The ever changing OM, Aruban Prosecutor Hans Mos now says that the Natalee Holloway case is not closed but rather is in a new phase. This is a kin to the line in Spinal Tap when a band member is asked whether the bands popularity was waning because they were no longer playing in pack venues of 10 thousand people. Their response, their popularity was not waning, their fans were just more select.
ORANJESTAD, Aruba (CNN) The investigation into the disappearance of Natalee Holloway is not closed but has entered a new phase, as four detectives continue to look for evidence, Aruba’s chief public prosecutor says.
Charges were dropped against Joran van der Sloot and brothers Deepak and Satish Kalpoe, prosecutor Hans Mos said, not because he didn’t have a case but because he couldn’t be sure of a conviction.
The decision not to prosecute doesn’t mean “there is not a file in which these three people are primary persons of interest,” Mos told CNN.
He said his office remains determined to find the truth. “We believe justice will prevail one day, but we cannot force that right now.”
Stop screwing around with Natalee Holloway’s family and either do your job or just admit you are a corrupt bunch of people and never intend to provide justice for this family. The evidence is obvious and incriminating. Most all evidence in any case that convicts a suspect is circumstantial. The insanity of this case is that prosecutors act like the only way there can be a conviction is to have a confession by a suspect. That obviously is not happening. It would appear that the prosecution and Aruba continue to bleed this situation along in an attempt to continue to extort a family to play nice or else.
Following the prosecutors comments that the case continues to be investigated, the lawyers of the Kalpoe brothers had a press conference discussing certain issues.
They called the conference to counter what the Prosecution put out in a press release. They wanted to eliminate the impression created by the Prosecution that they did not want to talk only because it was their right by law, but that they kept silent because they had nothing more to add to what they have already said.
They maintained that they are innocent and left the door wide open for legal actions against the Prosecution, which I think they will undertake.
Nothing of importance came out of that conference. It only added to the ‘status quo’ of the case.
However, it must be clearly noted that they were not declared innocent of what happened to Natalee by the Judge; what the Judge did was deny the prolongation of their pre-trial (preventive) detention. According to the Prosecution, the case can be reopened at any time if and when new evidence is found. (Jossy Mansur)