An unconfirmed finding of bones was referenced by Tito Lacle during an interview with Greta Van Susteren, ‘On The Record’; October 24, 2005. According to Tito there has been no confirmation of these findings by authorities.
Tito: They have not found anything in specific. Earlier today there was a mention of finding some bones. Yet the chief of police or the person in charge rather, did not confirm that. He said he did not find anything, did not hear anything officially. So as we speak nothing official has been found. Although Arubans keep insisting on these new things being found today sometime.
From other sources in Aruba it appears that bones may have been found and are going to be tested. However, many speculate from the appearance of them that they may not be human. The searches continue, tips continue to come in and everyone waits for the authenticity of the Deepak Kalpoe/Jaime Skeeters tape.
For more of the interview: (Hat Tip: SunMoonStars)
Greta: Tito, what’s going on in this search?
Tito: Well basically Greta, Dave Holloway arrived in Aruba I believe last Tuesday.
He came with Tim Miller and Texas Equusearch. They have been diving ever since. Making different dives in different locations. There was one of those dives where they used sonar cameras to search the bottom of the ocean. Today they particularly searched an area in front of the Marriott Hotel.
Greta: Have they found anything?
Tito: They have not found anything in specific. Earlier today there was a mention of finding some bones. Yet the chief of police or the person in charge rather, did not confirm that.
He said he did not find anything, did not hear anything officially. So as we speak nothing official has been found. Although Arubans keep insisting on these new things being found today sometime.
Greta: So, at least what we can see is there is talk or people are mentioning bones. But we have absolutely no confirmation that indeed bones have been found?
Tito: That is correct Greta.
Greta: There was some discussion about looking for some sort of cage. Something that was stolen from the fishermen’s huts which is just north of the Marriott hotel. Do you know anything about this cage?
Tito: No, nothing.
Greta: Have they had any other sort of hints or tips out there to make anyone feel the least bit optimistic that clues will be found?
Tito: Well, apparently the tips are coming in every single day as I mentioned last time.
In different locations, they are seeing sightings of even Natalee at some point.
Even as late as last week I was told by police officials that as strange as it might sound that tips are coming in. Even sightings, even people seeing her, people resembling her. Also dives are being done at specific locations. They had one at the harbor a couple of weeks ago.
Every other location, every tip they find is being carefully looked at.
Greta: We only have thirty seconds, Tito. In terms of the tapes going to Holland is the prosecutor optimistic this is a big break for the investigation?
Tito: It could be a big break. If it turns out the tapes are authentic, it means trouble for both the guys and the brother that was interviewed. If that’s the case he would have to come forward again and clear up what he said in those interviews.
Greta: Right now, all we know is that those tapes have been sent off to Holland for expert testing.