The following is the second part of Tito Lacle’s Q&A from the other night. Tito was kind enough to take the time to answer further questions the next day that he had been asked.
Scared Monkeys thanks Tito for spending so much time answering the questions posed to him and his willingness to come into The Monkey Cage.
Tito – Any news on the whereabouts of the missing gardener?
Tito, Any news on the whereabouts of the missing gardener?
TITO: AS OF THIS AFTERNOON, POLICE ARE STILL SEARCHING..
Tito – We asked last night, but I was wondering what your personal
theory was as to what happened to Natalee?
TITO: I DON’T HAVE ONE.. GAVE UP ON HAVING ONE.. POLICE THINK SHE IS DEAD.. THEY HAVE BEEN TREATING THIS INVESTIGATION FROM THE BEGINNING AS A MURDER INVESTIGATION
My question would be: Do you have any read on what the Holloway/Twitty
family suspect has happened to Natalee? Do they agree with the Aruban
TITO: THEY DO AT SOME EXTEND.. FATHER ‘DAVE’ BELIEVES IT WAS SOMETHING GONE BAD, AND JUST WANTS TO KNOW WHAT IT IS.. DOESN’T BELIEVE THE BOYS WANTED TO KILL HER BUT THAT THEY PANICKED WHEN SOMETHING WENT WRONG.. THE MOTHER DOESN’T KNOW IF SHE CAN HANDLE THE TRUTH AND WILL DEAL WITH IT WHEN IT HAPPENS..
Not a question, but I know all of the monkey cage appreciates your willingness to accept the fabric pictures. Thank You!
TITO: YOU ARE SO WELCOME.
Friend of monkeys
TITO…..hi and thx…i have been here from day one and remember early in June when aruban pub info official stated on fox they were shocked to find that NH had been kidnapped and they were following a car in Venezuela going to columbia…..what ever happened to that??? sounded serious and true at the time. thank you . are they looking in Venezuela deeply?!
TITO: THEY ARE LOOKING IN VENEZUELA.. EARLY REPORTS HAD PEOPLE SPOTTING NATALEE IN PUNTO FIJO.. AND FBI SEND PEOPLE OVER TO SEE. BUT IT TURNED OUT NEGATIVE
Tito?? Anyone?? Paulus and his wife could not possibly afford
NINE attorneys representing his son, given their jobs, the sort of house
they live in and the car that they drive. Can anyone in Aruba find out who
is paying for the lawyers? Is that a matter of public record? ….It would be
interesting to see if any of these lawyers have histories of working with
drug-trafficking types in Aruba as that might explain things more clearly…
.Keep Joran out of jail and thus “innocent” and take the heat off from their
profitable drug operations, like GHB and Ecstasy…
TITO: THE FATHER OF JORAN IS PAYING FOR THE 3 LAWYERS.. EACH LAWYER IS FROM A DIFFERENT FIRM AND HAS MORE PARTNERS.. HENCE THE SUMMATION OF 9 LAWYERS.
Tito why do you think Jug said the police know where the gardener is?
TITO: I DON’T KNOW
Golden – Hey Tito, I’m a couple of pages behind so I hope you are still on
board. Greta mentioned on the Jay Leno show that the prosecutor hated her. Any ideas why?
TITO: I ANSWERED THAT LAST NIGHT ALREADY
1. Are you or anyone else from Aruba Today looking into the Kalpoe’s past in Suriname?
2. What has Jan van der Straten up to these days? We heard that he’s in the Netherlands. Have any Dutch reporters tried to contact him about the case? I read in Amigo that he was approached about heading the police force in Bonaire…any truth to that?
TITO: VAN DER STRATEN IS IN HOLLAND AND WILL RETURN NEXT WEEK.. HE HAS RECEIVED NUMEROUS OFFERS AND IS CONSIDERING.. HE GOT AN OFFER FROM BONAIRE BUT HAS NOT FORMALIZED IT..
3. What’s the latest with the Dutch experts? Any real progress in the
interrogations? Do you think they will succeed in getting something out of
Joran, and do you expect them to question the Kalpoes soon?
THEY ARE STILL INTERROGATING JORAN.. NOTHING NEW TO REPORT.. HE IS STILL TALKING
What’s the big deal with Joran’s missing shoe? WAS A TIP THE POLICE RECEIVED
How many more arrests are probable?
TITO: THERE MAY BE MORE ARRESTS
Where & How did NH die? How was she transported after her death?
Why are there so few credible witnesses?
Was it a boat or some other method for disposal at sea? From were & what
time did the boat leave?
Who’s boat? Who & How many persons were there?
How is it that so many people may be involved and they have all managed to keep quiet?
Why is there is so little circumstantial evidence?
What type of chat room, text messaging, personal computer etc. evidence is there?
TITO: THERE IS SOME, THE POLICE CONFISCATED AT THE BOYS HOMES
How is Joran getting along in prison? What is the attitude of the other
inmates regarding him?
TITO: HE IS HOLDING UP.. PLAYS DOMINO WITH THE INMATES Is he really a soft Momma’s boy?
TITO: DEFINITELY NOT
Is Anita VDS really so clueless?
TITO: SHE IS STRESSED..
What is the relationship between Caren Jannsen & Paulus VDS? Is Ms.Jannsen competent?
TITO: JANSSEN IS COMPETENT.
Any early statistics from from the travel industry regarding the impact this
case is having on Aruba’s economy or politics?
TITO: NOT YET.. HOPEFULLY NOT MUCH
As other posters here have expressed…your time and effort here are greatly appreciated..welcome aboard! Tito could you give us a little history about yourself..please don’t take that wrong..I trust that you are Tito Lacle..I would stake my life on it after Native said you were.. It’s just that I know so little about you and would be interested in what life was like for Tito Lacle…no specifics..just a generalization.. ..ever been to America…? and you see the family..I imagine..on a daily basis..How are they all holding up ? Thanks Tito! The wife and I enjoy watching your broadcasts…she seems to enjoy it more than me..but that is a whole different post…
TITO: I FEEL THAT MY HISTORY IS NOT TOO RELEVANT.. BUT HERE GOES.. BEEN IN THE BUSINESS 1O YEARS, MOSTLY TELEVISION, REPORTER, ANCHOR, TRAINED BY CNN, WORKED FOR TWO PAPERS, CURRENTLY DOING RADIO AND NEWSPAPER.. AND SOME CONSULTING.
Thank you ever so much for your exquisitely eloquent reports from Aruba. There is one thing that I never see any mention of, and I hope you can answer it. When/if this case actually goes to trial, will the public at that time actually learn what evidence that the prosecutor has? OR…. do the proceedings remain secret, even then?
TITO: YES.. ONCE THE CASE GOES TO TRIAL, EVERYTHING BECOMES PUBLIC
Also, does that fact that Joran was only 17 when this crime was committed
have any special requirements on secrecy — ya know, protecting the privacy of minors, and all…
TITO: YEP. THAT CHANGED ONCE HE TURNED 18
Thank you for all your hard work in covering this case, you have made a big difference to many Americans.
Thanks for your time. It’s my understanding that as a suspect you are
allowed to lie to the law enforcement but as a witness you can be prosecuted for lying to the authorities. If this is correct, why isn’t the prosecutor charging the Kalpoe brothers for lying to LE when they were “witnesses?” When they gave their first lie regarding the Holiday Inn and the security guards they were still “witnesses.” Where they not? This seems like a no-brainer to keep them incarcerated.
TITO: WITNESSES AND SUSPECTS HAVE DIFFERENT RIGHTS.. WHILE LYING WAS NOT STRONG ENOUGH TO KEEP THE KALPOES IN PRISON, CHANGING STORIES WAS, AND IS THE REASON THAT JORAN IS STILL IN JAIL..
To add to heavyheart’s question, why is Steve Croes not being charged for obstruction or false statements (or a similar charge), as he also lied to the police when he was a “witness?” Another personal question to add to what Wolf asked…Fox News states that you are an investigative reporter. What big stories have you reported in the past?
TITO: EVERY BIG STORY POSSIBLE, FROM EXTRADITION, TO KIDNAPPING OF ARUBANS NATIONALS, AND MANY OTHERS..