While in Palm Desert speaking at the National Sheriff’s Association Conference according to reports from CBS 2, Beth Twitty is stating that she has been told by her attorney that Aruban authorities have apparently decided to close the investigation. into the disappearance of Natalee Holloway.
While her quest to find out what happened to her daughter continues, Beth Twitty told us she was shocked at the information she just received from her lawyer. Aruban authorities have apparently decided to close the investigation into the disappearance of her daughter.
This is rather curious seeing that not to long ago a select group from Aruba traveled to Washington, DC and met with US Representative Spencer Bachus December 13, claiming the following:
Rep. Spencer Bachus said he came away from a Friday meeting with Aruban officials with the sense that they plan to vigorously pursue leads in the disappearance of American student Natalee Holloway.
Bachus, R-Ala., whose district includes Mountain Brook, where Holloway is from, divulged little about the substance of the meeting, saying only it was a “frank and open discussion” and that Aruban authorities have devoted “tremendous resources” to the case.
And of course this statement,
“Their intention going forward … is not to shut this case down, but to continue to pursue it vigorously,” Bachus told reporters. “They do not consider it a closed case nor do they consider that they have a dead end. They continue to develop information and pursue leads.”
However, in an article from Diario; December 13, 2005; ‘Police Union president confirms that Holloway case investigation has officially stopped. Until the government explains what exactly the role of the new prosecutor will be’
Jossy Mansur appeared with Greta, ‘On the Record’, stating Aruban investigators will close the investigation of Natalee Holloway’s disappearance in 60 days if no new evidence is found or suspects obtained.
Since that meeting with Representative Bachus and claiming they would work on this case vigorously the following has occurred.
- Steve Cohen gives the impression that all three suspects including Joran Van der Sloot will be reinterviewed within 10 days.
- Claims from the family that the suspects may have already received questions in advance.
- Joran Van der Sloot leave Aruba to go back to Holland and never questions as Aruban officials lead everyone to believe.
- We learn that Karen Janssen’s intention was not to force the suspects to be interrogated, but for them to come in voluntarily.
- Steve Cohen: “I’d have to say that our confidence level is not at the highest level” and that they misjudged the process.
- Satish Kalpoe is not interested in Public Prosecutor’s invitation Aruban
- Deputy Police Chief Gerold Dompig said he had heard from Miller about EquuSearch’s plans and wished them well, but that the government was unlikely to provide official support .
After all this posturing since December, Beth Twitty heard from her attorney that the case will be closed. Exactly what Jossy Mansur had previously reported to happen sometime in mid-January. Representative Bachus, what do you have to say for yourself now? Many in Alabama and your constituents in Mountain Brook are waiting.