Security Guards Attorney Files for Release


From the AP:

Lawyers for two security guards detained in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway said Monday they were seeking a court order to free them, and the mother of the missing Alabama teenager said she believed they were in

Beth Holloway Twitty said she felt three other young men in custody know what happened to her daughter, adding that if she did not see results soon, she might start to believe authorities were trying to protect the three, one of whom is the son of a government official.

“All three of those boys know what happened to her,” Holloway Twitty said Sunday night in an interview with The Associated Press in her room at the Holiday Inn, the same hotel where her 18-year-old daughter was staying before she disappeared May 30. “They all know what they did with her that night.”

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

A spokesman for Aruba’s government, Ruben Trapenberg, told NBC’s “Today” show Monday that officials could not pressure investigators. “I’m sure they’re doing what they can to solve this case. That’s what we have been assured,” he said.

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

It looks like the Guards may get their release. I have heard from a source on the island that the judge in this matter says he most likely will not be able to get to the matter until Wednesday.

Also from The KCRA Channel, “Mother Says Security Guards are Innocent”

Lawyers are filing motions Monday demanding a court free two security guards whose innocence was declared by the mother of a missing Alabama teenager.

“The prosecution is pretending it has information we don’t have,” said one of the lawyers.

The mother of the missing 18-year-old Alabama girl says she’s seen the former guards and thinks “they are being wrongly held.”

Also Monday, the family said Natalee Holloway’s stepfather plans to organize a new search for the teen who disappeared May 30.

In an interview with the “Today Show” on Monday, Beth Holloway Twitty, mother of the missing girl, said that she is frustrated with the apparent lack of progress in determining the fate of her daughter.

“Well, I don’t know if I can say I’m frustrated with the Aruban government,” said Holloway Twitty. “I think I am frustrated as a mother, as any individual would (be), that I still do not have my daughter, that I still do not feel like I am any further along in finding my daughter than I was on May 30 when my flight landed here. So, I think that is my frustration.”

Holloway Twitty said that a nagging thought in the back of her mind said the Aruban government is protecting the three students. As she put it, it’s up to the Aruban authorities to assure her “that will not be an issue.”

Holloway Twitty said she appreciates all that Aruban authorities have done but added that she won’t be satisfied until they give her back her daughter. She said, “I want her and I want her now.”

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    34 Responses to “Security Guards Attorney Files for Release”

    1. Gloria Noto on June 13th, 2005 11:52 am

      I Just want to send the parents my prayers and I will continue praying for all of them
      Gloria Winter noto

    2. Just Wondering on June 13th, 2005 12:00 pm

      There was a story that Joran offered to speak to Natalee’s Mom. I wonder if she is awarre of this ( or if it is an accurate account — since accurate accounts seem to be in short supply in this sad case).
      Maybe she can get him to tell everything he knows.

    3. Mellie on June 13th, 2005 12:16 pm

      HI :)

      I just thought I’d jump in here. On our local news here in cincinnati last night they had footage of Natalees mom stating that she talked to Joran.
      She described him as “arrogant” and not much help.

      If I can find the story. I will post it.


      There was a story that Joran offered to speak to Natalee’s Mom. I wonder if she is awarre of this ( or if it is an accurate account — since accurate accounts seem to be in short supply in this sad case).
      Maybe she can get him to tell everything he knows.

    4. MissyRose on June 13th, 2005 12:21 pm

      Her parents did speak with Joran. They said he was a liar, and very cold.

    5. Red on June 13th, 2005 12:22 pm


      They referenced it to in the Geraldo interview on Sat night also.

    6. MissyRose on June 13th, 2005 12:24 pm

      I heard on Riel’s World that before he was arrested. Joran sent an email with the picture of the 3 guys, with Joran’s face blocked out, with a note saying something like “i hope Natalee turns up alive”

    7. MissyRose on June 13th, 2005 12:26 pm
    8. iquitos on June 13th, 2005 12:27 pm

      Posts of two people who were purportedly on the trip with natalee are in 9.

    9. just another guy on June 13th, 2005 12:57 pm

      who’s the person involved in this statement “something bad happened”?


    10. new development on June 13th, 2005 1:03 pm

      There is a brand new development, airing on Aruba radio right now

    11. new development on June 13th, 2005 1:04 pm

      Laywer of one of the security guards informed that his client had a conversation with vander Sloot inside the police station cel.

    12. AmericaninAruba on June 13th, 2005 1:10 pm

      The lawyer said that his client (the guard) said that he had spoken to Joran in the cell at the Noord police station….he said that he heard JOran crying and asked him what is going on?! And JOran said that he is scared that his freinds are blamign things on him becuase what happened is that…they went with Natalee and drove around then they dropped him off, he got natalee’s email addres, and the 2 guys (Kalpoe brothers) and Natalee drove of at home, and he hasnt seen them anymore….so the lawyer said that now more than ever their is no reason to detain his client

    13. AmericaninAruba on June 13th, 2005 1:18 pm

      Van der lsoot says to the security guard that was jailed “that they left him at his house with natalee still in the car he exchanged emails with her and they took off (leaving JOran at home). The story is somethign that the 3 boys made up at home by the pool” adn now other kids also said that on monday Joran walked out into the woods by the school and stayed a while…maybe that was the 2 boys teling him about the “story”to tell?? and also here on aruba it is known that the cousins of the 2 Kalpoe boys are “dangerous” people who knows if they have soemthign to do with this?? They own a car rental here and they say they moved to aruba because they were bad in suriname and apparently they are moving form aruba to the US now

    14. Jake on June 13th, 2005 1:19 pm

      I have kept a close eye on this story since it happened 2 weeks ago, and I am so disgusted with the way that Arubian officials are handling this case. What happened to the FBI people that are there? They must be in shock with the way the authorities in Aruba are handling this case. Why doesn’t an FBI agent come forward and make a statement to the press? They must know what is REALLY behind this! Where are our (the US) FBI agents? I’m sure our FBI people would have NEVER let the 3 young students go! One of the 3 young men came in contact with their conscious over the weekend and wanted to talk, and I think that parents/lawyers talked them out of it! This is horrible! If “something bad” really happened to Natalee, please let it come out and let the family have some closure for this beautiful young girl!

    15. eecindy on June 13th, 2005 1:19 pm

      All this info is at Riehl World View

    16. harp on June 13th, 2005 1:20 pm

      People just found the picture of the mother of the main suspect. Note she belief in budisme and want to be a spiritual learn to her students. She is a art teacher a international school of Aruba. I think she is playing with dangers spiritual things. Note she teach art, and most Dutch artist are wierd or their way of looking to life is weird.

    17. DaveN on June 13th, 2005 1:20 pm

      Barney Fife and company still going nowhere with this investigation.

    18. AmericaninAruba on June 13th, 2005 1:21 pm

      by the way it was JONES’ lawyer that made the statement Mr.Chris Lejuez

    19. AmericaninAruba on June 13th, 2005 1:22 pm

      Please lets not start with religion now…we have enough problems with country bashing religion will really blow the roof!

    20. iquitos on June 13th, 2005 1:33 pm

      there is a good article on Joran’s mother in Bondia from the weekend.

    21. Holland on June 13th, 2005 1:48 pm

      To Harp, Comming from Holland I have to state that it’s not very intelligent to generalize Dutch artists this way!

    22. AmericaninAruba on June 13th, 2005 1:57 pm

      belive me shes just an art teacher…not an artist! nothing professional has been done at the school…jsut your typical “glitter on cardboard”

    23. iquitos on June 13th, 2005 2:03 pm

      you mean weird artists like rembrant and van gogh?

    24. golden on June 13th, 2005 2:07 pm

      Bill O’Reily is going to be bashing the chaperones at 8 on FOX. In the promos he is describing trip as “wild, out of control and unchaperoned.”

      This man is unreal. He could at least wait until there has been some resolution to what has happened to Natalee.

      To —, all of you that were on the trip are about to be put through hell. I pray for you. Stay strong.

    25. AmericaninAruba on June 13th, 2005 2:21 pm

      does anyone know if joran already had contact with natalee via internet before the disappearance? becuase then his 2nd story doesnt make sense either

    26. AnnapolisArubaFan on June 13th, 2005 2:30 pm

      The Aruba-hating thread is dumb, knee-jerk and only ends up hurting all of the innocent islanders who depend on tourism…
      Critique of certain officials/actions, on the other hand, is healthy…and unless this is the slickest, most clever criminal investigation ever, there will be plenty of criticism to go around for months….
      But locals, help me out: is there some sort of disconnect between the Kingdon of Netherlands/Dutch JD and Aruban government on-island? It sounds as though the PM wants this investigation done right but (reading b/w the lines) he appears to be hamstrung a bit (no FBI , Scotland Yard, or Interpol help; much smaller “official” reward amount than expected for a country so “devastated”) …. is this accurate read on the PM?

    27. AmericaninAruba on June 13th, 2005 2:38 pm

      Our Aruban government is basically on its own….we had teh status apartus since 1985, so we only go to holland when we need major help and we have a Governor that is the middle man for HOlland and Aruba….he lives here on the island, but its the PM that handles most “local” things, but again remember that just because hes teh PM doesnt mean he can do whatever he wants with the police department…their are many more poeple under him that need to approve any chagne made within the dept.

    28. AmericaninAruba on June 13th, 2005 2:53 pm

      currently thier are 3 police inverstigators form holland also coming to help becuase it is not known WHY the 21 FBI agents that are curently on the island cant figure anything out and cant helpo the local police here enough to get closer to anything, the Dutch have sent these 3 investigators to see if this can come to a conclusion already

    29. AmericaninAruba on June 13th, 2005 2:56 pm

      does natalee have a boyfreind in Alabama?It is being said here that she does and the radio station would like to contact him to speak to him maybe not live but just to get more info on Natalee

    30. AnnapolisArubaFan on June 13th, 2005 3:44 pm

      This from cnn

      “On Sunday, law enforcement sources close to the investigation said a substance found in a Honda seized after three of the men were arrested Thursday is not blood, based on a sample analyzed at an FBI laboratory in Quantico, Virginia.

      The search for Holloway was scaled back during the weekend, with teams venturing out only after receiving credible tips and coast guard patrols off shore.”

      Also: Anyone know who actually owns the silver Honda?

    31. ScaredBlackGuy on June 13th, 2005 4:18 pm

      Ok maybe I’m dumb but since when do 18yr old adults require chaperons? I know kids raised in suburbs are different than inner-city kids to some degree but just because you are from the burbs does that mean you need your hand held until you are 21?

      Ms. Holloway made a tragic mistake but she is/was 18 and a legal adult with honors. If she makes it to school (prayer) she won’t have a chaperon making sure she is not at the cool frat party so what was really needed in Aruba? Chaperons or trained security?

      Male or female trained security personnel would’ve engaged Ms. Holloway before she left C&C’s with three locals no matter their color. Trained security personnel would’ve identified themselves to Van der Slut and the brothers dufus before they left with Ms. Holloway just to make the point we know she left and we know with who.

      O’Reilly and his show tonight will be nothing but indignant bombast designed to get amens from his peanut gallery. He will point fingers at parents and chaperons without giving any real concretre constructive suggestions to help prevent this in the future.
      He will be loud, he will fake emotion, and he will sell a lot of “Cristy Lane” CDs between segments, but this show will not deliver anything but his singular platform of “I know whats best and if you don’t agree you’re an idiot”, which is mostly entertaining but for a topic like this I wish he’d leave it to Geraldo, at least he pretends to provide news as he sensationalizes.

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    33. lynette on June 13th, 2005 10:36 pm

      Why so much difficulty getting three teenage brats to confess? Typically they’re the easiest to pressure into telling truth. Their stories have changed so it’s certain they’ve lied. Hopefully the police handling the case are qualified enough to squeeze a confession from these spoiled goons. Are the influential families of these boys affecting the interrogation process??

    34. Scared Monkeys » » Wouldn’t This Add Insult to Injury? Who Needs to Apologize? on July 8th, 2005 1:30 am

      [...] ess the attorney of the Kalpoe’s forgot this little tid bit of what they did to have two innocent people arrested because of their lies.

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