Natalee Holloway Investigation: Solvert RENESKA (security guard) July 8, 2005 Witness Statement


A couple of interesting points are brought to our attention from the HIquestioning of this security guard witness. One, the amount of hours that he worked from 5/29 -5/30/05 at the Holiday Inn. Also, could someone explain how the security guard that was on duty in the time frame when Natalee Holloway went missing, when Joran Van der Sloot claimed they walked on the beach and when the three suspects originally lied and stated they dropped her off at the Holiday Inn was not questioned until July 8, 2005. Five weeks later? Where was the sense of urgency?

The other interesting fact is he claimed to have seen high school students swimming, but never saw any sign of Natalee Holloway or Joran Van der Sloot. From all the information compiled, there is not one person other than the three suspects that place them on the beach that night. Not one.

Joran Van der Sloot claimed in his interviews that they passed other people on the beach. With the publicity that this case has gained worldwide, not one person has contacted a media outlet, the police or the family and reported that they saw what could have been Natalee & Joran walking on the beach?

Also below, take a look at the pictures of the Holiday Inn pool, Iguana Bar and beach area. Make up for your own mind what one could have seen from a distance and with the lighting at the time that the security guard was on duty. Why did the ALE wait for 5 weeks again to question this witness?

Solvert RENESKA (security guard) July 8, 2005 Witness Statement

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(Pic Hat Tip: Klaas)


Holiday Inn Aruba AERIAL







HI pool area and areal view


HI at sunset


HI at night

references: The Iguana Bar, Holiday Inn

Dutch doc 1     Dutch doc 2     Dutch doc 3

Dutch doc 4     Dutch doc 5

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    57 Responses to “Natalee Holloway Investigation: Solvert RENESKA (security guard) July 8, 2005 Witness Statement”

    1. dennisintn on September 20th, 2006 10:22 pm

      they were in no hurry to put themselves out investigating because they thought beth and family would go home and leave them to close the case as a runaway, suicide and self burial, or godzilla attack. i’m sure julia and paulus are looking hard to find a cheap witness that will testify for jvds.

    2. Waterboy on September 20th, 2006 10:34 pm

      To all Monkeys,

      Warning, this will be boring to about 85% of all those who take the time to read it—so if you have read some of my ramblings and found them boring, don’t bother to read any further, just save yourself some time and skip on by.

      What would you do if your daughter or son disappeared in Aruba? Boy, that is a hard one for me to answer. I’d know something was wrong if my son missed the airplane from someplace like Aruba, and I didn’t hear from him, cause he’s rock solid dependable. He was like a 30 year old when he was 4. From what I’ve heard of Natalee, she is much the same way.

      With a daughter (which I don’t have), or with my wife (which I do have), I would be very, very worried. I’d be like Beth. I’d be on the first flight down there. I don’t know anyone with a personal aircraft, not one big enough to get me there. I’d have to go commercial. I’d cash a check , get some travelers checks, take my credit cards, and arrange for more money as needed.

      Where would I go when I got there? I’d do like Dave and Beth and Jug all did. I’d go to the police station, with a picture in hand. I’d also do like Jug did, and I’d take my brother, and and an old friend (if you read my post about the perfect bodyguard–that’s my friend,lots of military experiences and tough as a boot. He’s been shot, he’s been stabbed, and had his nose broken a half dozen times, and you know what, none of those injuries even ruined his day.)

      I don’t know what I would have said if ask “How much money do you have?” I’d have said for sure, ” What do you mean, at least I saying I would.” Really and truly, when you have your hat in your hand, it’s hard to say. I’d eat crow for sure. I’d even eat a skunk if it came to getting my wife or son back. So probable, I’d be like Dave.

      If I were Dave or Jug and know now what I know now, I would have taken some of those little radio bugs, and planted them everywhere I went, in the police station, in the sloots, in Cn Cs. That way I could hear what was said after I was gone. Who, who, who, in their right mind would have ever imagined that there could be that much corruption and cover up. If the Dutch every start cleaning house, it will be like rats leaving a burning ship. The scramble will be unimaginable it will stretch from one end of the island to the other, from rich to poor, from powerful to subordinate.

      I’d also take pictures of everything, thousands of pictures. I’d also hire a private detective, like Art Wood, and I wouldn’t trust anyone on the island, not completely anyway. All my strategies would be planned in a different place each day, away from any curious ears. All my notes, would stay with me. All my computer records would be coded, and sent home securely.

      I’d start working on a weak link in the police department, a young policeman, an honest type individual, maybe a power-hungry type policeman. I’d call everyday and ask for that guy, and I’d grill him for information. I’d ask to ride along with him, and get him to work for me. I’d get all the dirt on the higher-ups in the police department. It might get me killed, but then again, I wouldn’t go anywhere with out my bodyguard friend, my human pit-bull so to speak. I’d acquire a firearm rather quickly. I would carry a tape recorder,a video camera and a digital camera.

      I’m going to cut this short, cause I could go on and on. But, bottom line is this–I’d do almost every thing Beth, Dave, and Jug did. I don’t see how 3 people could have done anymore. Talk about going the extra mile, how could you ask for anything else. I think, no I know, my parents would not have gone to those extremes, and they love me very much.
      Love I guess comes in degrees, and Natlee is loved so very much. Watch those tapes that Beth took of Natalee–the one where she is in the back seat of the car, tolerating her mom’s silliness, the tape where her little friend runs into the back of her at the football game, and you will understand. Natalee, there is a human being who can give complete and total forgiveness in the blink of an eye, what a rare, rare child, what a precious, precious life.

    3. Waterboy on September 20th, 2006 10:44 pm

      To all Monkeys,

      I saw Natalee, and Joran on the beach together that night. I did, I did, in my mind I did. But you know what? It didn’t last long or go anywhere, cause it was fiction. It’s fiction, it’s an illusion.

      I saw Natalee fall that night, and the black security guard approach her. Dave, and Beth, and Jug saw also. That illusion didn’t last either, not in my mind, and not in Dave’s, or Beth’s, or Jug’s mind.

      Maybe in a sick mind these illusions last. Maybe in a sick mind, they become real. Maybe they become truth–in a sick mind.

    4. Kris on September 21st, 2006 12:03 am

      Waterboy: Your posts aren’t boring. Thanks for all of them. I don’t post often but felt I needed my voice heard today. Everyone reading, if you post a few lines we can keep this search for the truth of what happened to Natalee Ann Holloway alive. I was at our community high school today and found out that Dave’s book is being read. It’s the one I donated to the school’s library when it first came out. People are still talking about Natalee but the MSM hasn’t had anything new on the case for a while. Lets send out emails to Greta, etc. asking if they heard that Dutch investigators will be investigating the case. Maybe it will get a mention on air to rekindle interest in Natalee’s case.

      Justice for Natalee and her family!

    5. Waterboy on September 21st, 2006 12:03 am

      mayan, nychic

      I need you. I need your
      eyes and different points
      of view, please. help.
      what do you see?

      To Carpe,

      Sorry, I missed your post. Okay, here goes. In my opinion (my son could tell you more, but he took one look and refuses to look again) . What you are seeing is the left ear, and behind the ear is the mastoid process (smaller than normal, and more rounded). What you see below the ear, which makes it look like another ear is the sterno-clido-mastoid (sp?) muscle, which is really standing out, like it is under great stress, or the neck has been broken. Someone that could tell you is an anatomy Ph.D. or emergency room Dr. I have a friend that has been both, but his son got killed in Iraq, so I don’t think he needs the graphics right now. If you know someone like that they can tell you for sure. I’m about 80% on this one.

    6. Betty on September 21st, 2006 12:09 am

      Why after a year all of the 3 guys statements now have be release and the last year the D>A. has not said any thing Are the Dutch people investage started we have not heard nothing on this

    7. hammer on September 21st, 2006 1:31 am

      HI BETTY

      Are you concerned that inept ALE might be called to account for their illegal and malfeasnt actions in this case?

      Produce the evidence which animates the charges of “murder” levied against Mickey Johns and Abraham Jones.


    8. KELMAL on September 21st, 2006 6:21 am

      Betty, The dutch just sent their people down there to make it look good. Most of us know this is just another ruse.
      That sunset picture is BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!!!!

    9. Richard on September 21st, 2006 6:26 am

      Just wondering … is it possible that this guard, in his statements, is confused about the day in question? Could that be the reason for talking about the kids in the pool?

      This might especially be the case if he’s habitually stoned (something I wouldn’t know, of course).

      If they didn’t question him until five weeks after, and if he wasn’t all that aware of what was going on in the first case, it’s very possible that he might not have been sure what happened on what day.

    10. Richard on September 21st, 2006 6:31 am

      I for one don’t believe that they ever went to the beach at all. Joran said that because it was a story that, on the surface, would make sense; the beach, any beach, would be a normal place for them to go. Little did he or his fellow plotters know that this case would generate the publicity that it has and would win for the Holloway Twittys a band of dedicated supporters.

      Good statement, Waterboy. One other thing worth mentioning: the Holloway Twittys went to Aruba thinking that the police there were honest, dedicated, competent professionals, or so I would imagine. It took time for the reality to set in. We now know the reality, and I hope we will never forget it … or allow “business as usual” to resume.

    11. KELMAL on September 21st, 2006 6:40 am

      If they waited 5 weeks to question him it is OBVIOUS they did NOT want to solve this case. Why would they want to now ???????????????

    12. Carpe Noctem on September 21st, 2006 7:05 am

      ARUBA, u need to get…



      –DO IT TODAY– I mean it,
      step and fetch it, snitches.

      We are tired of this behavior.

      …when it comes time to rally…
      yas know we’re
      down for a pound.


      Do It

      4 THE GIRL. ;)


      WE *HEART*



      A Very “Sha-Boog-Inus”
      I hate Aruba Postcard

    13. Carpe Noctem on September 21st, 2006 7:21 am

      Hi there, Klass

      Hey, was the change & recent
      upgrade to improve the graphic
      quality and layout? Things
      seem to be lookin
      sharper than ever
      this morning.


    14. Carpe Noctem on September 21st, 2006 7:40 am

      Waterboy-Jerry your posts are FAR from boring.

      Very detailed, rich, and creative. You should write
      books. You gave me a visual with that line about
      rats leaving a burning ship.

      THe escape scene of the burning ship
      in the 1980 movie wit Brooke Shields
      -Blue Lagoon

      Keep the posts comin, wb.

    15. Carpe Noctem on September 21st, 2006 7:47 am

      thanks for your son’s
      observations WB. Much apprec.

      I found this sniffin’
      ’round the net this morning.


    16. 10061906 on September 21st, 2006 7:54 am

      To Waterboy: The only thing boring are the trolls.
      It is good to see different opinions.
      I’ve thrown enough up here. I do not expect everyone to agree. Everyone here I’m sure has gotten a piece of the puzzle. The problem on Aruba is no one wants the case solved.
      But as you have said in the past: when we are too close, out come the trolls.

    17. Carpe Noctem on September 21st, 2006 8:07 am

      yowza yowza yowzaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!




      Justice for
      this one.

    18. jackson80 on September 21st, 2006 8:08 am

      thanks Waterboy. very informative and thoughtful.

    19. Waterboy on September 21st, 2006 8:36 am

      If they waited 5 weeks to question him it is OBVIOUS they did NOT want to solve this case. Why would they want to now ???????????????

      Comment by KELMAL | September 21, 2006, 6:40 am

      To Kelmal,

      I don’t know about others, but I’m beginning to doubt that Joran was really even in jail. I think he came and went, and they paraded him around from time to time. Me? I can see him in a hotel somewhere being wined and dined. I feel sure that he is with his dad in the rock pictures, so what’s the deal with that? He is a privileged elite, or so is thought of as so by the movers and shakers on the island. He will not be so privileged in any other know location, so he better walk the straight and narrow. He’s a time bomb. He’s ticking. He’s set to go off at ten minutes till midnight—some night, some night soon.

    20. Carpe Noctem on September 21st, 2006 9:02 am
    21. Miss-Underestimated on September 21st, 2006 9:06 am

      WB, never boring. Alot of us have learn alot about Aruba/Antilles. Always good posts.

    22. Carpe Noctem on September 21st, 2006 9:12 am

      Taking investigators to where the body was buried.

      DATE: SUNDAY, JULY 3RD 2005 according to AP


    23. Miss-Underestimated on September 21st, 2006 9:29 am

      Oh Carpe that was a clerical error.
      Yeah right

    24. JusticeforNatalee on September 21st, 2006 9:44 am

      Kris has a good idea about e-mailing Greta and asking about the Dutch investigators. Encourage Greta to mention it on TV–the more e-mails the better.

    25. westcoast on September 21st, 2006 10:02 am

      Wouldn’t be a bad idea to put a bug in Nancy G’s ear about now deceiving the public by using N/Antilles instead of Lieruba. That is too blatant.

    26. Carpe Noctem on September 21st, 2006 10:07 am

      F ARUBA in to the stone ages.

      ALL U CAN. ty

      Justice 4 Natalee!

      …it could have
      just as easily
      been u or a family
      member of yours!


    27. dennisintn on September 21st, 2006 10:14 am

      waterboy, #2, you must have left out the boring part.

    28. dennisintn on September 21st, 2006 10:48 am

      #l7, carpe, the pic with the stacks of rock. do you know whether this area was searched by the cadaver dogs? do you know of a map showing exact areas that have been thoroughly searched by people other than the aruba cub scouts? i’ve seen videos of aruba run searches, they couldn’t find their own mothers in the backseat of a volkswagen beetle.

    29. Carpe Noctem on September 21st, 2006 11:14 am

      hello mr. dennis!

      rofl – about the Aruba Cub Scouts.


      I do not know for sure. Possibly Klaas
      Pearl, Mortella, Miss U or Justice
      for Natalee would know more on that.

      I seem to remember the Lighthouse being closed
      off to the public & everything hush, hush!!!!!

      If people who were really qualified fully to be investigating it were ACTUALLY doing the jobs…



    30. KELMAL on September 21st, 2006 2:29 pm

      Waterboy, post#19, Great Point. Maybe he was NEVER in jail !!!! If not do you think they will EVER put him in jail ????

    31. Tazman on September 21st, 2006 4:04 pm

      Dennis Jacobs has been involved in all of these statements. Couldn’t Karin Janssen or someone from her office have been involved in these questionings? Very peculiar.

    32. Miss-Underestimated on September 21st, 2006 4:17 pm

      The wheel has some spokes missing, wheres, Pearl, Grande and Frank? I miss their posts.


    33. KELMAL on September 21st, 2006 4:20 pm

      tazman, EVERYONE was involved in the cover-up. They crossed all theit T’s and dotted all their I’s. There is NO evidence to convict ANYONE of ANYTHING !!!!!

    34. nychic on September 21st, 2006 5:18 pm


      I will take a closer look at the pics when I
      am back on my regular screen and get back to
      you with an answer -

      I do not think this guard is telling the truth
      at all – high school students are usually not
      the type who strip down and skinny dip in front
      of your entire senior class in full view of everyone
      including the security guards -

      What happened to that evidence Karin Janssen hand
      carried to Holland ? Does anyone even know what
      that evidence was ? Maybe she gave it to JQK when
      he was visiting Aruba ?

    35. glad2bAmerican on September 21st, 2006 6:35 pm

      If Aruba spent as much time solving the Natalee Holloway
      investigation, as they did covering it up… would have been solved! They brought this on themselves. Crimanals along with liars eventually get’s only a matter of time til someone will forget the lie and slip up.

    36. KELMAL on September 21st, 2006 7:39 pm

      MISS-u, post #32, Yea I miss them too. I bet they are just very frustrated with it all. No good news in the last 6 months. Every day that passes by there is less and less of a chance to get answers.

    37. realtruth on September 21st, 2006 8:14 pm

      aruba and netherlands is pathetic – my prayers daily to beth, jug, dave and robin, family and friends. may god give you justice somehow, sometime.

    38. KELMAL on September 21st, 2006 9:03 pm

      real, I agree. They are PATHETIC and will ALWAYS be PATHETIC. They will NEVER change !!!

    39. nychic on September 21st, 2006 9:04 pm

      KELMAL -

      You know whose posts I really miss? Chloe ??
      She really hated Joran and Paulus !
      Wonder If She Was Really From Aruba ??
      She Seemed To Stop Posting When Joran Went
      To Aruba For The Summer ?? Do You Think Maybe…
      No – That Could Not Be Possible !! or could it ?

    40. KELMAL on September 21st, 2006 9:36 pm

      nychic, Yea I miss her too. I wish she would come back. Maybe she is a red sox fan !! LOL

    41. nychic on September 21st, 2006 9:57 pm

      KELMAL -

      Chloe was from Boston ? With A Dutch Passport ?
      She Never Seemed To Say Anything Bad About
      Deepak or Satish ?? But She Really Hated Dompig !

      (I am in Argentina and they are still pissed off
      at Germany about the World Cup !)

    42. grande on September 21st, 2006 10:24 pm

      So what’s the scoop on this M. Celaire and the “slim white man” with a hat?

      I won’t even ask about the skinny dippin’. Sounds fun though.


      SM:   My personal opinion it’s absolutely nothing.   If a thief and robber, “M”, was involved any way…or if they could pin it on him, they would have a long time ago.   (klaasend)

    43. Maggie on September 21st, 2006 10:39 pm

      Klass I agree with you..

    44. nychic on September 21st, 2006 10:58 pm

      I agree with Klaas on “M” and The Slim White Man -
      This was a desperate attempt to shift the blame
      to anyone other than the Guilty As Hell Suspects !

      This Statement Is Another Chapter Of The Novel
      Authored By None Other Than Dennis Jacobs -
      Nice Try DJ ! Wonder Where Solvert Is Today ?
      What Would He Say If This Statement Was
      Translated Back To Him ? Would It Match Up ?


      SM:Â   I’m actually more interrested in the seemingly after thought question regarding the couple that had reported seeing 2 guys and a stumbling drunk girl ;) Â   (klaasend)

    45. Carpe Noctem on September 22nd, 2006 5:57 am

      Maybe she is a red sox fan !! LOL


      I got that one loud and clear!

      …but I didn’t know

      STEVE “BLUES CLUES” CROES knew how to type.

      Apparently when he is not drunk,
      he is a raging illiterate? Do I have
      this wrong??? -J4N-

    46. Waterboy on September 22nd, 2006 8:57 am

      Waterboy, post#19, Great Point. Maybe he was NEVER in jail !!!! If not do you think they will EVER put him in jail ????

      Comment by KELMAL | September 21, 2006, 2:29 pm

      To Kelmal,

      Sorry, I got a little off the line of thought. I was talking about Joran, instead of the security guard. But, to your question. No, I don’t think Aruba will ever put Joran in jail, and the most he could get even if they prove murder is 15 years, not nearly enough.

      I see Joran getting in some really bad trouble. Some of the things he has allegedly pulled in Aruba would put him in jail in the U.S.

      Joran would no doubt be a leader in prison. He is big enough to force his will on those around him, and he has diabolical leadership qualities.

      Will Joran end up in prison–you bet! There is absolutely no way he can escape it. Not for harming, raping, torturing Natalee, but something else. You can’t live your life with complete disregard for others and get by. Someday, daddy isn’t going to be around saying, ” the rules have changed, we are going to play the game my way.”

    47. KELMAL on September 22nd, 2006 10:52 am

      waterboy, YEP I AGRREE !!!!!

    48. SUPER DAVE on September 22nd, 2006 11:01 am

      the boy would be the leader of all the male bitches in prison. he’s soft and wouldn’t last a week and would be traded around for cigarettes.

    49. KELMAL on September 22nd, 2006 12:24 pm

      dave, Did you ever see him do his stuf in a bar ???

    50. glad2bAmerican on September 22nd, 2006 1:29 pm

      Joran a leader in prison…….oh come on
      He’d hover like a baby if his daddy wasn’t
      covering his butt….literally!

    51. Carpe Noctem on September 22nd, 2006 6:48 pm

      Joran would be an anklebiter in prison.

      I don’t care how tall and fit he is… there are
      people in prison with only half a nose and s___.

      & they don’t mind half of it being gone either…
      it’s a matching set with just half a brain.

      He’d be dressing up
      like Dustin Hoffman
      in TOOTSIE!

      …braiding hair –
      3 months and under, tops!!!

      I vote his KIA prison
      new nickname to
      be “peaches”

    52. Waterboy (previously, Jerry) on September 22nd, 2006 10:44 pm

      the boy would be the leader of all the male bitches in prison. he’s soft and wouldn’t last a week and would be traded around for cigarettes.

      Comment by SUPER DAVE | September 22, 2006, 11:01 am

      To Super Dave,

      Joran, speaking, “Okay you guys follow me, it’s shower time!”

    53. Sharon Chicago on September 23rd, 2006 11:20 am

      waterboy… I would also make sure I had a body mic on me to record all conversations.

    54. edward on September 23rd, 2006 2:39 pm

      The Slim white man with the hat could be Vandir Van Loen or “Vanloon”?? I am not sure..
      His picture taken at the beach festival..

      He was know to hang out and deal drugs and pick up on tourist girls..A beach bum..
      He was questioned in this case..
      He has been talked about many times in many forums..

    55. Waterboy (previously, Jerry) on September 23rd, 2006 2:45 pm

      To Sharon Chicago,

      If you recorded it, they couldn’t say they did not say it. However, they might.

    56. KELMAL on September 25th, 2006 7:42 pm

      waterboy, You are NOT allowed to record anyone without telling them. Unless of coarse your name is Jamie !!!

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