Transcripts From Beth Twitty and Greta Van Susteren, June 20th Interview


The following is a partial transcript from June 20, 2005 between Natalee’s mom and Beth Twitty interview with Greta Van Susteren. Video also available.


VAN SUSTEREN: What happens? I mean, every day, they call you at a set time and bring you up to date?

TWITTY: Well, I had briefings from the family liaison and we’ve hired an attorney, so we’re also being updated on a daily basis. And we have another family friend who was a liaison. So we are being updated daily.

VAN SUSTEREN: Did you feel like you had to go out and get a lawyer to get information? I mean, do you feel like you weren’t getting it?

TWITTY: Well, I think the reason why her father and I decided to do this was because we had heard about filing a joinder for a victimized party. And we felt that that was just another avenue that we could pursue. And as you can see, Greta, we are going for everything we possibly can do with what knowledge we have.

VAN SUSTEREN: You’re not giving up.

TWITTY: Oh, no. Oh, no.

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Posted June 21, 2005 by
Natalee Holloway | 16 comments

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    16 Responses to “Transcripts From Beth Twitty and Greta Van Susteren, June 20th Interview”

    1. Kismette on June 21st, 2005 11:55 pm

      I pray for guidance for Natalee’s family and her Momma… I choke up thinking about the woman and how unbearable this has to be.. yet she HAS to keep moving forward… my prayers go out to her.. as well as the rest of the family and friends..

    2. VANESSA on June 22nd, 2005 8:27 am

      She deserves the title of Mother of the Century. Was it my imagination or did she seem more upbeat last night? Smart woman not to discuss the conversation she had with the Van Der Sloots.

    3. Kae Murray on June 22nd, 2005 11:50 am

      Am from the caribbean, NOT ARUBA, but a other island. My heart goes out to Natalee’s family at this time……

      I mean no one deserves to die especially so young with a bright future ahead of you, going to college, the opportunity to get marriage and start a family all dat have been taken away from Natalee Holloway.

      I pray for the Holloway family for guidance and peace, and remember God is not sleeping, so feel free to talk to him, he’ll listen.


    4. jeff on June 22nd, 2005 2:07 pm

      I am from Aruba, and I sincerely hope that Natalee can be found. I have a one year old son and I can not imagine having him missing for a second much less 3 weeks. And no matter what the outcome we have to remember that we answer to a higher authority and whoever is guilty of this atrosious crime will have to answer for it when his day comes to face the Lord Almighty.

      Family Holloway my prayers are with you.

    5. Debby Dayhoff on June 22nd, 2005 4:42 pm

      Do you have the information for donating to the Holloway family fund? Thanks

    6. Mel on June 22nd, 2005 8:09 pm

      To Jeff (resident of Aruba) – I was in Aruba several years ago and had a very similar experience to Natalee’s, up to the point of foul play. My friend and I met and hung out with 3 locals for the five days I was there. We were a little older than Natalee (22 to 24), but seemed to do alot of the same things she did on vacation. The one I was sort of involved with was from a very high profile family. He had tremendous pressure not to disgrace his family or disappoint his father. I even stayed in touch with him for about 3 or 4 more years. I always felt completely safe with these guys and everywhere on the island. My question – Are locals still prohibited from gambling in the casinos and socializing with tourists? They prohibited gambling so that the residents of Aruba would not p— away their earnings and become welfare cases. These guys that we were around were allowed to hang out in the local nightclub and maybe dance or play pool with tourists, but they were strictly prohibited from going back to hotels or even calling a room through the switchboard. When they dropped us off at the hotel, they would have to stay out of security view. Like Van der Slooth, my new friend looked somewhat American and spoke very good english, so it was easier for him to contact us and hang out with us. The other two guys looked more like the the brothers being held for Natalee’s disappearance. Not that I would have had any sexual involvement anyway with someone I had only known a few days, but back then, it would have been out of the question for the locals. They were very proud of their almost non-existent sexually transmitted disease rate on the island, and refraining from sexual activity with foreigners was a way to keep the island clean and healthy. I’m sure things have probably changed drastically with the times and with such a boom in tourism, but if they haven’t, I could understand how a coverup of an unfortunate accident or overdose could get out hand. These guys are probably guilty as hell, but if customs on the island are still similar to the way they were, this may be a case of a romantic interlude between two innocent young kids that are both victims of the pressures of Aruban society. So again Jeff, what’s it like now?

    7. Meaghan McClellion on June 26th, 2005 6:48 pm

      I just want to let the Holloways know that i am thinking about them everyday. I couldn’t imagine what Natalee’s mom and family have been going through for almost a month now. I live about an hour away from Mountain Brook, Alabama and have 2 kids and i don’t know what i would do if something like this ever happened to me. Beth, just stay positive and strong like you have been all this time. I am praying for you all everyday and i hope we can find Natalee!!

    8. John on June 29th, 2005 12:46 am

      Everybody is grieving now, and of course thats natural and allright. No question. But i have some remarks here.
      May i add the fact that there are thousands of americans missing? Now its a pretty white rich girl and the country is shocked. The other thing that’s making me sick is American newsreports, including that of Mrs. Twitty, whining about the judical system which in fact is Dutch. They (like most people at for example FOX and for example mrs. Twitty) have:

      1. no significant degree in (Dutch) Law or criminlogy)
      2. are portaying Aruba and indirectly the Netherlands as a low-life country with inhabitants who smoke weed drink beer and gamble all day (which is very untrue in fact, ‘ your’ Puerto Rico, amongst other caribbean islands are doing much worse when it comes to crime and on other aspects of a ‘decent country’ ) and who are uncapable of maintaing a decent judicial system. As long as your own judicial system is so screwed leave ours out of it. (Examples and criminal statistics et al. back my case, and im willing to explain it when you ask for it) We don’t piss on the entire USA’s integrity when there is another Dutch person missing in the U.S.

      With the media backing her story 24 hours a day one woman is ruing a total country without even one person (let alone a whole island) declared guilty yet. And i believe it’s an American phrase that says Innocent till proven guilty. Mind you.

      That’s it for now, i have to get back to my weed and booze before i head to the casino. I hope you readers are smart enough to understand that i don’t doubt that this is hard to cope with and i’m not screwing with that. I’m just placing some side notes here. Things that disappoint me very much. But of course y’ all not all fox-watchers!

    9. Karine on July 11th, 2005 7:32 pm


      It seems as if Everyone has an opinion here.

      The main problem being that she was not in the USA. Right? We have Michael Jackson and OJ SIMPSON playing golf here… and meanwhile there are lawyers getting away with incest …

      I have to say this because I am aware of something. From a cerebral and sense that you couldn’t even begin to grasp.

      Natalee was murdered probably drugged, strangled and raped by three
      or more -she is probably in the ocean and in some type of containment. So, if there are sonar detectors she will be found.
      THis was a good kid, who didn’t drink and party …she was just a nice girl…and these rapists did something to her that they probably have done repeatedly to tourists.
      DON’T travel to ARUBA…I won’ t

      And her mom is correct.

      IF the body is not necessary (as stated) and ONE of the SUSPECTs stated that SOMETHING BAD happened to NATALEE…
      well…whats the issue?

      Perhaps a pompous, self righteous, teenage punk with his cronies who clearly have no regret at all…need to have the tables turned…now that we see how this game is played.
      Yes the one who smashed out a window, made an arrogant statement to a grieving mother. Whose pappy made it a point to tell him “if a body isn’t found” they can’t do anything.

      WHOs daddy is some wierdo who happens to practice law in ARUBA of all places?

      What a loser!

      He certainly didn’t graduate from an ivy league university.

      Karine Consuelos

    10. molly on July 12th, 2005 1:05 am

      The Natalee Holloway Trust

      AmSouth Bank Trust Dept.
      P.O. Box 11426
      Birmingham, AL 35202

    11. Clara on July 27th, 2005 12:47 am

      This case is so devastating and emotional.
      I have watched it on the news, read it on the internet and every time,
      I think my god what kind of authority is in that country.
      I feel so sorry for the parents as I am a parent myself and not only for
      that reason but the fact that she is human. I think Joran’s father should
      have never been allowed to speak with his son or the two brothers.
      I think that is what has happened here, I think if he told them without a body no case
      that is why the suspects are so quite. The authority in Aruba needs to stand up
      make it so tough on them that there is no possible way that Joran would keep quite.
      It makes me wonder if Joran’s father doesn’t know what has happened to Natalee himself.

      To Natalee’s mother, father and all other family members, May God Bless You and
      bring some closure to what has happened to Natalee or even bring her home to you.
      Stay strong America is with You..

    12. Lauren Gal on July 28th, 2005 12:56 pm

      Was Natalee wearing blue flip flops?

    13. Elsie Fording on August 2nd, 2005 5:22 pm

      Does anyone remember the tennis shoe, the condom and the panties that searchers found about the first day Beth got to Aruba They said “this is just a tennis shoe, this is no good” so what did they do with it? They found these things on the beach Does anyone remember the three boys saying “something bad happened?” “What” happened? AND did the deejay on the party boat go to the police just to be a good guy?
      He looks guilty and knows something— was Natalee on that boat that night? And where was Paul at all night I think all five of them should be interrogated

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