Geoffrey van Cromvoirt has been released from custody in Aruba into the custody of his parents.
Geoffrey van Cromvoirt, 19, has been released into the custody of his parents after spending more than a week in an Aruba jail on suspicion of “criminal offenses that may be related to the disappearance” of Natalee Holloway.
According to ABC, Good Morning America: Cabdriver’s Tip Led to Arrest of Holloway Potential Suspect
ABC News has learned that van Cromvoirt’s April 15 arrest occurred after police identified him as someone who may have had physical relations with the Alabama teen while she was on vacation in Aruba.
Police followed a trail of evidence that began with a cabdriver, who wants to remain anonymous. The cabdriver told police she drove an intoxicated Holloway and her friends one night and heard Holloway talking about being in love with a “Dutch boy.”
Aruban police interviewed Holloway’s friends in Alabama and say they confirmed the cabdriver’s description, including more details about the man Holloway allegedly said she loved. The friends provided a physical description and a first initial Ã¢â‚¬” G.
Not to be surprised but we have yet another suspects not cooperating with the ALE.
Van Cromvoirt allegedly matches the description. He was arrested, but did not answer questions during a week of interrogation.
MSNBC: Aruba releases suspect tied to Holloway probe
Geoffrey van Cromvoirt was seen leaving jail and apparently picked up by his parents in the morning, according to an NBC News producer.
In a statement, authorities said, “The suspect G.v.C. has been released from police custody. He has been released because the grounds for his detention are no longer there. He remains a suspect.”
UPDATE: (Fox News) 20-year old man with the initials “E.B.” was arrested on Saturday
On Saturday, a 20-year old man with the initials “E.B.” was arrested in the Holloway case and was released after six hours.
“Today, the suspect G.V.C. has been released from police custody,” Aruban prosecutors said in a brief statement. “He has been released because the grounds for his detention are no longer there.”
The prosecutor’s office said Van Cromvoirt remains “a suspect” in the case.