AP: Aruban Prosecutors have stated that they will have to come up with more evidence on the two suspects in custody if they are going to be able to hold them after next week.
ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) – Prosecutors investigating the case of a missing Alabama honors student said Wednesday they would have to come up with some evidence – thus far lacking – if they want two suspects to be held beyond next week.
Attorney general spokeswoman Vivian Van Der Biezan also told a news conference that three “persons of interest” who were questioned and released last week were considered “witnesses,” not suspects.
Investigators have not found any solid proof of 18-year-old Natalee Holloway’s death, despite extensive land and water searches since her disappearance May 30. Land searches continued Wednesday, but water searches had yielded no results and were halted, police spokesman Edwin Comemencia said. Holloway’s parents were holding out hope that she was still alive.
One begins to wonder if she is on the island.
Judge J.S. Kuiperdal will review the case against the suspects, two former hotel security guards, again next Wednesday and every eight days after that until there is a final resolution.
One really begins to wonder what evidence the authorities do have on these two suspects that would implicate them in the crime. Why have the 3 “person’s of interest” become “witnesses”? The last people to see Natalee are only suspects?