June 6, 2005

Natalee Holloway: Update

By Tim | June 6, 2005 | Tags: , , Caribbean |

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Natalee Holloway

Natalee Holloway

Nothing really new to report today except that the Aruban government has finally called upon civil servants and tourists to join in the search for Natalee. Shouldn’t they have done this earlier?


ABC News—ORANJESTAD, Aruba Jun 6, 2005 — The government called on thousands of civil servants and tourists to join in a massive islandwide search Monday for a missing Alabama teenager, while police, soldiers and FBI agents combed scrubland and beaches. …

Update (6/6/2005 9:46pm):

A Boston woman says she was raped after leaving Carlos ‘N Charlie’s on Christmas Eve 2001:

The Boston Channel—NewsCenter 5’s Amalia Barreda reported that a local woman said she was raped after leaving the same bar in Aruba where missing Alabama teen Natalee Holloway was last seen.

“Aruba is not as safe as the commercials make it out to be,” said Marie, who withheld her last name. …

Update (6/7/2005 7:48am):

Today we should find out what the charges are against the two security guards detained in connection with Natalee’s disappearance. Let’s continue to hope and pray for Natalee’s safe return.

Jim commented this morning about Venezuela and ‘White Slavery’ which is very interesting because the U.S. Department of State classifies Venezuela as a ‘Tier 3’ state in its 2005 ‘Trafficking In Persons’ report. The report says that Venezuela is a “source, transit, and destination country for women and children trafficked for the purposes of sexual exploitation and forced labor.” Venezuela is classified as ‘Tier 3’ because it does not comply with minimum standards to eliminate trafficking and is not making significant efforts to do so.

Update (6/7/2005 11:01am):

The two men currently being held by Aruban authorities had lost their jobs when their companies contract had expired:

WIStv—(Oranjstead, Aruba-AP) June 7, 2005 – Aruba police say the two men charged in Natalee Holloway’s disappearance lost their jobs as security guards the day before the Alabama teen vanished. …

The men will appear before a judge Wednesday.

Update (6/7/2005 11:20am):

NBC13 is reporting a story about Amy Bradley who went missing from a cruise ship that had a port call in Aruba. Reports have it that Amy was last seen in a brothel in Curac’l on Canal:

NBC13—The Bradleys, of Virginia, went on a cruise in 1998 and Aruba was one of the stops. That’s where their daughter disappeared.

Iva Bradley said her 23-year-old daughter Amy befriended three men that worked on the cruise ship and they wanted to take her to a bar in Aruba. …

Update (6/7/2005 10:23pm):

FOX News is reporting that the two men in custody have not been charged as was previously reported.

I find it hard to swallow that Aruban authorities know absolutely nothing about what happened to Natalee Holloway. Does this smell like cover-up or complete incompetence?

FOX News—In an important reversal, officials also said the two arrested men have not been charged as had been announced previously. …

Update (6/8/2005 7:23am):

CNN reports that the Attorney for the two men detained in Aruba says his clients are accused of homicide. The two men will appear before a judge today to find out if they will be formally charged:

CNN—ORANJESTAD, Aruba (CNN) — The lawyer for two men held in Aruba in the disappearance of an 18-year-old Alabama student says his clients stand accused of homicide. …

Update (6/8/2005 1:20pm):

An Aruban judge has ruled that there is sufficient evidence to continue holding Nick John and Abraham Jones:

WRAL—ORANJESTAD, Aruba — Defense lawyers say an Aruban judge ruled Wednesday that there is sufficient evidence to continue holding two former security guards in connection with an Alabama teenager’s disappearance.

Authorities in the Dutch Caribbean island can hold Nick John, 30, and Abraham Jones, 28 …

Update (6/8/2005 10:40pm):

The common-law wife of Abraham Jones is offering an alibi for him saying that he had been at home sick May 29th and May 30th:

WIStv—(Aruba-AP) June 8, 2005 – The common-law wife of one of two men held in the disappearance of an Alabama teen-ager in Aruba is offering an alibi for her child’s father. …

Update (6/9/2005 8:33am):

Breaking News: Aruban authorities arrest three men originally identified as ‘persons of interest':

CBS—(CBS/AP) 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…

Update (6/9/2005 10:42am):

FOX News is identifying the men as Joran Andreas Petrus Van Der Sloot, whose father is studying to be a judge, and Satish and Deepak K.

FOX News—The Dutch suspect, Joran Andreas Petrus Van Der Sloot, a student at Aruba International School, whose father is studying to be a judge, came out of his upper-class home in the northern Montana neighborhood …

Update (6/10/2005 11:52am):

“Nobody is above the law,” said Aruban Prime Minister Nelson Oduber adding that finding Natalee is Aruba’s number 1 goal. MSNBC has a collage of photographs showing all five suspects currently being held:

MSNBC—ORANJESTAD, Aruba – A day after three more suspects were arrested in the disappearance of an Alabama teen, one of them the son of a Dutch justice official, Aruba’s prime minister told MSNBC Friday that no one is above the law. …

Update (6/10/2005 10:32pm):

Some of Natalee’s friends almost got into a fight with Joran Van Der Sloot and his friends Satish and Deepak:

Birmingham Post-Herald—Bryan Reynolds, 18, one of 124 recent high school graduates whowent to Aruba in late May, said some of his friends almost got into a fight with Joran Andreas Petrus Van Der Sloot and his friends. …

Update (6/11/2005 7:30am):

Thanks for the update Haley:

Some believe new police reports indicate Natalee Holloway has been murdered, but Natalee’s relatives believe that particular interpretation of police reports is “too aggressive”. Natalee’s family continues to believe she is still alive:

The Mercury News—ORANJESTAD, Aruba – Police investigating the disappearance of an Alabama teenager in Aruba said 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. …

Sad news…

Update (6/11/2005 8:48am):

Here’s a collage showing Joran, Satish and Deepak:

Joran, Satish and Deepak

Police say one of these three men led police to the scene where “something bad” happened to Natalee.

Update (6/11/2005 2:32pm):

Police arrested another man early this morning but are not saying how the arrest relates to Natalee’s case:

New York Times—ORANJESTAD, Aruba, June 11 (AP) – Police investigating the disappearance of an Alabama honors student arrested a man here at dawn Saturday, hours after one of three young men already in custody admitted “something bad happened” to the woman after they took her to the beach. …

Update (6/12/2005 1:20pm):

Aruban authorities are denying reports in the United States that one of the three men detained Saturday has confessed and they deny that any body has been recovered:

The Birmingham News—ORANJESTAD, Aruba – The three young men who last saw Natalee Holloway before her disappearance will be detained in jail for another week, a judge ruled Saturday afternoon as officials in Aruba dispelled earlier rumors of the death of the Mountain Brook teen. …

6/12/2005 (9:04pm):

Natalee Holloway’s mother believes Joran, Satish and Deepak know what happened to her daughter. She also believes the two security guards are innocent:

FOX News—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…

6/13/2005 (11:20am):

Two Dutch experts arrived in Aruba Sunday to assist in the investigation:

Expatica—AMSTERDAM — Two Dutch experts arrived on Aruba on Sunday to assist the local authorities in the investigation into the disappearance of 18-year-old American tourist Natalee Holloway.

Police commissioner Jan van der Straten, who is heading the investigation, declined to say what sort of experts have been provided by the Netherlands. …

6/14/2005 (7:36am):

Two security guards being held have been released:

Newsday—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.

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. …

6/14/2005 (3:53pm):

Aruban police are searching a strip of beach near the Marriott hotel for Natalee. Deepak says he and his brother dropped Joran and Natalee off near the Marriott:

MSNBC—ORANJESTAD, Aruba – Nearly three dozen police officers launched a search Tuesday along a beach near the Marriott Hotel for Natalee Holloway after a former security guard alleged that one of three youths seen with the missing teenager had lied to police. …

6/15/2005 (6:56am):

Searchers found nothing during yesterday’s search of beach near the Marriott hotel:

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

But the search ended as darkness fell, apparently with nothing found. …

Update (6/15/2005 2:37pm):

Aruban police searched Joran’s home today; two vehicles were also towed away:

Houston Chronicle—NOORD, Aruba — Aruban police today searched the family home of a Dutch teen detained in the disappearance of an Alabama honors student and towed two vehicles from the property. …

Update (6/16/2005 3:37pm):

Fox News is reporting that Aruban authorities had ‘tapped’ Joran and the Kalpoe brother’s cellphones. Joran’s father, Paul Van Der Sloot, has filed a motion to visit his son:

Fox News—But authorities may have intentionally let Van Der Sloot and two other men go after initial police questioning so they could be placed under surveillance, FOX News has learned. Sources said Aruban authorities tapped the cell phones of Van Der Sloot and the Kalpoe brothers. …

Update (6/17/2005 12:02pm):

A fourth person has been arrested in connection with Natalee’s disappearance. No name was given, but the individual’s initials are S.G.C.

USA Today—The person “suspected of being involved” in Holloway’s disappearance was identified by the attorney general’s office only as a 26-year-old with the initials S.G.C. …

Update (6/17/2005 2:01pm):

Beth Holloway Twitty identified S.G.C. as “Steve,” but did not elaborate any further on his identify. Beth said she believes “more people could be detained in the case. ” …

Guardian Unlimited—The person “suspected of being involved” in Holloway’s disappearance was identified by the attorney general’s office only as a 26-year-old with the initials S.G.C. The office did not disclose any more details, but Holloway’s mother, Beth Holloway Twitty, referred to the person detained Friday as “Steve” during an interview with Associated Press Television News. …

Update (6/17/2005 2:24pm):

Fox News has confirmed the fourth man’s identity as Steve Croes:

Fox News—The Aruban 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.”

FOX News later confirmed that the man’s name was Steve Croes. …

Hat tip: The Dark Side

Update (6/17/2005 4:08pm):

S.G.C. has been identified as Steve Gregory Croes, a party boat disc jockey:

Guardian Unlimited—Steve Gregory Croes, whom authorities earlier identified only by the initials S.G.C., said he was contacted by police Thursday night and went to the station voluntarily to give a statement. …

Update (6/17/2005 4:34pm):

I was checking out a thread over at Scared Monkeys and found this encouraging comment:

Scared Monkeys—blogger info Says:

My brother works in law enforcement at a very high level in the US (FBI Level) and is involved with the goings on in the Carribean including Aruba. I agree with Vanessa that no info will come out until it is over. But he was able to tell me that what happened to NH is not what everyone thinks. Prayers are being answered. I will leave it at that.

Let’s hope and pray that this poster’s information is for real.

Update (6/17/2005 4:42pm):

Poster “blogger info” at Scared Monkeys just posted again. To prove their credibility, new developments will be announced in the next few hours. Keep watching…

Update (6/19/2005 12:33pm):

Authorities say Joran’s Father, Paul van der Sloot, has been ”questioned as a witness.”

StarTribune—Paul van der Sloot, the man who was questioned last night, is in training to be a judge. The island’s police superintendent says van der Sloot was ”questioned as a witness.” …

Update (6/19/2005 6:46pm):

Found out today through Scared Monkeys about a dead man whose partially decapitated body was found Saturday. The man was later identified as Sergio Gomez. Authorities say this case has nothing to do with Natalee Holloway’s case but some wonder if it’s a warning to the guys in jail:

HBK.com—As if this case wasn’t enough, Hasibokos.com has received information that the police a have found a (partially) decapitated body of an Aruban male Saturday morning. According to preliminary (unconfirmed) reports the man was murdered in his house and then later dumped in a cemetery close by. There are also reports of an additional person who’s missing on the island. The pickup truck of the missing man has been found, but the he himself is nowhere to be found. This recent murder and additional missing case are all being investigated. …

 

HBK.com—SUNDAY: Missing man has been identified as Sergio Gomez. This case and the dead, partially decapitaed, body found at Sabana are not believed to be related to the Natalee Holloway case. …

Over at Riehl World View, there’re talking about the possibly that Natalee’s body was dumped into the ocean on Aruba’s northern side that is infested with sharks.

Update (6/21/2005 9:37am):

Natalee’s family will be filing a lawsuit demanding authorities allow them to see evidence collected so far. The lawsuit is being discussed over at Scared Monkeys. Posters there believe it’s a waste of time right now with the investigation still underway, evidence may be released in three months they say.

WJAC—Natalee Holloway’s family is preparing to file a lawsuit demanding that authorities give them the evidence gathered in the three weeks since the 18-year-old vanished. …

Update (6/23/2005 9:41am):

Thursday morning news roundup:

Beth Holloway Twitty says she is “sure the four young men in custody have more information to divulge.” Fox News has an interesting story discussing international legalities involved in Natalee’s case. The Van Der Sloot’s still believe their son is innocent. A permit problem continues to delay the deployment of Texas EquuSearch teams.

Update (6/23/2005 3:15pm):

Breaking! Aruban authorities detain Joran’s father, Paul Van Der Sloot:

Fox News—ORANJESTAD, Aruba — Aruban authorities on Thursday arrested Paul van der Sloot, the father of the 17-year-old held in connection with the disappearance of missing Alabama high school student Natalee Holloway …

Update (6/23/2005 6:49pm):

Joran’s mother—Anita Van Der Sloot—now says that her son has changed his story:

Fox News—ORANJESTAD, Aruba — While the father of Joran van der Sloot, the 17-year-old held in Aruba, was himself arrested Thursday, the teenager’s mother said her son has changed the story he initially gave police. …

Update (6/24/2005 6:11pm):

Via FOX News, Aruban authorities have disclosed why Joran, Paul, Steve, Deepak and Satish are being held:

  • Joran Van Der Sloot: suspicion of murder and kidnapping as well as being an accessory to murder
  • Deepak Kalpoe: suspicion of murder and kidnapping as well as being an accessory to murder
  • Satish Kalpoe: suspicion of murder and kidnapping as well as being an accessory to murder
  • Steve Croes: suspicion of murder and kidnapping as well as being an accessory to murder
  • Paul Van Der Sloot: suspicion of complicity to pre-meditated murder, complicity to kidnapping and murder and kidnapping

Update (6/25/2005 6:24pm):

Just spoke with Texas EquuSearch. They have three people on the ground in Aruba now, 17-20 volunteers are expected to land in Aruba around 7:30pm. Dogs being flown in with the volunteers will give them a total of three dogs assisting in the search.

Update (6/26/2005 2:39pm):

An Aruban judge has ordered Steve Croes be released due to lack of evidence against him:

CBS News—(AP) A judge ordered Aruban police Sunday to release a party boat disc jockey held in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, saying authorities did not have enough evidence against him, the man’s lawyer said. …

Update (6/26/2005 7:07pm):

Police released Paul Van Der Sloot today. No comment yet from authorities about his release:

Macon Telegraph—ORANJESTAD, Aruba – Aruban police freed the father of a Dutch suspect arrested in the disappearance of an Alabama teenager, the man’s wife said, hours after a party boat disc jockey held in the case was ordered released. …

Update (6/28/2005 8:57pm):

The Aruban government today called upon the Netherlands to show official support for the island. The Aruban government is struggling to save its image in the minds of American tourists.

Prime Minister Nelson Oduber filed a formal request with the Dutch government today requesting a new contingent of Marines to assist in the search for Natalee Holloway.

Update (6/30/2005 8:01pm):

Chief Prosector Karin Janssen told CNN today that Paul Van Der Sloot advised Joran and his friends Deepak and Satish, that “without a body police would have no case.”

I believe in the premise of “innocent until proven guilty” but Paul Van Der Sloots advice to Joran, Deepack and Satish is making my Geiger counter tick like crazy. Those boys know something…

Update (7/1/2005 1:31pm):

FOX News said today that Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama wants the FBI to have full access to evidence collected in Natalee’s case. Sen. Shelby fears the case has gone cold.

Boudewijn van Eenennaam—Dutch Ambassador to the United States—issued a statement regarding Natalee Holloway yesterday:

The Royal Netherlands Embassy, Washington, D.C.—On May 30th we were all shocked when a young American high-school graduate disappeared while vacationing on the island of Aruba. Since then, the Aruban and Netherlands authorities, in close cooperation with United States officials and the citizens of Aruba, are conducting an intense search and a full investigation into the disappearance of Natalee Holloway. Much to the dismay of everyone, there has been no sign of her thus far and the pain grows deeper with every passing day. [. . .]

Update (7/1/2005 6:28pm):

Via The Miami Herald: Attorney General Karin Janssen announced today that Joran, Deepak and Satish have been charged with murder and have been for the three weeks they have been in jail.

Update (7/1/2005 10:32pm):

AP has corrected its story and now says that Joran, Deepak and Satish ‘have not’ been charged with murder but may be charged by Monday.

Update (7/2/2005 5:35pm):

Holland is sending three F-16’s with infrared and sonar-scanning capabilities to aid in the search for Natalee:

al.com—ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) — Holland will send three F-16 jets to help search for Natalee Holloway, Aruban authorities said Saturday, as U.S. lawmakers increased pressure on the Aruban government to do more to find the Alabama teenager nearly five weeks since she disappeared. …

Update (7/3/2005 7:41am):

London’s Guardian Unlimited newspaper has a provocative story this morning about Aruba, Natalee Holloway, and American Teens looking for a party.

Update (7/4/2005 3:07pm):

Judge orders Kalpoe brothers freed:

FOX News—ORANJESTAD, Aruba — Deepak and Satish Kalpoe, two of the three men detained in the Natalee Holloway case, were ordered freed Monday by an Aruban judge who ruled authorities had no grounds to hold them another 60 days without charges. …

Update (7/7/2005 2:01pm):

Thursday news roundup:

An emotional plea from Beth Holloway Twitty that countries not give asylum to the Kalpoe brothers appears to have worked.

Attorneys for the Kalpoe brothers are threatening Beth Holloway Twitty with a lawsuit for comments she made.

Aruba still shines in the minds of tourists and the party goes on.

Update (7/7/2005 9:08pm):

Prime Minister Nelson Oduber sent a request to Sen. Richard Shelby asking that a special U.S. Navy dive team join the search for Natalee:

Washington Post—WASHINGTON — A Navy dive team that checked the waters off Iraq for explosives before the American invasion could be used in the search for a missing Alabama girl in Aruba, the country’s prime minister says.

Prime Minister Nelson Oduber made the request in a letter to Sen. Richard Shelby in response to the Alabama Republican’s suggestion that Aruba give the FBI more authority in the search for Natalee Holloway. […].

Update (7/10/2005 12:36pm):

Wow, everyone read Haley’s update at the bottom of the page; chilling…

Update (7/17/2005 9:17pm):

Natalee has vanished into the night with no trace left behind:

A judge ruled Thursday that Police can continue holding Joran Van Der Sloot.

Police had Joran retrace his steps with them Saturday.

The Texas Equusearch team returned home tonight after finding no trace of Natalee.

Many good people have searched for Natalee, many good people have prayed and hoped for Natalee, and many good people will continue to do so…

Update (7/18/2005 9:17pm):

Four foot-long strands of blond hair found on duct tape inside a cave are being sent to Holland for testing:

FOX News—ORANJESTAD, Aruba — Four strands of blond hair were being flown to Holland for DNA testing (search), Aruban police confirmed to FOX News Sunday. The discovery could be a much-needed break in the search for missing Alabama high school student Natalee Holloway. [. . .].

Foot-long strands of blonde hair? This could be the first major lead this case has had.

Update (7/20/2005 2:54pm):

Authorities have taken DNA samples from Joran, Deepak and Satish. Their DNA will be compared to unspecified material:

Boston.com—The samples were taken Tuesday, a day after investigators said they would conduct DNA tests on blond hair attached to duct tape that was found along Aruba’s northeastern coast, in a possible break to the six-week-old disappearance of Natalee Holloway. [. . .].

Boston.com also said that Texas Equusearch is sending a new team to Aruba July 28th with ground-penetrating radar.

Update (7/24/2005 1:16pm):

Sunday mid-day news roundup:

Guardian Unlimited says Prime Minister Nelson Oduber has asked Attorney General Karin Janssen to provide the FBI with all material related to Natalee’s case.

Dateline Alabama says Rosa Palmer (a North Carolina resident) was questioned by the FBI after making claims to a man that Natalee died after falling and hitting her head on a rock. She denied the claim. Her son attended the International School in Aruba with Joran Van Der Sloot and she believes school officials know more than they are saying.

USA Today says the Alabama House of Representatives has passed a resolution calling for a boycott of Aruba.

Update (7/26/2005 8:55am):

Home videos of Natalee Holloway have been released. NBC17 has the video on this page:

http://www.nbc17.com/news/4766572/detail.html

Update (7/26/2005 7:35pm):

New witnesses have come forward with information relating to Natalee’s case:

Guardian Unlimited—ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) – Natalee Holloway’s stepfather said Tuesday that two new witnesses have come forward with information about the night nearly two months ago that the Alabama
teenager disappeared on this Dutch Caribbean island. [. . .]

Natalee’s mother has announced a $1 million reward:

Science Daily—ORANJESTAD, Aruba, July 26 (UPI) – The mother of an 18-year-old girl missing in Aruba for nearly two months has announced a $1 million reward for her daughter’s safe return. [. . .]

Aruba has dispatched a prosecuter to work with the FBI and has brought in some experts from the Netherlands:

Guardian Unlimited—ORANJESTAD,
Aruba (AP) – Aruban authorities have dispatched a prosecutor to consult with the FBI and brought in experts from the Netherlands as they investigate the disappearance of an Alabama teenager, the Aruban prosecutor’s office said Monday. [. . .]

Update (7/26/2005 9:35pm):

WTOK reports that Aruban firefighters began draining a lake across from the Marriott today:

WTOK—Aruban firefighters began draining a lake in the search for 18-year-old Natalee Holloway Tuesday.

A police spokesman says the draining of the lake across from the Marriott Hotel is part of the investigation into the Mountain Brook, Ala., teen’s disappearance. [. . .]

Update (7/28/2005 6:45pm):

The FBI says the blonde hair found on duct-tape did not belong to Natalee. Focus of the search for Natalee remains on a pond near the Marriott and a landfill:

MSNBC—ORANJESTAD, Aruba – The FBI said Thursday that strands of hair found in Aruba did not come from missing U.S. teenager Natalee Holloway. The news marked yet another dead end in the nearly two-month long investigation since her disappearance. [. . .]

Update (7/30/2005 12:40pm):

This case has taken a weird and potentially dangerous turn:

Blogger News Network—Reports suggest that over a week ago a letter came into a government office in Aruba postmarked from the United States, it is alleged that the letter threatened the government of Aruba that “If they didn’t give Natalee back,” an as yet unidentified group behind the letter would take action against the island. [. . .]

Update (7/31/2005 8:54pm):

Well, a search of the pond near the Marriott and a landfill have failed to turn up anything about Natalee:

Guardian Unlimited—ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) – A volunteer group searching for a missing Alabama teenager dug through a landfill for a third day Sunday but found no clues, a spokesman for the group said. [. . .]

Update (8/1/2005 9:57pm):

Everyone check out Haley’s post below, great info. Thanks Haley.

Update (8/5/2005 3:39pm):

The New York Daily Times says police are investigating a link between a porn producer and Natalee’s disappearance:

New York Daily Times—Police are said to be investigating whether a porn filmmaker might have had a hand in the May disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway in Aruba.

According to the latest scenario in the baffling case, someone may have been trying to talk the pretty 18-year-old honor student into appearing in an X-rated flick. [. . .]

Update (8/23/2005 7:02am):

A hard drive crash at my webhost caused the loss of several stories and numerous comments on this particular story. My apologies…

Update (8/24/2005 9:23am):

Recovered more lost content from this story and one of Haley’s comments.

Update (8/26/2005 1:14pm):

Fox News is reporting that the Kalpoe brothers have been re-arrested along with a friend of Joran’s:

Fox News—ORANJESTAD, Aruba — Satish and Deepak Kalpoe, the two Surinamese brothers previously detained in the Natalee Holloway case, have been re-arrested, Aruban government officials said Friday. A third person was also detained. [. . .]

Update (9/7/2005 1:46pm):

No good news to report about Natalee Holloway. Joran Van Der Sloot was released from prison and has flown to Amsterdam. Prime Minister Nelson Odouber vows to continue the investigation.

Natalee’s family will certainly never give up the fight to find out what happened to her, but it looks hopeless at this juncture. With the prime suspects released, one of which has now fled the country, this case will go cold and be swept under Aruba’s rug so to speak…

Update (9/26/2005 6:42am):

Natalee’s Mom—Beth Holloway Twitty—says Joran, Deepak and Satish admit to having sex with Natalee. Joran conducted an interview with “A Current Affair” in Holland in which he also maintains his innocence.

ARUBA BOMBSHELL
Holloway Suspect Denies Responsibility

Update (10/3/2005 1:25pm):

News recap:

Natalee’s “wall of hope” has come down and been placed in storage [story]
Beth Holloway Twitty believes Natalee was drugged [story]
Natalee’s case symptom of larger problem [story]

One thought has crossed my mind more than once since Natalee disappeared but I kept it suppressed because it’s simply too terrible to think about. My thought ( I apologize in advance for any hurt it may cause) is that Amy Bradley may have passed away and those people needed a replacement. And they found Natalee.

Update (2/17/2006 8:00am):

Natalee’s parents have filed a lawsuit against Joran van der Sloot and his father, Paulus. [ source: CNN]

Riehl World View says the case will likely go “nowhere.” [source: Riehl World View]

Update (4/16/2006 8:04am):

Aruban authorities have made an arrest in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway.

The man apparently is closely acquainted with Joran Van Der Sloot and the Kalpoe brothers MSNBC says this morning. And they believe he has information about the death and disposal of Natalee Holloway.

MSNBC identified the man as 20-year-old Godfried van Cromvoirt.

Source: MSNBC

(Update 4/28/2007 10:31am):

Dutch authorities have searched the property where Joran Van Der Sloot lived using metal rods and shovels hoping to find clues about Natalee Holloway’s disappearance.

Video at On The Record with Greta: On The Record with Greta

Source: Scared Monkeys

Update 11/21/2007 7:12pm:

Deepak and Satish Kalpoe, and Joran Van Der Sloot have been re-arrested in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway.

CNN has the story.

Update 11/24/2007 8:45am:

Aruban chief public prosecutor Hans Mos says there is no doubt in his mind that Natalee Holloway is dead.

Read The Full Story At CNN.

Update 12/18/2007 11:55am:

This morning, the AP is reporting that Aruban authorities have closed the Natalee Holloway case. Her disappearance and probable murder may never be solved.

Her killers—whoever they are—will go scot-free. Well, almost. When they breathe their last breath and appear before the judge of all mankind, they will answer. The Bible says in Hebrews, “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.”

Update 2/2/2008 9:14am:

Dutch crime reporter Peter R. DeVries says he has cracked the Natalee Holloway case and will reveal his findings Sunday Night February 3, 9.30pm CET on SBS 6.

In an interview with Greta Van Susteren, John Q. Kelly said of Peter’s information, “it’s someone basically making admissions in terms of what happened the night Natalee disappeared, in terms of what happened to her and then why she’s disappeared, how her body was disposed of and why she hasn’t been found.”

I believe 9.30pm CET is 3:30pm EST (New York time).

Update 2/4/2008 8:41am:

According to documentation provided by Peter R. DeVries on his website, Joran and Natalee were having sex on the beach when she began having convulsions and died. With the help of a friend named Daury, they dumped her body at sea.

Read The Full Story At Peter R. DeVries website

Update 2/4/2008 10:12am:

Daury may be Steve Croes .

Full Story at Equivocation Nation

Update 2/5/2008 8:52am:

“Daury” is not Steve Croes, but IS Daury Rodriguez per an ABC News interview with him.

Update 2/5/2008 5:41pm:

Beth Holloway believes Natalee might be alive today if Joran had called for a doctor instead of having her dumped at sea.

Read The Full Story At The New York Post.

Update 3/23/2009 9:39am:

Natalee’s Father is sending Fred Golba and his dog, Rhino, to Aruba to search a pond for remains and a sneaker allegedly belonging to Joran.

Update 4/20/2009 7:08am:

Has Natalee’s body been found?

“A flight attendant for American Airlines from Miami said that a sniffer dog was traveling from Miami to Aruba and the officer with the dog had said that the cadaver dog as going to search fr the remains of Natalee Holloway. The flight attendant who lives in Fort Lauderdale said, ‘They think they’ve found where Natalee Holloway’s remains are, and they’re taking the dog down to confirm that.'”

Update 3/19/2010 11:37am:

A tourist believes he may have taken an underwater photo of Natalee’s remains: http://bit.ly/9GIr1N

Update 11/19/2010 10:53am:

Dutch authorities are testing a jawbone with a partially intact molar that was found on a beach in Aruba. It is believed the jaw bone might belong to Natalee Holloway.

I’ve refrained from posting this update for a few days since so much new information has turned into nothing but disappointment.

We should know soon if the remains are that of Natalee Holloway.

 

75 Comments

  • marie evans says:

    i just hope that do find her body and so here parents can have some closer and catch whoever did this to natalee halloway.

  • PETER PATRY says:

    Hey .. . May 17 2010

    EveryOne My name is PETER PATRY, I would like to write

    A New coment on NATHALIE HOLLOWAY, I trully belive Her

    Body will be found, Now there saying that may have

    Found her.

    Here is a breaking News on the Possible find for Her

    Remains found by Tourest when that were snorkling in

    The waters of Aruba.

    A prosecutor in Aruba says he’s still looking for the tour guide who took a Lancaster County couple on a snorkeling trip.

    They took pictures of what they say could be the remains of Natalee Holloway. The prosecutor tells CBS 21 news dive crews will not go back out into the water until they can find the
    exact location where the picture was taken.

    He also says he believes that the formation is coral and not Holloway’s remains.

    A prosecutor in Aruba says he’s still looking for the tour guide who took a Lancaster County couple on a snorkeling trip.

    They took pictures of what they say could be the remains of Natalee Holloway. The prosecutor tells CBS 21 news dive crews will not go back out into the water until they can find the
    exact location where the picture was taken.

    He also says he believes that the formation is coral and not Holloway’s remains.

    Copyright 2010 Newport Television LLC All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

    I also belive ALL 3 Suspect’s are all involve, and tha

    Know where Nathalie body is, I also believe she will be

    Found, I only wished that NATHALIE was still Alive, But

    At least Nathalie is with God, I also believe this will

    The Truth Will All come out, One Day SOON we Hope.

    I also hope those Evil Suspect will Pay for what tha

    Did to Nathalie, and were Her Remains are, That know

    Trust Me that Know exactly where She is, Poor Sol.

    That will Pay for this, and the One’s that are involve

    I also believe in CARMA the Dad dies Finnally CARMA is

    There at last, One Nathalie I will write You a Special

    Song Just for You Princess, Cause One Day that will

    All Pay for this True Crime, and the whole Island of

    Arube will all Pay for this trust Me tha will.

    And if it were Up to Me, I would crack that Island

    With all the Fire Powar I have, and make them all

    Pay for there crimes toward Miss Nathalie holloway.

    I believe tha will all Pay for there crimes, and

    Who are all involve.

    Trylly:

    PETER PATRY

  • Chris says:

    Has any one ever thought about going to Denmark or wherever it is that Vandersloot is from and look into the brothels there? Thats where he supposedly went to when he was released to go home. She could be held captive there. With his connections anything is possible and my hope for her family”s peace is still strong.
    God Bless The Holloways

  • barbara fortson says:

    Please someone check out Steve Cruez. He was the one that operated the Party Boat. If she was taken out to sea or to Venezuela he had the boat to do it with. He appears to be a shady character. I just watched the movie tonight. From the first day I saw Steve Cruez I have had a sick feeling. No I am not a Physic. Please Aruba do not close this case. Everyone in America cares about Natalie. She was the all around American girl and deserved better than she got from Aruba Jusdicial System. Still in my prayers. God knows what happened and alot of people will answer for this one day. The pain her parents have endured her brother and U S citizens is tremendous.

  • Tod Meuir says:

    Vandersloot and his fellow useless to life walking Ebola friends have every knowing of where Natalee is and one can only hope that like my hero President Bush had the guts to do with other terrorists: get qualified people to torture those losers to the point that they will most certainly start giving immediate details! Piss on Vandersloot and his ilk and as always God bless Natalee and her Family

  • Peter Patry says:

    February 09 2009

    This is a Special ABlog I write for Nathalie and her Familly:

    My name is Peter Patry I am A Canadian Citizen

    I believe This is what I really belived happend to mrs.Nathalie Ann Holloway, She’s very much ALIVE Today because “think about it” for a minute Or secound, if there was A TRUE crime in this. they would have found forenzic evidence
    something by know if Nathalie was DEAD.
    It’s a big cover up Joran Van der Sloot, Sold
    Nathalie Ann Holloway for 10.000$ dollars to a
    Venezuelan man who ‘wanted a blonde girl’ at
    Tha time Jordan met that man at a Casino and
    he wanted a blond girl.
    Jordan is also involved in sex trafficking in
    Thailand as we speak. People!!! think about it
    This young lady is gorgious and very beautiful.
    The night Jordan met nathalie and her Friends at
    That BAR she was druged and out of it, then he made a Phone call to that person to meet him
    at the Beach, and that’s when he sold
    Nathalie Ann Holloway.
    Everyone she’s alive and I trully believe that
    We have the power the Internet to do everything
    in our POWER to bring back home Nathalie to her
    Parents.

    And I think they deserve that very much, for US People to Act NOW and bring her HOME, before it’s
    Really TOO LATE!! I am righting this STORY cause
    To ME I believe she’s very much ALIVE! till this
    Day February 09 2009 . we cant give up now, We
    Will find Nathalie Ann Holloway.

  • Whoever is in charge of this..I may have some info on Natalee!

    I did not know Natalee but I recently watched at TV show on E news about her.

    Im not sure if this theory occurd but I am pretty darn sure I have an idea of what happed.

    I was watching the videos of the guy that was with her at the beach and his friend that was trying to dig the information out of him and it didnt make sence to me that he called his friend instead of 911. He odviously had something to do with it. He also stated that he tried to ressitate her, though he told his friend both these things “Yes I tried” and when his friend asked how he would know if she was dead he replied ‘me and my friend just stood over her and she looked dead’.

    Come on people! If he wasnt guilty he would have at least checked for a pulse or breathing..one just doesnt panic and call their friend!

    THIS IS MY THEORY:
    At the night club where Natalee was last seen, the guy she apporched (I doubt she would have, especially the way he discribed it and also teens know better than to go up to some stranger in a night club and talk to them, especially without letting a friend know- though I know nothing of how the girl behaved but Im sure it may not make sence to the parents she would do that especailly if she was a trust young adult) Had baught her a drink, then gave it her. How can we be sure he didnt put something in her drink? He did mention in the video he wanted to have sex with her. He also something along the lines of “she didnt look so good, she looked pail, but I knew she wanted it.” (Another hint right there, purely odvious) this could mean one of two things 1. he did dropped a drug in her dirnk to make her lossen up and it reacted in a way that wasnt suppost to happen, like some sort of allergic reaction or a mixtuare of medications (is she had been on any others) plus the contributing alcohal. or 2. He knew what we was doing dropped the drug in her drink just to have sex with her then planned to dipose of her.

    But think about this.
    For the first theory- Why would he have called his friend in panic even if it was an innocent mistake? Sure, he gave her something illegal and didnt want to get arrested or imprisoned, but it just doesnt make sence. Killing her was not another alturnitve it just doesnt fit the situation.

    I know this had something to do with a drug dropped in her drink, thought we have to no body to do an otopsy on. If you put together all the peices, it fits perfectly into the puzzle.

    Facts are:
    HE DID NOT try and revive her
    HE DID NOT care for her safety
    amd
    HE IS NOT innocent.
    Their are two criminals, him and his friend that took her out into the ocean.

    I am sure I am not the only one who has thought of this but it was the on thing I could conclude taking all the information I know and have it all fit perfectly and make sence.

    I think its painfully odvious he is LYING!
    His stories change!

    Have they not done a lie detector test on him???

    We need to get the stories straight to move forward here… She did nothing what SO EVER to desirve this, no one does.

    God Bless the family..
    Best wishes!
    Wish I could be of more help!

  • bruce profaizer says:

    There are reports that Van der Sloot sold her? Please stop jerking this family around because they have been through enough. I know that they thought this before and it is coming up again in 08? If she is still alive, i feel so bad for her and the family yet hopeful that she will be reunited with her mom. The Lifetime movie “Human Trafficing” really upset me and it is aweful that they practice this in Aruba, Curacao, Mexico, Thialand, etc.. The movie is on lifetime or LMN and is 4 hours long, but very moving and informative.
    I have heard the Amy Bradley story as well. It is very upsetting. After I heard about Natalee I decided to never go to those places or cruises because of Amy. I would be so afraid that my family would be taken away.
    There is a dateline special about HT as well. Her mother must be going through hell from all of this. The outlook is not good for the girls that are sold because they are usually thrown away. The government states that they are trying to stop HT.
    I hope that some people out there that watch porn realize that some of those girls are victims of HT.
    It stinks but you cannot even have a family vacation overseas anymore because your young child is prey to these sickos. All I can state is that Lifetime’s HT really made my eyes open and I hope that Natalee is not going through that hell. If she is still alive then people need to be honest and BRING HER BACK!!!!
    Seeing the news on my computer really put a knot in my stomach again.
    We need honesty here because if this is not true it is not fair to Natalee’s family. Don’t say the same thing again 3 years later. I am sick of these 3 guys always changing their story.
    You can also help with HT there is a website for it and all of the young girls that were taken away are shown with all of the latest information. These sickos need to stop buying people. What is really sick is that there are AMERICAN men buying services and doing horrible things to children as young as 4.
    I know I will never leave this country. It is just not safe. Bring all of our children back home!!! Alive and in one piece. It just goes to show you that it is a sick and crazy world out there. My heart goes out to her mom.

  • bruce profaizer says:

    I just saw a tv show that had two psychics explaining what happened and it jives with what the last update states

  • whitneymuse says:

    Gosh, Greta van Susteren has even assembled her show and panel all round the table, and has spoken about it for over an hour, and promises a further explanation of it on Monday; it’s Tuesay, now, so this is awful, of course. She even had Natallee’s mother on the phone. Oh, well.

  • Tod Meuir says:

    It never fails to sicken this writer that our nation…our world daily deteriorates even further due to the depths of deprivation that the liberal disease is so happy to engage in: This writer feels a fathomless sorrow and pain for the Holloway family due to all surrounding Natalee and though this writer is sure to be called every sort of name and diagnosed under some pychosis by the whack jobs in the world it is my indelible belief that Natalee is very much alive….. One does not have to possess but a mere tiny amount of intelligence to see that the apparent true lack of concern by Aruban authorities as well as Vandersloot,etc re: all of this is due to fact that not only do they know there is no Murder case but as well there will be no answers otherwise re: Natalee due to fact that there are those involved that range to highest levels of Aruban government and since White Slavery is big business for them. Aruba is but a hub for the White slave traffic…at least it was before Natalee’s mother had the guts and determination to fight for her daughter…and now due to the unwanted attention such traffic has been rerouted for time being. Why would anyone in Aruba including Vandersloot and company worry about a murder charge when they all know that somewhere within the sad hell of white slavery this beautiful girl exists: This writer has no doubt that she is alive however she is probably so very induced by drugs that she is even unaware of who she is anymore or too mentally/emotionally depleted to know or care anymore. Note* This is an extremely beautiful young American girl and within White Slavery trade girls of this caliber are quite literally worth their weight in gold and there are many of whom will pay that weight. My entire heart,soul,and prayers go out to the Holloway family and I really believe that if you keep your focus on God above and your daughter below then you will find her! People the only way to combat this sadness as a whole is to simply land blow upon blow to the economy of places like Aruba until they are dying financially from lack of tourism dollars: Never allow your daughters to travel to places like Mexico,Aruba, Venezuela,etc unless they are in full time company of youselves or other trusted/known family and friends because this crime that has happened to Natalee and her family is as well a market and it is a market that never closes. It is sad that in this once great nation the disease of liberalism has spread to where contagions such as homosexuality,pedophilia,abortion,drug use,drug dealing,etc,etc is seen as a right by so many truly useless beings and where the true right to exist in a normal world where things are God ordained and otherwise moral and correct is considered an infringement on their “rights”!

  • chris says:

    Can the FBI dispatch the pictures of Natalee, Amy and any other missing girls in that geographical areas to the Naval Department and ask the navy to look out for the girls when they are in the bars, brothels, night clubs? Also to the US Embassy in the neighbourhood islands of Aruba and seek the local policemen’s assistance when they do the random check? I believe the girls are “sold” rather than “dead”.

  • Bruce Profaizer says:

    I am so glad that Natalee’s mother will have some sort of closure. It is sad what happened to Natalee and my prayers go out to her family.

  • Bruce Profaizer says:

    Thanks for the upates! I am glad that there is progress.

  • mom says:

    Please, this is not about a girl wanting to feel beautiful or needed or any self-esteem issue.
    It is about a young girl that feels invinsible. Come on, you were young once. Feeling like nothing can harm you. Natalie’s only weakness was her perfection in an imperfect world. Come on, she had straight A’s, doctor to be, full ride scholarship. Never gave her parents any reason to worry. She had every right to celebrate her graduation and accomplishments. In this case, she drank too much and lost control of her own safety. I’m sure she wasn’t the only one that night. But she was not use to drinking and celebrating and was taken advantage of. I have a young daughter that I relate to when I hear this story. I use this story to educate her on how drinking and loosing control can be dangerous. If Natalie had been use to drinking, had of been use to the party scene maybe she would have had more control. But no, she was the perfect young lady, on the holiday of her life to celebrate all of the hard work and accomplishments she had made at this early stage of her life and about to commence on the second phase of a promising career. Her parents should be so proud. Live on her memory. She was just a young naive innocent young lady that didn’t make it in this cruel world. But there was a purpose in this story that has touched many parents and young ladies. A Christian purpose bigger than what we can understand or comprehend, but one that we can have faith in. I hope the parents read this and find comfort. She accomplished more in her young age than many accomplish in a lifetime and you should feel so proud. My daughter is 15. I hope you find yours. But if you don’t, she was outstanding. Remember that.
    I love you for your loss.

    Just a loving mom of a daughter still in this world.
    God Bless your family.

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