Search Continues at the Van der Sloot Residence for clues to Natalee Holloway Disappearance (Update: Diario translation)
The search continues on Saturday at the residence of the Van der Sloot’s in Aruba. The search began on Friday as Dutch investigators finally searched the VDS residence almost 2 years from the date in which Natalee Holloway went missing.
Saturday morning the investigation of the Dutch forensic experts continued. Early in the morning the team started to set up their tents and other equipment to continue their work. We have noticed that there are not as many officials present as yesterday’s search.
Unofficially we have received the information that part of the team will investigate in other areas of the island.
For more go to 24 ors.com
More to follow as updates become available.
UPDATE I: Diario translation from todays news article on Van der Sloot search
The Ministry of Justice:
A TEAM OF COMBINED DETECTIVES ARE DOING AN INVESTIGATINO OF NATALEE HOLLOWAY
ORANJESTAD (AAN) According to a press release issued by the Ministry of Justice and sent to the news media yesterday,
the 27th of April 2007, a search took place at the house of the parents of Joran Van der Sloot. The search was carried out under the guidance of a Judge of Instructions. There are around 20 experts in the field of forensic investigation (e.o. of the Netherlands Forensic Institute) that are carrying out the search. This has nothing to do with the book that Joran Van der Sloot recently put on the market, but fits into the investigation that is going on and was planned for some time.
the 15th of April 2007, a new phase has begun into the investigation of the young person that disappeared. Additional investigations are taking place and are being executed by a new team of detectives that was formed. The team consists of local detectives and detectives from Hollandthat are working under the guidance of the Ministry of Justice.
After the Minister of Justice of Aruba in August 2006 requested the Dutch Ministry of Justice for technical assistance in this case, the Korps Landelijke Politiebureau (KLPD) from
Hollandformed a team of Dutch detectives that in November 2006 began with a revision by the detectives of Holland. This revision means that the team has revised the whole file of the Holloway case and on this basis came to conclusions and suggestions.
The conclusion and suggestions were presented in March 2007 by the Chief of KLPD. Based on this conclusion and suggestions, additional investigation is taking place. The objective of this additional investigation is to find clarity in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, the young American girl that has disappeared since
the 30th of May 2005in Aruba.
Natalee Holloway (18 years of age, from
Alabama, the U.S.A.), disappeared on the 30th of May 2005, when she was on vacation in Arubawith a number of other students. Holloway was last seen at 1 o’clockon the 30th of May 2005, after she left the bar Carlos ‘n Charlie’s. According to declarations of witnesses, Holloway was in the company of 3 male persons.
From the moment that the disappearance of Holloway was denounced, the Police Crops of Aruba began an investigation, where various suspects were arrested and interrogated, and where a great number of witnesses were heard. Some of those that were arrested as suspects are still considered as such, according to the press release of the Ministry of Justice. (Hat Tip: Diario & Jossy Mansur)