New Witnesses in the Natalee Holloway Disappearance in Aruba


According to the AP via The Birmingham News , Aruban prosecutors are stating that there is a new witnesses that has come forward in the Natalee Holloway investigation that may bring new leads and clues into the disappearance of Natalee Holloway. This announcement comes on the announcement by both the Holloway/Twitty family in their disappoint and disapproval on the handing of their daughter’s case. Also, on Friday afternoon came the following press announcement from the Aruban prosecutors office.

ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) — Aruban prosecutors said Friday they have new witnesses and leads into the disappearance of a U.S. teen who vanished on a school trip to the Dutch Caribbean island more than five months ago.

Natalee Holloway, then 18, was last seen early on May 30 leaving a bar with Dutch national Joran van der Sloot and Surinamese brothers Deepak and Satish Kalpoe. They were arrested on June 9 but released after a court ruled there was not enough evidence to hold them.

The Aruban prosecutor’s office said it was conducting new interviews of witnesses in the disappearance.

“From this review the team has concluded that there are several aspects that need more attention,” the prosecutor’s office said in a statement. “There are people living in the United States of America who have to be interviewed again.”

Prosecutors did not provide details about any new developments and did not return telephone calls seeking comment.
The report of new interviews came after the missing teen’s mother, Beth Holloway Twitty, visited Aruba this week and alleged that three law enforcement officials did not take the investigation seriously in the crucial early stages. She demanded the three be removed from the case.

Copy of five page letter sent to Aruba Attorney General

As Beth Twitty has said regarding the situation with the investigator in the search for her daughter, Natalee Holloway, “They have placed barriers to the advancement of the investigation,” Twitty said. “They should be replaced.”

(Full story)

NBC 13; Authorities: New Developments In Natalee Holloway Case

The prosecutor’s office in Aruba said it is conducting new interviews of witnesses in the case, but is not being specific about the new developments.

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  • Comments

    12 Responses to “New Witnesses in the Natalee Holloway Disappearance in Aruba”

    1. mchenry on November 5th, 2005 3:45 pm

      I will believe this when I see it. The Aruba LE is totally incompetent. They do not have a clue how to solve a crime. They have bungled every lead that they have had. They should be fired for loosing or destroying evidence. I will boycott Aruba and all of their products until they give Natalee back!

    2. icey on November 5th, 2005 4:37 pm

      A New witness on aruba? or just pointing the finger at the MB Kids? This article is unclear on if a witness came forward on aruba or if they are just finally realizing that they did not talk with any of the kids, which is a huge oversight on ALE’s part.


    3. Pat on November 5th, 2005 6:51 pm

      Interesting that this is coming up now that their replacement has been requested. Perhaps they are afraid someone else might really find something. If these “witnesses” have anything to contribute where have they been all this time; why haven’t they come forward to collect the reward money?

      I’ll bet in the end these new witnesses turn out to be locals who are somehow connected to the PIMPS or local officials. They will point the finger at some of the American kids, thereby justifying the need to interview them to find a scapegoat. Meanwhile the last 3 kids to be seen with Natalee, those who helped get rid of her, and those who covered it up will go scott free.

    4. cal on November 5th, 2005 8:48 pm

      Aruba gov’t is not that stupid to accidentally bungle an investigation. It’s still a money laundrying island for the Netherlands even though they deny it, for drug lords whom use the casions to spin their drug money into the Aruban banks. Whom ever is in charge is calling the shots, and its not Karin and the Aruban LE. They do what they are told; but since they have no policitcal or public relations experience they bungled the tradegy. All their past experience in handling confrontations is with intimidation and its not working this time. The entire gov’t was appointed by the drug lords and they work for them – if you disobey you get the columbian necktie present and your spouse goes to jail charged with murder. The Aruban prosecutors office is trying to pull another smoke screen. It would be in everyones interest to find out whom appointed these people to their positions – that’s the person whom can fix the problem with getting the investigation completed and the 2 guys beind bars. The Aruban gov’t can not replace the LE people because tyhey did not appoint them. Wake up everyone and use your instincts and brains.

    5. Koni on November 5th, 2005 9:53 pm

      Pat, I hope your not right, but wouldn”t it be the pits, if they did do that!! Will have to wait and see, but that would be a low blow if they would do that, and who knows, they would do anything to save face or at lest try to. or to do more covering up. I hope they come up with something with the Holidays coming up, it would be so great for Beth and the family to get the results before then.

    6. Prima on November 7th, 2005 7:07 am

      What’s the point of interviewing any mroe witnesses? The Aruban/Dutch authorities side with the perps anyway. Would they really take seriously any more statements by witnesses or just discount them as they have done in the past. They never took statements from the family and friends of BT the first night they arrived on the island of Aruba. They are not even taking seriously the tape from Skeeters, sending it to Holland and having a low priority on it’s authenticity.

    7. commonsense on November 7th, 2005 12:21 pm

      Yeah, there is no way in hell that an American kid could have done anything at all, with being drunk and on pot all week. No way. Not a possibility. You would never see that happen in Miami.
      Come on people, if they have nothing to hide, then BHT should let them speak. What is the problem with that.

    8. noregrets on November 8th, 2005 4:28 pm

      If I’m not mistaken they’ve had the fbi reinterview the MB kids twice this month. WTF? They want the fbi’s help when they are trying to point the finger back to Alabama and get the focus off their island, but they don’t want the fbi to help them find the truth and help them search for a body. I’m thrilled to see a boycott finally called. If it had been done sooner maybe we’d have seen some results.

    9. Grandma23 on November 8th, 2005 5:34 pm

      I agree with cal.They did this ,they can live with the results of the boycott. All we ever wanted was Justice. Gram23

    10. Grandma23 on November 8th, 2005 5:40 pm

      The friends of Natalee have given statements before a judge in the U S A so no need to give them again to Aruba plus aruba has there statements. How many times do you think they will asked for more from the girls?. They better wise up the boycott has begun and its all there own fault. Aruba does nothing but point fingers away from themselfs. Gram23

    11. star on November 9th, 2005 10:55 pm

      wonder how long it will take Paulus’ friend in law land to shut down the new guy in charge and his witnesses?

    12. kiltie65 on March 8th, 2008 7:09 pm

      Maybe the witness is the kid from Aruba that now lives in Georgia…can’t remember the name. On one of the other blogs, it was theorized that perhaps he is in the witness protection program? Maybe I’m naive, but I can’t shake the feeling that something is finally getting ready to happen. Hope so.

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