It looks like the Dutch are starting to recognize the inability of the Aruban’s to solve the Natalee Holloway disappearance. This article from AD.nl was kindly translated for us by Zina and portrays what we have been saying since day 1, the Aruban police do not have the competence, tools, or motivation to solve the crime.
As we come upon the 1 year anniversary of the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, it is time for the Dutch to step in and help solve the crime.
Holloway Case: ‘Holland, intervene’
Amsterdam: Exactly a year after the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba, the investigation is stuck.
Criminal law experts and Natalee’s Mother only see one solution: Holland has to intervene.
Dutch detectives have to take control of the police team that on Aruba is investigating the disappearance of Natalee Holloway. This is argued by criminal law expert Peter van Koppen.
After a year the investigation of the disappearance of the American teenager is stuck. At least nine persons are accused of having kidnapped and murdered Natalee, more than 280 witnesses have been heard and there’s a file of over 40,000 pages. But what happened to Natalee in the early morning of may 30th 2005 on Aruba ? The investigators don’t know.
Criminal law experts and people involved have the impression that police and justice on Aruba are completely lost. It seems like the Arubans are capturing suspects randomly, says Van Koppen.
It would be wise if ‘a Dutch team takes over the case instead of having the Arubans dragging on the investigation. The current police team is apparently not able to distinguish ripe from green. A good Dutch team could manage it.
Lawyer Gerard Spong, who as lawyerr of the suspect Guido W. got to know the file agrees with Van Koppen. Spong calls the Aruban investigation amateurish. According to him the case is so complicated that a college of three judges should handle it. This is not possible in Aruba.
Also the mother of Natalee Holloway, Beth Twitty, hopes that Dutch detectives will eventually shed some light on the case. In an interview with the AD she calls the investigation on Aruba so far a mess.
Aruban lawyers notice that witnesses and suspects are continuously being called for questioning again. People who have been interrogated twenty times already, get sick of it. Several suspects refuse to even talk to the police anymore, according to a lawyer. Police and justice on Aruba refuse to comment.