Van Der Sloot’s Yard Being Searched By Dutch Authorities


Breaking, as we get more information we will get it to you. Joran poolside

The Aruban prosecutors’ office said Dutch police who traveled to Aruba to investigate the disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway searched the yard of a one-time suspect on Friday.
Using thin metal rods and shovels, police and forensic
investigators churned up the earth outside the home of Joran van
der Sloot, the last person known to have seen Holloway alive before
she vanished in May 2005 during a school vacation on the Dutch
Caribbean island.
Vivian van der Biezen, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s
office, told reporters gathered outside the home that the
investigation has never stopped, and Dutch authorities are
reviewing the case for new clues.
She said roughly 20 investigators arrived from Holland on June
16th, but that she could not say why they were searching the
property. She did not know how long they planned to stay.
The prosecutors’ office said in a statement that, “the team has
indications that justify a more thorough search.” It did not
provide further details. via MyFox Birmingham

Story in Dutch from the Netherlands Hattip Mark

Vds property

UPDATE I: Buskeda na cas di Joran v/d Sloot, VIDEO

UPDATE II: Comments from Jossy Mansur

Now we know that they are there for a thorough search of the house and surroundings. They have set up tents, which means they will be there for quite a while. They also have dogs and technical equipment. It seems they mean business. This is a combined effort by a batallion of Dutch and Aruban investigators. (Jossy Mansur)

UPDATE III: Dutch Police Dig for Clues in Natalee Holloway Case at Suspect Joran van der Sloot’s Home

Using thin metal rods and shovels, police and forensic investigators churned up the earth outside the home of Joran van der Sloot, the last person known to have seen Holloway alive before she vanished nearly two years ago during a school vacation on the Dutch Caribbean island.

“The investigation has never stopped and the Dutch authorities are completely reviewing the case for new indications,” Vivian van der Biezen, a spokeswoman for the prosecutor’s office, told reporters gathered outside the home. (FOX)


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  • Comments

    115 Responses to “Van Der Sloot’s Yard Being Searched By Dutch Authorities”

    1. hammer on April 27th, 2007 8:56 pm




      HA !!


    2. Carpe Noctem on April 27th, 2007 9:03 pm

      Let’s hope & pray this time is the charm!

      “The Van der sloot’s arrogance

      will be their downfall.”

      I have always believed the fact that Joran

      is such a pompass FRIGGING a$$ that he would hang on to

      a keep sake from her… a piece of her clothing, her

      driver license. A trophy, if you will…


      a thread from her skirt, a shoe, ANYTHING.


      >She belongs here.




      DEPENDED ON IT, BOYS!!! Thank you.


    3. jabo on April 27th, 2007 9:13 pm

      I saw this about two hours ago on our local news. I pray this leads to answers for Beth and Dave.

    4. Robert on April 27th, 2007 9:14 pm

      They have come to get you now you gangsters from the ditch! Thought you were smart hey!!!?

    5. Allan K on April 27th, 2007 9:22 pm

      Hope they find evidence! Please!

    6. Rammstein on April 27th, 2007 9:28 pm




      HA !!


      Comment by hammer | April 27, 2007, 8:56 pm


      this is again proof of how poorly the ALE has handled this investigation. If they had done their work they could have had this result too IMHO.

    7. anniekwa on April 27th, 2007 9:31 pm

      Sigh, I am pleased they are doing something about this case and bringing life back into it, but honestly, two years later and they are just now noticing that this area should be investigated?! I guess better late than never. I pray it will bring results FINALLY!

    8. Crimson on April 27th, 2007 9:33 pm

      The article that Fox 6 had up during their 5pm newscast said the investigators also brought a jackhammer and tents for the search. They also set up a port-a-potty. The only reason I am mentioning that is because I hope this means they plan to be there a while and do a very thorough search.

    9. joe bear on April 27th, 2007 9:38 pm

      Very GOOD

    10. just moma on April 27th, 2007 9:56 pm

      A jackhammer means cement work!!!! Yippee, about time. Don’t fall in the pool! Hope they dig up all the cement work Paulus did and look under the dog house and in the back cement under the dirt in the back yard!!! About time!

    11. Kat_Gram on April 27th, 2007 9:56 pm

      Someone from Auba who watched the thingiege on TeleAruba said there was ground penetrating radar at the Sloots.
      Mr. Ramm, keep us posted if there is anything in the papers in the NL. K ???

    12. Carpe Noctem on April 27th, 2007 9:57 pm


      Now THAT IS WHAT I’M

      TALKIN’ ABOUT!!!!!! That is where

      Paulus does some of his best

      stinkin’… er uh, I mean thinking

      man. -j4n

    13. Steve Holloway on April 27th, 2007 10:06 pm

      Hello to all you good people. I love every one of you for standing up for Natalee and our family. If you remember awhile back I ask every one of you to pray for the next layer to be removed, to uncover what happen, and who are involved. We have to be in God’s timing for this to happen and have faith that God is working for justice to happen. Well, this team from Holland could be that break. I ask you to press in close to God and pray for the team of investigators to do the best job they can and be honest, truthful, and for people to come forward that has information, and for the evil spirits and anyone else that are fighting again this to be bound up and exposed in the light of truth and justice, that doors will be open to the investigators and real meaningful facts come forward.

      God for forgive me for my sins and I pray to be a blessing to others and to serve you. Please Father give us wisdom and answers. I pray for Paul Sloot to confess all he knows in Jesus name amen. God Bless. Steve Holloway

    14. kitty on April 27th, 2007 10:17 pm

      Don’t forget to check the well on the property! Also, if the forensic teams are anything like Court TV shows and what they have for forensics today ~ it seems encouraging ~ I pray, that the investigators will search every single microinch and even the dust particles…cracks in the floorboards ~ put the chemical on the flooring to test for bloodspill… etc.. (been watching too much t.v.)…& every inch on the property!

      Are the Van DerSloots living on the property while these experts do this search? Were they (the VDS) given a heads up prior to this team arriving?? (did they ditch the evidence??)…

      We should all pray that the investigator’s eyes be open for finding evidence to link VDS’s to her (Natalee’s) ~ disappearence/death… that truth be found..check the car AGAIN~ everything!~

      2 years is a long time, however, anything is possible ~ I’m praying for what seems to be impossible, to turn to the possible and find the evidence ~ wishing those Dutch men and women the very best success and we’re praying for them!

      We thought the elder Van Der Sloot visably sweat rivers when Beth confronted him and talked to him (it was captured on tape)… Oh! he must be sweating even more profusely now~ buckets full… bout time they went on that property and did this… we’ve all been wondering why not from the beginning of all this ~ however, I’ll remain hopeful and pray for positive results and resolve for Natalee’s family ~ God Bless that sweet young girl, and God Bless her lovely family… they are the true victims here ~

    15. Katablog on April 27th, 2007 10:18 pm

      Just heard the news on Fox News On the Record. This is very exciting. Can’t wait for them to blow up the concrete in the back around the pool.

      Joe Taco sounded like a nut to anyone that remembers his insistence that the entire home was searched and tonight his tune was totally different. Of course his spin is that this is just “routine” as the close the case down. Yeah right, Joe, so you hope. Your last guilty client (Melanie McGuire) didn’t get away with murder either.
      Dancing with Joy

    16. Carpe Noctem on April 27th, 2007 10:18 pm

      Joe Tacopina

      Quote of the night-

      On Greta Van Sustren ‘FOX’

      “Hopefully, I am right.”

      (talking about Joran Van der sloot’s innocence)

      Yes, but you’re not Joe! You are a two bit,

      no good, greaseball, H-A-C-K

      with a CEREAL BOX


      ROFL! You are nothing

      Joseph Tacopina,

      you are filth,

      >refined & pure!!!! You are awful,

      just like the Van der sloot

      rapists/murderers!!!!! -j4n

    17. Meee on April 27th, 2007 10:23 pm

      Greta vander der sloot did a report on Aruba. She wonders why the police didn’t bring a better search warrant two years ago. She wondered why it was so limited? The bozo doesn’t even know that the search warrant was changed by by the judge when the police got there?

    18. joe bear on April 27th, 2007 10:31 pm

      The jack hammer is for the head of paulus,to get him to talk.I hope and pray this is the final search,that brings justice and closure

    19. Meee on April 27th, 2007 10:40 pm

      I check back pages on this site. On 11/27/06 Greta interviewed De Vries about the search warrant. He told her the story about Bob Witt and Ben King and what they did. Changing the search warrant. Tonight she’s acting like she doesn’t know why the first search warrant was so limited? She was told why? Why is she acting like she doesn’t know why?

    20. Janet on April 27th, 2007 10:49 pm

      6. Rammstein

      Ramm … you have not always been under the impression that the ALE were incompetent in regards to the search of VDS’ residence and property. In fact you defended the decision that only allowed Joran’s apartment to be searched. I am thankful you have seen the light.
      Blogs for Natalee – August 1, 2006
      If Natalee had never been in the main house and only possibly have been in the appartement, what reasoning did the police have to search the dwelling where Natalee had never set foot in?

    21. Kat_Gram on April 27th, 2007 10:56 pm

      Greta Van Der Sloot ? When did she get married to Joran ?
      I knew they had a thing going, but when did this happen ?
      Routine Joe T ? Do you think we are all stupid as a sloot ?
      And yes Mr. Holloway, we have been praying for ALL.

    22. Crimson on April 27th, 2007 11:10 pm

      On Fox 6 (Birmingham, Alabama) 10pm news cast the mentioned it was ‘NEW LEADS’ that prompted the search. They also had a sound byte of Jossy saying that the Dutch police wouldn’t be going through all of this on ‘just a hunch’.

      Sounds to me like they have something serious on the Sloots.

    23. wreck on April 27th, 2007 11:12 pm

      I don’t know HOW MANY times over these 2 years I thought we were actually close to getting to the truth. The evidence and just plan common sense dictated that all of this was merely a short matter of time for the authorities to solve the case. I just could not believe a few powerful people on Aruba could manipulate a cover-up so well.
      Well, here we are again!!! Surely, 20 investigators including so many from The Netherlands can’t be “on-the-take.”
      I truly hope and pray this is what we have been waiting for — but I can’t let myself get excited anymore.

    24. mayan_moons on April 27th, 2007 11:21 pm

      Hey guys….got to see alittle bit of Paul/ASS on tv at his house! I’d like to see alot more of that… it true no one ws at the house when the Dutch Investigator’s served the search warrant?

    25. Tazman on April 27th, 2007 11:22 pm


      I pray that they find her or some sort of evidence of her. Those evil people involved need to be brought to justice.

    26. nychic on April 27th, 2007 11:22 pm

      Hey SM

      Always Reading…Always Here

      Just Saw This On Another Site
      Can’t Tell If It’s True or Not
      Just Thought I Would Share It

      Joran’s 3 hrs of admitted raping of Natalee in his new Dutch book had damaged his Internet alibi and upset the Dutch police to a great extended. They raid Antonis’s safe and obtained some plastic cups with Joran and Natalee’s fingerprints on them. The Dutch Police had been granted a search warrant directly from the Queen in Hague overnite. The house search started early in dawn and caught the Sloots by surprise. Paulus just received a small package from Joran which had a CD with some of Natalee’s images and her driver license. Joran is currently missing in Holland and at large. The Dutch police are blocking the borders and make sure Joran can’t escape from Holland.

      Fri Apr 27, 10:43:00 PM EDT

    27. Quinne on April 27th, 2007 11:28 pm

      I think its possible Natalee could still be buried on the VDS property. Obviously it would take time to dig the entire yard. I saw they used “probes” to take dirt samples. I think right now they are studying the various samples at a location nearby and trying to determine exactly where to dig. I think its possible they will be back tomorrow. Dutch detectives did not go there on a whim. They are most definately going on some specific information. I hope Natalee finally comes home. The family needs closure.

    28. mayan_moons on April 27th, 2007 11:34 pm

      I know what cha mean wreck….i’ve been very guarded with my emotions today. As i was trying to keep up with all the posts and looking for pics i saw someone had typed that Natalee’s remains had been found and my heart jumped into my throat. I thought is this true? Please God let it be true! I don’t remember who typed it and was afraid to believe it, not blaming the one who typed it but looking in every direction for any confirmation that it was true. It didn’t happen but in those moments i was crying softly…hoping she’d been found.

    29. mayan_moons on April 27th, 2007 11:37 pm


      Whoa…..we’re soo happy to see you!

    30. yoyo muffintop on April 27th, 2007 11:38 pm

      #16 Carpe – yeah, say what you want but he whooped JQK’s ass in court. Crushed him like a grape. ROFL.

      and I now see how this is going to go based off above comments – if nothing turns up with this new search, it’s all part of the conspiracy.

      What a three ring circus this case is…you can’t even make this stuff up.

    31. Janet on April 27th, 2007 11:54 pm

      17. Meee

      Greta interview Peter Devries on her own show and … he explained everything in regards to a judge limited the scope of the search that the warrant specified. This ruling was made at the time the warrant was being exercised.

      Peter Devries
      On the Record w/ Greta – November 27, 2006
      VAN SUSTEREN: What about the search of the van der Sloot property? Was that ever done, and was, you know–including, sort of, the cabana area where Joran lives?
      DE VRIES: Well, the search in the home address of the family van der Sloot was very strange because the search warrant was made by head prosecutor Karin Janssen, and contained an allowance to search the whole address, “Montanja nineteen.” So, the gardens, the buildings–everything. But, when the police was on the spot, another high-ranking employee of the Justice office–it was Mr. Bob Witt–reduced the search warrant to only the room of Joran–and that was very strange.

    32. Lisa on April 27th, 2007 11:54 pm

      I am trying not to get my hopes up and can only imagine how Natalee’s family feels concerning the search today. Almost two years too late keeps coming to mind, but I’m so glad that it’s being done anyway. I’ll feel better about it when they are back on the property to continue the search, and convince me that they’re serious about eliminating the possibilities that have lingered concerning this property. There’s no way I’ll believe a proper search could have been completed today alone. I think about Natalee and her family everyday and will never forget what happened to them in Aruba. They are in my prayers today and always.

    33. mayan_moons on April 28th, 2007 12:03 am

      Jurine is missing and at large?? Wow


      SM:   I would take that post copied from another site with a grain of salt.   Sounds a bit far fetched to me (klaasend)

    34. december_star on April 28th, 2007 12:10 am

      I don’t post much but i check everyday for updates on Natalee. She touched my heart and I cannot forget her.
      I sooooo hope this is not another fireworks show(as we were promised so long ago) but a beginning to the end of this sad story.

    35. mayan_moons on April 28th, 2007 12:11 am

      Hey Lisa! My sentiments exactly….i think of them everyday. This whole thing……the crimes against Natalee and abuse to her family the last 2 years is some i will NEVER forget!

    36. mayan_moons on April 28th, 2007 12:13 am

      Thanks Klass! Have my salt right here….why have we heard not one peep about the Kalpuke’s?

    37. KrisG on April 28th, 2007 12:14 am

      I hope the investigators read Scared Monkeys and have read the theory that while Natalee was unconscious she was kept in a small shed (maybe even the doghouse) on the VDS property. I hope that they check every place possible and come up with some evidence of Natalee’s presence there. Then they can use those jackhammers to break up the cement Paulus poured after Natalee’s disappearance.

      Greta and her crew showed how they haven’t kept up with the case. I think it was Ted who said something like “How much concrete can there be on Aruba?” Hopefully by the time Kimberly G. reports on this Natalee will be found. Even if she isn’t you know her report will be much better than On the Record.

      Sending good wishes and prayers out to Natalee’s family that this is a break in the case.

    38. Katablog on April 28th, 2007 12:15 am

      #26 – I just find that unbelievable. Sounds like someone is throwing rumors out there. That’s sad because we need to let the investigators do their work.

      #13 Steve Holloway – thank you so much for thinking of us and posting. You bet we will pray. And yes, God does miraculous things in His own timing.

      >>>Tonight she’s acting like she doesn’t know why the first search warrant was so limited? She was told why? Why is she acting like she doesn’t know why?>>>

      Some of the things Greta said tonight just had me ready to go through the TV at her. She ended her segment again with the “someone on the beach did it”, and referenced her lowball interview with Joran. Does she forget that even he admits he is a pathological liar? I mean it sounds like he’s made admissions in his book that he and his family have lied about for 2 years. But good ole faithful Greta and her panel are still believing the pathological liar. Common sense Greta – common sense! Joran lied to the police, lied to Natalee’s family, lied to ABC, lied to Nova and guess what – he lied to you.

      I know this is not my blog and I don’t set the rules, but I plead with you who are making violent statements. Please, stop.

      True, this could be one last ditched way to try to end the case with nothing. But let’s give it a chance and turn to God with prayer.

      It’s not very likely that 2 years later investigators will find much forensic evidence on the van der sloot property (unless Natalee is actually buried there, which I doubt) but stranger things have happened. Just remember Who is really in control.

    39. minnesota dad on April 28th, 2007 12:22 am


      We have seen it all with this case. It is a three ring circus.

      Here is what we do know – Paulus has been consistently protected and distanced from this case by his friends in Aruban law enforcement and the judicial wing.

      It is very likely that not much will turn up in this search, as Paulus and Anita have probably gone through 100 gallons of chlorox and 10 vacuums cleaning the place for the last year and a half.

      All false accounts by witnesses have always lead away from the Van Der Sloot compound.

      Finally, even the back of the cop car conversation between J2K implicates Paulus.

      However, I am cautiously optimistic that something good will happen from this. However, I am quite puzzled with what has taken place. Paulus was declared no longer a suspect making his home unsearchable according to Rammstein. To return to the property, Aruba would have had to had solid evidence and statements from witnesses and then filed with the court to reverse Paulus’ protected status and get a search warrant. I think it would be interesting for Jossy to determine, how, under ‘Dutch Law’ can a bunch of Dutch investigator ‘cowboys’ barge onto the compound when Aruban Law Enforcement stated it couldn’t be done.

      This investigation better turn up something and there better have been ‘Dutch Law’ being followed regarding reversing Paulus’ status and getting a search warrant of his home, otherwise, yes, this is like the F16s — one big show. These guys can poke around with sticks all day long, but Paulus’ home is the crime scene and if they still don’t go in there we know that this was a show. Case will be closed in 30 days.


      Kalpoes being brought in for rape and murder: 5 to 1 (they are minorities and are expendable….plus, Joran stated that Satish returned to Natalee on the beach and raped and killed her….so that must be the truth)

      Joran being brought in for rape and murder: 10 to 1 (yes, odds have improved)

      Paulus being brought in for rape and murder and his disposing of her body: 50 to 1 (Let’s face, Paulus going down brings down dozens….just is too hard to fathom)

      Judge Smid brought in as an accessory: 1,000,000 to 1 (the justice establishment will do everything not to bury one of their own…as it reflects on the integrity of the whole system….better to cover-up for his misconduct).


      PS. Hey dutch investigators….when are you going to have Karin Janssen’s letter retracted and the phoney judgement reversed clearing Paulus as the suspect?

    40. mayan_moons on April 28th, 2007 12:24 am

      Anyway to finish what i was touching on was that when i read that Natalee’s remains had been found i cried softly. I wasn’t thinking about Jurine or any of them, not even bad thoughts of them. All i/we want is to find Natalee and see her brought her back to her family and her country.

    41. anne on April 28th, 2007 12:28 am

      Incredible news! I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard Shep on FoxNews reporting that the Van der Sloot property was being dug up. I thought immediately of the concrete I believe Paulus poured in the week Natalee went missing. I kept hoping for surprise news — I hope this is the beginning of a landslide of news.

    42. Carpe Noctem on April 28th, 2007 12:55 am

      Hey Yo Joe,

      …and that has WHAT TO DO with the fact that his client

      is a serial rapist/untreated pathological liar/murderer

      currently on the loose?

      >TEA IN CHINA, baby.

      * I also have a very different interpretation ENTIRELY
      of how you seem to think Joe fared against



      Mr. Holloway,

      I appreciate your beautiful words & take them to heart.

      … and your family

      is always in my prayers.


      See the latest Natalee

      Network TV News Coverage here.


    43. norah on April 28th, 2007 1:03 am

      I rarely post but have been following since 2005. I have great admiration for everyone’s dilligence here at SM and my thoughts and prayers have been behind this site from the get go. I have my fingers crossed that this time they may finally find something to nail them. I still believe Paulus was definitely in on the crime done to Natalee. C

    44. KrisG on April 28th, 2007 1:16 am

      After reporting on Natalee, Greta went on to interview “The Prince” about his affair with Anna Nicole. During the interview he had to pull out a hankie and wipe his brow. He said he didn’t know if the questions were tough or if remembering Anna had him sweating. Totally reminded me of Sweaty van der Sloot from the island of Lieruba!

    45. Miss-Underestimated on April 28th, 2007 1:48 am

      Good to see all the posters here. I know we are all hoping for resolve soon and that Natalee be returned to her family. I am wondering who rolled on the sloots .
      Did any of the sloots live in the house or did they all flee to Holland?

      I guess that old man in the video at the casino sitting next to Natalee may have some real heavy sweating to do so.

      I wonder if the ALE is like scattering like roaches with the Dutch coming in to do the investigation like the ALE was suppose to.. Makes ya say hmmmmm.

      Remember the phrase “in plainview”? Could it be all long at the sloots house?

      Mr. Holloway I am glad you posted we have been praying, you can see here not a day has gone by that the fine people, Red, Klaas, Mrs. Red and Dana, have pressed to keep Natalee front and center. I am gratefeul for Scared Monkeys giving us a place to post. There are some stellar posters here, the salt of the earth…you can tell how much they care about Natalee and her family.

      I am bittered by the ALE, who knowingly sent Dave to dig in the dump for his daughter, the ALE knowing all long what they were doing to Dave.

      I still wonder what the early am phone call from Paulus to Steve was?

    46. Miss-Underestimated on April 28th, 2007 2:05 am


      I saw this on an add I figure we could use it here

      “keep talking S**T about us, your making us famous”

      This could be a SM headline

    47. Sparks on April 28th, 2007 2:27 am

      I just hope they find some evidence at the Van Der Sloot property. This is good news!

      I’m praying they find a resolution for the Holloway family.

    48. Robert on April 28th, 2007 3:10 am

      # Steve Holloway | April 27, 2007, 10:06 pm

      Prayers to your family and for a just ending of the Natalee Holloway-case.

      # nychic | April 27, 2007, 11:22 pm & mayan_moons | April 28, 2007, 12:03 am

      SM, I fully agree, don’t take that message to seriously. At least one thing in there is wrong: the queen never get’s officialy involved in granting search warrants!

      # Carpe Noctem | April 28, 2007, 12:55 am

      Thanks for posting these FoxNews-Reports. Can’t see these in the NL’s otherwise and I’m curious too at these latest developments!

    49. Sue on April 28th, 2007 3:41 am

      I have prayed everyday, NOw I am praying harder then I ever had for the Family and Natalee.. Please Find anything
      that will bring closure and resolution may the family have some peace in there lives

    50. mojo on April 28th, 2007 4:23 am

      the vds apologists are painting this latest development as business as usual. common sense says this is not so. let’s hope that finally this case will be solved and at last there will be justice for natalee.

    51. Robert on April 28th, 2007 5:13 am

      Don’t know if this was available on the site somewhere but here’s a translation from a comment by PRdVries on the JvdSloot book. (Mostly Babelfish partly me.)

      Joran aknowledges own untruthfulness.

      Joran vd Sloot as mainsuspect has written a book on his own case: The unsolved disappearance of Natalee Holloway. A fairly particular fact, about what the press strangely enough is not terrible critically. The fact that he writes seems more interesting than what he writes.
      What in the “Natalee Holloway-case, my own tale concerning her disappearance on Aruba” is especially notable is that he labels himself as untruly. “For me lying was not really new for me. I lie more often, it even had become a bit of a habit to me, because it makes things sometimes so much easier”, Joran says in his book. That testifies on the one hand of a healthy self-knowledge but on the other hand also of a morbid inclination to put guilt upon himself: that he is untrue, comes forward already in the police-file, in which he evidently invented tales concerning what that last evening with Natalee has happened. On the other hand Joran untill the end keeps saying he has nothing to do with the dissappearence. Now that he in his book aknowledges to be untrue by nature, his disavowals, and with that all relieving circumstances which he himself also points to, come to stand in a new perspective. Why would he speak the truth concerning one thing suddenly? In the book a complete chapter has been dedicated to our programme. He suggests in this that we could have been behind a burglary in his Arnhem house in 2006. At that burglary amongst files from his computer the manuscript of his book was stolen. Of course we aren’t in any way involved in that burglery. The only link is that the burglary took place at the time of our study into the matter. Moreover, if Joran is convinced we were involved, why then didn’t he go to the police to file against us?

      In the above mentioned chapter Joran discusses extended our show we did in November on the affair. Some examples: We wrongfully stated that Joran in the NOVA-program for the first time mentioned that not Deepak, but Satisch picked him up in the night of Natalees dissappearence. Joran now claims that he had already communicated that earlier. What Joran forgets is that both Satish and Deepak deny that they have picked him up that night. So his statement on that point doesn’t realy make a difference. It much more is the next affirmation of Jorans continues lying than it would show any negligence on our side. Moreover: Joran persist in his untrue account of affairs. Because in his book he writes that he was with Natalee on the beach when he heard Deepaks car arrive.

      What is notable is that when yet another lie of Joran is proven to be not the truth he already has his new version of his reality ready. That was the case from day one on when he explained that he had dropped off Natalee at the hotel. Only after guarding cameras proved that wrong, Joran said he had not left behind Natalee on the beach. Exactly the same he does next with the “pick-up” story. First it was friend Deepak who’d picked him up that night on the beach. Then as Deepak denied that and moreover from chat – and telephonerecords it came forward that Deepak had remained indeed simply at home, Joran came up with the tale that it had been Deepaks brother Satish. Satish also denies. He says that he was asleep. It indicates that Joran lies about everything, untill it is indisputably proven the opposite. And then still he doesn’t tell the truth, but works magic and comes up with yet a new version of what has happened.

      Concerning our revelation that Jorans lawyer Mr. Carlo informed head-officier Karin Janssen, that Joran indeed played a distinguished role in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway and that it is up to justicedep. to prove this Joran states that this concerned something very differently. We stated that this was discussed during a secret meeting on the office of counsel for the pros. after office time. Afterwards Janssen in a letter to Mr. Carlo supposedly asked to have confirmed that in writing. When the matter thus was written down, the lawyer because of that became scared and denied the story from then on. But according to Joran this whole thing was about something very different. He says that he himself had once gotten totaly mad after an interrogation. Mr. Carlo then to the head officier would have asked if Jorans could talk personally to his father. A very incredible explanation. If that was the real reason then Mr. Carlo just could have said that to us. Absolutely no reason to remain mysteriously. Moreover with that he would have disproved every other suggestion directly. Moreover a request to be allowed to visit someone is not a credible reason to have secretive meetings and correspondences with the chief public prosecutor.

      Concerning the shoe tale Joran is very brief. He explains that he on that night on the beach had left his shoes behind and went to home on foot. Those shoes have been never found. To the investigators he states moreover that he has size 10, whereas this in reality is size 14. He does not mention in his book the reason why he lied against the police about the shoesize, and states that leaving behind the shoes is not a suspicious circumstance. If that had anything to do with the matter, then he – thus puts Joran – never would have come with the shoe tale. Joran forgets that witnesses have seen him with those shoes and that the investigators would at a certain point in time ask for those shoes.

      Notable is Jorans affirmation that he indeed was behing the two faken photographs on which he himself is with Natalee. That – for the family very distasteful – photograph Peter showed when he was at Jorans Arnhem home to face him with our findings. Joran then denied he knew anything about the pictures. In his book he now admits however that he was indeed behind the photomontages. According to Joran it was meant to discredit the National Enquirer.

      All in all the book contains innumerable forced manners to vitiate dubious circumstances. For the good reader however it only confirms Jorans untruthfullness and that makes him in fact only more suspicious.

    52. Achilles on April 28th, 2007 5:54 am

      Paulas hiding in the bushes from Greta and Beth, running down the alley way from cameras a guilty man wouldnt need to hide.This sweaty pig will get whats coming sooner or later.

    53. bleachedblack on April 28th, 2007 6:17 am

      #13 Amen

    54. bleachedblack on April 28th, 2007 6:21 am

      I personally gave Greta more credit than she deserves with regard to understanding what was happening in this case at the start. It is obvious she understood very little. You are right, she is a bozo, how could we have expected her to ask the right questions when she didn’t know what they were?

    55. Richard on April 28th, 2007 6:23 am

      We know that Aruba has extended the two-year “deadline,” so it doesn’t appear now that the case will be declared cold.

      And (surprise, surprise) psychopath Joran remains the chief suspect. One wonders what the Kalpoes are doing all this time. Are they the ones who talked? The Dutch are talking about new evidence, new “indications.” They must have gotten something, and presumably it’s fairly specific.

      ON THE OTHER HAND … as I said in another post, we’ve been down the trail of rumors, false tips and phony info before.

      Certainly the Dutch investigators would know, from their months of reading back on the case, that the full property was never searched. That was such a glaring issue that, if only in self-respect, the search team has to do that.

      I don’t think this is all a charade. The Dutch have taken over the case completely, I understand, and had enough info to justify a new search warrant. My guess is that they’re not going to have much to do with the local Arubans on this matter except as necessity dictates. It also seems that they will be keeping a 24-hour watch on the property (they will have at least some people there all the time, right?) to make sure that “unfriendly forces” don’t creep in and dislodge anything.

      The real issue, then, is how solid the information is that led to this development. Obviously they put faith in it, and I don’t think they’re credulous children.

      Remember, though, they may not be looking for a body. It could be weapons, clothes, jewelry, whatever.

      Anyway, we’ll have to sit and wait this out. Let’s hope that the agony of uncertainty that the HT family is going through will be nearing an end.

    56. Richard on April 28th, 2007 6:25 am

      It will be a terrible letdown if nothing is found, even though we have to keep this in mind. Look back at all the “hot tips” that haven’t worked out so far.

      As for Greta vS, I think to her it’s just another story by now, if it ever was more than that. Doesn’t surprise me that she has forgotten some earlier statements; she probably just read them off the cue cards.

    57. Houston on April 28th, 2007 6:32 am

      I did not believe this report, then went over to and found the report. Nearly two years since she has been missing. I hope it is for real this time…got to where I do not trust the Dutch.

    58. Rammstein on April 28th, 2007 6:38 am

      6. Rammstein

      Ramm … you have not always been under the impression that the ALE were incompetent in regards to the search of VDS’ residence and property. In fact you defended the decision that only allowed Joran’s apartment to be searched. I am thankful you have seen the light.
      Blogs for Natalee – August 1, 2006
      If Natalee had never been in the main house and only possibly have been in the appartement, what reasoning did the police have to search the dwelling where Natalee had never set foot in?

      Comment by Janet | April 27, 2007, 10:49 pm


      One has to have probable cause to search a house, at first the police did not give the judge a warrant that had enough probable cause to search the entire property and my words were about why a judge could have decided that.

      If the police had made better request for a search at that time, they would have gotten it.

    59. Arubadag on April 28th, 2007 6:48 am

      Just a small reminder that arubian newspapers and arubian radio and television are available at

      Good times to tune in for morning radio news between 6.30 AM till 08.30 AM (These may differ from radio to radio) at 12.00 PM and for Arubian television at 12.00 PM and 08.00 PM.

      All of them are Arubian times.

      Hope this will bring a end to this case, so the guilty may be found and put to jail and the family and friends and concerned will find their peace.

      Arubadag Website

    60. Arubadag on April 28th, 2007 6:49 am

      And for the Arubian Newspapers, you have to click “Links” at the

      Arubadag Website

    61. Richard on April 28th, 2007 7:04 am

      Another forum has posted the transcript to last night’s Greta show. It would be somewhat immoral to steal it and put it here, but this one comment by Jossy Mansur might be very significant indeed:


      I don’t think they were looking for a body; I think they were looking for something else.

      Obviously, he might not know what is going on. But then again, he might.

      So once again, if the search is not for a body, then for what? Weapons? Clothing? Jewelry? A driver’s license?

    62. Richard on April 28th, 2007 7:06 am

      Just one more post: I hope they’re also prepared to search under floorboards and in the basement, as well as the garden and yard. Read up on the British husband-and-wife team of serial killers, Fred and Rosemary West, who killed more people than you want to think about (including one of their own daughters) and interred them in the garden, under a patio, and in their basement.

      I’m not accusing the vdS family of being serial killers. I wouldn’t think that anyone would keep a body on their own property, as once it was found there it would be tantamount to conviction. But it’s been done, obviously….

    63. msmarple on April 28th, 2007 7:13 am

      #51 Robert – Thank you for the PdV comments.

    64. Sharon/TX on April 28th, 2007 7:52 am

      There is power in prayer! Keep praying and hoping everyone! God bless you Beth, Dave and Robin. Steve, God bless and I hope we all get answers.

    65. evilive on April 28th, 2007 7:54 am

      Don’t tell me Joran’s been here,2933,268697,00.html

    66. Carpe Noctem on April 28th, 2007 8:19 am

      Hey Robert,

      You are very welcome, and thanks for

      your all of your translating & reporting…

      it has been

      very insightful!



      FRI. 4/27/2007




      SEG. 1

      SEG. 2

      SEG. 3

      SEG. 4



      SLIDESHOW 4-27-2007

      -24hora footage

      chopped into slides


    67. Fab on April 28th, 2007 8:39 am

      Clearly BS!

      The Queen can not give such orders.
      Closig the borders…? LOL. There are no walls, gates or booths.. He can go anywhere in Europe.

      Always Reading…Always Here

      Just Saw This On Another Site
      Can’t Tell If It’s True or Not
      Just Thought I Would Share It

      Joran’s 3 hrs of admitted raping of Natalee in his new Dutch book had damaged his Internet alibi and upset the Dutch police to a great extended. They raid Antonis’s safe and obtained some plastic cups with Joran and Natalee’s fingerprints on them. The Dutch Police had been granted a search warrant directly from the Queen in Hague overnite. The house search started early in dawn and caught the Sloots by surprise. Paulus just received a small package from Joran which had a CD with some of Natalee’s images and her driver license. Joran is currently missing in Holland and at large. The Dutch police are blocking the borders and make sure Joran can’t escape from Holland.

      Fri Apr 27, 10:43:00 PM EDT

    68. Frank on April 28th, 2007 8:45 am

      Thinking the toothpick has now shrunk to the size of a straight pin this morning and the sledgehammer has gone to a jackhammer. Pucker up Jurine and Papasweatyslop….you will need the practice where you’re heading.

      Prayers for the Hollaway family…
      Justice for Natalee….

    69. jim on April 28th, 2007 9:08 am


    70. jojo on April 28th, 2007 9:08 am

      I know they state they received a tip, but this seems like a hail-mary play to me. They can’t state they have finished their investigation until they go over the property with a fine tooth comb. They have to find something this time around, if they don’t and leave empty handed, this will be the end of the investigation.

    71. nurturer on April 28th, 2007 9:24 am

      The Van Der Sloots, with the complicitness the Aruban ALE, have a two year head start. After replaced furniture, painted walls, vacuumed carpets, and the contamination from hand and foot traffic, I doubt they will find anything new. However, from the point of view of this being a process of elimination, it’s a good first start. It also puts the Van Der Sloots on notice.

      Their next stop should be the crematorium.

      I only hope this Paulus punk doesn’t have any coupons to cash in with the Dutch. Speaking of which, whatever happened to the ever so effective Karin Janssen??

    72. Waterboy (Jerry) on April 28th, 2007 9:25 am

      To 1906—Help me on this one.

      Wait a minute. How about some help on this one. The pictures of the Sloot abode from nearly 2 years ago did not have houses (or what ever) behind the Sloot residence. Maybe they were blocked out before. I would be curious as to who sold the property, and how they (powers that be) are going to search under a new construction. Help me on this one 1906. I’m sorry; I don’t think they will find Natalee. I hope I’m wrong on this one. I think, sure, she was there; but with diabolical Paulus, she has to be gone; and she has to have been off the property and either cremated, buried at sea, or still in the landfill. Sorry for the skepticism. Really sorry.


    73. Carpe Noctem on April 28th, 2007 9:30 am

      I HOPE IT IS

      A GOOD DAY


      Justice for Natalee

    74. Allan K on April 28th, 2007 9:36 am

      Joran reads like a real psycho.

    75. Sheri in Michigan on April 28th, 2007 9:58 am

      Wow! All along I had posted that I thought the Van der sloots buried Natalee on their property, most likely in the cement unless the cement was only a cover-up of blood, et cetera from what they did with her body before disposing of it totally. I’m sure her body was there the time Greta and Beth popped over at the van der sloots otherwise Paulus wouldn’t have been sweating like he was. I am so glad they are finally getting somewhere with a “REAL” investigation and not just cover-up after cover-up after cover-up! I hope all the people involved with the disappearance of Natalee including all the people that covered up and botched up the facts in the case all will be punished for each crime they committed!
      Yes, Steve Holloway, we all will praying for this outcome that we have waited almost 2 years for. My thoughts and prayers are with the Holloway and Twitty families. Hopefully this will bring the peace and closure hte family needs.

    76. 10061906 on April 28th, 2007 10:20 am

      72: Waterboy My pix of two years ago show the houses. Yours must have been cropped:
      Let us see if the time line fits.
      Joran says he raped Natalee for three hours.
      An over exaggeration on his part but an indication as to how long the gang rape lasted.
      Deepak: “sex; we all had sex with her; he never says how many was ALL.
      Coming in and out of consciousness you would be surprised how easy it was”.
      Either preventing her from breathing or administering an anesthesia (Starter Fluid)
      Then something bad happened.
      1:00 AM the four leave leave C and C’s.
      1:15AM the four arrive at Joran’s
      I forced Natalee out of the car and she hit her head.
      I carried her into my apartment.
      Blood on the mattress
      Around 4:00AM something bad happened.
      Internet searches on PVDS’s computer around 4:00AM
      Interactions between drugs and alcholol
      ATM withdrawals between 4:00 and 5:00 am.
      Paulus original statement that he picked up Joran at McDonald’s at 4:00 AM
      An attempt to set up an alibi away from his property.
      Police officer Halley enters the picture
      Death of Robert Bensen the motorcycle mechanic who IMO was Shango
      Bifron’s mover of corpuses
      Anita can describe what Natalee’s under garments look like.
      Her camera is missing
      Freddie takes videos
      Koen crashed at Joran’s that night and his father will not permit the police to interrogate him. They get off Aruba.
      Death of Cemetery caretaker
      Pastor of church stalls interview with Dave
      Judge denies full search of Van der Sloot property.
      Look in the sea, the land fill, the desert, the pond, the fisherman’s huts, the Lion’s Den, the Dunes, the rocks, Arisha Beach, the caves and on and on and on: all a diversion away from #19 Montana.
      And now after almost two years have we come full circle?

    77. John on April 28th, 2007 10:22 am

      Comment by Richard | April 28, 2007, 6:25 am
      “I did not believe this report, then went over to and found the report.” “…blabla…” “I do not trust the Dutch.”

      And you believe Fox… I think the reason people in The Netherlands take side for Joran is Fox, that ‘doctor’ Phil and people like you.

    78. Janet on April 28th, 2007 10:39 am

      The gardener’s observation and testimony tells me that Natalee Holloway will not be found buried on the VDS’ property. Deepak and Joran were in the area of the Marriot Beach … across the street … at 2:30 PM on the morning. Something was going on.
      Jossy Mansur
      NANCY GRACE – August 17, 2005
      MANSUR: I don`t know what`s happening, but the gardener, the witness, did stand by his story. He did confirm in front of the judge, in front of the defense attorneys, in front of the suspects, that he recognized, and he even recognized two of the three suspects that were there. He hasn`t changed his story one bit.
      Beth Twitty
      CNN LARRY KING LIVE = February 23, 2007
      TWITTY: … Deepak panicked. He panicked when the gardener gave that testimony. That very afternoon, he called an Aruban girl to help him establish an alibi. She, in turn, panicked. She called FBI. She dialed the 1-877-NATALEE number and told them that she did not want to be involved in this.

    79. 10061906 on April 28th, 2007 10:42 am

      Amsterdam Law and Bluesky WHERE ARE YOU??????

    80. norah on April 28th, 2007 10:43 am

      #70 I hate to admit it but it also crossed my mind but I can be a bit of a cynic. I hope I am totally wrong on that and there is some real evidence to convict these jerks.

      I do not however, think the investigation will ever end until justice for Natalee is served. Plus, there are a bunch of monkeys that will not let it be forgotten.

      Carpe, I can’t believe you are here. Did you sleep at all? I suppose justice never rests. C

    81. 10061906 on April 28th, 2007 10:46 am

      Vivian has been drinking panther p___
      I don’t think the 20 investigators arrived June 16th.. Maybe April 16th.
      That is what has been wrong… Nobody can get their stories straight…

    82. Crioyo on April 28th, 2007 10:52 am


      can you provide the link to that story?
      i want to check out the site. sounds weird but interesting.


    83. windmillie on April 28th, 2007 10:53 am

      Jorans book was published this week in The Netherlands.
      Great timing!

      Uitgebreid zoeken

      APS: Van der Sloot biedt excuses aan aan familie Holloway in boek

      24.04.2007 / 12:00 / Rubriek: Binnenland / Organisatie: Uitgeverij luitingh sijthoff

      Uitgeverij luitingh sijthoff

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      Dit is een origineel persbericht.

      Joran van der Sloot biedt excuses aan aan familie Holloway in boek

      De zaak Natalee Holloway dat 25 april a.s. bij Sijthoff verschijnt

      Amsterdam, 24 april 2007- Op 30 mei aanstaande is het twee jaar geleden dat de toen
      achttienjarige Amerikaanse Natalee Holloway op Aruba verdween na ‘s nachts op het strand
      te zijn geweest met de toen zeventienjarige Nederlander Joran van der Sloot. Joran
      verklaarde in eerste instantie tegenover de politie Natalee te hebben afgezet in haar
      hotel, terwijl hij haar in werkelijkheid op het strand achterliet. Deze leugen zorgde
      ervoor dat Joran voor drie maanden achter de tralies verdween. Nog steeds is hij
      hoofdverdachte in deze zaak.

      Joran van der Sloot geeft in dit boek openheid van zaken over zijn leven voordat hij
      Natalee ontmoette, over zijn tijd in de gevangenis en over de verhoren door de politie.
      Hij vertelt over het drinkgedrag van Natalee, geeft details over hun vrijpartij op het
      strand en gaat in op mogelijkheden die in deze zaak nog niet onderzocht zijn, zoals een
      verklaring over Natalee’s stiefvader en het onbekende mannelijke DNA dat gevonden is op
      Natalee’s tandenborstel. Joran bespreekt openhartig zijn eigen gedrag en biedt zijn
      excuses aan de ouders van Natalee aan.
      Daarnaast wil hij vooral zijn visie op de zaak-Holloway geven omdat het wel lijkt, na alle
      publiciteit die deze zaak teweegbracht, of iedereen alles over Joran en Natalee weet,
      behalve de waarheid.

      Journaliste Zvezdana Vukojevic schreef het boek op basis van interviews met Joran van der
      Sloot. Verder gebruikte zij aantekeningen uit Jorans dagboek en had zij inzage in de
      politiedossiers. Joran zelf heeft de inleiding van het boek verzorgd.

      Titel boek: De zaak Natalee Holloway
      Auteurs: Joran van der Sloot & Zvezdana Vukojevic
      Paperback, 351 blz.
      ISBN: 978 90 218 0014 1
      Prijs: [FOUT:.]17,95
      Verschijningsdatum: 25 april 2007
      Uitgever: Sijthoff

      Noot voor redactie, niet voor publicatie:
      Voor meer informatie en interviewaanvragen kunt u contact opnemen met:
      uitgeverij Sijthoff, Kristel Vrielink (marketing & publiciteit), telefoon (020)
      5307340, e-mail:

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      ANP Pers Support is een joint venture van het ANP en PR Newswire.

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      SM:   Yep, old news.   There have already been websites translating his lies in English.   (klaasend)

    84. norah on April 28th, 2007 11:06 am

      am wondering if something in the book tipped someone off to some memory or something that lead to the search. Or investigators are finally listening to what has been said here all along.

      I do not want to read his sick lies.


    85. aw@aruba on April 28th, 2007 11:07 am

      Even though our thoughts were different on many aspects of this case over the last two years, I am so happy that Joran may, and will most likely, be going down. He has been the cause for so many problems and heartache here on Aruba. The island has changed drastic after the sad disappearance of Natalee. You all must know that we arubians never forgot her and that indeed the investigation never stopped. We also never stopped asking why and how this could have happened on our beloved island. You can believe that the Dutch police are very good in what they do. Many cases have been solved in the Netherlands due to their dedication and amazing work. Cases once thought never to be solved. You can be sure that they will bring to light any cover up that was done by whoever. I don’t want to talk bad about our investigators here, trust me they tried, however they cannot tip to the level of experience that the Dutch have. I truly hope they find her and bring her family some peace. Give the Dutch a true chance and believe that one day she will be found. Joran is to blame and he will pay you can be sure of that


      SM:   Any idea if they are continueing the search at the Sloot residence today?   I am encouraged so far by the Dutch and their search yesterday.   Thanks! (klaasend)

    86. Robert on April 28th, 2007 11:13 am

      Here a site with yet another (radio-)interview I found on the bookrelease. For a big part wordly the same as some of the other interviews recently. “Wrote it as a form of therapy bla bla.., didn’t want to write it to defend myself bla bla.., didn’t spare myself bla bla.., left her at the beach because I had no condoms and had to go to school the next day, had a girlfriend, my parents didn’t know, bla bla…
      New in this interview (and apparently in the book): he says that visiting the porn-sites after he came home speaks well for him (…) because “you must be very sick to do so after you’ve just killed someone”. (Indeed you’re very sick Urine!)
      Next he accuses Beth Twitty for having a “tunnelvision on him as a suspect”.
      Another thing: In the book he’s apparently proud of his poker-talents; the interviewer replies: so you are very good at bluffing and lying… Joran: … Yes, but for me the most important thing is that the people I need believe in me otherwise I would BREAK (…).
      Other question: Why do you think you haven’t convincend the just.dep. on Aruba your innocent. Joran: Mainly because of my first ly that I dropped Natalee of at the hotel… (Yeah right….)
      Interviewer: What about your father saying: No corpse no conviction? Joran: My father is a law-professional and just wanted to explain me how the law works…
      Other questions: Was this the biggest mistake you ever made? Joran: (bit hessitant) yes… Where is Natalee: Propably not alive and not on Aruba otherwise she would have been found… Why did you portrait Natalee so badly in your book? The police told these bad things about her…
      What would you do if Natalees body was found on Aruba and traces of you were found on it? Joran: I’m convinced she no longer on Aruba after all that searching that’s been going on – He suggests that there’s still a little chance that she’s in Venezuela…
      Nor in the Netherlands nor on Aruba he’s treated in a bad way untill now. The only thing is that some tourists on Aruba take pictures from him.
      He thinks his future LIES on Aruba….


      SM:   Thanks Robert.   We have decided in the forum that this is Joran’s likely future in aruba ;) (klaasend)

    87. Waterboy (Jerry) on April 28th, 2007 11:14 am

      Okay, here we go. Monkey’s you are not going to like this one.

      After viewing the photos that Carpe provided, I’ve concluded that Paulus initiated the search. In one of the photographs, you can see him in a white pull-on garb standing beside someone with a hair net on. It appears that this person has some piece of equipment that requires wheels to move. My guess is it is ground penetrating radar.

      He finally removed everything he felt would be a problem for himself or Joran, and now he has invited them in. He had a judge buddie there just in case.

      The news media drives me crazy. They keep talking about, “they wouldn’t go through all the trouble of putting up a tent if they weren’t serious-B.S.”
      First of all, it’s just a pop-up type canopy. Any second class Boy Scout could put one up in 10 minutes. It’s there for the dogs. The dogs. You can’t buy one for less than $10,000, and that’s only moderately trained. You put thousands and thousands more getting them trained, and to make matters worse, the dog lives with you and you learn to love it more than your own family. They take the dog’s temperature continually to monitor dehydration, and they are treated better than any top-ranking dignitary would be.

      So where are we-full circle to Zero. Sorry, I know I’m negative. The whole thing is a wash. A white wash-just like the rocks.


    88. Janet on April 28th, 2007 11:22 am

      77. John
      John .. Natalee Holloway has been missing for almost two years. The Dutch/Arubans have claimed they have given their all in regards to searches. Yes … searches were conducted in the air; on the land and under the sea. However … A full search was never conducted at the residence of two of the main suspects. John … Paulus Van der Sloot would not all it and … it was a Dutch judge who prevented that from happening despite an authorized warrant. Logic dictates that in the process of elimination ….
      Beth Twitty
      LIVE DESK w/Martha MacCallum:
      November 28, 2006
      TWITTY: Well I think they will always have to look at there were two personnel involved from the Aruban Justice Department and that is why we don’t have any evidence and that’s what Joran’s attorney will have to be reminded of. Iti s because of Bob Witt and Ben King stopped the search warrants. It was made to initially search the entire area of Montanja nineteen the garden, the buildings and everything but on the spot high ranking employee of the Justice Office Bob Witt reduced the search warrant to only the room of Joran so that’s why we do not have any evidence because of involvement of the obstruction from the Aruban Justice Department personnel.
      Jug Twitty
      October 4, 2005
      JUG TWITTY: Absolutely. I mean I asked — with a meeting with the prosecutor did you search Paulus` home and she said no. And I said why? And she said because he wouldn`t let us. I`m going I can`t — he was a suspect. They brought him in for — held him for two days. I just don`t understand it. That`s what I`m talking about. Nothing was done right in the beginning on this thing, otherwise we`d have an answer.

    89. norah on April 28th, 2007 11:28 am

      Jerry, I really hope you are wrong it is so miserable to get your hopes up over and over again only to have them dashed quite soon afterwards.

      If this really is P-less at work again with his misdirection and game playing I hope his ploy backfires and he gets what is coming to him soon.

      You have always made such clear and well thought out comments in the past – and hopefull. Lets try to stay encouraged. C

    90. Waterboy (Jerry) on April 28th, 2007 11:32 am

      I’m not going to get all excited and giddy about anything that comes out of this investigation, that is until they slap the handcuffs on papa, mama, and junior.

      We’ve been lead around like a big bull with a nose ring. I through getting excited about anything. It’s all B.S. Sorry monkeys, B.S., and to make matters worse it’s all been orchestrated by Paulus.

      And–I’ll eat my hat if I’m wrong. Just let me have a little salt.


    91. Waterboy (Jerry) on April 28th, 2007 11:41 am


      Guard your feelings here. I smell the coffee, and it’s not a fresh brew.
      The bacon rancid, and the eggs are loaded with salmonella.


    92. dave on April 28th, 2007 11:49 am

      I hate to say it but I think this is just another “Dog and Pony Show” I say “S##T or get off the POT” Aruba and arrest the perps. I’ll believe it when I see all involved in handcuffs.

    93. Robert on April 28th, 2007 11:49 am

      After reading some of the interviews on the bookrelease you can see one thing very clear: Joran memmorized his latest (book-) version of the “facts” very, very, very well. Many of his answers in the different interviews are w-o-r-d-l-y the same. And propably he wants to stick very hard to this version…
      As an answer to that PRdeVries did the one right thing: shoot holes in this latest version; and it has turned out already: this bookversion is a BIG LIE too!
      Joran… You are SO guilty!!!

    94. minnesota dad on April 28th, 2007 11:51 am

      Jerry, I too smell a rat here.

      Paulus and his black robed buddies had made Paulus and his property untouchable through adding layers to the legal onion.

      Karin Janssen writes a letter stating there is no evidence against Paulus and he is no longer a suspect.

      Judge Smid writes an order using Karin’s letter to declare Paulus no longer a suspect.

      Judges then award Paulus $30,000 for his trouble — further adding a layer to the onion.

      Aruba tells us Paulus and his property is untouchable.

      Now, a bunch of Dutch cowboys come to the island and are suddenly granted full access to poke around with sticks??? Paulus shows up in the morning and does not protest??? Paulus does not file in court because these cowboys are violating ‘Dutch law’?

      It seems to me that the only way to gain access to the property in the matter that the Dutch cowboys have, is to 1) reverse all legal layers of the onion and once again make Paulus a suspect (he clearly is a suspect after the last legal ruling stating his timeline was FUBAR for that evening); or 2) Paulus, after cleaning – and luminol testing himself – the place for two straight years invited them onto the property to end all doubts.

      So, what is it Aruba….is Paulus a suspect again and the Dutch Cowboys spent the last week reversing decisions? Or is Paulus staging the final episode in the cover-up?

      Sorry about the distrust Aruba…but just by the fact alone that you are doing a search that clearly should have been done two years ago….you have more than earned it.




    95. norah on April 28th, 2007 11:52 am

      You are right. Papa is up to his elbows in this. I hope someone picks it all apart and gets him. Keep the facts coming, that is what will put them where they belong. C

    96. Just Me on April 28th, 2007 12:01 pm

      The story about the girl being asked by DKalpoe to give him an alibi is seriously wrong. This is NOT what happened.

      Greta must still be inclined to believe Joran as last night she kept mentioning the Kalpoes. She wants them to be the guilty ones. Why the hell does she want Joran to be innocent? I mean we all do because that would mean Natalee would be home where she belongs but WHY is she willing to throw the Kalpoes under the bus but not the tall sporter?

      She mentioned the Honda also. She herself filmed the Honda after it was returned to them, she knows but will not tell you what condition the car was in when she saw it. Again I wonder why?

      Did the son of a sweaty pig give her some much needed attention? ;)

    97. Waterboy (Jerry) on April 28th, 2007 12:05 pm

      To 10061906,

      You are right. I’ve looked at this new picture and every detail is the same, with the exception of the missing houses. I got it off another site, that is completely convince that Joran is guilty. (Me too!)

      Difference is-they have completely altered evidence to make him seem guiltier. I know that sounds strange coming from me, but I just hate being mislead. I picture the sloot house as being completely isolated with no homes around because the only picture I had did not show any houses. The picture reminds me of the grassy knoll in Dallas where parts have been blocked out.

      Just in case someone might get the wrong idea about how I feel about Joran’s involvement in Natalee’s disappearance, I think (in the words of Dompig) “He is guilty as hell”. And make that Hell-with a capital H.


    98. Waterboy (Jerry) on April 28th, 2007 12:10 pm

      To minnesota dad,

      You’re right.


    99. minnesota dad on April 28th, 2007 12:17 pm

      Another test of whether the Dutch Investigators are sincere, or this is just is just more acting:

      It has been stated that Koen Gottenboes spent the night of May 30th, 2005 at the Sloot property. Koen is the Kato Kaelin of this case.

      Koen was whisked off of the island before Aruban investigators interviewed him. Aruban investigators have made no efforts to bring him in for questioning.

      It was rumored around Aruba that Koen was suffering from bedwetting and spent night sleeping in his mom’s bed due to either his guilt pangs or shock at what he saw.

      Very simple questions:
      Have the Dutch interrogated this key witness?
      If not, why not?
      If not, how can you close a case when a key witness was never interviewed?

      I truly hope that the Dutch investigators know what they are doing and are sincere….but remain skeptical that this is just more ‘F16 theater’ to satisfy the media and the American public that they did everything possible. I hope they understand the ramifications to Aruba and Aruban tourism if they do not expose the corruption, cover-up, and take down those involved.

      Aruba will recover quicker if all is laid out and exposed and those with dirty hands are dealt with. It will suffer for the next 20 years or more if the Dutch investigators choose to ‘repeat the party line’.


    100. Janet on April 28th, 2007 12:25 pm

      90. Waterboy (Jerry) 94. minnesota dad

      I am hoping against all hope that we have not all again been deceived and … hopped on that emotional roller coaster ride from H— … the one that Natalee Holloway’s family has been forced to ride from day one. I hope we are not again affording the “powers that be” credit where no credit is due.
      Beth Twitty
      March 25, 2006
      “There are just no words to explain the frustration level that we have had to experience in dealing with officials from the island of Aruba,” she says.
      Beth Twitty
      DR PHIL Show
      January 29, 2006
      BETH: There are times when we’re thinking that we need to continue, and of course we’re still searching for answers, but it’s this rollercoaster ride. And it makes me so angry, Dr. Phil, when I let myself fall for information coming out of an official who represents the island of Aruba. If somebody presents you with false hope and false information, it’s devastating.

    101. Allan K on April 28th, 2007 12:39 pm

      When they start questioning Steve Croes and the pimps I know they mean business.

    102. Achilles on April 28th, 2007 1:02 pm

      DITTI #101

    103. 10061906 on April 28th, 2007 1:05 pm

      99 Minnesota Dad: Slight corrections;
      Koen crashed at Joran’s and did not want to go the C and C’s. Slight correction; if they were to kidnap someone there would not be room in Deepaks car for Deepak, Satish, Joran, a female tourist, Freddie and Koen. Compared to the K2′s Joran and Koen are big boys.
      Keon’s brother Sander’s was interviewed and asked what he thought of Joran.
      Keon’s father would not permit the police to interview Keon. This caused a rather hastly retreat off the island ala Guido; wouldn’t you say?

    104. minnesota dad on April 28th, 2007 1:26 pm


      Yep…agreed. To my knowledge, both Koen and ‘Marco’ have never been interviewed by the Arubans or the Dutch.

      These are two key witnesses. ‘Marco’ lawyered up with the top defense attorney in Europe when Aruba began to ‘breath’ in his direction. ‘Marco’, though protesteth too loud by hiring the top defense attorney in Europe.

      Why haven’t the Dutch interviewed ‘Marco’ and Koen? Both were allowed to ditch Aruba without being questioned.

      I again fear that these current events (the VDS property search) do not pass the ‘smell test’ and are ‘F16 Theater’. Key witnesses are being ignored or are lawyering up with the top attorneys in Europe.


    105. mayan_moons on April 28th, 2007 1:44 pm

      What kind of legit search is this when Paulus is in the middle of it?


    106. Aruba on April 28th, 2007 2:23 pm

      Boycotting aruba won’t help..
      Most people think that we arubians are involved in this case .. wel it’s not true, we want this to have an end quick. Are law maybe not the best , because we have the dutch law..
      Some local even becan an search because they want this to END..
      You can talk bad about joran or his family but not about ARUBA, cause we were there when kahtrina hit. we had a found raising for you .. we felt your pain so we help..
      but some of you don’t even now the story and want to Boycott us..
      we hope this ends… and we pray for the hollaway family

    107. Just Me on April 28th, 2007 2:41 pm

      106- Aruba.. totally agreed. Only the perps need to pay for this. Perps include the ones that helped cover for the vds fam.. Lets hope the searches bring answers the HT family so desperately need.

    108. Sheri in Michigan on April 28th, 2007 3:20 pm

      …..I wonder what Joran will be doing with the money from the sale of his book…(if he sells any copies, that is) while he is in jail for the rest of his life? Maybe he can donate the money to the Natalee Holloway Fund for other missing children that were taken away from their loving families by monsters like him!! His book is no more truthful than the National Enquirer—BAN THE BOOK!
      ~~Peace be with Natalee~~

    109. Miss-Underestimated on April 28th, 2007 4:20 pm

      Why is Paulus still roaming the residence during the search?

    110. Meee on April 28th, 2007 10:43 pm

      Sorry Richard. Can’t agree with you as far as Greta goes. That infomation about the judge changing the search warrant is to big to forget. It shows that Aruba was covering up this case right from the beginning. I didn’t know this fact until Bill O’Reilly mentioned it to Geraldo a few months ago. Geraldo didn’t know either. I e-mailed Greta numerous times. About this fact. Over the last two days. Does she read my e-mails? Someone does. Because I have made her blog. And I have gotten numerous responses from someone in her office. We will see Monday if she changes her wording. And explains to the public why the search is taking place now. And not 2 years ago. I also have another beef with her. Forget about her fluff interview with Joran that helped cripple the Boycott Movement. Forget the fact that she mention that she believed Joran? Forget about the fact that she let’s Taco Joe run amock on her show. By spinning the truth. Jossy asked her to put him on after Taco Joe so he could expose his spins. Does she do that? NO she doesn’t. Whenever O’Reilly speaks about the case. He calls it a coverup. He says that Aruba never wanted to solve this case. Greta never opens her mouth. When she refers to the investigation she says words like mistakes were made. The police Blundered???? HUH??? Greta’s actions speak sabotage.

    111. yoyo muffintop on April 29th, 2007 11:29 am

      1006 – You are wrong about Koen not being interviewed. He was interviewed on 6/16. Where is your info that he wasn’t comming from?

    112. kitty on April 29th, 2007 4:41 pm

      On the caption of this photo ~ mentioning using rods, and also digging up the dirt around the property… How about the cement too…looks like a lot of concrete to jackhammer ~ did they think of that?

    113. kitty on April 29th, 2007 5:19 pm

      I don’t think her body’s there.. I think evidence linking him and others is there ~ keep digging and smash that darn concrete, remove every single inch of turf, take the house apart microinch, by microinch, even if you have to tear it down, piece by piece… camp out ~ do whatever you have to do ~ to resolve this ~ and if there are 97,000 inhabitants on Aruba ~ why doesn’t just everybody show up in person at the Van Der Sloot’s home, the Court steps ~ Police Station… have a peaceful demonstration and demand a truthful answer, the recovering of Natalee’s body to let her come home. (I’m sure, some would have to recuse themselves for their covering up the crime)… enough already… the Island has suffered, yes, but Beth and her family have suffered, and endured what no $ will ever bring back ~ their loving daughter ~ bless them.

      It’s time.

      & Jossy, I have great respect for you.

    114. aw@aruba on April 30th, 2007 11:02 am

      Indeed the searches didn’t stop at the house. From what I understood is that they are pretty certain that something will be found. If it will be remains or clues we don’t know for sure. What I can tell you though is that everybody on Aruba is looking forward ho hear that Joran is indeed guilty. His dad is totally concerned and you can see and hear the doubts that has surfaced for him. Is he finally beginning to doubt his son or does he know something and is affraid that it will be uncovered?? I am in part sorry if her remains are found, deep down we all hoped that she will be alive, however after such a long time, the chances are very slim. I want to see Joran go down, he lives his live like nothing ever happened and he never suffered the consequences of his action. However we arubians indured so many insults and hatred becuase of him. I will try to keep posting if there is more updates.

    115. super dave on April 30th, 2007 4:05 pm

      old papa sloot is probably showing them what they can and can’t search and sweating profusely!

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