Beth Twitty has seen this same act play over and over in the last year in Aruba since her daughter Natalee Holloway went missing May 30, 2005. First there was the suspicious arrest and release of two black security guards. Then came the arrests of Joran Van der Sloot, Deepak Kalpoe and Satish Kalpoe. Then the arrests of Paul Van der Sloot and Steve Croes. Then they are both released. Then the Kalpoe brothers are released only to be rearrested and re-released again. Joran Van der Sloot is then released. GVC is arrested and released. Finally, Guido Wever is arrested and released.
Is it any wonder why Beth Twitty was not too hopeful over the latest arrest of Guido Wever? When I met with her last week, Beth wanted to be positive, but I could tell she had a barrier up to not get too hopeful so that she would not get too disappointed if the arrest turned out to be like all the others.
Speaking to reporters after a speech at Lonoke High School, Beth Holloway Twitty said she was “guardedly optimistic” about the latest arrest in the disappearance of her daughter, who went missing nearly a year ago on a senior graduation trip to the Caribbean island.
“An arrest is better than no arrest, so hopefully it will bring about something,” she said.
Twitty said that though authorities have arrested and released a number of suspects, there have been few answers.
“I think we got really caught up with the arrest of G.V.C.,” Twitty said, referring to suspect Geoffrey van Cromvoirt, who was arrested and released last month.
Having met and talked to Beth Twitty on several occasions what else could one do with any information or arrest that comes out of Aruba but act with ”guardedly optimism”? Guido Wever is arrested almost one year after Natalee’s disappearance.
He worked in the Excelsior casino of the Holiday Inn where Natalee Holloway stayed and where Joran Van der Sloot gambled. Wever is a known friend of Joran Van der Sloot. They supposedly played tennis the day after Natalee Holloway went missing and later went to casinos and gambled. Wever had been previously questioned by authorities in both Aruba and the Netherlands. Wever quit his casino job and left abruptly for the Netherlands shortly after Natalee went missing. Was this planned in advance or was it a spur of the moment action? If so, why? Seems it would be pretty simple to find out when one purchased a plane ticket. Did he ever previously mention to the Excelsior casino that he would be leaving, or did he just up and leave?
All this makes it so odd that Wever would be arrested now and charged in a crime against Natalee Holloway. Why did this not take place last year when much of the same information was known about Wever and he was questioned? That would have seemed to have made more sense, but so little has in any of this investigation.
Beth Twitty was not hopeful with this arrest and her gut feeling turned out to be correct. Guido Wever was released today as the prosecutors decided not to hold him any longer. The emotional roller coaster for the family of Natalee Holloway continues and the farce of what is called the Natalee Holloway investigation.
One thing is for certain, Beth Twitty is not in any way about to give up.
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands No trip back to Aruba for a suspect arrested in the Netherlands in the disappearance of Mississippi native Natalee Holloway.
The man was released today and his lawyer tells Dutch television there wasn’t enough evidence. Holloway disappeared last year on a high school trip.
A Dutch court official says a case in The Hague district involving a request to send the suspect to Aruba for further investigation has been dropped.
The suspect’s lawyer tells Dutch television there was not enough evidence to hold his client.
Suspect in Natalee Holloway Case Released From Detention in the Netherlands
The release of the suspect, identified only as “Guido W.” because of Dutch privacy laws, means he will not be transferred to Aruba, said the court official, Martine de Bruijn. His lawyer, Gerard Sprong, told Dutch television there was not enough evidence to hold his client.
A spokesman for the Dutch national prosecutor’s office declined to comment, saying the case was in the hands of the Aruban public prosecutor.