Natalee Holloway: New Lead Aruban Prosecutor Hans Mos … New Evidence Against Joran Van der Sloot and Kalpoes …


Its deja vu all over again in Aruba … Suspects arrested, media coverage and soon to be search. Let’s just hope the prosecutors in Aruba get it right this time.

Greta Van Susteren sits down to interview the new lead prosecutor in Aruba, Hans Mos. This is quite a different approach to dealing with the media from the past. Think Aruba does not still think they are in the eye of the storm, the whole world is watching and their image hangs in the balance.

Aruba, its not very often that you get a second chance to make a first impression … Don’t blow it again … JUSTICE FOR NATALEE!!!

Second part of interview follows:



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    66 Responses to “Natalee Holloway: New Lead Aruban Prosecutor Hans Mos … New Evidence Against Joran Van der Sloot and Kalpoes …”

    1. KrisG on November 27th, 2007 9:42 am

      It seemed as though Mr. Mos reads here at SM when I heard him mention that Joran said he has more to say about Natalee but he’s waiting for the right time. Mr. Mos said the right time is now, not when Joran thinks the time is right.

      When I heard Rosemarie from Joe T’s team say that Joran is a sweet boy I just want to ask her if she’s read his book. No one has brought that book up yet. It seems as though Dan Abrams may be the only one with enough guts to question her on that after the way he went after Drew Peterson’s lawyer last night.

      Justice for Natalee Holloway!

    2. A New Girl on November 27th, 2007 10:05 am

      As this unfolds once again, the smugness of JVDS Attorney’s makes me physically ill. UGH!!! Tacopina is an ass and the other guy Greta had on late last evening also has a crappy adtitude. I realize they are getting paid to do a job, but it angers me even more that they are Americans and they need to lose their negative disposition and stop this dog and pony show. Even the Kalpoes attorney David Kock was much more pleasant and professional condsidering the circumstances.

      I want to see the day soon where they are all going to eat their words…Hmnn…Anita and Papa Van Sloot may have to be selling the house on the Island soon? They are not really wealthy people, all this has got to be costing them big bucks. I hope financially and overall the negative changes to their lifestyle is highlighted in the press. This is only the begginning of the payback they should encounter since their arrogance & denial has been touted and waved in front of the Halloway family’s faces. This is what you get for lying for your spawn instead of doing the right thing and making this young man tell the truth after the accident unfolded instead of covering for his lame ass.

    3. Miss-Underestimated on November 27th, 2007 11:26 am

      You can tell a lawyers intergrity by the clients they defend.

      I loved when JDVS Attorneys said there is no new evidence. Then when they were asked what the new evidence was, they stated they did not know.

      Double talk again.

    4. katablog on November 27th, 2007 11:29 am

      Anything out of Aruba these days is suspect, but I have to say Hans Mos comes off as a real investigator interested in solving this case. I don’t hear all the blow hard stuff we’ve heard from Dumbpig and Janssen.

      Interesting that even though there is suppose to be a gag order, Joran’s and Satish’s attorney are blowing hard about the “evidence”.

      The best bet for getting the real story is:
      1. Get Deepak really ticked off; Let him think that Joran and Paulus continue to blame him or Satish. Deepak will get sick of Paulus getting off scott free.
      2. Isolate Satish and really concentrate on his interrogation. He’s the one that will break the easiest
      3.Get Joran yapping without Paulus. Hold his feet to each and every lie he’s told. He probably won’t break but he sure will get tangled up in his lies.

    5. Miklo on November 27th, 2007 11:36 am

      A New Girl,
      Don’t you see? They lawyers are enraged because their client has been hauled back in… They don’t want to lose this case, especially because it is so widely followed.

      They are pretending to be irritated by the “hassle-factor” of this latest development. But the truth is, they’re hopping furious because they thought this case was home free.

      Now they recognize it’s not over.
      All they can do at this point is behave as if this is just an annoyance.

      Oh… it’s an annoyance all right! A very public, very embarrassing annoyance.

    6. Scott on November 27th, 2007 11:38 am

      They will never be prosecuted. Mark it down! The deadline of December 31st is a slap in the face. This investigation should never end until they actually find out what happened which everybody in the entire knows anyways. The prosecutor says he owes it to the suspects as well? Huh? This is all a smokescreen for all of this to be swept under the rug!

      Don’t buy the crap coming out of Taco’s mouth. If he has so much inside info on this case why is he in America and not in Aruba defending his client? He doesn’t know jack!

    7. EURobert on November 27th, 2007 11:46 am

      What’s the value of this article in the EU-treaty that says a trial has to be conducted within a reasonable timeperiod when the suspects do everything to obstruct a good investigation and a fair trial?

    8. martini on November 27th, 2007 11:47 am

      “inbewaringstelling” could not be translated into other languages.

      Papiamentu…is a third world language used to keep a closed society.
      Gag orders, no jury, everything behind closed doors.
      This is not looking good at all.

    9. Deetch on November 27th, 2007 11:49 am

      Rosalie is also the woman who claimed, on the Catherine Crier show, that Beth is in it for the money.

      They are worried though, as Mos, is not letting on and they cannot control events anymore.

      Paulus is isolated and the fact is, Mos didn’t come to Aruba to bust 3 punks, he came in search of Paulus.

      Paulus will go down, count on it.

    10. DennisAOK on November 27th, 2007 12:03 pm

      New Girl,

      The problem with the van der Sloots is deeper than not demanding the truth from their son. They let him run around the island drinking, gambling, and hustling tourist girls from the age of 14. He was a spoiled brat engaging in high risk activities. I realize Europeans are more permissive in these matters than Americans, but Joran was trouble waiting to happen.

      Still, I do wonder if there is enough evidence to bring a case. So much was lost in those first few days that even an apparently determined and professional prosecutor such as Mos may not be able to recover unless Natalee’s body is found.

    11. Vicki on November 27th, 2007 12:19 pm

      I believe that the duct tape with the blonde hair on it was saved and they did DNA testing on it and thats the new evidence…IMO. This just needs to get done already…

    12. martini on November 27th, 2007 12:24 pm

      Inbewaringstelling or IBS are in the Netherlands a measure where someone is placed forced in a psychiatric institution. The measure is possible only by the burgomaster, without seeing the patient, be delivered. Only as a burgomaster inbewaringstelling deliver the patient can be taken immediately.
      Thanks to wiki and babelfish

    13. JusticeforNatalee on November 27th, 2007 12:27 pm

      Thanks for the videos.

      Greta said “charged.” Was that a mistake?
      They haven’t officially been charged yet, right?

    14. JusticeforNatalee on November 27th, 2007 12:30 pm

      I was hoping Greta would ask:

      “What if the victim were given a date-rape drug that killed her?

      Would that also be a case of voluntary manslaughter under Dutch law?”

      Seems to me it would be.

    15. brie on November 27th, 2007 12:41 pm

      Joran has always said he knows what happened and will tell us someday. Well, Mos has decided to make that day happen. Withholding information and torturing the family for over 2 1/2 years. I hope you pay dearly along with your poor excuse of a father. The Kalpoes are also in serious trouble and their going to take you down with them.

      As far as Taco Joe and his sidekick re-fried bean, what are they, storm chasers! Who’s paying for their nonsense!

    16. Sharon Chicago on November 27th, 2007 1:15 pm

      I am hoping, standing by, waiting for the truth to come out prior to Dec. 31st (Mo’s magic date)

    17. Awa on November 27th, 2007 1:18 pm

      Inbewaringstelling = taking into custody

    18. JusticeforNatalee on November 27th, 2007 1:23 pm

      OK, Aruba. You know this has to be the REAL DEAL, right?
      Americans expect to see Justice.

      You can’t just bring suspects in and then let them go.
      No one will buy that nonsense.

    19. yoyo muffintop on November 27th, 2007 1:37 pm

      #10 – “So much was lost in those first few days”

      What exactly was lost?

    20. Awa on November 27th, 2007 1:38 pm

      @JusticeforNatalee don’t blame a hole island for this and speak for yourself

    21. EURobert on November 27th, 2007 1:39 pm

      Don’t know what this discussion is about but “inbewaringstelling” when written as one word is what is said in 12 martini on November 27th, 2007 12:24 pm
      ( )

      I think when you talk about taking into custody normaly that would be “in verzekerde bewaring stellen”.

    22. elisabeth on November 27th, 2007 1:48 pm

      Martini (12) your explanation/translation is unsatisfactory. During the investigational phase a suspect can be put into custody. If the prosecutor fears interference from say the family, witnesses or others, he can put the suspect into beperking “limitation”. During that period no communication between outside and suspect is allowed. If a trial is initiated it is completely public.

    23. Vicki on November 27th, 2007 1:56 pm

      are they thinking of putting urine in the looney bin? I mean of course he is crazy and needs to be stopped…what if someone took a picture with their cell phone of what he did to Natalee??? I say lock him up and his sick stupid papa.

    24. M Dabby on November 27th, 2007 2:10 pm

      whole island

    25. EURobert on November 27th, 2007 2:11 pm

      22. elisabeth on November 27th, 2007 1:48 pm

      Now I understand what the discussion was about…

    26. JusticeforNatalee on November 27th, 2007 2:11 pm

      #20 No one is blaming the everyday people of Aruba.

      The blame goes on the perps and the officials, who got Aruba into this mess.

      Right now, many tourists are turned off by Aruba. The one thing that can improve the image is justice.

    27. JusticeforNatalee on November 27th, 2007 2:16 pm

      #20 P.S.

      It is unfortunate if everyday Arubans are affected by the downturn in tourism.

      That’s why the perps need to come clean and the officials need to finally solve the case and jail the guilty.

    28. M Dabby on November 27th, 2007 2:16 pm

      Anyone know who the new Attorney General is?

    29. Awa on November 27th, 2007 2:20 pm

      #26 talking shit

    30. Libby on November 27th, 2007 2:22 pm

      #6 Scott. I think you are right. They will never be prosecuted.

      Nothing is going to happen. They are blowing smoke up our as*…AGAIN. They have been doing that since day one guys. They have had all the evidence they need since day one. The fact that, in my opinion, the biggest perp of all, Paulus was removed as a suspect and the fact that Joran and the K brothers are still walking the streets tells it all. Joran was still seen laughing last night on the news. He knows nothing is going to happen.

      Boycott Aruba till hell freezes over!

    31. martini on November 27th, 2007 2:23 pm

      One of the Kalpoes is ready to be committed to the Looney Bin.
      Let us hope he cracks.

    32. Libby on November 27th, 2007 2:35 pm

      Even if one of the K brothers does crack, nothing will happen. The so called statement will be retracted…you know…a misprint. Then, something tragic will happen to that K brother….but be made to look like an accident.

      Don’t buy into this guys. They are playing we American’s again.

    33. Libby on November 27th, 2007 2:41 pm

      The only justice we are going to get is to boycott Aruba.

      Remind people that although Aruba has been advertised as one happy and safe island, how this case has been handled shows just the opposite.

      If you travel to Aruba, remember you are not on US soil and you are at the mercy of the laws of that territory.

    34. DennisAOK on November 27th, 2007 2:45 pm


      The opportunity to crack the case. The cops knew right off the bat the boys lied about dropping Natalee off at the Holiday Inn, so they should have been immediately suspected, brought in right away and interrogated separately. Their homes should have been thoroughly searched.

    35. Vicki on November 27th, 2007 2:46 pm

      They all need to go, the whole freakin island…disgusting…if this is just washed away, I swear I will personally BOYCOTT till I die…this Island wont know what hit them…they better bring in papasweaty…and I really have no compassion for poor anita she raised SATANS SPAWN, and when you lay with the devil, you produce his spawns…

    36. Crioyo (the original aruban sleeper-cell) on November 27th, 2007 3:22 pm

      did Greta say ”it’s a beautiful island’?????
      what a difference hans mos makes!

    37. JusticeforNatalee on November 27th, 2007 3:59 pm

      #29 Get over it. And stop the profanity.

    38. Minky from CH on November 27th, 2007 4:02 pm

      #9 Deetch
      Great to hear from you again.

      I missed your posts for a long long time.
      I was following the case from the beginning and I was very much worried to hear in the News “..the son of a judge…”. I had a bad feeling right away.

      I hope so much you are right. Would be great…. finally!!
      Then the 3 little perps will follow…..and hopefully…. the whole bunch of dirty rats.
      IT’S ABOUT TIME! I will count on it.
      Minky from CH

    39. JusticeforNatalee on November 27th, 2007 4:03 pm


      Hans Mos comes across as very professional and determined.
      Let’s hope he is successful at prosecuting and convicting the perps.


    40. zhenia on November 27th, 2007 4:05 pm

      hopefully this is the beginning of the end.i think that they will hold the boys till the end of the year and finally close the case for lack of “real” evidence

    41. 10061906 on November 27th, 2007 5:16 pm

      If this really starts to heat up; look for Tacopina to find some excuse to remove himself from this case. Whether we consider him good bad or indifferent he has a fairly good track record in NY and a loss will bring down his average.
      His ego cannot afford that image.
      If it gets too hot in the kitchen, look for Deepak to add Paulus to the equation. If it gets too hot for Paulus look for him to add Van Der Straaten to the pot. If it gets too hot for Van der Straaten look to add Dennis Jacobs.
      How high up the ladder can we go before the house of cards collapses??

    42. EURobert on November 27th, 2007 5:18 pm

      Header: “Suspects in Holloway-case keep silent”

      “… All three suspects untill now appeal on their right to remain silent. …”

    43. Allan on November 27th, 2007 5:20 pm

      Smoke and mirrors. Aruba will always be a *%^&hole to me, they helped bring that about the way they investigated and made Beth say a apology. What a damn nerve you have coming in here and tell me not to blame Arubans. I saw many on tv protesting her. Hell with Aruba corrupt little island, mafia controlled with known sexual deviants and an inability to prosecute.

    44. brie on November 27th, 2007 6:15 pm

      Guess there is something interesting going on in the Netherlands, Beth is making a stop there before arriving in Aruba. I believe she copies of some original documents that were presented to her only to have those documents altered and then given to her a second time. They told they had to change the date but entire document was changed.

      Does anyone know if TES is on their way to Aruba? And if Dave is aboard the boat.

    45. brie on November 27th, 2007 6:29 pm

      Maybe the Netherlands is going to show Beth the proof and evidence that they know Natalee is dead. Once again Beth will have to be the tower of strength.

    46. Richard on November 27th, 2007 6:44 pm

      Blame some Arubans, blame all Arubans, blame the ARuban system … the FACT is, some 2.5 years after the three scum drove off with Natalee, we have not gotten answers.

      Aruba gets 80% of its economy from American tourists. Every day that the case remains unsolved AND the perpetrators remain unconvicted is another reminder to the American people and the world of what can happen there.

      “Boycott Aruba” is the ONLY SANE THING TO DO.

      That’s what some of us have been saying for some two years.

      That’s what some of us will continue to say.

      Boycott Aruba…as if your life depended on it.

    47. Tracy on November 27th, 2007 6:45 pm

      Thank you, Monkeys for you tenacity!
      My comment is directed to Katablog. I do investigations as part of my job. You are “right on the money” is your assessment of “cracking the nuts.” I especially love your concept of isolating Joran from Paulus. To me, Paulus is another suspect. Surely Mos can find a way to keep them from further collusion.

    48. Mike on November 27th, 2007 6:52 pm


      And when they close the case they might as well close the island down. They will NEVER recover if they close this case without a REAL conviction and REAL jail time.

    49. Maggie on November 27th, 2007 7:31 pm

      Crioyo sure she said that, not long ago she went with Beth and couldn’t believe the police hid from them in the police statement and said she wouldn’t be coming back. I don’t like it when people double speak all the time. Dompig, Straten, Jacobs, Oduber, Croes, Shippers etc. Their actions never did match their words. Joran can blame it on whoever he wants. Joran, Paulus, and the Kalpoes and these investigators are the reason Aruba has suffered. Joran and Paulus’s favorite words, me and I.

    50. Patti on November 27th, 2007 10:00 pm


      Even if there is justice in Aruba, they, still are

      never going to recover. We’ve done a good job of

      keeping the word out there and, frankly, people

      don’t want to have to wait over two years and be

      put through a living hell, just to get justice.

      Besides, Natalee still hasn’t been found, so who’s

      to say what happened? We may never know the truth

      if it’s left up to the island and it’s justice


      People will never forget…


      Aruba – The Devil’s Island

      Hey, Vickie!
      I stole your line.

    51. on November 27th, 2007 11:00 pm

      I guess I’m in the minority but I think Aruba will indeed recover its tourism IF they solve this case and punish the perps.

      The call for a boycott was never about a crime being committed against Natalee Holloway. Rather it was about the massive cover-up of a crime committed against an American whose name was Natalee Holloway. It was about how someone with a wicked son and political pull could just try to brush away the Holloways and Twittys like they never existed or mattered.

      People are rightfully angry about the cover up but once it has been shown that a new team is in town and DID get to the bottom of corruption, people will gradually forgive and forget.

      Aruba IS a beautiful island…. but unfortunately a beautiful island with a great amount of corruption.

      Latest news is that a neighbor has provided a statement that he say Kalpoes washing the car that night – of course that’s not news to us, just news that someone is willing to admit it and the investigators are willing to listen.

      That sticks everything into the Kalpoes backyard – unless they wish to tell us what really happened.

    52. Wade on November 28th, 2007 3:43 am

      I do like the gag order for the new evidence. It keeps the suspects in the dark on the information they could acquire to be free again.

    53. suisse71 on November 28th, 2007 3:50 am

      Just like some legal facts as to how this case may progress

      i.e. So if JVS & K2 don’t speak for these “8days” what then?

      MOS mentioned something in his intv’ w/ Greta last night JVS could poss’ be held for 60 days. How so? same appplies to K2 or not?

      Can PVS be rearrested just as his son has been?

      Interesting “Latest news is that a neighbor has provided a statement that he say Kalpoes washing the car that night – of course that’s not news to us, just news that someone is willing to admit it and the investigators are willing to listen.”

      Also if the suspects “did this before 20X…” then where are those victims? Pls. come forward! I do believe there is some hope w/ Mos now in charge


    54. hmm on November 28th, 2007 4:44 am

      Yea right, USA is corruption free, there is nobody missing
      or killed every day,

      you people need to take a good look in your own back yard

      Yes things went wrong, but to blame and boycot the arubian working people is just wrong…..

    55. A Critic on November 28th, 2007 4:52 am

      The whole world is watching??? Don’t make me laugh!!! Besides a few Caribean islands, the Netherlands and a few people in the states who watch Fox, no one even knows who this Natalee is!!!

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    57. resolution on November 28th, 2007 7:56 am

      It is my hope that there will be more arrests. Of course, top of the list is PVDS. From there, it is a laundry list…I do not have the time nor the energy right now.

      I am also tired of hearing how ‘the laws are different in Aruba’. What it comes down to is…. wrong is wrong no matter how you look at it. Crimes were committed and there needs to be justice. It is NOT different.

    58. katablog on November 28th, 2007 12:13 pm

      #55 you forgot one other group: those who USE to vacation in Aruba!

    59. JusticeforNatalee on November 28th, 2007 1:49 pm


      If an Aruban tourist had been killed in the US, you can bet that there would have been a competent and ethical investigation.

      Yes, it is unfortunate that everyday Arubans are affected.

      It is very sad that the perps and officials have caused this mess for the average Aruban. They have caused Aruba to be cast in a bad light.

      All it takes is justice. Then Aruba will start to look good again.

    60. A Critic on November 28th, 2007 2:39 pm

      Katablog, As you probably guessed, I’m not American (in fact, English is not my 1st language…) but even I know that it should be USED. If you want to “shout” by using capitals at least use a spell checker or learn English!

      And by the way, if “the whole world” useD to vacation in Aruba, the wouldn’t need Americans to come there! Would they now?

    61. Nut44x4 on November 28th, 2007 3:18 pm

      I guess ‘the’ wouldn’t :)

    62. da_wench on November 28th, 2007 3:21 pm

      #60 – There is a spellchecker on this site???Before blasting someone for incorrect spelling and/or grammer, you should check yourself first. “…the wouldn’t need Americans…”????

      There must be spelling and grammer blogs you can join if it’s that important to you. I think this particular post is about Natalee Holloway, not who can and cannot spell. In fact I doubt that katablog has any trouble spelling but perhaps her fingers aren’t moving as quickly as her brain is and it is simply a typing error (known as a typo in America).

    63. Richard on November 28th, 2007 3:26 pm

      Considering that American tourism hase provided 80% of the Aruban economy, I guess it does matter whether they go to Aruba.

      And from what the Dutch are saying, the plunge in tourism is indeed genuine. The Aruban government lied about that, but what else would you expect from them?

      Boycott Aruba … as if your life depended on it.

    64. Crimson on November 28th, 2007 8:48 pm

      I live 25 minutes from Mountain Brook where Natalee called home, and 10 minutes from the University she was to attend to further her education. This story touched my heart from the very beginning and continues to do so. Seeing the local events in hope for her, in her honor, and for justice for her has brought the feeling even deeper, closer to home for me.

      I completely support the boycott as a peaceful protest in clearing up the corruption and cover-up on the island. I do feel bad for the innocent locals that may be effected by it. My hope is that the boycott will force those that know what happened to Natalee to come forward, and urge the locals to do what they can in order to make positive changes in electing officials with integrity. Stand up and Speak out.

      I agree with Katablog, in that if justice and closure can be brought to Natalee’s case and the island of Aruba can clean up the trash corruption wise, some of those that have boycotted will return.

    65. Dolf on November 29th, 2007 7:24 am

      Allan on November 27th, 2007 5:20 pm
      Smoke and mirrors. Aruba will always be a *%^&hole to me, they helped bring that about the way they investigated and made Beth say a apology. What a damn nerve you have coming in here and tell me not to blame Arubans. I saw many on tv protesting her. Hell with Aruba corrupt little island, mafia controlled with known sexual deviants and an inability to prosecute.

      you mean like OJ?

      Libby on November 27th, 2007 2:41 pm
      If you travel to Aruba, remember you are not on US soil and you are at the mercy of the laws of that territory.

      If you travel are always under a different law. but don’t worrie unlike in the States you cannot be thrown in jail without any legal rights (gotto love that patriot act)
      SM: Yes, ya do have to love something that attempts to protect people from terrorism and terrorists.

    66. jutenine on November 29th, 2007 7:54 pm


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