the Caribbean island with 124 classmates and seven chaperones celebrating their graduation from Mountain Brook High School (search), near Birmingham. Police found her U.S. passport and packed bags in her hotel room.

A relative said her family continues to believe she is alive. Rumors raging on the island that she is dead are "an aggressive interpretation" of what police are saying, Jar Twitty, the brother of Holloway's stepfather, told the AP.

Three men two brothers from Suriname and a 17-year-old Dutch student were arrested Thursday. Two former hotel security guards were also being held in the case. None of the five has been charged.

A lawyer for the two Surinamese Satish Kalpoe, 18, and his brother Deepak, 21 said they told police they took Holloway to Arashi Beach, on the northern tip of the island, in the early hours of May 30.

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

They also told police that they dropped Holloway at her Holiday Inn Hotel around 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 blond, blue-eyed young woman was drunk and refused to get out of the car when asked to, said Noraina Pietersz, who is representing 30-year-old Nick John, one of the two former guards.

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. In addition, a Holiday Inn guard who worked the overnight shift the day the young woman disappeared said he did not see her, said Pietersz, who said she reviewed the guard's testimony to police.

In Mountain Brook, Holloway's aunt, Marcia Twitty, expressed frustration that Aruban authorities initially released the three young men last week after questioning them.

"These are the last three guys to be with her, and we just feel like they know something," said Twitty, who is serving as the spokeswoman.

The criticism came after Holloway's stepfather, George "Jug" Twitty, told the AP the young men told him that Holloway had been flirting with the Dutch student. Police Superintendent Jan van der Straaten said at a news conference that Holloway and the Dutch teen had met two days earlier at the casino of her hotel.

John and Abraham Jones, 28, a fellow former security guard, have been detained since Sunday.
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ORANJESTAD, Aruba - One of the young men detained in the disappearance of an Alabama honors student admitted "something bad happened" to the woman after they took her to the beach, a police officer said, while prosecutors said Saturday the investigation was at a crucial point.

But prosecutors refused to comment on the statement by Deputy Police Commissioner Gerold Dompig, who told The Associated Press 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 Natalee Holloway, 18, to a northern beach the night she went missing made the statement.

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

Referring to Dompig's statement, prosecution spokeswoman Vivian van der Biezen said Saturday: "We neither confirm nor deny any information coming from other sources ... (about) alleged statements of suspects in this case."

"The investigation at the moment is the following: Five suspects are being held ... and we are at a very crucial, very important moment in our investigation," she said.

Police investigating Holloway's disappearance arrested a man at dawn Saturday but later said he had nothing to do with the case.

The three young men arrested Thursday two Surinamese brothers and the 17-year-old Dutch son of a high-ranking island judicial official were to appear before a judge Saturday, government spokesman Ruben Trapenberg said. Authorities have refused to say on what grounds they were being held. The judge would decide whether police have sufficient grounds to continue holding them.

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

Island-wide searches by Aruban police, Dutch marines and hundreds of volunteer islanders and tourists continued Saturday, Trapenberg said.

Holloway's mother, Beth Holloway Twitty, is feeling the strain, her brother-in-law told the AP as prosecutors prepared to make a statement Saturday morning.

When asked whether she was holding up, Tom "Jar" Twitty said, "No ... She has had amazing stamina up until now, but ..."

The women in the family remained sequestered in their hotel rooms while the Twitty brothers stood in the lobby, looking stressed amid a gay scene of tourists pouring onto a brightly colored bus outside 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 continues to believe she is alive, Tom Twitty said. Rumors that she is dead are "an aggressive interpretation" of what police are saying, he told The Associated Press.

Prime Minister Nelson Oduber said on national radio Friday night 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.

Antonio Carlo, an attorney for the Dutch minor, told the AP: "My client maintains his innocence." He said the boy would appear before a judge at 2 p.m. EDT.

Carlo refused to comment on the alleged admission.

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.

A lawyer for one of the 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, defense lawyer David Kock said. Instead, Holloway and the Dutch teen, an honors student at the Aruba International School whom she had met at the casino in her hotel, "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 blond, blue-eyed young woman was drunk and refused to get out of the car, said Noraina Pietersz, who is representing Nick John, 30, one of the two former security guards. He and Abraham Jones, 28, have been detained since Sunday.

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.

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Reports Conflict in Case of Missing Ala. Teen

David Cruz, a spokesman for the Aruban Minister of Justice told FOX News Natalee Holloway who was on vacation with friends with a graduation trip when she disappeared, was confirmed dead and that authorities knew the location of her body.

However, Cruz later retracted the statement, saying he was a victim of a "misinformation campaign."

The mother of the 17-year-old told FOX News authorities had not yet contacted them with this information but did say that Natalee's father, who is divorced from her mother, was with investigators looking for the body.

These reports came after significant, and at times conflicting, developments with the five suspects being detained in the case.

The "Diario," a local daily newspaper, is reporting that a human blood sample found in a car at the residence of one of the teens in custody the 17-year-old son of a high-ranking island judicuary official is now being sent to the U.S. and will be tested for a possible match to Natalee, whose mother gave a blood sample to investigators.

One of the young men detained admitted "something bad happened" to the woman after they took her to the beach, a police officer said, while prosecutors said the investigation was at a crucial point.

But prosecutors refused to comment on the statement by Deputy Police Commissioner Gerold Dompig who told The Associated Press 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 to a northern beach the night she went missing made the statement.

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

Referring to Dompig's statement, prosecution spokeswoman Vivian van der Biezen said Saturday: "We neither confirm nor deny any information coming from other sources ... [about] alleged statements of suspects in this case."

"The investigation at the moment is the following: Five suspects are being held ... and we are at a very crucial, very important moment in our investigation," she said.

A judge ruled Saturday that police can continue to detain three young men two Surinamese brothers and the Dutch teen arrested in the disappearance of Holloway.

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

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.

Prime Minister Nelson Oduber said on national radio Friday night 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.

Antonio Carlo, an attorney for the Dutch minor, told the AP: "My client maintains his innocence."

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.

A lawyer for one of the 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, Carlo said. Instead, Holloway and the Dutch teen, an honors student at the Aruba International School whom she had met at the casino in her hotel, "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 blonde, blue-eyed young woman was drunk and refused to get out of the car, said Noraina Pietersz, who is representing Nick John, 30, one of the two former security guards. He and Abraham Jones, 28, have been detained since Sunday.

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.

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