Natalee Holloway: Renée Gielen, You May Just want to Stay in Aruba to Complete your so-called Documentary
Why blame the victims when the suspects are right in front of your nose? Go to the US? The story, the suspects and the crime are all right there in Aruba.
Renee Gielen announced last week in the Amigoe that she was working on a documentary on the Natalee Holloway case and that she will also go to the US especially for this to further investigate. Of course her theories have been widely criticized as a joke. Instead of heading to the US, Gielen may want to stay on the Caribbean island of Aruba where the suspects of the crime actually reside.
Amigoe, November 26, 2007” Exclusive images of Joran during the stopover
ORANJESTAD/WILLEMSTAD – These exclusive pictures are from Renée Gielen, TV-producer and documentary maker, who lives and works in Curacao. She has been following the Holloway-case from the beginning in May of 2005. She was one of the few people that knew that Joran van der Sloot’s flight from the Netherlands to Aruba was going to make a stopover in Curacao last Friday. While at the airport of Aruba, all sorts of camera crew, photographers, and journalists were waiting in vain for his arrival.
Van der Sloot arrived with KLM in Curacao on Friday afternoon. According to reports, he was the first passenger to enter the airplane in Schiphol and was the last one to leave the aircraft after landing in Curacao. He left for Aruba with Dutch Antilles Express (DAE) a few hours later, all this time escorted by the Aruban chief of police Dolphi Richardson.
Gielen, who took the pictures, has also made TV-recordings. She has been working for 2.5 years on this matter and she has witnessed the presence of the American broadcasting stations CNN, Fox News, NBC, and CBS. Gielen announced last week Saturday in the Amigoe that she is working on a documentary on the Holloway-case and that she will also go to the US especially for this. She has hours of visual material. Her statements about the possible drug-addiction past of Natalee – based on declarations of her stepfather Jug Twitty and his friend Mitch to the by now former cabdriver Trina – has caused Gielen a whole lot of criticism; especially from Telegraaf-crime-journalist John van den Heuvel, who swept the floor with her in his column on the website of De Telegraaf. He doesn’t believe anything from her theory and assertions. He literally quotes text from the Amigoe, without naming the Antillean/Aruban newspaper as the source.
Other than Gielen, was Vigilante the only newspaper in Curacao that has pictures of Van der Sloot’s stopover in Curacao. The morning paper Vigilante that is specialized in local police- and justice news, was clever enough to buy a ticket and so get into the departure hall of Curaçao International Airport and recorded Van der Sloot and his escort sitting at a gate. These images were spread through the world via CNN, who also mentioned their source.