Michael Dompig, the son of the former lead investigator in Aruba in to the disappearance of Natalee Holloway was questioned as a witness following the arrest of Geoffrey van Cromvoirt. Gerald Dompig made the following statement regarding his son Michale being questioned.
“Michael was merely one of the many people who were questioned as witnesses in this investigation and was never considered a suspect,” Dompig said in a telephone interview.
Dompig, who is no longer lead investigator for reasons that have not been publicly disclosed, spoke with the AP after his son gave an interview to Fox News on Saturday saying that the Holloway family and others who have alleged incompetence and conflicts of interest in the investigation have been “trying to bring my father down.”
The police commissioner said Sunday he did not agree with his son’s comments, and called the interview a “regrettable incident.”
I guess it is no wonder that Gerald Dompig became defensive of his son when local Aruban newspapers that hos some worked with Geoffrey van Cromvoirt on the Visibility Team and may have known him. Although what would Gerold Dompig expect but speculation when the once lead investigator’s son in questioned in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway? Its far from going out on a limb to speculate. It comes with the territory. Gerold Dompig should know better and not draw more attention to himself by threatening to sue.
Local newspapers have reported that Gerold Dompig’s son worked for the same private security company as van Cromvoirt but the police commissioner did not confirm that. Michael Dompig was questioned for the second time during a resurgence of activity after van Cromvoirt’s arrest that included new searches of the sea floor off Aruba. The police commissioner did not say when the first interview of his son took place. (LA Times)
Top Holloway investigator’s son queried Aruban police commissioner says teenager not a suspect in case
It was not known if the questions concerned van Cromvoirt, who was arrested on suspicion of “criminal offenses that may be related to the disappearance” of Holloway, according to authorities who have not provided details.
Dompig made the comments after his son told Fox News on Saturday that the Holloway family and others who have alleged incompetence and conflicts of interest in the investigation have been “trying to bring my father down.”
The elder Dompig said earlier that Holloway’s mother, Beth Twitty, has hurt the investigation by releasing sensitive information during her frequent appearances on U.S. television shows, but he said Sunday he did not agree with his son’s comments and called the interview a “regrettable incident.” (CNN)