According to sources Texas EquuSearch has been trying to get permission to search the area of the sand dunes prior to any costly deep water search. Tim Miller and Texas EquuSearch a long with Tim Whittaker have already been given Aruba’s blessing to conduct a search of the water. However, one would assume that searches would be done of the sand dunes first where there was supposed information from a credible witness.
A search of the water is much more costly and common sense would say that since there was a lead to search the dunes, they should be done first. Originally the FBI was going to help search them with radar equipment and cadaver dogs. However, that ended when Aruba would not divulged where the tip came from.
According to sources, Tim Miller has offered to search the dunes bringing in their own highly sophisticated ground penetration units at no cost to the Aruban people or government. Aruba has cited in the past that much of its budget has gone toward the Natalee Holloway investigation.
“The Arubans assured us the case is going forward with 14 investigators presently assigned. They also advised us that 40 percent of their annual law enforcement budget has been spent on this case.
There was a supposed credible witness with a tip to search the sand dunes, TES is offering to get the job done immediately and either find Natalee or rule out the area and do the search of the water if still necessary. All at no cost to Aruba. Sources say, their offer denied.
Why? With the Aruban PR nightmare that is the Natalee Holloway investigation, who turns down free help and the appearance of the US and Aruba working together for a common goal? Especially when there is a credible lead.
Greta Van Susteren gets an unedited interview with Joran Van Der Sloot. Joran is becoming the gift that keeps on giving.
We just got back from a very quick trip to Aruba. We got word late last week (Friday?) that Joran van der Sloot would sit down for an interview with us in Aruba.
The one agreement: that we wouldn’t edit it.
Joran also did not want to do the interview in the United States, so we agreed on Aruba
Greta doing an interview with Joran like a deposition, this might be interesting. Greta, who has been at this case from the outset questioning Joran, Greta being a lawyer to boot. This is a must see. What defies logic is the fact that Joran Van der Sloot when doing the ABC interview did not listen to his parents advice. They asked Joran not to do the interview and he did not listen. With respect to the Greta interview, “Joran said he did not want his parents in the room.” Instead he wanted his teacher who made a most peculiar comment and request of Greta. Strange indeed.
Adrienne Raymond, Sheridan High School teacher accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old male student is Fired
Take a look at what her favorite memory is from Sheriden High School from the school’s web page … when the students “get it” and think what “is it” is cool.
Disney Workers Accused of Gang Raping Fellow Disney Worker
The woman, who is part of the Disney College Program, told police that she was walking home to her apartment in Orange County, Fla., when four men confronted her and then grabbed her.
Here is a bizarre story out of with many ramifications prior to Spring Break in Mexico.
“The killers knew what they were doing when they arrived,” Bello Melchor Rodriguez, chief investigator with the Mexican federal police, told the Star in an interview yesterday. “They probably bought a vacation package to do this and left that day.”
There have been so many stories told by Joran Van der Sloot, lets not forget this one. Joran reportedly mentioned Koen’s father’s boat in a statement in early June. Beth Twitty has also indicated that there had been activity with this boat on the night of May 30. Both Dave Holloway and Beth Twitty had asked for Dompig to interview him. Koen Gottenbos is said to be one of Joran’s close friends. (Hat Tip for many of the photo’s to Bonsai and analysis)
Koen’s Family Residence and Boat
Koen Gottenbos is said to be one of Joran’s close friends. His family owns a home in a very nice neighborhood, close to both the Tierra Del Sol Golf Course and
Joran reportedly mentioned Koen’s father’s boat in a statement in early June. Beth had indicated that there had been activity with this boat on the night of May 30. The boat is of a size that would be easy to launch at a number of beaches. The vehicle in the photo is the same vehicle as shown in photos last fall…
Overview of Malmok and
Pond as seen near Koen’s Home
View of sizable pond just south and west of the Gottenbos residence. This is one minute away from the Gottenbos residence.
(Ariel view of
The Aruba Racquet Club is in the Westpunt area, which is south of the Tierra Del Sol Golf course. It is rumored to have been a site visited the night Natalee disappeared. The Racquet Club is approximately a 10 minute drive from the VDS home, and approximately a 5 minute drive from the Koen residence.
Pond near Aruba Racquet Club
The “Gardener” witness reportedly had seen Joran and the Kalpoe brothers near this pond. There were reports of this witness indicating that these suspects had put something in the pond. The pond was partially drained in July, 2005 (never fully drained as water kept seeping back in)
Landscape near Aruba Racquet Club
Pond near Aruba Racquet Club drained over the summer, (July/Aug 2005)