Dave Holloway: “I had a very good source tell me that the boys or Joran especially has already a list of the questions”
Dave Holloway responds to the news that Joran and the other two suspects are going to be re-interviewed. Dave’s comment is as follows:
Well I’m not really sure how to gauge it at this point in time, Lisa, but I’m encouraged anytime they bring them back in for questioning. What I’m confused on is that I had a very good source tell me that the boys or Joran especially has already a list of the questions that is going to be asked of him.
My source tells me that he knows what’s going to be asked and that information was provided to him approximately two weeks ago.
One wonders if true, why the pop quiz suddenly became a take home test? These comments are not coming from Beth Twitty, who everyone that sides with the suspects would immediately find fault with the comments. These words are coming from Dave Holloway. I truly hope for Aruba’s sake that these suspects were not given the questions in advance, because it will come out. This all just plays into the reason why so many have doubts with the investigation. As Dave Holloway commented regarding the efforts by the ALE to bring Joran in for questioning, “It’sÃ¢â‚¬”it may be all for show. Who knows?”
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JORAN VAN DER SLOOT, SUSPECT IN NATALEE HOLLOWAY CASE: It was Natalee who asked me to go out with her. It was her that asked me to come to the club. It was her that was yelling at me to go dance with her and I saidÃ¢â‚¬”and I went to go drink something with my friends. I kissed with her. But neither me, Deepak or Satish ever had sex with her and no one ever said otherwise.
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DANIELS: Joran van der Sloot has left the Netherlands where he was going to school and today he’s back in Aruba. Within days police are expected to re-question him and two other suspects in connection with Natalee Holloway’s disappearance. Now according to the Aruban government spokesperson, van der Sloot and the Kalpoe brothers will be questioned about discrepancies in their timelines of the night Natalee disappeared.
And joining me now on the phone is Dave Holloway, Natalee’s father.
Dave thanks again for speaking with us.
DAVE HOLLOWAY, NATALEE HOLLOWAY’S FATHER (via phone): Thank you, Lisa.
DANIELS: So, are you encouraged by the developments or does it just seem to you more of the same?
HOLLOWAY: Well I’m not really sure how to gauge it at this point in time, Lisa, but I’m encouraged anytime they bring them back in for questioning. What I’m confused on is that I had a very good source tell me that the boys or Joran especially has already a list of the questions that is going to be asked of him.
DANIELS: Already the list of questions that he’s going to be asked?
He was handed that list?
HOLLOWAY: My source tells me that he knows what’s going to be asked and that information was provided to him approximately two weeks ago.
DANIELS: What is your reaction to hearing something like that?
Again, we haven’t confirmed that, but if it’s true, what is your reaction?
HOLLOWAY: Well you know I’m still trying to struggle the reasons behind it. You know, are they going to ask him other questions or maybe they’re going to askÃ¢â‚¬”let him concentrate on these and ask him other questions. I don’t know, but it’s very disturbing to me that someone would have a list of questions in advance prior to an interrogation.
DANIELS: Let me ask you, what would you ask Joran van der Sloot if you had a chance?
HOLLOWAY: Well, there’s a number of things I would ask him. First would be, where is Natalee and what did he do with her if he’s involved in this case. You know something else that disturbs me, Lisa, is the fact that suspects in Aruba can lie to police and that’s not a crime. Witnesses, on the other hand, cannot lie. And I asked a question since Paul van der Sloot is no longer a suspect, he can then be a witness and I’m wondering if he cannot be re-interviewed as well.
DANIELS: I’m just thinking this through. Do you think that heÃ¢â‚¬”if it’s true, that he was given those questions it’s because they are voluntarily going back to Aruba to answer these questions and that was part of a deal? Is that how it strikes you?
HOLLOWAY: You know I don’t know. Like I said, I’m still trying to struggle with why they would give him questions in advance, according to this source. It may be so that he can think about them and you know really concentrate on what they’re going to ask him. I don’t know. It’sÃ¢â‚¬”it may be all for show. Who knows?
DANIELS: You know I can sense the frustration in your voice right now. Does it just seem like they are going through the motions, the Aruban government responding to a lot of pressure to get these people back in and question but it really doesn’t mean too much?
HOLLOWAY: Well as you recall, back about 60 days ago there was some indications that they were on a 60-day plan and the rumor was, was that you know after 60 days if they don’t come up with anything they’re going to close the case. And then after repercussions about that idea they changed their mind and said they would continue investigating the case. So you know where do we stand is what I want to know.
DANIELS: Dave, any doubt in your mind that these three are involved in Natalee’s disappearance?
HOLLOWAY: They were the last three seen with Natalee Holloway and they’ve got more answers.
DANIELS: Look you’re dealing with the Aruban government here and I know that your family has been pretty outspoken in some of your concerns with how they’ve handled this case. Do you think that there will be a break in this case given the fact that the Aruban authorities really are in charge?
HOLLOWAY: Well you know you stop and think about it, you’ve got a 17-year-old, a 18-year-old and a 20 or 21-year-old. You would think that any investigator could crack one of these kids in any interrogation. I would know that in the United States that if there is any investigators listening, if they had the opportunity on three of these kids they could probably do it.
DANIELS: Dave, are you planning to go back to Aruba?
HOLLOWAY: You know that’s up in the air. You know I didÃ¢â‚¬”a lot of my responsibilities was involved in searching. I know Texas EquuSearch is seriously considering going back to the island to do some searching in the water. Whether I’ll go or not, that’sÃ¢â‚¬”that will be determined in the next few weeks.
DANIELS: Dave, I know it’s a really hard time for you with Christmas coming up. And weÃ¢â‚¬”we’reÃ¢â‚¬”just want you to know that Natalee is in our thoughts and we wish you the very best.
HOLLOWAY: We appreciate it very much.
DANIELS: Hope you get some answers, Dave.
HOLLOWAY: OK. Thank you.