The Birmingham News, Progress of Aruba probe under question
The release from jail of a party boat disc jockey a day after the freeing of a second suspect raised questions Monday about the progress of the investigation into the disappearance of an Alabama teenager on a school trip to the Caribbean.
The three people who remain detained in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway were among the last seen with her on May 30. The next day, she didn’t show up to fly back to Alabama.
Aruban officials say a murder conviction is possible without a body, but requires strong evidence such as a confession, reliable statements and forensic evidence of wrongdoing.
Massive searches that have included Aruban authorities, FBI agents, Dutch Marines and thousands of islanders have found nothing.
Attorney General Caren Jannsen declined to say whether the judge’s decision to free the two men harmed the case.
“We are still hoping to find the truth,” Jannsen said.
To further add fuel to the fire with questions of the investigation, it has been reported by Bill O’Reilly on The Factor that the Aruban government has not given the OK for 200 Dutch Marines to help in the search further insinuating that the Aruban government was not interested in solving the mystery. A rather peculiar situation as the Dutch marines were part of the initial searches for Natalee. As per Aruban sources,
“According to an old interview in the beginning, the marine spokeswoman said that the government requested three additional days, and that’s all that the marines could give them. Why I don’t know, it’s not like we’re at war here”.
It was also my understanding that seems to be backed up by some in Aruba that it would be the Dutch who would control the Marines not the Aruban government. Although because this is an Aruban police investigation, the Aruban government would need some type of formal request. Seeing that they allowed it in the beginning, it is rather peculiar they would not continue.
Also according to our sources in Aruba regarding the search of the quarry today into this evening, nothing was found yet.
Wow, think the Aruba story is not one of the most watched news events? Just ask Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly. (Drudge Report)
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Oh to be a producer or staff member of the “Factor” right now.
Video of Tim Miller from Texas EquuSearch courtesy of the Political Teen. Tim discusses the search of the quarry today and well as background into why he started Texas EquuSearch. He can truly empathize with the Holloway and Twitty’s.