Natalee Holloway: Peter R. De Vries Show Updates


The world has been waiting for the Peter R. De Vries Show today in the Netherlands. We will provide as many translations and updates as possible. The admissions and confessions of Joran Van der Sloot and his involvement in the death and disappearance of Natalee Holloway

  • Joran’s Confession of leaving Natalie on the beach and dumped her body in the ocean. Patrick van der Eem, Peter R. De Vries’ operative has more than ten separate confessions, he never rescinded anything. Peter R. De Vries believes that he was not joking, and has been lying all along. (


  • Peter R. De Vries is upset about Joran van der Sloot’s book. He claims that Joran is lying, has been lying all along. The introduction to his book Joran wrote that he won’t find peace until the case is solved. De Vries sneers and is telling the viewers that he has been doubting Joran’s statements since the beginning, and this is why he has set up the hidden camera action.

Patrick van der Eem claims to have been his friend the last few years, played poker with him, and bought him marijuana (legal in Holland.) They showed a bit of the footage they caught, and then cut to commercial. Patrick van der Eem received about 5000 euros per month for five months. Next one coming up. (SM Forum)


  • Joran met Natalee at the blackjack table. Joran and Deepak and Satish went to the casino/bar were Joran drank a jello-shot out of her belly button. She leaves with Joran, Satish and Deepak. Her friends ask her to get out of the car. She refuses and is never seen again.

When Joran, Deepak and Satish are arrested a week later, they were probably instructed by Joran’s father, a judge in training. Their original story was that they dropped her off at the Holiday inn. (more of the comment at and Peter R. De Vries discussing “Liars Logic”.

  • More comments HERE



“What happened to her?”
“Something happened there. I was lucky, the ocean is huge. I’m fucked if they find her. But It(the body)is gone now. they’ll never find her now.’
‘Did you swim out?’
‘I know people there(Aruba) too. Someone helped me.. I’m not saying who..”
‘Why would he do that for you?”
” I know him, have known him for years, he had a boat… I’ll never name his name.” (More)

Joran van der Sloot concludes with.
“Of the two people here(Holland) you and Him(accomplice with boat)are the only ones I trust.”

Peter R. de Vries and Patrick van der Eem now have the task of finding out who this accomplice is…..

Joran apparently fixed certain details and set up an alibi.

“He offered, I didn’t ask him. He didn’t know how big it was going to get,”
“They haven’t even questioned him…”
“How old is he? Your age?”
“No, 25..”

“They haven’t even questioned him…”
“How old is he? Your age?”
“No, 25..”
“How did he do it?”
“I don’t know, he did it all.”
“What is his name?”
“Daury What?”
“Daury *******” (beeped)

Joran Says What Happened to his shoes:

They took her to the boat at the pier near the marriot and put her in the boat.

The guy says you need to go to school tomorrow to give you an air of doing normal things.

Joran even says that he went to the casino next day to be on camera.

Says he walked home, threw his shoes into some well along the way home.

They were mates, having done things that sound illegal.

Talks about Deepak and Satish and them being innocent and worth nothing. getting them to lie for him.

Joran says that he never told the brothers what happened.

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  • Comments

    207 Responses to “Natalee Holloway: Peter R. De Vries Show Updates”

    1. Carpe Noctem on February 3rd, 2008 4:55 pm

      Hey Yo J,

      What you goin’ to your grand ma ma’s house for?

      It’s a little late for her to be able to protect ya.

      Little Red Riding hood…


      Are they 10′s or 14′s?

      Tell me, why did you leave them on the beach?

    2. Bob on February 3rd, 2008 5:00 pm

      The House of Cards are collapsing, one by one. Now will we see if Hans Mos has balls. (Apologies ladies).

    3. Bob on February 3rd, 2008 5:03 pm

      Any truth to the rumor that Joe Taco was rushed to New Jersey Medical Center? Hope forever springs eternal.

    4. Rolf spoel on February 3rd, 2008 5:07 pm

      The show with Peter R the Vries just started.
      Peter managed to hook on with an friend of Joran and this friend manage to win jorans trust witch led joran to make confessions to candid camere so smile big brother watched you.

    5. Richard on February 3rd, 2008 5:10 pm

      Please, please, PLEASE post a full transcript of the text of the deVries show on the forum when you are in a position to do so. Thanks.

      I’m told that ABC on Monday will give coverage to Natalee’s case on ‘Good Morning, America’ in the morning, and on ’20/20′ in the evening.

    6. Arubaanse on February 3rd, 2008 5:11 pm

      i’m watching the show right now..nothing new yet.
      Peter is just re-telling the whole story for the viewers again…so nothing new yet.

    7. Bob on February 3rd, 2008 5:12 pm

      Come on Persistence, make it a hat trick:


    8. Lisa in Maryland on February 3rd, 2008 5:17 pm

      #2 Bob,

      I sure hope he does because Dompig had the truth 10 months into it and did nothing.

      Remember this….

    9. Bob on February 3rd, 2008 5:19 pm

      It will be interesting to hear from both Greta, and former district attorney Jeanine Piro. Jeanine is a straight shooter (no ties either way), and Greta, who has already shown her colors. How embarassing for Greta’s employer.

    10. Kloothommel on February 3rd, 2008 5:27 pm

      Goddamn, that Joran is an fucking wigger.

      First time he talks in his ‘native’ tung.

      He knows where’s she is, but ain’t saying it (yet)

    11. katablog on February 3rd, 2008 5:28 pm

      wow, would that not make today a double smack whammy for the little sporter if Persistence did find Natalee today.

      As I wrote on my blog, I suddenly got this very strong feeling that Beth needs prayers. Of course this only makes sense. What Beth has been through is torture at its brutalist.

    12. Kloothommel on February 3rd, 2008 5:32 pm

      He just said, “If they find her, i’m fucked”

    13. Richard on February 3rd, 2008 5:32 pm

      It would also be interesting to hear something from that former deputy district attorney on Aruba, the woman who resigned when Aruba decided to let the suspects go. As I recall, she later was interviewed and let it be known that she thought she was being followed, and her phone tapped.

      Remember her? How suitable if she were to take Hans Mos’s place.

    14. katablog on February 3rd, 2008 5:33 pm

      Oh my gawd! Paulus is gonna be one pissed papa! Yep, everything we have suspected of these two is true in spades.

    15. Lisa in Maryland on February 3rd, 2008 5:34 pm

      I wonder how inclined Greta is feeling today!

      I think I’m feeling pretty inclined today how about all you other Scared Monkeys??

      Han Mos and what ever Aruban Judge you need permission from. If you don’t do something about this now it is going to haunt you for the rest of your days!

      Didn’t anyone explain to these guys that criminal lie???

    16. A New Girl on February 3rd, 2008 5:34 pm


      Poor Hans Mos now in charge of carrying on with the brunt of his predecessors messes…..I don’t think it’s a questions of balls… the heat is on but he already messed up once as well. Do we really expect much from him or the Aruban government either for that matter? They have disappointed us before and certainly will again.

    17. Betsy on February 3rd, 2008 5:38 pm

      Ohhhh Greta the Joran fan; wonder what old Greta VAN has to say now.

      van der Scum, you get what you deserve. Your monster Joran exposed for the world to see!

    18. Kloothommel on February 3rd, 2008 5:38 pm

      The persistance ain’t gonna find her, they went more than 2 miles out of the coast, currents are so strong, she could wash up on an beach in sout africa for example (not to mention the sharks).

      Peter R de vries is right, they are never gonna find her.

      No sign to how and why she died, no sign of sexual predator action or something like that.

      Maybe an OD on drugs and alcohol.

    19. Carpe Noctem on February 3rd, 2008 5:38 pm



      De Vries Show update

      Natalee Holloway Update 23; Joran knows something. Where the body is, who killed her, etc. Justice department ‘idiots’ says van der Sloot

      After his release Joran stayed on Aruba for a month. On the 9th of January he returns to Holland and makes an appointment with van der Eem. They outfitted van der Eem’s range rover with three cameras and a ‘track and tracer’ system. So that de Vries and his producers can follow him everywhere.

      Live Footage now. Joran is bragging about a fight he had with someone in the holiday inn in casino. His father has already arranged for a settlement. Joran is talking about his father ‘arranging’ his release.

      ‘I didn’t say shit. They have nothing on me anymore. Even if they find her body with my sperm in it, they can’t do shit. they’re fucking idiots.” Joran is negative about the Aruban justice department. Claims that his father wanted the Pauw en Witteman interview to get higher damages. (the same episode with the wine throwing)

      Joran Called the Officers who arrested him ‘Putas’ and is also criticising Deepak and Satish Kalpoe for not ‘getting any chicks’.
      Van der Eem jumps in and asks Joran about wether or not they’re going to find her. “Where the fuck is she?”
      “Never to be found.”
      “A higher power?”
      “Yes, powers. I’m done with it. I’m just waiting for the claims.”
      Peter R. De Vries rushed over to the Pauw en Witteman for the episode. This is what he knew while the episode was going on.


      Natalee Holloway Update 22; Patrick van der Eem’s background and how he got the confession.

      Patrick van der Eem is being interviewed by Peter R. De Vries. Apparently he met Joran at the poker table in Arnhem, at a tournament. He called him ‘Maton’, Pidgin for Murderer, jokingly. He pretended to be his friend, won his trust. Patrick van der Eem claims that it wasn’t hard to betray him. ‘Her mother deserves an honest answer. He had this coming.’

      He avoided talking about the case, and started communicating with De Vries. He started doing small-time criminal odd-jobs for van der Eem, who pretended to be a very big marijuanan dealer/grower.

      Wednesday the 21st of November they prepared van der Eem’s car for taping. Unfortunately, Joran was re-arrested before they could tape him. The department of Justice tried, but failed to crack Joran’s cool. They had to let him go. But, as soon as there is new evidence, they are allowed to reopen.

      Joran’s release on the 7th of December has only made him bolder. But now, De Vries’ cameras are watching everything. Footage is shown of Joran calling van der Eem and bragging about not saying anything in Aruban dialect.

    20. A New Girl on February 3rd, 2008 5:40 pm

      Response regarding

      Bombshell comment # 1—- After Joran is re-arrested again- that piece of human excretement should be forced to undergo a FULL psychological evaluation because there is certainly something very, very WRONG with him!!!!! Little sporter needs to be locked up and please, someone THROW AWAY THOSE KEYS.

      JUSTICE FOR NATALEE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    21. katablog on February 3rd, 2008 5:42 pm

      One thing about DeVries, he’s not disappointing with his bombshell! I’d say we are reading numerous bomb shells.

    22. jim on February 3rd, 2008 5:42 pm

      open mouth insert foot the braggin will bring him down have fun in prison you no good piece of trash

    23. Miss-Underestimated on February 3rd, 2008 5:45 pm

      Somebody should text message Joe T and tell him how his model client had sex without a condom

    24. FL on February 3rd, 2008 5:45 pm

      Life update: Joran has NO respect for the two Kalpoe brother. At this moment it seems they are not really involved, but the lied to do their ‘friend’ Joran a favor (Joran called them actually stupid guys). An unknown friend of Joran helped him to throw Natalee’s body in the ocean. His name is not know (but will be in the next hour). Joran showed NO respect whatsoever to the judges of Aruba. Gotta go now, Peter is back from the commercials.

    25. Erik on February 3rd, 2008 5:46 pm

      That guy Patrick, with friends like these…..
      Peter gave him 25000 Euro for his “work”.
      Quite a lot more than Judas got.
      SM: Awe don’t cry. Money well spent to nail a dirt bag killer

    26. Carpe Noctem on February 3rd, 2008 5:47 pm

      He just said, “If they find her, i’m fucked”


      If we find her, or not. News flash for the little

      Gansta Wanna Be… he’s gonna be fucked coming,

      he’s gonna be fucked going.

      He’s done & burnt. Like TOAST that got wedged

      in a toaster so badly, it takes a knife to pry

      the heck out. -j4n

    27. Kloothommel on February 3rd, 2008 5:52 pm

      Joran claims that he was not present at the time the body was being disposed off, he claims an ‘frend’ took care off the body.

    28. Kloothommel on February 3rd, 2008 5:53 pm

      Joran, named the person who took care off the body

      Daury *PEEEP*

    29. Carpe Noctem on February 3rd, 2008 5:54 pm

      Natalee Holloway Update 24; Joran believed himself to be invincible. Confesses to dumping the body, she died ‘spontaneously’

      Joran believed himself to be completely safe from the prosecutors. Telling van der Eem he woul

      “What happened to her?”
      “Something happened there. I was lucky, the ocean is huge. I’m fucked if they find her. But It(the body)is gone now. they’ll never find her now.’
      ‘Did you swim out?’
      ‘I know people there(Aruba) too. Someone helped me.. I’m not saying who..”
      ‘Why would he do that for you?”
      ” I know him, have known him for years, he had a boat… I’ll never name his name.”
      Joran claims that Natalee died in his arms, spontaneously, ‘she looked normal..”
      “This guy, that helped you. He’s gold…”
      “I’m going to help him financially.”
      “You didn’t know she was a friend of the bushes.”
      “Yeah, those fuckers, she told me she was rich, but that I didn’t know.”
      Joran van der Sloot concludes with.
      “Of the two people here(Holland) you and Him(accomplice with boat)are the only ones I trust.”

      Peter R. de Vries and Patrick van der Eem now have the task of finding out who this accomplice is…..

    30. FL on February 3rd, 2008 5:55 pm

      This new friend is “Daury ***”. Last name was edited during the show. Finally Joran told the name of Daury as he did not wanted to tell it first. He still protects the identity of this guy, but Patrick managed to get his name.

    31. Carpe Noctem on February 3rd, 2008 5:58 pm


      Natalee Holloway Update 25; Joran more ‘relaxed’ after confession. “She was just Dead… CPR did not work…”

      More live translation of the tapes… Sorry for the spelling, there is a lot going on.
      “Aren’t you scared he’ll rat you out?”
      “I’ve got something on him as well..”

      Joran apparently fixed certain details and set up an alibi.

      “He offered, I didn’t ask him. He didn’t know how big it was going to get,”
      “They haven’t even questioned him…”
      “How old is he? Your age?”
      “No, 25..”
      “How did he do it?”
      “I don’t know, he did it all.”
      “What is his name?”
      “Daury What?”
      “Daury *******” (beeped)

      Now Peter is talking about Joran’s father’s machinations. He apparently got him a phone while in prison. “He such an idiot, bought me a phone, but forgot to buy a lot of credit. There was only 10 guilders on it.” This contradicts the story in his book.

    32. Carpe Noctem on February 3rd, 2008 6:03 pm
    33. Kloothommel on February 3rd, 2008 6:04 pm

      He just said what he did with his shoes, he ditched them in an drain

    34. Sharon Chicago on February 3rd, 2008 6:06 pm

      I am thinking the ALE had a heads up last week on this whole tapping so they could keep Daury in focus for an arrest. Peter would make sure that Daury was watched and picked up for questioning.

      He should squeel like a pig.

    35. lisa on February 3rd, 2008 6:11 pm

      I have always known Joran was responsible but i have to tell you-HE IS WORSE than I imagined NO REMORSE NO EMPATHY WHAT so EVER. HE mocks and looks down on everyone. HE IS A MONSTER. He should just take his own life because his life as he knows it is over.

      THE 25 year old who took out the body …that would explain why he was home. AS THE spoiled rich bastard brat that he is he paid someone to clean up his mess.

      More is coming every detail matches the facts. I feel sick

    36. Erik on February 3rd, 2008 6:11 pm

      @sm: Sure sure, I’m glad the whole messy affair is over, especially for those poor poor parents, but really that Patrick is a nasty piece of work.

    37. nurturer on February 3rd, 2008 6:11 pm

      Waterboard the bastard.

    38. Bob on February 3rd, 2008 6:13 pm

      there will be more than one pig on Aruba squeeling shortly. After this show is concluded and re-broadcast in coming days…..Aruba’s beaches, restaurants, hotels will look as thought the Ebola virus swept over the Island.

      Anyone want to buy a former $8,000 2 week Time Share for $500? Maybe Al-Queda rejects.

    39. FL on February 3rd, 2008 6:14 pm

      At this moment it seems that Joran f**ked the two brother to tell the police they brought him home which is not true. Actually Joran walked home (15 minute walk) and dropped his K-swiss shoes halfway in a sewage pipe from one of the streets.

    40. Carpe Noctem on February 3rd, 2008 6:14 pm

      Natalee Holloway Update 26; Joran goes into more detail at van der Eem’s request….Accomplice revealed, Daury (last name withheld)

      Joran calls Natalee a ‘Whore’…’Her friend told me she had shotgun on me. She was fucking drunk. I wanted to take her to her Hotel. But she wanted to see sharks, man, I shit you not..”
      “So those guys(the kalpoes) dropped you off?”
      “So we were on the beach, I’m kissing her, fingering her, she’s in my pants (sic). then she starts shaking, foam on her mouth.”
      “Like an epileptic attack?”
      “I don’t know..maybe.”
      “And then you called…what’s his name?”
      “Daury Yeah…He showed up after I called him.”
      “Did you try to..?”
      “Yeah, I tried everything..”
      “He showed up and…”
      “Everything was fucked..”
      “He told me he could help.”
      “I knew he had a boat nearby, he works for one of those banana guys..”
      “So we carried her to his boat…and I went home…I dumped the shoes. he told me to just go to school the next day..”
      ” And you called him later.”
      “Yeah, we were both nervous, he said he just tipped her over the side.”
      “And teh Kalpoes?”
      “Yeah, I fucked them a bit…. I got them to say they dropped us off. But I never told them shit…”
      “So you were fingering her… and?”
      “Yeah, I wanted her to give me a blowjob. And then she just”

    41. lisa on February 3rd, 2008 6:15 pm

      Joran calls Natalee a ‘Whore’…’Her friend told me she had shotgun on me. She was fucking drunk. I wanted to take her to her Hotel. But she wanted to see sharks, man, I shit you not..”
      “So those guys(the kalpoes) dropped you off?”
      “So we were on the beach, I’m kissing her, fingering her, she’s in my pants (sic). then she starts shaking, foam on her mouth.”
      “Like an epileptic attack?”
      “I don’t know..maybe.”
      “And then you called…what’s his name?”
      “Daury Yeah…He showed up after I called him.”
      “Did you try to..?”
      “Yeah, I tried everything..”
      “He showed up and…”
      “Everything was fucked..”
      “He told me he could help.”
      “I knew he had a boat nearby, he works for one of those banana guys..”
      “So we carried her to his boat…and I went home…I dumped the shoes. he told me to just go to school the next day..”
      ” And you called him later.”
      “Yeah, we were both nervous, he said he just tipped her over the side.”
      “And teh Kalpoes?”
      “Yeah, I fucked them a bit…. I got them to say they dropped us off. But I never told them shit…”
      “So you were fingering her… and?”
      “Yeah, I wanted her to give me a blowjob. And then she just”

    42. FL on February 3rd, 2008 6:58 pm

      Natalee may died after an coma of an onverdose of alcohol. That means that Natalee could be alive (coma) at the time when she was dropped at sea.

      The last 10 minutes Beth watching a part of the interview with Joran. She is very emotional and tells that the hell for Joran is just to begin.

    43. Sharon Chicago on February 3rd, 2008 7:01 pm

      Deepak should not be off the hook…. He refered to Natalee as a whore and spoke such vile things about her….. Why would he do that if he had not raped her or helped cover up for Joran…

      He would not have.

    44. Bob on February 3rd, 2008 7:04 pm

      And near the end, we hear the Daury was in Holland when Natalee went missing. More pre-planned subterfuge so after Joran makes his admissions of guilt, defense attornies can point to Joran being nothing more than a nutjob, and a liar. Based upon this, Aruban law cannot prosceute mental defectives. The worse they can mete out is a few months of “observation”.

      Too much time is being wasted on this person. An alternate solution to ajudicate this travesty is clearly required.

    45. vitu on February 3rd, 2008 7:05 pm

      The complete story in English!

    46. weasel on February 3rd, 2008 7:05 pm

      maybe the Kalpoos will talk now since Joran
      has publicly insulted the both of them.

    47. gail on February 3rd, 2008 7:06 pm

      he makes me sick.

    48. gekke aap on February 3rd, 2008 7:06 pm

      in the beginning in carlos and charlies, joran offered her a drink witch contains 75% alcohol..
      sorry for my posting if u know this already

    49. Sharon Chicago on February 3rd, 2008 7:07 pm

      If the Kalpoes where innocent why woudl they throw themselves under the bus by making up a story that we dropped Natalee off at the Holiday Inn and let the security guards take the rap.

      Kalpoes are involved!! They deserve no apology from Peter!!!

    50. Crioyo on February 3rd, 2008 7:10 pm

      Just saw the show.

      Joran in all his glory, revealing to the world what can only be described as a shocking confession.

      Still I still think there is a big chance nothing will happen to Joran. Video confession of somebody who always lies….and no body….if they could atleast find his sneakers maybe….

      Also, I am still skeptical about the whole Daury story. A dutch newspaper interviewed a Daury… But this is definitely not the Daury in question and I happen to know who the Daury interviewed is. I think Joran just mentioned the first name that came to mind. Just as he first said Daury was 25, then 22. This Daury remains a mistery…

    51. gail on February 3rd, 2008 7:11 pm

      poor beth, my heart goes to her. this poor young american girl, having fun at graduation and she met up with a disgusting monster. aruba has to do something now, this can not be overlooked or not considered evidence enough, if she died accidentally which i doubt, she was probably drugged why would an innocent person dispose of the body. he is guilty.

    52. simple on February 3rd, 2008 7:11 pm

      Likely, Joran substituted names. Which means ALE will use that as an excuse to not investigate at all.

      I guarantee Hans Mos hasn’t even bothered to check the logs from that pay phone to see who Joran actually called, hasn’t interrogated that person, hasn’t impounded or searched that person’s boat, and hasn’t even bothered to recover Joran’s sneakers.

    53. Erik on February 3rd, 2008 7:12 pm

      Obviously he didn’t care about Natalee at all, so why did he phone a friend and went back to her?
      If she was still alive when they dumped her in the sea that is murder.
      Why didn’t he just leave her there on the beach?

    54. C in Prog on February 3rd, 2008 7:15 pm

      I have been following this site since the fall of 2005. Thank you for all your dedication and loyalty. I commend all you monkeys. So very sad for Beth and family. I continue to keep Natalee in my prayers. What a despicable excuse for a human being Joran is.

    55. katablog on February 3rd, 2008 7:15 pm

      Daury is already been cleared by the ALE apparently. It’s been revealed at Equivation Nation that they have confirmed that this man was in school in Holland at the time of the murder.

      Once again it’s necessary to pick out the lies from the truth. I believe we have the details as to what happened to Natalee’s body, but I don’t think she just “died”. I still believe Joran left out drugging her. I go back and forth about the Kalpoes – if they had nothing to tell, they simply couldn’t rat Joran out – why then why did they clean out their car at night?

      The boat thing is probably true, but details revised to cover up for it being one of the Gottboes (never spell their name right). Because Joran’s description perfectly fits what he’s said before and what the kid said in return about Joran. This is where Mos should go – can he be extradited?

      The one thing for sure that this tape reveals is the character not only of Joran but also of Paulus van der Sloot. (apple doesn’t fall far from the tree). They are even more disgusting than we thought. I trust the van der Sloots will now be persona non gratis in Aruba.

    56. Erik on February 3rd, 2008 7:16 pm

      And Daury (the guy with the boat) denies everything tomorrow in an interview in a serious Dutch paper

    57. Lisa in Maryland on February 3rd, 2008 7:19 pm

      Now I have some questions about this part???

      If 2K were not involved then why the e-mails, phone calls and 4am car wash????

      If Paulus had nothing to do with it then why was he sweating so perfusly at every turn?

      If Joran dropped the shoes in a drain then why haven’t the shoes turned up?

      He says here that he was fingering her and she died but earlier he said “Even if they find her body with my sperm in it, they can’t do shit.”

      I’m not an expert but fingers are not the appendage that the sperm comes from.

      PS. Later tonight he will have to say “It’s okay Dad, I was lying in the part where I call you an IDIOT!

    58. Bob on February 3rd, 2008 7:20 pm

      “Arubans have responded with revulsion at Joran’s confession. Virtually everyone on the island has an opinion, usually negative. They’re most upset at what this has done to the island. “This has been horrible for the island.” an inhabitant told SBS 6.”

      ARUBA you haven’t begun to be revulsed. Wait until your airport, beaches, restaurants, hotels, stores and more are EMPTY. You won’t have enough money to buy a loaf of white bread. Your corrupt officials knew almost all of this, and twisted everything around to blame the victim’s family.

      You have NO IDEA what sleeping giant Van Der Sloot and your officials have awoken. World opinion has caused ARUBA to be striken from the list of nations. I am ashamed for you.

    59. Arubaanse on February 3rd, 2008 7:23 pm

      I still can’t believe what i just saw:(
      I felt Beth’s pain…She looks like she couldn’t believe that’s over. She kept repeating it. I got emotional when she started to explain how she couldn’t at the ocean when she was in Aruba. She said now she understands why….aweful:(

    60. Allan on February 3rd, 2008 7:23 pm

      I don’t believe everything quite like Jorans tells it.

      Maybe the whole truth will come out and somebody will put that sick a@@ Joran down along with Paulus
      but in all these statements not a word on Paulus helping to cover-up. Me thinks a few facts are out of place.

    61. Bob on February 3rd, 2008 7:25 pm

      Yo, Joe Tac:

      Potete mai questo spin per salvare Joran’s ass.

    62. Open a Window on February 3rd, 2008 7:26 pm

      Beth’s pain, Dave searching for his dear daughter in the city dump.
      These are the images that I will always have in my mind. Now Joran admits to having Natalee dumped in the ocean, after sex (rape) with her, and she may have only been unconscious, not dead?

    63. Erik on February 3rd, 2008 7:32 pm

      Joran was more or less chainsmoking joints during those talks in that car (a Landrover).
      On Dutch radio several lawyers are shredding the whole “confession”, because he is an habitual lyer, and some things just don’t add up.

    64. k on February 3rd, 2008 7:32 pm
    65. lyggofo on February 3rd, 2008 7:39 pm

      UPDATE: Joran admids the body was thrown in the sea not entirely sure she was dead.

    66. ladida on February 3rd, 2008 7:41 pm
    67. C in Prog on February 3rd, 2008 7:42 pm

      It has been a roller coaster ride but I think the work is just beginning.

    68. A New Girl on February 3rd, 2008 7:43 pm

      Thank you so much Carpe Noctem for all of your postings over the years on this crime and your translations tonight….we’ve been hanging on for every word. Absolutely love you and your passion! (SM’s as well!)

      How true……the van der Sloots will now be persona non gratis in Aruba.

      Prayers to Beth & Dave Holloway, families and friends. We shall never forgive or forget.

      J4N !

    69. Maggie on February 3rd, 2008 7:49 pm

      Lisa I am with you.. I think there is truth’s admit the lies.. As for the Kalpoes, what did they mean when they told Joran , he would get 15 years if they find her? What did they mean when they said if they find the girl they will see that chit..? Why did Hans Mos say they had chat sessions of these 3, talking about getting female American tourist girls and what they planned to do with them? How does it fit in.. Remember Deepak said in one of his statements, that they have all been in the same room together having sex with tourists. I don’t buy that Natalee just up and died,, and someone came and got rid of her. Why? Why not get help? She could’ve been in a coma? Makes no sense, unless there was something on her body, that would get them in trouble, if she was found. Why was someone on Paulus’s name on the pc the next night, looking up drugs, alcohol, the effects on young people and lawyers. Why were Joran and Deepak not dressed for a casino that 2nd night and looked dirty and sweaty? Why was Deepak’s car at the police station early the next morning? Why was Paulus caught in lies too. Why did Deepak call Natalee a slut. Why were they cleaning their car later that night before daylight? The list goes on and on. Joran confessed a long time ago, and the coverup afterwards is a big story.

    70. C in Prog on February 3rd, 2008 7:49 pm

      I hope I can see some of the footage from tommorrow online. We don’t get it here.

    71. diverboy on February 3rd, 2008 7:52 pm

      I have a question. The Sloots have said in more than one occasion that if their son was in any way involved they would personally bring him to the police. Will they really do that? Confront your son once and for all and the do the right thing. I have a feeling that you already knew the truth, Sloots. Have some honor and do what’s right. Teach your son responsability for once in his life, look what a mess you have raised. Surprise yourselves and do the right thing.

    72. 1006906 on February 3rd, 2008 7:54 pm

      Klaasend here is a literal translation concerning Daury;
      You can leave it or not.
      It’s long and that is up to you.
      Daury, the friend of Joran of of the ditch which freezes in the retransmission of peter R. Sunday evening were called if the accomplice denies has been, during the disappearance on Aruba. An exclusive interview with the man Joran on Aruba will have helped whom strip itself of the lijk of Holloway. (life?)
      That does not think you. No, that does not think you. Real? But that is correct not at all, is the first response of of origin Colombian Daury (21) from Aruba if he learns Saturday night that Joran of of the ditch (20) are name calls in the retransmission of peter R. freezes.
      Daury have been shocked and angrily if he hears that Joran designate him as a friend him whom strip itself of Natalee’s body has helped. ` that cannot have said Joran. I zat then in Rotterdam on school. That is ordinary bullshit! Daury say be entirely ignorant concerning the matter, he has not been approached by peter R. freezes or justice. He wonders itself moreover why be informed friend has not put him of the charge: ` we have yesterday still ge-msn’t. He said that the best good with him went. Why he said about this then nothing?
      In.the.presence.of a hidden camera of peter R. explained of of the ditch freeze that the American Holloway became indisposed after vrijpartij and that its friend Daury helped him with a boat dump the body in sea. Still for the retransmission of of the ditch the declaration has revoked and has taken off as a verzinsel, refute which simple is. Compared with DAY Joran refer to a boy Daury called who has studied a time in the Netherlands and now on Aruba lives.
      But according to Daury the tale a verzinsel is. He knows Joran as from its 15de by means of a friend who at Joran on school zat. And ` we played soccer together. We were not then of that dikke friends, hear. I am never with Joran and am friend group of uitgeweest to Carlos ‘ n Charlie’s.’ (discotheque on Aruba where of the ditch and Natalee assumed on 31 May, the last evening that she has been seen, ZV). Daury have not experienced the complete uitgaansperiode of Joran. ` on my 17de left I to the Netherlands to study. Since then there was little contact.
      In fact just well then he learned know Daury of of the ditch in December 2007 on Aruba stayed, after he short time for the second time vastzat in the case Natalee Holloway. The pair played poker together in the casinos in the hotels to palm Beach. ` I have never asked him concerning Natalee. This way many people look at him to this already strange. It is lullig that everyone sees him this way. He always says that it goes well with him, but I weet that devour that thing of Natalee to him.
      Daury zat as from July 2004 in the Netherlands to follow a trainingtraining training in Rotterdam. He tells that he went interim once for three weeks on holiday to Aruba: ` that were on 2 January 2005. for the rest I non stop in the Netherlands have been. On 31 May 2005, the day that Natalee, was I disappeared on Aruba. Just by the end of December 2005 returned Daury to the island. When medeverdachten Deepak and Satish Kalpoe were on free feet have been already put of of the ditch and. On the question if Daury have a boat, he must laugh: ` no, of course not.
      Daury went in the Netherlands in spring of 2005 almost each day to the sport school. Moreover he worked by means of an employment agency and zat he on school. These institutions were this weekend not contactable confirm this. Daury: ` but justice can check that all. Then they know immediately that I have nothing there to experience and that Joran has lain about that. A private medium training confirms, however, that Daury in September 2005 followed a training at them. Zvezdana Vukojevic wrote with Joran of of the ditch a book with its tale concerning the disappearance of Natalee Holloway.

    73. Lisa in Maryland on February 3rd, 2008 7:54 pm

      You know I must delcare that MaMa Sloot is right. Her Sporter is a good boy.

      A Good Boy at telling only half truths because I have not ever since the beggining and even today) heard anything that he says as the whole truth.

      He is not confessing to law enforcement here so will the confession stand??? He’s not really confessing to killing Natalee here either and to top it all off he is saying that someone else disposed of her body ??? Again pointing the blame away from himself.

      We can all want to hear what we want to hear but what is he really saying???

      I’m sooooo Frustrated over this. I’ve watched, I’ve cried, I’ve prayed for Justice for Natalee. Is it too much to ask?

    74. Jeep on February 3rd, 2008 7:55 pm

      spin this, joe slime ball piece of dung beetle dung tacopina!

    75. Richard on February 3rd, 2008 7:56 pm

      So Aruba says this has been awful … for Aruba.

      That comment alone, in my eyes, makes anything bad that happens to Aruba … far too little.

      I agree with many posters here … we’re not getting the whole truth. It could be that Joran is even acting more repulsive than he is (well, if that’s possible). Maybe in some kind of mental self-defense?

      If it can be proven that this Daury character wasn’t even there … what does this do? Is Joran trying to implant the idea that he’s crazy? I still don’t accept the idea that the Kalpoes were innocent … look at their comments.

      Now the heat is on Aruba to follow up the “clues” given and either validate them or otherwise.

      We’ll see.

      The one definite thing we all can do is to spread the word … boycott Aruba. Help those people who will be saying precisely this in Boston and New York, and thereafter.

    76. Erik on February 3rd, 2008 7:58 pm

      Again, Joran is not stupid, so why didn’t he just leave her there lying on the beach? sure not an honourable thing to do, but next day she would have been found, dead or alive, and that would have been the end of it.
      So why all that trouble of dumping her in the sea?
      No no, there is still something rotten in the state of Aruba.

    77. Maggie on February 3rd, 2008 7:59 pm

      Found this site on Drudge Report.. ABC over 400 comments on it, from tonight’s show. This is just one of them..

      I am from the netherlands and absolutely in shock, by what i have just seen in the documentary of peter r. de vries. Though one knows there are people in this world without any remourse, it is always sickening to see somebody talk the way Joram van der Sloot did. Talking about Nathalie as a piece of meat, to be dispoused of, with satisfaction and joy in his eyes….discusting. As Ms Twitty said, his living hell will be starting now and I am sure the most of my fellow countrymen will see to it, that he will loose the joy of living. I for one will do so (starting tomorrow) by sending an email to our Prime Minister, MInister of Justice and party leaders in Parliament and demanding as a citizen, that they will do everything in their power to bring this animal to justice. I also call upon all my fellow citizens to do the same.Also, I would like to use this opportunity to wish Ms Twitty and all of Nathalie’s loved ones all my sympathy. My thoughts are with you all and I wish you all the strength with coping with your grieves. Now at last, you can put the uncertainty behind and give this tragedy a place. God’s speed.
      Posted by:

    78. VelaLavela on February 3rd, 2008 8:00 pm

      ****BREAKING NEWS*******

      Joe Tacopina just dropped the biggest crap known to mankind in his pants……emergency room doctors have described the specimen as a “coast-to-coast” crap, the result of major emotional turmoil.

    79. Open a Window on February 3rd, 2008 8:02 pm

      Remember the “Natalee fell and hit her head when getting out of the car” story? Remember the blue top that washed up on the rocks? Sure looked like Natalee’s top to me. Remember the blonde hair on the duct tape? How many blondes have been duct taped in Aruba? Natalee endured something so horrible, not just with Joran.
      PVS, Kalpooo brothers, how many others were there? Some truth in Joran’s sick story, yes, he did rape her, and yes, she is in the water.

    80. Amy on February 3rd, 2008 8:07 pm

      That was definitely her top that washed ashore. So, so sad. My thoughts and prayers are with Natalee and her family. I hope JVDS gets what he deserves and then some.

    81. Jeep on February 3rd, 2008 8:09 pm

      if taco was on fire and there was no water….i wouldn’t waste a drop of pee on him.

    82. KrisG on February 3rd, 2008 8:13 pm

      Well, I wonder which story out of Joran’s mouth Greta is now “inclined to believe”! I couldn’t believe her when she started saying sometimes people confess when they are not the criminal.

      She keeps asking Drew Peterson to come on her show. He should. She would vindicate him. IMHO he and Joran are both sociopaths.

      Beth’s instinct told her who was responsible for Natalee’s disappearance. It’s too bad Aruba’s law enforcement was so incompetent or unwilling to bring justice in this case.


    83. rouwe111 on February 3rd, 2008 8:19 pm

      Hello, I am from Holland and I watched the show carefully. I think that he has told the truth but there were some things that he said that i don`t believe. He said that a friend called Daury dumped Natalee in the sea with his boat. Joran has already left to his house. But Daury wasn`t on the island of Aruba at the moment that Natalee disappeared. There must be somebody else who helped Joran with the disappearing of Natalee`s body, because he first said that he couldn`t say the name because he would take the name of this person with him to his grafe. My opinion is that he gave Natalee some drugs, so she would come with him to have sex. But because she has drunk a lot, she would have go into a coma or died. On that moment, Joran didn`t knew what to do and called his friend. If he had called the police, they would see him as the killer of Natalee. His friend(s) said that Joran should go to his house and they would have dumped her body where nobody could find him. I would say: Please put that stupid maniac in a prison and don`t let him come free. It was very sick to hear how he was talking about that innocent girl.

    84. Allan on February 3rd, 2008 8:19 pm

      I am glad to see other people thinking this is not all and not all the pieces are fitting. One fact for sure is Paulus, Joran are both liars and probably psychopaths, rapists.

      In all his statements he can not implicate the Kalpoes-rapists any longer. Because they will now tell about Paulus’s involvement(sexual pervert) and how they left her alive. They never told before because they probably raped Natalee. Paulus warned them they would go to jail.

      Damn that Joran could he possibly tell the whole truth one frigging time in his life.

    85. Melting on February 3rd, 2008 8:24 pm

      So, where do the Kalpoes fit in with this? Why the questioning the next morning asking if she was okay? She was disposed of so that noone would see what condition she was in…raped beaten…etc Joran has nothing to lose by coming completely clean at this point. The seclusion of prison will be welcoming to him at this point.

    86. Richard on February 3rd, 2008 8:27 pm

      Another point to consider … why would he throw his shoes down somebody’s well if nothing had happened to them? (I’m thinking that ‘well’ could be a mis-translation; don’t most people have heavy protective covers over their wells?)

      I think either this scum is a full-blown psychopath, or he’s telling only a limited part of the story.

    87. Richard on February 3rd, 2008 8:29 pm

      Not to mention, of course, that he’s given how many stories about how he got home? And his father also said that he had picked up Joran.

      The first time he said it, the time was 4 a.m.

      The next time, the time was 11 p.m.

    88. Richard on February 3rd, 2008 8:32 pm

      I observe that we are getting Dutch posters expressing their dismay. Had they been following the case from the beginning, perhaps these expressions might have come at a more useful time.

      Without meaning to sound negative, I do hope that they will take careful note of how effective “Dutch law,” at least as interpreted on Aruba, has been in this case since May 30, 2005.

    89. lisa on February 3rd, 2008 8:32 pm


      I agree the way he talked about Natalee was as frightening as the story. I could imagine all of Holland would like him in jail , he is a VERY dangerous MANIAC

    90. Allan on February 3rd, 2008 8:36 pm

      From #83

      Thats the reason Paulus was searching for drug overdose because he was there with Natalee.

    91. Allan on February 3rd, 2008 8:37 pm

      Gawlee mistake from 84 not 83

    92. Erik on February 3rd, 2008 8:40 pm

      See, he lied again, Daury aka Charon, the man with the boat was in Holland at the time, with lots of people to prove it.
      Sometimes you get nostalgic about our European instruments of confession like the rack, the Iron Lady and best of all “the one legged horse” (a pointy stick in the ground with a height of about 4 feet, simple but effective.

    93. JusticeforNatalee on February 3rd, 2008 8:47 pm


      Thank you so much for bringing that post over.
      Dutch citizens reading this blog. Thank you so much for your updates, translations, and interest in Natalee’s case. Many of you have been extremely helpful.

      Please write to your officials and demand justice for Natalee Ann Holloway.

      Thank you.

    94. Lisa in Maryland on February 3rd, 2008 8:51 pm


      “Of course, I tried everything,” van der Sloot said. “I tried to shake her. I was shaking the bitch. … I was like, ‘What is wrong with you man?’ … I almost wanted to cry. … Why does this s*** have to happen to me?”


      Paulus and Anita you need to have him committed. Your son is just crying for help here.

      He is deranged, demented and dangerous. How do you sleep at night? Do you lock your bedroom door?

    95. hoepelman on February 3rd, 2008 8:56 pm

      Yes, Joran lied. He mentioned Daury because it was the first name that came to mind. I’ll say the only name he would be willing to take to the grave is that of his father. Paulus got rid of the body. Only a father would say that he had to be in school tomorrow and act as if everything else was normal. Did Ben Vocking have access to a boat or any of the guys in the band?

    96. annie on February 3rd, 2008 8:59 pm

      This guy has already translated the Dutch program that was just on in Holland about this. It showed Joran’s live confession.

    97. Lake on February 3rd, 2008 9:01 pm

      I feel like I could wretch with this news. I tried to prepare myself for the worst but I realized after almost 3 years that I was NOT prepared. I can’t even get my mind around the pure evil that is Joran VDS. And to top it off, now I can’t get in the forum. My account is awaiting admin approval from a couple weeks ago. Klaas, I’ve lurked for all these years…can I please get in the forum?

    98. Lifesong on February 3rd, 2008 9:08 pm

      I can’t get into the forum either, Lake, and I’m registered! I even went back into old emails and looked up my password to be sure its right, but I still can’t get in.

      Did anybody else even think that the older person he called for help that had known JvdS “all his life” was Van der Straaten?! “No police, just come help me”. I think it was the old Chief of Police himself, a.k.a. DirtyHand

    99. Melting on February 3rd, 2008 9:12 pm

      Have you seen this? Someone claiming that the boy in a pic we have seen before (with the belt around his neck) and his brother know what happened…the vid is poor and was uploaded about 11 hours ago

    100. Richard on February 3rd, 2008 9:16 pm

      So one solid fact has been established here … the person who Joran named as his collaborator in disposing of Natalee’s body, in the ocean, wasn’t in Aruba at the time.

      Joran may or may not have remembered that, or even known that, when giving this ‘confession’ … but he certainly would have known the person or persons who helped dispose of the body (assuming that he DID do that and had help).

      So can anyone come up with a reasonable answer? Why would he name as his ‘helper’ someone who the police obviously would check out?

      Again, do you think he’s trying to set up grounds to be declared mentally incompetent on reason of insanity? Or has he actually gone over the brink?

      Does he still think he can manipulate the world at will? Or is he still engaged in the psychopathic process of coming up with lies on the spur of the moment?

      And if he says again that he walked home (without shoes) … doesn’t this give Aruba ample ground to haul in Paulus, once again, for having lied about giving Joran a ride home? Wouldn’t the comments of his own son justify this?

      There’s a hell of a lot in this statement that doesn’t add up, seems to me. But there have been so many lies from all of these people, a pure litany of lies since day one, that I’m still wondering how much of this is true, and how much can be believed.

    101. Melting on February 3rd, 2008 9:17 pm

      Lake, mine has been awaiting approval for months, and I was a member back in 05 when this all started…I moved and became inactive…I feel your pain “WHAT’s GOING ON!! :)

    102. Scrappie on February 3rd, 2008 9:17 pm

      I have tried to register for the forums for months, but have never been able to. I used to post when the forums were a different format. Now I can’t even read.

    103. Murdock on February 3rd, 2008 9:17 pm

      For your interest, here’s an Alternative story lineof the show, by one of Peters enemies. Making sure you got the whole range of opinions.

    104. Lake on February 3rd, 2008 9:17 pm

      Thx Lifesong. I know the site got absolutely hammered. VanderStrat is a VERY interesting and seemingly plausible theory. The ‘no police’ part makes it even more so.

      I’m feeling so overwhelmed when I think of Beth. I just put my 7 month old to bed and the tears welled up at the thought of poor Beth losing her baby.

    105. Erik on February 3rd, 2008 9:19 pm

      Well, this may be a serious downer for some, but what can we believe about the ***Peter R. de Vries Show***?
      Within an hour it has appeared that Jolly Joran lied about his good friend Daury (with friends like these..).
      So what else did he lie about?
      Bring on the one legged horse!!!

    106. buster on February 3rd, 2008 9:21 pm

      cant we please have some more update as to what urin said ???

    107. dennisintn on February 3rd, 2008 9:22 pm

      #37, a man after my own heart. wouldn’t take long, 30 seconds at the most.

    108. Miss-Underestimated on February 3rd, 2008 9:25 pm

      Hey ALE Joran called you Putas?

      Look for all you did for the scumbag.

    109. Richard on February 3rd, 2008 9:25 pm

      I wouldn’t think that van der Straaten would go to such lengths for Joran … but maybe if his good friend Paulus called him at some time and told him that an American tourist had died “accidentally.” Would VdS believe Paulus?

      One thing that MUST be done is for Aruba to bring van der Straaten back for interrogation.

      That’s only one of a lot of things. According to the show, the link to which was kindly posted by Annie (#96), deVries thinks that Joran can be convicted, but that it won’t be a snap.

    110. Bob on February 3rd, 2008 9:25 pm

      And Oduber wakes up and says:

      “The Aruban Prime Minister has said that Joran van der Sloot has caused ‘untold damage’ with his ‘unbelievable and untruthful claims”.

      Jesus Christ! You haven’t even begun to see what damage has been done, and it starts with YOUR corrupt cabinet and governmental employees. This clown is living in a fantasyland. We haven’t begun to make you pay.

    111. native_islander on February 3rd, 2008 9:27 pm

      I’ve checked computer records of 1998 and 2005 of people registered in Aruba.

      In 1998, there is a Daury Daniel Rodriguez, born on June 28, 1986 and living in Oranjestad. So he was really 18 years old on May 31, 2005.

      But in the records of 2005, his name really does not appear. It must be true that he went to the Netherlands.

      So who helped him dump the body? I have only 2 possibility: (1) Steve Croes who could have used the Dingy of Tattoo Party Boat. I just saw him this afternoon in Carnaval, walking nervously and like a slimeball. (2) Paulus himself. Nearly every dutch residing in Aruba knows one or two people with boats here. Also the Hadicurari Pier isn’t far away, and it’s easy to “borrow/steal” a boat, and return it later without anyone noticing.

      BUT… BUT… Remember Dompig bluffing that the Guarda Nos Costa had a Radar and the area west of Aruba was captured on Harddisk, and they did not capture any “boat movements” that evening and early morning?


    112. Julie King on February 3rd, 2008 9:32 pm

      When can we watch the confession? Is it on the web anywhere?

    113. mommytraveler on February 3rd, 2008 9:32 pm

      Anita – Going to school tomorrow? Going to be proud to stand up in front of those kids? Great example of parenting you have become. What do Joran’s brothers think? Oh, they didn’t watch the program. You think their friends won’t be talking tomorrow? Dream on. Have a good nights sleep tonight, tomorrow, the rest of your life.

    114. Erik on February 3rd, 2008 9:33 pm

      *Update* Aruban Chief of Justice will not ask Holland to extradite J.
      But the case has been reopened.

    115. Lake on February 3rd, 2008 9:34 pm

      Weird Lifesong, it says guest viewing is disabled but registered users should be able to get on. Hope you make it in!

      I too posted a bit back in June/July 2005 but then life got in the way so I continued to lurk.

      I wonder what % of this confession is true?? I’m struggling between it’s mostly true and he just gave a fake accomplice name to complete a largely accurate story OR it’s largely a bunch of friggin BS like everything else the past few years. I wish I could see the video myself. I think seeing it would lead me to a definite opinion. I think Beth’s intuition is right…

    116. Maggie on February 3rd, 2008 9:38 pm

      This was posted at Greta’s site. Press conference in Aruba tomorrow.. Judge reopens case against Joran..

      Investigative judge reopens inquiry against J. v.d. S. but refuses pretrial detention; prosecutor plans appeal

      The investigative judge found that secretly taped conversations and video between J.v.d.S and a third person were sufficient reason to reopen the judicial inquiry against J.v.d.S by January 30, 2008.

      However, the judge held that the tapes handed over to the Public Prosecutor by the Dutch crime reporter Pieter R. de Vries, were insufficient to order additional pre trial detention.

      The Public Prosecutor’s Office will appeal the judge’s ruling on pre trial detention.

      On January 20, 2008 De Vries showed a part of his material to two public prosecutors. The tapes show the moments on which J.v.d. S. tells his version of events for the first time to a third party and tells his story of the fate of Natalee Holloway on May 30, 2005. The contents of the tapess and the way J.v.d.S. ultimately tells his story create the impression with the Office, that this version of events could come close to the truth.

      The Office responded positive to the question of De Vries whether the Office could use and would like to use his material. This is in conformity with the end of last year’s statement that the Office will investigate every clue to the case. The Public Prosecutor’s Office regards the material of a serious nature.
      Hence the Office did not await the broadcasting of the program which had been announced by De Vries for February, 3rd, 2008, but acted speedily by requesting the reopening of the judicial inquiry by the investigative judge, which was granted by him.

      Before requesting the judge to reopen the investigation, the Public Prosecutor wanted to review additional tapes that were recorded during this operation. This process to verify and validate the tapes was done on January 25th and 26th 2008. By February 1st the Office received the final materials.

      It’s important to note that neither the Public Prosecutor Office or the Police has had any involvement with the activities of De Vries. Nor any influence on him or his team. In our view the material can be used for the purpose of the investigation.

      The Office finds that the story of J.v.d.S corroborates to a large extent the results of the investigation to date. Despite the fact that the Office values the statements by J.v.d.S. properly, the Office is obliged to proceed judiciously. Confession evidence always requires a more thorough investigation.

      It may be the case that in the eyes of the public the disappearance of Natalee Holloway has been solved by J.v.d.S.’s statements presented in the crime program of Peter R. de Vries. However, while video tape may present a strong case in a tv news show, it may be insufficient for a finding of guilt by a Judge. It is up to the Court to evaluate the materials and the statements, and to find out their significance in relation to other results of the investigation. It is not the Public Prosecutor’s Office’s position to refer in any way to the guilty question: that is for the Court. Apart from this again there is a big difference between the reality of a courtroom and the reality of television screen.

      In summary, on Friday, February 1st the Public Prosecutor requested in the wake of the new materials the investigative judge to order the pretrial detention of J.v.d.S. The judge denied the request reasoning that the new materials did not meet his threshold for a new pretrial detention, a threshold he put very high because of earlier multiple arrests and pretrial detention periods concerning this suspect.
      This means that the Office is legally not able to have J.v.d.S. arrested in the Netherlands.
      The Public Prosecutor’s Office will appeal that decision.

      The Office of the Public Prosecution and the police will continue their investigation into the story by J.v.d.S. The investigation will not be limited to Aruba. All materials put at our disposal by Peter R. de Vries will be checked and double checked. Forensic scientists will be asked to investigate and give their opinion on the physical condition of Natalee Holloway, before, during and after the time she spent on the beach with J.v.d.S., as he claims.

      On Monday February 4th 2008 at 12.00 there will be a pressconference, held in the government pressroom in Oranjestad.

    117. caesu on February 3rd, 2008 9:40 pm

      reaction of Beth while seeing the confession:

      maybe it has been posted allready.
      very emotional moments… :(

    118. buster on February 3rd, 2008 9:42 pm


    119. hoepelman on February 3rd, 2008 9:43 pm


      You are so shocked for VdE’s inclination to betrayal, that you have forgotten what Joran has done to the Kalpoes and now to Daury…you’re right, with friends like this! Joran is not worthy of any loyalty, so drop it and find yourself someone more deserving of your defense.

    120. Miss-Underestimated on February 3rd, 2008 9:44 pm


      There was a terrible shooting here. Please pray for the families,CST-NWS-SHOOTFINAL03.article

    121. kayjay on February 3rd, 2008 9:45 pm

      He frames his friend Daury who wasn’t there at the time (I guess we are sure about that). If so further proof that he is an amoral psychopathic freak. They need to lock him up (without a phone and a Bible) until he comes clean, and not in some place where “the womens’ prison was next door and told me what was going on”.
      IMO the person who helped him was the one he recently referred to as an “idiot”. (Is your son worth it Paulus?)

    122. k on February 3rd, 2008 9:48 pm My heart breaks for this poor family.

    123. Sharon Chicago on February 3rd, 2008 9:51 pm

      #111 Could Daury have been in Aruba for a long weekend?

      Just asking… I would have thought he would have called Paulus instead of this Daury to help him but who knows.

    124. brie on February 3rd, 2008 9:53 pm

      I think Koen helped Joran dispose of Natalee’ body..

    125. TJ on February 3rd, 2008 9:55 pm

      Not sure if this has been posted yet. I went to Greta Wire to see if there were crow feathers hanging from her mouth and found the following:

      Investigative judge reopens inquiry against J. v.d. S. but refuses pretrial detention; prosecutor plans appeal.

      On Monday February 4th 2008 at 12.00 there will be a pressconference, held in the government pressroom in Oranjestad.

    126. brie on February 3rd, 2008 9:55 pm

      We all know of Joran’s reputation for putting the blame on other people that were never involved…he’s a monster and needs to be put away…no one is safe around Joran…..that is a proven fact…

    127. caesu on February 3rd, 2008 9:56 pm

      No arrest after Joran’s confession


      Joran van der Sloot will not be arrested for now.
      The judge has dismissed the request from de public prosecutor (OM) for the arrest. The OM is making an appeal (to an higher court?) against this dismissal.

      The investigation remains reopened.

      Van der Sloot has been arrested twice, that’s why the judge sets very strict rules for a new arrest.

      The confession is not enough for the judge.

      Since 20 january De Vries has shown three times the confession footage to the judge/prosecutors at Aruba.
      After that the investigation was reopened on 29 januari.

      (from nos teletekst)

    128. Miss-Underestimated on February 3rd, 2008 10:00 pm

      Who was the judge?

    129. brie on February 3rd, 2008 10:01 pm

      What does Aruba need to lock up this kid…everyone knows he is guilty and Paulus did the dirty work cover-up……

    130. Erik on February 3rd, 2008 10:04 pm

      @hoepelman on February 3rd, 2008 9:43 pm: A traitor remains a traitor, remember what happened at Thermopylae? Xerxes thanked the traitor and had him beheaded, because you can never trust such a creature.
      Traitors are the lowest human lifeform there is: Philip Agee, or von Stauffenberg.
      The cause doesn’t matter, but you never betray the trust invested in you.

    131. Lake on February 3rd, 2008 10:07 pm

      I don’t care what Aruban laws say. How can a confession not be enough to at least arrest someone in ANY society? This is madness.

      Re: Joran in hiding. Does anyone think this is one of those situations that will be “handled” outside the law and justice will be served, if you know what I mean? Maybe his dumb ass is better off in jail…

    132. Sharon Chicago on February 3rd, 2008 10:07 pm

      #117 Caeus…. Thanks for the link of Peter and Beth viewing Jorans confession.

      This flim clip is very emotional. I cried with Beth while watching her… I am saying it is VERY powerful and moving.

    133. brie on February 3rd, 2008 10:08 pm

      Where did the judges Aruba brings in learned how to serve justice???????????????

    134. Patti on February 3rd, 2008 10:11 pm


      He’s telling us everything we want to hear…

      but, not the WHOLE story.


      Justice for Natalee!

    135. Patti on February 3rd, 2008 10:15 pm

      The “Goat” is being offered as sacrifice.

      Now is the time for decisions…

      Do we eat the goat,

      or hunt the lions?




    136. k on February 3rd, 2008 10:16 pm

      #127 No arrest after Joran’s confession

      GOOD! Let him suffer in public. Let mom and pop Sloot wonder,, Is he safe? Is he hurt? How can we protect him? Let them all have a little time to suffer as this family has!

    137. Melissa on February 3rd, 2008 10:16 pm

      F*** Joran! He’s not even Arubian and he’s destroying Aruba! Grrr!! Kill him!!

    138. Sharon Chicago on February 3rd, 2008 10:16 pm

      I can’t imagine Joran feeling safe anywhere but then again he is a sociopath and thinks he owns the world. He will eventually self distruct. The whole world knows he is a killer.

    139. Sharon Chicago on February 3rd, 2008 10:20 pm

      Greta, what do you think of your dutch boy now? Will you defend him and say he was just playing a game and lied?

      Did you see Beths heart wrenching reaction Greta to watching and hearing Joran’s confession?????

    140. Melting on February 3rd, 2008 10:26 pm

      My heart is just aching….to have Natalee put out on display again in front of the world…it’s more than a mother’s heart can bear. I just can’t even imagine hearing about my worst enemy discussed so crudely about much less my very own daughter…there are no words. How has she held up under the weight of this.

    141. Patti on February 3rd, 2008 10:28 pm

      I think he’s guilty,

      but I also think

      he is the “fall guy”

      for a world that we have

      but only scratched the surface.

      Again, why would a hump on the beach

      and drug overdose embarrass 97,000

      people on June 9, 2005?!?!???



    142. brie on February 3rd, 2008 10:30 pm

      Joran probably wouldn’t survive in prison nor is he going to survive on the outside…..I guess it’s curtains and good riddins…..

    143. Patti on February 3rd, 2008 10:32 pm

      Besides, in his confession of June 9, 2005;

      he was to lead the Police to the Body….


      How would that be possible if he had a

      magical friend who released the body at sea

      on May 30, 2005?

    144. Frankie Flowers on February 3rd, 2008 10:35 pm

      Joran telling his story……quintessential psychopath type of stuff…it’s in Dutch.

    145. Patti on February 3rd, 2008 10:41 pm

      that reminds me:

      QUEEN BEA:

      DO TELL….





      THE ROCKS?




    146. Maggie on February 3rd, 2008 10:43 pm

      I believe part of his story.. Natalee walked out of Carlos n Charlies,, on her own, talking to her friends and said she was going back to the HI with the other MB students.. that is not someone who is overdosed on alcohol to the point of a coma. Read the behaviour of someone who is at the point of being overdosed on alcohol.. I also believe he was there when she died.. what I don’t believe is how she died or who was involved afterwards.

    147. Patti on February 3rd, 2008 10:45 pm

      Sorry for the Boo-Boo…

      Has anyone heard the results of those tests?

    148. minnesota dad on February 3rd, 2008 10:51 pm


      Natalee Holloway was brought to the Sloot compound where she was savaged. Aruban Law Enforcement, the judiciary, and justice officials intentionally distanced Paulus from his crimes.

      Paulus was out at 4:00am. Paulus gave Joran a ride home. Paulus stopped by an ATM to pay someone to get rid of the body. The body was left on the beach for someone to pick up. Either the bedwetter, or the alibi man (Steve Croes) assisted with the disposal.

      Joran’s story gives the basic truth of what happened but doesn’t drill down into details. He had been told a billion times by Paulus not to talk to anyone…but he couldn’t help himself. He laid out the story…changing some of the players out in order to somewhat stay within Paulus’ orders about keeping his mouth shut.

      Joran is the idiot. Paulus should rot forever. What a terrible piece of flesh he is.


    149. Maggie on February 3rd, 2008 10:52 pm

      Read what Joran said.. he was fingering her or whatever the creep said and chatting with her.. Now read the behaviour of someone who has drank so much alcohol they go into a coma, mental confusion, needs help walking, nausea and vomiting. That’s the level before a coma.. How could Natalee chat and give any consent for anything at that level? How did she walk down the beach to get there, to the car from CnC..etc. More lies and truths. Doing something sexual to someone in that shape would be considered rape. Mixing date rape drugs and alcohol maybe. Dr. Michael Baden said a person does not die immediately from drug and alcohol overdoses, they go into a coma sometimes for days.

      0.02-0.03 BAC: No loss of coordination, slight euphoria and loss of shyness. Depressant effects are not apparent.

      0.04-0.06 BAC: Feeling of well-being, relaxation, lower inhibitions, sensation of warmth. Euphoria. Some minor impairment of reasoning and memory, lowering of caution.

      0.07-0.09 BAC: Slight impairment of balance, speech, vision, reaction time, and hearing. Euphoria. Judgement and self- control are reduced, and caution, reason and memory are impaired.

      0.10-0.125 BAC: Significant impairment of motor coordination and loss of good judgement. Speech may be slurred; balance, vision, reaction time and hearing will be impaired. Euphoria. It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle at this level of intoxication.

      0.13-0.15 BAC: Gross motor impairment and lack of physical control. Blurred vision and major loss of balance. Euphoria is reduced and dysphoria is beginning to appear.

      0.16-0.20 BAC: Dysphoria (anxiety, restlessness) predominates, nausea may appear. The drinker has the appearance of a “sloppy drunk.”

      0.25 BAC: Needs assistance in walking; total mental confusion. Dysphoria with nausea and some vomiting.

      0.30 BAC: Loss of consciousness.

      0.40 BAC and up: Onset of coma, possible death due to respiratory arrest.

    150. suisse71 on February 3rd, 2008 10:52 pm

      My heart goes out to Beth, Dave and their family. They need our prayers and continued support. God Bless and may The Holy Spirit be with them always. Stay strong, there are millions of people that are there for you.

      Thank you so much to Red, Klaas, Dana and all @ SM. You stood by this case, never gave up the fight for the truth and justice for all, Justice for Natalee. God Bless….If it’s true Oprah is going to have Pieter de Vries on her show, I hope she will include Red & Klaas too – you guys deserve a standing ovation to say the least for all that you have done and continue to do.

      To the Persistence team, God Speed! Thank you for all that you are doing. Bring Natalee home, God Bless you so much!!

      To Pieter and Patrick, thank you for your courage and expertise. The coverage was incredibly upsetting to watch but it was so important to get the information out there. I have little faith in the Aruban authorities. I hope that anyone else who has information about this case will directly contact Peter de Vries!! God Bless….

      Justice 4 N!!

      On another note, I too have been following this case from the beginning. I’m so disgusted with JVS, no remorse, nothing. Arrogance breeds ignorance. Shame on JVS, Paulus and Anita!!!! Excuse, but I hope they rot in hell!!

      I too don’t buy the Daury story. IMO, it was Deepak and Koen with Koen’s boat.

      I read this, and IMO this seems to make more sense.

      8:41 pm “anonymous” said : “It was high tide and sea water covering the beach slope, Koen’s boat stayed out at a distance in the water and he didn’t want the boat got stuck in the beach sand dunes. Joran didn’t want his shoes get wet and he took them off. He and Deepak together carried Natalee’s body and walking through the water towards Koen’s boat where Koen kept the boat’s motor running and positioning, it was high tide and high wind, the sea waves were strong and rough. For some unknown reasons Joran got some blood into his shoes when the suspects were trying to fit Natalee’s body into the _crap cage. They might have to do some cuttings of the body in order to get all the body parts into the cage. The cage was not a coffin shape, it was square in shape, not long enough to fit a body of 5’4. So Joran put his bloody shoes into the square crab cage as well. Together the suspects dropped cage to the deepsea bottom and got rid of the forensic evidence.[b/] If Tim Miller can locate the crab cage, Joran’s shoes are there. Joran is the murderer.”__

    151. AA on February 3rd, 2008 10:53 pm


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    153. ing on February 3rd, 2008 10:56 pm

      Why isn’t anybody critical about the boat solution? It has been shown (by Maggie) that all boats were accounted for that night, or was that an assumption. To me and a lot of people on the islands the ocean was the only plausible way to dispose of her without anybody finding her again.
      What he says sounds pretty plausible to me and it illiminates a lot of coverups and political theories which have been spouted over the years by a lot of people. It’s Occam’s razor. (The simplest solution is most likely the right one).
      No sex-trade, gang rape, political figures covering things up or his dad participating in the rape. .

    154. Patti on February 3rd, 2008 10:57 pm

      Maybe we can have a little Goat as an appetiser

      Lions for the Main Course

      And Oduber for Dessert…



    155. brie on February 3rd, 2008 11:03 pm

      Something bad happened….right Deepak…she fell and hit her head…that caused the vomiting, or Jorans so called foaming at the mouth, muscle rigidity…causing a seizure…this condition was a medical emergency…and never, never treated as such…Joran’s a stupid damn, drugged, drunk!

    156. Maggie on February 3rd, 2008 11:04 pm

      ING, I didn’t mention the boat solution tonight, but can pull the story up if you want me to of Dompig doing his 48 hours story and saying radar would pick up any boat going out and there were none that night(not that I believe him) but it was the chief of Police(big joke) who said that.

    157. brie on February 3rd, 2008 11:10 pm

      Maybe no one is going to waste time and money on Joran…he may just end up like many others have..! Here today…but gone tomorrow…!!!

    158. Patti on February 3rd, 2008 11:16 pm


      How do you account for the searches done on Daddy’s computer for information about drug overdose anti-dotes?


      What were Joran’s, Steve Croes’, Paulus’ and Charles Croes’ cell phones doing in the vacinity of the Marriott around 3 a.m.?

    159. katablog on February 3rd, 2008 11:16 pm

      Dompig told almost as many lies as Joran. Though I tend to agree that the story has not been as complicated at some thought.

      I do believe Natalee was raped. I’m totally uncommitted on what part Satish and Deepak played because their actions speak of guilt. At the same time, Joran is all about randomly tossing his finger on someone and not caring what price they pay. IF that were true, Kalpoes should be suing the van der Sloots.

      However, the part about Joran paying people off (of course this is really Paulus paying people off) makes me wonder what kind of money the Kalpoes received and for what.

      I believe it’s Koen who had the boat. His actions speak to it; his father’s actions (moving) point to it. And to me the biggest clue is what Koen says in his statement about Joran – which is almost verbatim to what Joran says in his confession tape. I do believe he just named a name.

      I also wonder about Paulus being involved with disposition of Natalee’s body because Koen wouldn’t be worried about Joran’s school the next day. That’s a parent comment. I am certain that Paulus and Anita have known from early on that Joran was responsible for Natalee’s death.

      Even Han Mos says he’s surprised about what Paulus and Anita said about Joran’s upbringing because the police records say differently.

    160. Maggie on February 3rd, 2008 11:16 pm

      InG here you go..another strange thing is why were the Kalpoes cleaning their car before daylight if they knew nothing happened. Why did Deepak tell the guards , the Dutch guy and his father sat around the pool with them and made up the Holiday Inn lie? Joran used that lie the night Beth showed up, so the lie would have, had to been made up before it was public she was missing. Deepak says Joran got sand in his car from the beach, Joran says he wasn’t in the car after he was let off..

      Asked what FBI profilers told Dompig about van der Sloot’s psychological profile, he says, “They use the word sociopath. And the fact that he was capable of lying about basically everything.”

      Twitty says there’s a reason she thinks van der Sloot is lying — he is covering something up. “He’s covering something up so horrible that he can’t tell the truth,” she says.

      But if Joran can’t or won’t tell the whole story of what happened that night, police think they may soon find someone else who will.

      “New people are coming in the picture,” says Dompig. “It is possible that there was help. Or it is possible that there was a second group involved other than these three boys.”

      With no major break in the Holloway case in the past six months, Aruban authorities are re-doubling their efforts to find Natalee’s body.

      One of the most persistent theories clouding the case is the notion that her body was dumped out at sea.

      But Dr. Ruben Cruz, the head of the island’s search and rescue team showed 48 Hours that an unweighted body thrown overboard near the shore would wash up on the beach.

      Cruz says he and his team have tossed a dummy overboard many times, but that in every case, it drifted back to shore. The only way that wouldn’t happen is if a boat sailed more than two miles offshore — a trip that would have turned up on police radar and been captured on tape.

      Police have accounted for every boat in the water the night Natalee vanished.

    161. Bob on February 3rd, 2008 11:20 pm

      Here is a post from March 2006. It was left on a blog called in the comments.

      “8:41 pm “anonymous” said : “It was high tide and sea water covering the beach slope, Koen’s boat stayed out at a distance in the water and he didn’t want the boat got stuck in the beach sand dunes. Joran didn’t want his shoes get wet and he took them off. He and Deepak together carried Natalee’s body and walking through the water towards Koen’s boat where Koen kept the boat’s motor running and positioning, it was high tide and high wind, the sea waves were strong and rough. For some unknown reasons Joran got some blood into his shoes when the suspects were trying to fit Natalee’s body into the crap cage. They might have to do some cuttings of the body in order to get all the body parts into the cage. The cage was not a coffin shape, it was square in shape, not long enough to fit a body of 5’4. So Joran put his bloody shoes into the square crab cage as well. Together the suspects dropped cage to the deepsea bottom and got rid of the forensic evidence.[b/] If Tim Miller can locate the crab cage, Joran’s shoes are there. Joran is the murderer.”

      I don’t have a clue who the person is that wrote this.

    162. A New Girl on February 3rd, 2008 11:27 pm

      This case is far from over. It will be in the media spotlight again now for weeks as this all comes out.

      I was happy to see a post on here tonight from a true Aruban,(#151) expressing how many authentic Arubans feel….JVDS and family are not even true islanders and look at all the pain and distress they have caused Arubans and the locals there. Thank you for having the courage to post that, #151.

      J4N….Americans will NEVER forget. You didn’t die in vain, Natalee.

    163. ing on February 3rd, 2008 11:28 pm

      Maggie, I didn’t mean it as an attack. (I got that info from you and it was very clear and convincing to me) But to me, it seems like Aruba Justice Dep. can find out who has a boat a Marriot at that time. Joran didn’t want to name his friend, Patrick persisted so he just gave him a name, whatever came to his mind. Daury said he was in contact with Joran, so maybe that’s just a name that popped up in his head. The rest really looks genuine.

      All the other stuff clouding the case, the Kalpoes and whatever they said, it makes it more complicated and the more elaborate the scheme the easier it would have come out. If there are only two people who know the truth, Joran + boat friend, that for me would explain how the hell the secret stayed a secret until now. I mean, Joran a proven lier, someone who kept his cool under interogations eventually blabs his mouth in this sting. How many people do you know that could keep something like this secret, it reguires a special skill I guess.

    164. Bob on February 3rd, 2008 11:30 pm

      Tomorrow’s 20/20 TV broadcast will be aired nationally and seen by 10′s of millions of viewers. Even those who are not regulars will have read something in their morning newspapers, heard radio commentary, or watched short TV soundbites. These people will tune in…..and there goes more publicity for ARUBA.

      Oduber: you had best go on ARUBAN TV and issue a sincere and heartfeft Apology to Natalee’s family, all Americans, and others around the world, for your ill-advised comments placing failed tourism as a fault of too much media coverage of THAT GIRL.

      No one gives a shit about you or your 3rd rate sandbar. We will make a concerted effort to punish you for the cover-up and actions by one of your citizens.

      To the AHATA, you would be well advised to cancel any thought of participation at the Boston & NYC market travel shows. Well advised.

    165. suisse71 on February 3rd, 2008 11:33 pm

      BOB # 161

      Hey BOB,

      I just posted that above on #151.

      Glad you saw it too. Hope others may be able to figure who that poster is.

      J 4 N!!

    166. ing on February 3rd, 2008 11:33 pm

      BTW, I haven’t seen the whole thing yet.. I have to wait just like you guys for it to air on ABC.. (Just saw the most important part on dumpert (in Dutch)).
      I really hope they can put it together now, so her family can have some form closure.

    167. Betsy on February 3rd, 2008 11:39 pm

      Does anyone think we can get George Bush off the golf course long enough to put some pressure on Aruba about this case? The latest is that they have no plans to arrest Joran VDS! They are re-opening the case, yes, but the evidence is NOT ENOUGH to detain him in a pre-trial.

      The cover up continues!

    168. suisse71 on February 3rd, 2008 11:42 pm

      Excuse me BOB I meant 150.

      I too agree with the comments on 151.

      Joran is responsible – look at what he has done to Aruba and it’s people, to Natalee and her family, and many more. You can only hide for so long, you pathetic COWARD Urine but the whole world is watching you!

      J 4 N!!!!!

    169. ing on February 3rd, 2008 11:45 pm

      Hey Bob,
      “high wind, the sea waves were strong and rough”.

      The whole part of the island around mariot, fishermans etc there are no “strong and rough seawaves”. Only when a storm is passing it can get rough there.

    170. lisa on February 3rd, 2008 11:49 pm

      Does anybody know of a site where we can see the whole show, with English translation? I have been closely following this story and am very anxious to see it.
      SM: I don’t think the entire show with English subtitles will air until tomorrow night on ABC 20/20. They are doing a 90 minute special. (klaasend)

    171. Carpe Noctem on February 3rd, 2008 11:58 pm


      So why all that trouble of dumping her in the sea?
      No no, there is still something rotten in the state of Aruba.


      Exactly! All of the perps at one point or another
      told friends that if her body was discovered,
      they were screwed. NOW WHY IS THAT? Sumpin’
      be real stanky, panky.


      Hitting head trying to escape (hit by Honda or fell.)

      Violent Rape

      * The fall must have been so bad… that the three
      dickless effing monsters would consider shooting
      her to put her out of her misery AS AN OPTION. (shot betwixt the eyes, I believe)

      That’s what I’ve been seeing forever now.

      Joran, what up dick weed? Hey, which WELL did
      you throw your shoes down in? Was it #24 near
      the Marriott, huh? Or real close to it?


      You left out an important detail though…
      that you tossed Nat down in there along
      with your shoes. (Or very close by))

      no sweat, mannnnn

      (not like I ever expected you to tell the truth anyway! If you ever told the complete truth, yoir head would explode, & flames would shoot out of your a$$.

      You would think you could tell the tuth at least
      Sorta like Deepak’s chances of getting laid.

      Sincerely your pal…

      Eddie Munster


    172. Bob on February 3rd, 2008 11:58 pm

      ing #169 true, but not necessarilly so. While the current’s are stronger below the surface, top water at that part of the beach is relatively calm. In addition, unless there was indeed a storm brewing at the time the perps cast off to take her into deepwater, those familar with water knows that in evenings there is generally less wind, and as a result calmer surgface water.

      As you may know, it’s only rougher as you move along the shoreline towards the California lighthouse (the point) and around to the “rough side” of the Island. I think the reference to it being rough was to deflect the reasoning of the size of the boat involved with taking Natalee deep.

      No matter, Joran will soon crack like a cheap coconut.

    173. k on February 4th, 2008 12:00 am

      Klassend, Will the forum be open to guests again?
      SM: Yes, once things slow down again but I’m not sure if it will slow down for the next few days. Tomorrow night ABC 20/20 is having their special on it. (klaasend)

    174. minnesota dad on February 4th, 2008 12:01 am

      #162 New Girl

      Don’t be so confident that Arubans actually hate the Van Der Sloot’s guts.

      For the last two years, Aruba (AHATA) has hired a Crisis Management PR Firm to come on here and post, bring in wacko psychics to “counter” Beth Twitty going on Oprah, and admitted that they have a counterpunch campaign going on to try to defend Aruban Tourism.

      We have been given Joe Taco as a USA mouthpiece. Who do you think has paid Joe Taco’s bills?

      We were given US citizen Steve Cohen to act as a mouthpiece to our media. Who was paying Steve Cohen??

      AHATA’s crisis management PR firm must be working overtime to send people to this site now to claim “Hey, it wasn’t us (Arubans)….it was those doggone Van Der Sloots”. Yes, it appears that AHATA is finally throwing the VDS’ under the bus.

      I trust no one from Aruba that posts here. To real Arubans that want to win American respect. Please plan a protest and let’s see you out in front of the Parliament building and the Judicial building demanding action….let’s see thousands of you, thank you. Then I will begin to believe you are sincere.

      You have protested Chollers. You have protested Beth Twitty being on your island. You have thrown Equisearch off your island (with the Turtle Egg scam). We are fed up. PROTEST BEGINNING TOMORROW AND SHOW US YOU ARE FOR REAL AND NOT JUST A BUNCH OF AHATA POSTERS TRYING TO MANAGE A CRISIS!


    175. Maggie on February 4th, 2008 12:02 am

      Ing, I know you didn’t mean it as an attack:) There are so many creeps involved in this story. Joran is every mother’s nightmare for her daughter. If Natalee were so intoxicated, no way could she consent to sex. Watching Beth on that film clip is just gut wrenching. After the crime was done. Look at the attack from Aruba by those in charge and those who wanted to just put out lie after lie about a grieving family.

    176. Poochy on February 4th, 2008 12:06 am

      I don’t think Joran got to have sex w/Natalee AT ALL. I think he wanted to, figured he spent some $drinks w/her, but she passed out prior to anything happening, hence why he can’t recall what the heck he did w/her, and out of politeness I will not repeat what he said he did but he got pissed off.

      So now Natalee is going in and out of consciousness on the beach and he is ticked off. So he calls his father who then does internet searches on the effects of drugs and alcohol…yeah, tell me Paulus doesn’t know anything… I can see if that search was done a few days after, but just after Natalee passed out? C’mon folks! Get real now!

      So who is this Daury person? Is that a code name for Geoff V. Cromvort? Ya know, the THIN WHITE MAN who scrammed so fast off that island and fled to the Netherlands. While daddy ran the security firm, he on the other hand was running the banana boats on the beach. Don’t let them convince you he worked for Daddy….NOPE – beach bum totally, happy to hang and flirt and run the fun boats.

      Oh, and before I make ya’ll read Solvert Renska’s statement, here’s my theory of Joran’s missing shoes — HE USED HIS SHOE LACES – to tier her hands and feet together (perhaps). And then as he tried to walk home in them w/out laces and got even more p.o’d and flung them, tossed them, whatever, down a well (as he says). The sporter has such a refined temperment (NOT). And now he cannot ever retrieve them, for all is looking at every move he makes!

      OK, now for Solvert’s statement –READ IT VERY SLOWLY–maybe there are clues in it! He’s a security guard, so would his employer be none other than Cromvort’s daddy? Was he describing GVC as the ‘THIN WHITE MAN’, cuz he couldn’t say his employer’s son’s name out loud for fear of losing his job? IMHO, GVC would be on the beach hanging with the nude MBer’s on their last night cuz that’s what he does – beach bumming around and water sport rentals.

      On July 08, 2005, around 12:15, we interrogated and took a witness statement from the man called: Solvert RENESKA, born at Gonave in Haiti on October 04, 1959, of profession guard (pro Security) and living at Dominicaweg xxxxxxxx on Aruba.

      The declaration was taken in Spanish and translated to Dutch by me, JACOBS, it was put on record and is as follows:

      On your question if I on May 29, 2005 and/or on May 30, 2005, worked as a guard at the Holiday Inn Hotel, I will answer you the following:

      I worked on Sunday, May 29, 2005, from 16.00, till 24.00, at the Holiday Inn Hotel. Thereafter, I worked on Monday, May 30, 2005, from 00.00 up to and including 08.00, also at the Holiday Inn Hotel. On Sunday, May 29, 2005, I worked from 16.00 up to and including 24.00, as a guard at the “Iguana bar” of aforementioned hotel. After my evening shift had expired I remained also and continued working the night duty shift at the “Iguana Bar”. Therefore I worked from Sunday May 29, 2005 from 16:00 up to Monday May 30, 2005 at 08:00, at the “Holiday Inn Hotel”.

      On your question if I had problems on Sunday May 29, 2005 and on Monday, May 30, 2005, during my shift with the group of American students who were staying in the hotel, I will answer you the following:

      On Monday, May 30, 2005, around 00.00, I saw a group of these American students swimming naked in the sea off the Holiday Inn Hotel. I didn’t see from direction they came or what they wore to the sea. I saw that this group students at around 02.30, left the sea and I saw that a couple of these students walked to the “Jacuzzi”. I also was a couple others walk to the “Curacao Tower” and that the others to the “Bonaire Tower” walked. I cannot say how many persons were swimming naked because I didn’t count them.

      On your question if I saw the man named “M” on Monday, May 30, 2005, in the night time hours, on the sand of the Holiday Inn Hotel, I can answer you yes. On that day around 01.00, I saw that “M.” with the slim white man who wore a hat on his head, walking in a northern direction on the sand in the direction of the “Moomba Beach”. Because I had learned from third parties that “M” was a dangerous robber, I contacted with my portofoon (walkie talkie?) the guard who was monitoring at the Curacao Tower and told him to look out because “M” was in the vicinity. A couple minutes later saw I that “M” and the slim white man returned products in beside the “Iguana bar” stood. I walked up to them and I greeted “M”. “M” looked straight at me and asked my why I followed him. I told “M” to tell him to have a good evening.”M” answered that I was a klootzak (?). I said to “M” that all I did was greet him and he insulted me.”M” asked me then if I was inhabitant of Haiti and I answered that him, no I was not an inhabitant of Haiti. “M” went then to the water cooler to drink water and then walked away with the slim white man in an Eastern direction towards “Playa Linda”. I must note that this was the first time that I have ever seen the slim white man with “M” (With “M” the man “M. CELAIRE” are meant; observation JACOBS.)

      On your question if I walked later in the night time hours with the guard “CANCHANO” to the swimming pool, because CANCHANO saw two unknown men under a hut, I will tell you that I no longer remember this. I also no longer remember at this moment that CANCHANO at that moment had told me to look out for “M”. (With CANCHANO the witness “J. CANCHANO” are meant; observation JACOBS)

      On the same day around 02.30, I saw that “M” walking with the slim white man from the northern direction to the direction of the “Marriott Hotel” met and with the slim white man stood under a hut. I must note that at this same moment a group of the American students came naked out of the water on the sand and were putting their clothes on.

      It is remarkable that from that day on Monday, May 30, in the night time hours, “M” and the slim white man have not been seen again on the sand of the Holiday Inn Hotel.

      I remember also that this was the day that the American girl “Natalee HOLLOWAY” also at the “Holiday Inn Hotel” went missing.

      On your question if I know the name of the slim white man, I answer you no.

      On your question if I know the man nicknamed “G” or “J”, who is regularly at the Holiday Inn hotel, answer I you no. On your question if I was approached on Monday, May 30, 2005, in the night time hours, by a couple who were also staying in the Holiday Inn Hotel, with a story about two men and a drunk girl were on the sand north of the hotel stumbling or falling, answer I you no. Nobody approached me with this story.

      The couple must specifically say who they had reported this to. You must ask this also of the other guards. I did not hear it from the other guards either. The guards names are “Ramon”, “Campo”, “Arroyo”, “Perez Ramirez”, “Stewart” and “Canchano“ had night shift at the Holiday Inn Hotel.

      This is my true statement. If you have more questions, I will be prepared to answer them.

      S. RENESKA

      After I, JACOBS, read the declaration to the witness S. RENESKA in Spanish, I translated it and he agreed to sign it.



    177. k on February 4th, 2008 12:07 am

      ok, Thanks

    178. Bob on February 4th, 2008 12:08 am

      We have not had a transmission from Tim or Kyle on the Persistence since Friday. I’d like to believe unannounced progress is being made. I also would just love for them to retrieve a crab cage with remains, and non-disintegrated large sized sneakers. I hope everyone is aware that if Natalee was partially dismembered so she could fit into the cage, once the package was tossed overboard, body fluids and blood would attract ocean preditors. However, whatever is found would be a blessing.

    179. weasel on February 4th, 2008 12:14 am

      The judges down there in Aruba ? They all look like they belong in the old folks home. Seriously
      these people don’t even look like they are mentally competant let alone perform the duties of a judge. How sad for Aruba.

    180. disgustedmom on February 4th, 2008 12:23 am

      Well, that’s all very confusing!

      Someone mentioned Joran was smoking several reefers while doing all this talking. If that’s true, then good lord! You guys have been around people smoking pot I’m sure. His story could be full of his own imagination of what he wished had gone on…stuff that would have made him happy or feeling cool like a monster!, and talking all grandiose like he thinks of himself.

      Of course his reefer story would be born of truth…that he was involved in herneed for disappearance but not the actual disappearance. Other than that, I don’t see where any of what he said is to be taken at face value.

      I’m glad they are not going to rearrest him right now. He needs to be out there walking around getting madder by the minute that he is not getting attention from being in jail where he can continue to treat the cops like they are stupid.

      Joran does think everyone is stupid. His parents he especially thinks are stupid because he played them on a daily basis…more than he has ever had the opportunity to play anyone else….except the world at large over his involvement in Natalee’s disappearance.

      If Joran went to jail just now he’d be happy! Let him rot out in the public wondering who else he might should not talk to. He’ll feel like Osama bin Laden for a while, then he’ll start to get bored act out.

      I hope the investigation is kept close to the vest, or better yet laced with misinformation that might expose whoever is leaking things to Joran (and Paulus) so he can stay ahead of the game.

    181. Bob on February 4th, 2008 12:23 am

      In the last 40 minutes, Yahoo’s home page on their website which is used by approximately 69% of American internet users just posted this story-recap:

      THE HAGUE, Netherlands – Hidden camera footage broadcast in the Netherlands on Sunday showed Dutch student Joran Van der Sloot saying he was with Natalee Holloway when she collapsed on a beach in Aruba. He said he believed she was dead and asked a friend to dump her body in the sea.


      “She’ll never be found,” he said.

      A series of conversations between Van der Sloot and a man he believed to be his friend were recorded in a Range Rover that had been rigged with three hidden cameras by Peter R. de Vries, a Dutch television crime reporter. They were shown on Dutch television.

      Last week, Van der Sloot said he was lying in those conversations and denied that he had anything to do with the Alabama teenager’s disappearance.

      Holloway, 18, vanished in May 2005 just before she was due to fly home to Alabama, at the end of her high school graduation trip to the Caribbean island. No trace of her has been found. The mystery of her disappearance has frustrated authorities and garnered wide attention on television and in tabloid newspapers in Europe and the United States.

      In the recordings, Van der Sloot said Holloway was drunk and that she began shaking and slumped down on the beach as the pair were making out.

      “Suddenly she started shaking and then she didn’t say anything,” Van der Sloot said, adding that he did not kill her.

      “I would never murder a girl,” he said.

      He said he panicked and tried but failed to revive her. He said that Holloway looked dead but that he could not be sure she was not still alive when the friend took her away.

      He used a pay phone next to a hotel’s swimming pool to call the friend and asked for help in disposing the body. When the friend arrived at the beach, the two put Holloway’s body into a boat. The friend then took it out to sea and pushed it into the water, Van der Sloot said.

      “The ocean is big,” he added.

      He said he and his friend agreed that Van der Sloot would go to school the next day to avoid arousing any suspicion.

      Van der Sloot said his friend assured him he had taken care of Holloway’s body and that the police were not going to locate it. “They will know nothing,” Van der Sloot quoted the friend as telling him.

      “I’ve not lost any sleep over this,” he added at one point.

      Aruban prosecutors said last week they were reopening their investigation into Holloway’s disappearance after seeing De Vries’ material. But on Sunday, they said a judge on the island had ruled that while the information merited an investigation against Van der Sloot, it did not meet the threshold for an arrest warrant.

      “This means that the office is legally not able to have J.v.d.S. arrested in the Netherlands,” prosecutors said in a statement, referring to the Dutch student by his initials. The statement did not say when the judge made the ruling.

      The prosecutors said they would appeal the judge’s ruling and seek to have the Dutch student re-arrested. They also cautioned that the Holloway mystery was far from resolved.

      “While video tape may present a strong case in a TV news show, it may be insufficient for a finding of guilt by a judge. It is up to the court to evaluate the materials and the statements, and to find out their significance,” prosecutors said.

      Van der Sloot was interviewed last week by the respected Dutch television show “Pauw & Witteman” following reports that De Vries had captured him making statements about the case.

      “It is true I told someone. Everybody will see it Sunday,” Van der Sloot said, referring to De Vries’ planned television show.

      “That is what he wanted to hear, so I told him what he wanted to hear,” Van der Sloot said, adding that he had built up a relationship with the man he spoke to, but had never fully trusted him.

      De Vries has said he paid the man Van der Sloot spoke to, Patrick van der Eem, $37,000 for his help, saying it was to cover his expenses.

      Phone calls seeking comment from Van der Sloot’s Aruban attorneys and his New York-based lawyer, Joseph Tacopina, went unanswered Sunday.

      Last week, Tacopina told The Associated Press that “the evidence refutes what Joran supposedly said.”

      “It doesn’t change the truth of this case. And the truth is, Joran had nothing to do with Natalee’s death,” he said.

      Holloway, of Mountain Brook, Ala., was last seen in public leaving a bar with Van der Sloot and two Surinamese brothers — Deepak and Satish Kalpoe — hours before she was due to board a flight home.

      The three were re-arrested in November, but released within weeks for lack of evidence. All three have always denied any role in her disappearance.

      The Dutch student’s father, Paul Van der Sloot, declined to comment when reached in Aruba before the tape aired.

      De Vries also aired images of Holloway’s mother, Beth Twitty, as he showed her the footage.

      Clasping together her hands, she moved her lips silently as she watched the images.

      “They could have just dumped her alive in the ocean, unconscious,” she said. “They don’t even know.”

      “I hope his living hell is about to begin and that he never gets another night’s sleep,” she added.

    182. Poochy on February 4th, 2008 12:24 am

      Find the owner of the size 14 shoe and you got our man!

    183. ing on February 4th, 2008 12:24 am


      Nobody would dump a body upstream (where it gets rough). Going west would be more sensible (she’ll be out of the island soon). It stays flat west. If you want to take her deep, than just go straight out from Mariott (direction of Venezuela) like Joran said in the confession tapes. I hope you’re right about him cracking, but I doubt it. I think the best bet is identiftying the accomplice and turn him on him.

      Maggie, you’re right about her unable to conscent. If she is drunk enough to die from it, I would consider it rape too..

      My point is more in the defense of Aruba, which has been caught in something too big for them.
      (I’m not from Aruba, but from Curacao, like Patrick :) )

    184. Bob on February 4th, 2008 12:30 am

      Next comes the expose’ of ARUBA’s insulting treatment of Natalee’s mother and family at the hands of inhumane intended Government Officals.

      Someone better tell Oduber to issue a public apology to the family, and Beth in particular. How can he as head of his country say nothing about the crimes directed at Natalee, and her family who only tried for 3 years to get help form Aruba. It was one of Aruba’s worst, who admitted he and others regularly preyed upon young female tourists for sport. That is not even done in the Bahamas. ARUBA will never live this down.

    185. Bob on February 4th, 2008 12:37 am

      Whoops, the DeVries show today is on NYC Channel 7 TV -ABC as I type this!!!!!!!!!!!!

      It’s all over the place…………

    186. Bob on February 4th, 2008 12:39 am

      I meant the TV News program carried the story about what was aired in the Netherlands this afternoon. Natalee’s name will never die.

    187. Richard on February 4th, 2008 12:42 am

      ing (183) … You’re from Curacao, where van der Straaten now presides over the police? I’m very interested in the Amy Bradley case … I’m sure you know that she vanished from a cruise ship in Curacao in March 1998, one day after the ship docked in Aruba and crew members asked her to go to Carlos ‘n’ Charlies with them.

      Is anything happening on this case, to your knowledge? I’d appreciate hearing any comment from you … ask Red to send on an e-mail to me, if you wish. I’ve worked with the family for years.

      It seems that most of us agree that Joran is lying, in part or more, in his ‘confession.’ He named as an accomplice someone who was studying in the Netherlands at the time. And I don’t for a second believe that the Kalpoes weren’t involved … we have heard too much from them … or that he was so ‘concerned’ about Natalee.

      But whatever our ideas … let’s work TOGETHER and show up at the Boston, New York, and later tourism efforts by Aruba Tourism Authority.

      Think of it: Aruba says there’s not even enough evidence in Joran’s tape for an arrest.

      Not a conviction, an ARREST.

      If Natalee was still alive, then the action of putting her in the ocean is tantamount to murder.

      If not, then it is illegally disposing of a body.

      Was Joran a suspect or a witness?

      No matter WHAT happens, Aruba always comes up with a reason that nobody can be arrested for anything (except, of course, black security guards).

      Stand up for Natalee! Show up at all events held by Aruba Tourism Authority!

    188. Bob on February 4th, 2008 12:51 am

      what’s in a name? The media constantly refers to Joran as a “student”. Why not refine his description in a more accurate manner? Hint: MURDERER. Say it, it doesn’t hurt. MURDERER.

    189. 1006906 on February 4th, 2008 12:53 am

      What ever happened to these possible charges.
      Kidnapping. Natalee was never brought back to her hotel.
      Abandonment. Leaving someone who is incapacitated and if anything happens that last person is liable. Joran said that Natalee past out and he left her there. Then he says his friend dump her in the ocean. Dutches judges on Aruba;;; doesn’t that mean anything or am I stuck on stupid.
      It is your own friggen laws not ours.

    190. Bob on February 4th, 2008 12:54 am

      All things are possible when you try. If the Giants can beat the Patriots….Joran can be arrested, procecuted, and imprisoned.

    191. ing on February 4th, 2008 1:08 am


      Van der Straaten is police chief in Bonaire. The B in ABC, population 14000.. As far as I know. Amy Bradley was already missing from the Cruiseship before it docked in Curacao. I hear nothing about that case here anymore. The rumor that an American officer saw her in a brothel, that later burned down has low credibility. (Only brothel I know that burned down was called Stellaris, which was well known here) An american girl in a brothel here would have all the alarm bells ringing. Also, 99% of the prostitutes are latinas. These prostitutes don’t allow any other prostitutes (like Europeans). (The make their competitions lives imposible).
      I was studying in Holland at that time 1998 and I actually only heard of the case when the Holloway case started.

      About the recent events, they had J2K arrested not too long ago and had to release him due to lack of evidence. I think ALE’s next step would be to scrutinise and investigate all the information on the tape and fill in the holes, find the accomplice etc. Then with all that evidence a judge will allow for an arrest.
      To me, the tape looks great! But everyone here
      is already speculating that it will not hold in court because the evidence was gathered unlawfuly.
      That’s why I think ALE’s only chance is to collaborate the evidence, this is a great start and sooner or later he’ll have to answer for what he’s done.

    192. suisse71 on February 4th, 2008 1:36 am

      # 19 Thanks for this post.

      “Live Footage now. Joran is bragging about a fight he had with someone in the holiday inn in casino. His father has already arranged for a settlement. Joran is talking about his father ‘arranging’ his release.”


      Hey Paulus, how come you keep bailing out Urine???? Has Urine got stuff on you so you two are partners in crime???

      “Claims that his father wanted the Pauw en Witteman interview to get higher damages. (the same episode with the wine throwing)”

      “Yes, powers. I’m done with it. I’m just waiting for the claims.”


      “Joran’s release on the 7th of December has only made him bolder. But now, De Vries’ cameras are watching everything. Footage is shown of Joran calling van der Eem and bragging about not saying anything in Aruban dialect.”


      J 4 N!!!!!

    193. Meeee on February 4th, 2008 2:03 am

      Didn’t Art Wood say Keon was crapping in his pants ready to confess? But Aruba didn’t bring him in?

    194. Dolf on February 4th, 2008 2:05 am

      and Joran talked about the powers and masters

      so prob. more then 1 helped him.

    195. David on February 4th, 2008 4:34 am

      Please everyone, other than tourism, I believe there is a refinery on Aruba. I hope someone can find out what gasoline we can boycott.

    196. annie burgess on February 4th, 2008 6:22 am
      This guy is still scooping ABC.

    197. Dolf on February 4th, 2008 9:49 am
    198. Trock on February 4th, 2008 12:05 pm

      … Like most of us have said in the past.. “if they had a confession on video tape” they (Aruban Officials) would not do a damn thing with it

    199. Richard on February 4th, 2008 12:34 pm

      ing (#191) … Thanks for your reply. However, there are some inaccuracies. The cruise ship put out the propaganda line that Amy disappeared out at sea. In reality, she was seen going to a secluded place on the ship just before it docked.

      Also, the American petty officer whose credibility you decry passed a polygraph examination administered by the FBI. That might not be conclusive proof, of course, but it can’t be dismissed with a wave of the hand.

      There were several reported sightings of Amy Bradley on Curacao in an apparent situation of duress. The significance of the petty officer’s encounter was that it was the first (the first known to me, anyway) where she specifically identified herself by name and asked for help.

    200. Richard on February 4th, 2008 12:35 pm

      By the way, the “brothel” was actually a seedy waterfront hotel, apparently disused for some time. The Bradleys went there and confirmed that it had burned down … nobody would tell them more, but they saw the burned structure themselves.

    201. Carpe Noctem on February 4th, 2008 3:26 pm

      New Girl – Hi, thank you for the very kind words above. ;)


      Poochy on February 4th, 2008 12:06 am

      I don’t think Joran got to
      have sex w/Natalee AT ALL.

      * You may very well be right about that!

      If he got what he wanted, what the

      hayyyy was he doing waxing his carrot

      & downloading porn movies in front of

      his Dell. Was he working

      on his G.I. JOE with the KUNG FU GRIP?

      Yo J, didn’t Anita ever tell you that you’ll

      grow hair on your hands if u play with

      that thing more than the recommended daily

      time allotment??? :lol:


    202. ing on February 4th, 2008 5:14 pm

      Hey Richard,

      Yes, the Brothel was a waterfront hotel, but you couldn’t really book a room, because the prostitutes where living in it. It was called Stellaris. Also, most brothels have an official Hotel license, since there is no brothel license. By law prostitution is not allowed, however in some places, it is, “gedoogd”. This means that officials don’t act on it, but neither support it. This is so, if things go out of hand, they can act with the full support of the law. The area, (Otrabanda) wasn’t to great at that time, but since a Dutch investor started a hotel and an museum in the area, things have really turned around and it’s beautiful now.
      I know the brothel in question, I’ve been there when it was still in use. (It was also a bar)
      The place where the brothel was is still empty.
      If the petty officer was here on R&R, usually they have plenty to drink. I’m not saying this one had, but if he trully believed he saw Amy, I think that he might have misunderstood or misinterpreted.
      You must understand that the prostitution here is not “hidden”, it is very open. Girls from latin America, black, blond any other color work here. Businesswise it would be a totally stupid endevour to kidnap an American tourist and force her into prostitution. For the people who run these brothels, Latina girls are “easy money”.
      This island is small, these brothels are very public places, where a lot of people go, not to engage in prostitution but just to drink a beer.

      Most people here, do not believe that she ever set foot on the island. The official reading is that she vanished during the docking procedure.
      The docking procedure starts pretty far from the coast. The cruisliner is approached by a couple pilot boats who guide her in.

      In the dark if she (fell/was thrown) overboard, I doubt that she would make it to shore that the boats would see her.
      (I personally have been passed by motorboats on the water during the day on the ocean, in distress waving and screaming but they never saw me.(I was rescued when my friends started looking for me)
      Also, given the current even a very good swimmer might not make it especially if she’d panicked..

      As with the N.H case, I’ve always tried to explain the situation on these islands the way I experience it, but a lot of times people just have an image in their head and there is no way I can change that. This is not directed at you, but reading back my comments, I realise how strange and inmoral the situation above must sound to people who are not used to Dutch libaralism.

    203. Joao on February 4th, 2008 10:39 pm

      Check the phone records on that public phone by the Marriott where he said he made the call to his supposedly friend Daury to help him out with the body (I think he meant to say Paulus (his father): oops) The nightmare has just begun for them.

    204. Joao on February 4th, 2008 10:47 pm

      Oh and lets not forget he trashed the judge which I think will be requesting to bring Joran’s head in a platter. bye bye Joran. The End!

    205. Melissa on February 5th, 2008 6:52 am

      It’s not Aruba fault it’s Joran’s fault.. & Joran is not even Arubian he is a cold blood that is destroying Aruba.. grr :@!!!!

    206. Rene H on February 9th, 2008 2:28 am

      Greta van Sustren and Peter De Vries are to be highly commended for continuing to seek the truth in the Natalee Holloway story. They have persisted when many others decided it ws no longer newsworthy. Yes Greta has shown her true colors. Her colors are red, white, and blue.

    207. Carpe Noctem on February 18th, 2008 10:46 pm

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