Amigoe; April 1, 2006: Deepak’s car confiscated for shootings
Just when one thinks that the investigation into the disappearance of Natalee Holloway can not get any more bizarre, we are proved wrong again. For a legal system that cannot seem fit to reinvestigate the suspects like back in December; however, they are able to confiscate Deepak’s car for a private TV show. Deepak’s attorney was astonished at the actions as well.
“I was astonished, especially when I heard for what reason”, said Kock. “They want to use Deepak’s car and so give the program a reproduction that is as real as possible. You would think that the OM can rent a similar car, or show a picture of it.”
Deepak’s car confiscated for shootings
ARUBA – The Public Prosecutor (OM) confiscated Deepak Kalpoe’s car yesterday. The OM wants to use the car for the shootings of the TV-program Opsporing Verzocht that will spend time on the Holloway-case. Lawyer David Kock has meanwhile taken legal proceedings.
Deepak’s grey Honda Civic was confiscated yesterday afternoon. “I was astonished, especially when I heard for what reason”, said Kock. “They want to use Deepak’s car and so give the program a reproduction that is as real as possible. You would think that the OM can rent a similar car, or show a picture of it.” The lawyer said this morning that he has instituted a lawsuit that will serve today. In any case, the car will stay with the OM till Monday. With the effort of the program, the OM hopes to give the investigation an impulse. Both Aruba and the Netherlands can watch the program on Tuesday, April 11th.
Via that TV-program, viewers are requested for their help with the investigation. A reconstruction of the night in which Natalee disappeared and her activities in the days before will be shown in the program. They will show at a slow pace the places she was possibly seen. People that were on the island at the time of her disappearance and also the days after and that might know anything about her disappearance, are requested to give the information they have. The investigation team anticipates that there are people that have important information on the case, but that have never before come forwards with their information. Informers can give their information anonymously if desired via telephone, against local rates, or internet. They can do this in Dutch, Papiamento, and English. The Public Prosecutor emphasizes that it takes just one crucial tip to give the investigation an impulse.
The program exists for 22 years already and solves at this moment 30 percent of the transmitted cases. The Public Prosecutor of Aruba, the Police Corps of Aruba, the Federal Police services, the Police of Utrecht, and the AVRO are all participating in the program. The World Service will broadcast the program also in Aruba on BVN on April 11th, only a few minutes after the live broadcast at 21:30 Holland time. In connection with the time difference, the program will be repeated a few hours later. They are also striving for the local TV-stations in Aruba to transmit the program. The program is in Dutch with Papiamento subtitles.
The police dogs and their guides of the Dutch police started their search for the missing Natalee Holloway last Wednesday. They search the sand hills near the California lighthouse and other locations, like the Fisherman’s Huts.
The American media have sent several TV-teams to Aruba to follow these searches at first hand.