Last night the much awaited and publicized Dutch reenactment of the disappearance of Natalee Holloway aired in Aruba and Holland. Although it being done late in the game as Natalee Holloway has been missing for ten months; a general rule of thumb is what harm could such a program do? We had hoped that something like this would have been aired much sooner in this investigation and presented to the Dutch and Arubans in their native languages from the outset.
I think it would, the only problem is the delay in doing the entire thing, To put together an Aruban tape and Dutch tape to do a reenactment, then maybe that’s what it will take for somebody to do the right thing. It’s been over 10 months, the family has gone over everything, it comes to a point when somebody in Aruba says enough is enough, we’re tired of tourism going down and somebody will come forward.
(Court TV Interview; 04/05/2006 )
Beth Twitty had commented also that she thought the program ‘Opsporing Verzocht’ would be a positive.
“When I think about the viewers it will reach, I think it can be positive.”
Watch the video of reenactment from Opsporing Verzocht
It would appear following the Natalee Holloway reenactment many tips came in to the show including this one.
She did, however, learn something new by reading the show’s transcripts Ã¢â‚¬” an unidentified woman called the hotline after the show to report seeing four sweaty boys leaving the beach with a shovel the night Natalee disappeared.
“I think they’ve received less than 100 tips, but I’m hoping today maybe some more will be in,” Twitty said.
Dutch police receive 60 tips in Holloway TV program
Aruban Police Commissioner Adolf Richardson said his force was looking for more information about a man with glasses who is suspected of harassing another woman on the same beach where Holloway went missing nine days earlier.
“We have no concrete proof that this incident has any relation to Natalee’s disappearance, but we cannot completely disregard this either,” Richardson said.
The program also focused attention on the car driven by Van der Sloot’s friends, saying that information about where the gray Honda Civic was seen the night she disappeared – or not seen – would be relevant to their investigation.
The Dutch program also highlighted two anonymous tips police wanted more information on, including a woman who said she saw three or four boys with a shovel on the island’s north side on May 30; and a man who called several months later and said he knew Holloway had been buried.