Amigoe: New search for Holloway in the dunes


Amigoe: January 18, 2006; New search for Holloway in the dunes

ARUBA — A search for the body of Natalee Holloway started again in the California-dunes near the lighthouse yesterday morning at sunrise. A big group of policemen search the area for almost the entire morning, but nothing was found.

The Public Prosecutor (OM) didn’t want to say what the reason was for the search, seven months after the disappearance of Holloway. “The search was done based on information from the investigation.” Just part of the area was searched before; now they searched the entire area. The policemen used sticks with an iron ends to prick the sand, hoping in vain to stumble across something.

(AP) Aruba police search for missing teenager

Police searched sand dunes on the northwest coast of Aruba for Natalee Holloway, the American teen who vanished on this Dutch Caribbean island seven months ago, police said Tuesday.

More than 50 police officers began searching a 1-square-mile area on Monday, said Gerold Dompig, Aruba’s chief of police. The search was suspended Tuesday.

“We can’t pull 55 people from the Aruba police force since the island only has about 250 police,” Dompig said. “We do need that many people to do the search.”

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