After nearly three months since the “credible tip” came in to Aruban authorities, “a delegation of four Dutch police officers and two special trained tracker dogs” arrived in Aruba yesterday to search the sand dunes. The lack of urgency has made many question the credibility of the tip and the motives of the ALE as to why this was not acted upon sooner. Also, there is another team that has still not even reached Aruba yet. What the delay there is, is anyone’s guess.
Amigoe; March 29, 2006: Tracker dogs arrived in Aruba
ARUBA Ã¢â‚¬” A delegation of four Dutch police officers and two special trained tracker dogs together with field Public Prosecutor Karin Janssen arrived in Aruba yesterday afternoon. A second delegation is expected to arrive later. The dogs will be used to search a certain area in the sand hills. The suspicion is that Natalee Holloway is (re)buried in that area. Chief of Police Gerold Dompig prepared the investigation in the Netherlands a few weeks ago.
In an interview with CBS that was transmitted last Saturday, Dompig said that he thinks that the three main suspects, Joran van der Sloot, Deepak and Satish Kalpoe, are no murderers. He suspects that the three boys were involved in hiding the body of Holloway, who had possibly died from an overdose of alcohol and drugs. He thinks that there was a second group of people involved with the hiding of the girl’s body. This second group must have helped with the reburying of the body in a better location. He also said in the interview that he suspects father Paul van der Sloot of knowing more about the disappearance of the girl than he had said up till now.
Dutch police join Holloway search
AMSTERDAM Ã¢â‚¬” A Dutch police delegation is in Aruba to support the investigation into the disappearance of US teenager Natalee Holloway.
Four officers of the Dutch national police service KLPD arrived on the Dutch Caribbean island on Monday afternoon. They have two tracker dogs with them. A second team is to arrive shortly, local newspaper ‘Amigoe’ reported on the Dutch-language version of its website on Wednesday
The Dutch will use the dogs and a ground radar system in the latest in a series of searches for the missing teen. This search will concentrate on an area of sand dunes where the authorities suspect her body may be buried.