The following from the Prosecutors office and confirmed by the MSM:
ORANJESTAD – The team in charge of the investigation in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway has a strong suspicion that the young lady in question has lost her life as a consequence of a punishable crime committed against her.
Also, the team is of opinion that there are person(s)who have more information that have not given statements to the police. With this communication, the investigative team is asking all persons who can give more information in relation to the case of Natalee Holloway to contact the police. The team guarantees that all persons who call will be able to speak directly to commissioner Dompig and will remain anonymous.
After seven months of investigation we finally get this acknowledgment … “the disappearance of Natalee Holloway has a strong suspicion that the young lady in question has lost her life as a consequence of a punishable crime committed against her”.
I guess all the other theories can now be put to rest, runaway, drowning, etc.
Did we really have to go beyond Gerold Dompig’s statement, “these boys are guilty as Hell“.
What some are saying:
One positive thing this “urgent message” from ALE MIGHT do, is that it could possibly silence all the “runaway” talk… or at least take a lot of the sting out of it. The pro-Joran, bash-the-victims crowd could take a significant hit from this development IF it turns out to be accurate.
This is probably the first time they have made any kind of public statement about the case since September, so anything that could help is OK. I’m not gonna get too excited about it, though. (SB)
Astonishing — after all these months, and NOW, Prosecutor’s Office states “they have reason to believe that Natalee is dead…”
What is that reason, or reasons, they claim to have which provides them with assurance that Natalee is dead? Based on what is this request to public made? And if $250,000 cash reward to any individual providing same info requested here, then why would anyone come forward now to talk to Prosecutor, when talking to Beth would buy you a Masserati?
So again, what is the reason for stating that there is now a “belief that Natalee is dead?”
Have they learned something new? (the big hammer)