Paulus Van der Sloot June 23, 2005 Statement
The following are some excerpt from the witness statement, go here for full statement. The question that everyone should always keep in mind, is how from the very beginning of this case with the admitted contact that PVDS had with three suspects was the notion that if there “if there’s no body they don’t have a case”. (Hat Tip statement: BFN)
So how does Joran Van der Sloot, a teenager who does not have a car, normally get to school?
To your question whether Joran went to school on Monday May 30th 2005, I can state the following. I cannot precisely recollect whether Joran went to school that day. It is possible that he did not go to school that day.
To your question whether Sebastian and Valentijn went to school that Monday, I can state the following. Yes, they got onto the bus and went to school because in the period that Anita was away they look the bus every day.
To your question whether I wait to see if they get on the bus, I can state following. Yes, I stay and watch.
So why did Joran Van der Sloot complain of leg pains? A long walk may do it.
To your question whether I can remember if Joran complained from legs in his feet or legs during the period from May 30th 2005 to June 9th 2005, I can state the following. I can remember that between the time Anita went to the Netherlands and the time he was arrested Joran did complain about pain in his legs and feet. I cannot remember, however, if he specifically complained about that on Monday.
To your question whether I asked him what could have caused the pains, I can state the following. No, I did not ask him. He complained about these kinds of pains from time to time.
Isn’t this the perfect answer from a trained lawyer. PVDS states he cannot remember on what day (June 1, 2005) he spoke with the suspects, yet in the same breath he says he talked with them from the “moment they were interviewed as witnesses”. The very first witness statements taken from Joran Van der Sloot, Deepak Kalpoe and Satish Kalpoe were on May 31, 2005. So Paulus Van der Sloot admits talking to the three boys from the outset. Also, it was admitted by Joran Van der Sloot to Deepak Kalpoe during the conversation in the back of the squad car.
J says to the brothers: You said that he (Joran’s father) said that if there’s no corpse there’s no case, or I don’t know what more sorts of shit.
J says to the brothers: That’s not true, the only thing he (Joran’s father) said that if there’s no body there don’t have a case.
Of course we also learned in that exchange that PVDS arranged the attorneys for both Deepak & Satish. Now why would Paulas Van der Sloot involve himself in this matter?
J says to D: My friend, the only thing my father wanted to do was to help you.
J says to D: My father only wanted to help you. My father even arranged a lawyer for you.
J says to D: And this is how you pay him back.
The question that should remain foremost and on everyone’s mind is how and why would Paulas state (or is it because he knew) that “if there was no body, they don’t have a case”?
To your question whether I had a talk on June 1st 2005 with Joran, Deepak and Satish about the case of the missing girl. I do not remember if this was on the 1st of June 2005. I did talk a lot with Deepak, Satish and Joran, from the moment they were interviewed as witnesses until they were arrested. We of course read the newspapers, saw the news and talked about it. I also was in almost daily contact with Jan van der STRATEN. I did not doubt the truthfulness of their story for one second. When we talked about the girl, we discussed what could happen if the girl would not re-appear. I was under the impression that the boys assumed that she would re-appear sooner or later. Af course we also discussed what if the girl did not re-appear. From what little information I got from Jan van der STRATEN, I got some hope that the girl was seen after she was dropped off at the Holiday Inn. He did not say this in so many words but I took that as an explanation as to why the boys weren’t asked to give further statements to the police.