Patrick van der Eem, Man Who Befriended Joran van der Sloot, Signs Book Deal in Natalee Holloway Disappearance


According to reports out of the Netherlands, Patrick van der Eem, the man who befriended Joran van der Sloot and got him to make admissions on the secretly recorded Peter R. DeVries tapes has signed a book deal. One can bet that this Dutch book will be translated into English. One can only imagine what Joran Van der Sloot said on the secretly recorded tapes that never made it to the videos that were published. Books are always better than the movies.


(Peter R. DeVries & Patrick van der Eem)

Patrick van der Eem, who befriended Joran van der Slot and then secretly recorded him confessing to being with Natalee Holloway when she died, has signed a book contract with US literary agent David Vigliano.

The rights to Van der Eem’s story on the disappearance of the US teenager on Aruba in 2005 will be auctioned off, the Telegraaf reports on Monday.


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    123 Responses to “Patrick van der Eem, Man Who Befriended Joran van der Sloot, Signs Book Deal in Natalee Holloway Disappearance”

    1. brie on February 18th, 2008 12:29 pm

      Patrick probably has a lot to say about Joran. He spent 6 months and many hours with him. Patrick always attended Joran’s parties. The neighbor said you could always hear them talking about Natalee.

      If it hadn’t of been for Peter and Patrick and a great deal of work done, things would not of surfaced again…many Thanks to you guys…

      Patrick did come to the US but our justice dept sent him back to Holland, he only came here to speak with Peter on the interviews, something we would of liked to of seen. That whole thing was more than likely prompted by none other than loudmouth Joe T.

    2. waterboy (Jerry) on February 18th, 2008 12:41 pm

      You have to give Patrick credit, it took a lot of courage to befriend Joran, and actually hang around with him.

      Joran is a time-bomb, and dangerous for anyone to be around. There is defiantly a lack of normal emotions there


    3. Cerril on February 18th, 2008 1:01 pm

      Patrick couldn’t enter the USA because he has a criminal record.

    4. jgirl on February 18th, 2008 1:04 pm

      Anything for money.

    5. Miss-Underestimated on February 18th, 2008 1:07 pm

      Good, Joran profited from a book written about Natalee. Now the worm has turned, I wonder how much Joran said about his parents to Patrick?

      I say go for it. Another avenue of information on what happened to Natalee Holloway

    6. bobbie on February 18th, 2008 1:27 pm

      I want to know why we were never allowed to see more of the secret recordings. We only caught a glimpse of the meetings b/w Patrick and Joran. I hope there wasn’t a ploy this whole time for profits to be made off Natalee Holloway. But, even if it is so, at least we are learning more about her disappearance.

    7. Mishy on February 18th, 2008 1:33 pm

      Well at least patrick is making money for the *right* reasons. he has a criminal past ..yes but at least he turned his life around and Peter said he is a well respected business man now.
      He used a lot of his personal time to try and bring down this killer rapist and bring him to justice for Natalee and Beth and family
      more than you can say for the cowardly killer JVS
      who says right on the confession video he was doing everything to make profit off her demise and use it to his advantage.Joran is a sick disgusting pathetic excuse for a human being.

    8. nurturer on February 18th, 2008 1:43 pm

      #4 – Maybe, but what would you have him do? Write the book for free? The guy is a hero in my mind. He helped expose a pathetic, cowardly loser for the scum bag (nurtured by a scum bag) that he is. And because of that, there is a world-wide shortage of crow, due to all the surplus that had to be eaten in recent weeks by all the nae-sayers.

      I bet it was good too.

      Never again will Joran Van Der Sloot pull the wool over the eyes of anyone. Never again will Joran Van Der Sloot put on his sad little face with the endearing droopy eyes and say “Poor Me”. The poor puppy doggy veneer has succumbed to the use of words like ‘whore’, ‘bitch’, and ‘rag’ to describe a dead American tourist by his own hand.

      For me, I hope Patrick van der Eem cleans up big time. He deserves it.

    9. Lotte Lenya on February 18th, 2008 2:24 pm

      Well, sure the taped confession plan was for the purpose of profit. That’s Peter Devries job and Patrick’s original motivation for helping Peter. But it doesn’t make it wrong. Joran Vd Sloot’s book was wrong! I’m sure Patrick’s taken his fair share of heat over the tapes. Not everyone agreed with what Patrick did and I’m sure it wasn’t pleasant for him having his criminal past brought to the attention of the world. He deserves a book. A lot of good came from this just as a lot of good is going to come out of Patrick’s book. The book’s gonna make the Van der Sloots go NUTS when it hits the shelves and watching their reaction alone is worth at least a million!! :) Besides, if the case happens to hit another lull, the book’s debut will fix that.

    10. brie on February 18th, 2008 2:25 pm

      We didn’t see all of tapes but ABC television wasn’t going to pay for all of it…

      I think somehow in this special case we could have found some way to allow Patrick to enter. He paid for his crime and he is a reputable business man and did all of us a big, big favor. It wasn’t like he is some hardened criminal, a serial rapist or a murderer. He was bringing news to us about our American, Natalee and the person responsible
      for her death. We’ve got illegal immigrants all over the place, anyone checking their backgrounds…no!

      And Marijuana is legal in Holland!

      I for one will buy the book, if it’s in English..

    11. Carpe Noctem on February 18th, 2008 2:27 pm

      Peter De Vries & Patrick Van der Eem are
      decent men of courage!!!! They are heroes.

      When you compare them to Paulus… on that 2006 NOVA
      TV interview, sitting on the bed next to Broomhilda,
      it was really interesting to watch PVDS in action!
      Paul was all slumped over, and he was talking
      at about the pitch of Michael Jackson.

      ? The dude is off his flippin’ nut, as they say.

      Betcha a bennie he still wears zip up pajamas with

      the footies sewn into them.


      Paulus is f’n ponderous, man.

      FN ponderous!!!! -Casey Kasem

      Justice for Natalee!

      She’s gonna get it… it’s coming. Bless

      the hardworking PERSISTENCE CREW. -j4n

    12. Sharon Chicago on February 18th, 2008 3:07 pm

      Great… so glad he is writing a book about the murderer Joran…let it be published around the world in many languages.

      Joran you are marked man and so is pappa Paulus and the 2Kalpoes

    13. nctripp on February 18th, 2008 3:07 pm

      In the US a prosecution can petition the court
      for the trial to be held elsewhere( Change of venue???) Reasons can vary. Is this possible??

    14. kaye on February 18th, 2008 3:08 pm

      i hope he prints every single word that joran said during the interviews. there’s alot we have not heard. the whole world needs to hear everything.
      also, keep up the good work SM getting the word out.

    15. nctripp on February 18th, 2008 3:09 pm

      patrick..I’ll buy your book!!
      Good for you!!

    16. Richard on February 18th, 2008 3:26 pm

      I just hope that the news about this book deal won’t erode Patrick’s credibility. Some might say that it’s just another way of cashing in on the tragedy. That’s not my view, but I fear that Joran’s supporters might try to convince people of it.

      Bobbie (#6) … I imagine that if and when court proceedings get underway, Deo volente, the rest of the tapes will be introduced. Perhaps they were not sensational enough for the media … or perhaps they were just too vile.

    17. Richard on February 18th, 2008 3:28 pm

      That is, of course, if Joran still HAS supporters.

      Besides Daddy and Mommy….

    18. Scarlet on February 18th, 2008 3:59 pm

      I will buy the book and am anxious to know the wole story of six months of Joran showing the world more of why we all know he is a murdering, filthy, animal. In my heart I have to believe he will pay the ultimate price. I can wait!

      Justice for Natalee and family, boycott Aruba.

    19. 1toncomma on February 18th, 2008 4:02 pm

      We don’t let Patrick in the country but Posner travels freely.
      Our govenment can’t give two cents to help bring closure for Natalee and her family members.
      Mr Spector!!!! How many millions is it costing for this steroid witch hunt. A witch hunt you should not be involved with. Baseball has its own checks and balances. What is in it for you; or was part of your brain removed during your operation. I don’t wish that on anyone but I never liked you since the Warren report.
      Put some money into our search.

    20. brie on February 18th, 2008 4:11 pm

      Beth has asked everyone but Peter to leave the room at first when she was viewing the tape, it might of been too harsh for viewing…she saw way more than we did, enough to convince her.

      But again we are still led down some additional paths…was it the beach or Sloot’s house…

      I think Natalee was on the beach but maybe only to be put into the boat, I think it was Koen’s boat, I think Paulus, Koen, Freddy and Sander did help to dispose of Natalee…now if Natalee went to the Sloot house and something bad happened, knowing the pimp club and the things they do and discuss about what there methods are in raping American young tourists… they are all responsible, all played a part and would help to dispose of her body.

    21. Deetch on February 18th, 2008 4:31 pm

      You have your own apartment and your mother is in Holland, you’ve drugged Natalee with the intention of raping her?

      You don’t go to a public beach!!!!!!

      It’s the van der sloot house for Christ’s sake.

    22. brie on February 18th, 2008 4:52 pm

      The Kalpoes could of taken turns raping Natalee and then dropping her off at Joran’s..that’s how Joran got his ride…they know all the secluded places….Kalpoes are not no means..little freaks of the island, no dates, no girls, just drug and rape..Joran knew they were stupid and would do what he asked….in exchange for lying we the Aruban authorities will not send the Kalopoes back to Surinam…that’s what I think!!!
      What ever it’s worth!!!

    23. Carol Armstrong on February 18th, 2008 4:54 pm

      I thought John Kelly could have access to all of the files (except for those that Paulus took) from the investigation when they closed the case (last month)? There are many unanswered questions surrounding this investigation…particularly missing files. Does Beth have any recourse here? Can the U.S. get involved?

      Someone has to do SOMETHING!

    24. Richard on February 18th, 2008 4:55 pm

      Remember way back to June 10, 2005, when Aruba confirmed that Natalee was dead? (The famous confession that was retracted not for being true or false, but for being ‘not from official sources,’ or something like that.)

      At that time, the Kalpoes said that Natalee and Joran were kissing IN THE BACK SEAT OF THE CAR, and then “something bad happened.”

      This is just one of many stories, of course.

      Question: Why can’t they be hauled back in and interrogated again, since obviously either they are lying or Joran is lying?

      (The question is rhetorical … it doesn’t matter how many lies are told on Aruba, or whether they are by a witness, suspect, or what have you.)

    25. Miss-Underestimated on February 18th, 2008 5:05 pm


      I think at that time Joran was leading them to the body of Natalee. But then Joran did not know that Daddy had taken care of a permanent solution.
      Paulus may have called in some favours owed or other ALE were involved in disposing of Natalee.

      BTW, I think the offical term Aruba used was
      “a misinformation campaign”.


    26. Miss-Underestimated on February 18th, 2008 5:08 pm


    27. katablog on February 18th, 2008 5:16 pm

      I also appreciated what Patrick and Peter DeVries did, but I’m sorry, I think it’s wrong for Patrick to write a book if he profits from it.

      As MD mentions, it hurts his credibility and allows Tacopinia to attack him. But my biggest point is that I hate to see someone profit from Natalee’s death. Her parents used book money not for profit but for their expenses in searching for Natalee and to help others not experience the same fate. Plus it’s different because they knew Natalee and felt the need to immortalize her life – very understandable.

      I don’t believe those of us who have watched the Dutch tapes (with sub titles) have missed anything important. If you just saw the 20/20 tapes, you did miss some things.

      You know when Patrick is in the car with Joran for 20 hours over several weeks, he can’t just talk to Joran about Natalee. Patrick has to talk about other extraneous things to make the conversation real and not look like a set up.

      Yes, I’d like to hear Patrick’s whole story but I just have a not good feeling when it means profiting because of Natalee’s death.

    28. katablog on February 18th, 2008 5:17 pm

      ALE = Always Losing Evidence

    29. ayfit on February 18th, 2008 5:20 pm

      doesn’t the fact that joran is in hideing and fears for his life make his confession original?

    30. Deetch on February 18th, 2008 5:21 pm

      The ALE are not idiots and they didn’t screw up. They unsolved the case at the behest of their bosses. They couldn’t pull off the frame of the security guards because of Beth.

      In their mind they really believe she interfered.

    31. Richard on February 18th, 2008 5:24 pm

      If Joran were doing that, Miss U, then I don’t think the ‘dumping at sea’ story could be true.

      Also, of course, this would imply that he knew where Natalee’s body was. If the latest story is true, and “Daury” is Paulus, as many think, then my guess is that Paulus wouldn’t have told his son any more than “things are taken care of.”

      After all, Joran wouldn’t need to know exactly where … even if a location at sea could be pinpointed … and Paulus surely would know that his son was, at the best of times, a loose cannon.

    32. nctripp on February 18th, 2008 5:29 pm

      Richard.. they should be able to keep all 4
      in jail separately til their stories match.
      4 being Joran, dad and 2k brothers.

    33. Richard on February 18th, 2008 5:31 pm

      I don’t believe that Joran “fears for his life” any more than I think he’s likely to commit suicide … and for all we know, the stories that he’s put out about going to Germany are nothing but cover. They come from his “acquaintances,” after all. Guess nobody cares to be his “friend.”

    34. brie on February 18th, 2008 5:31 pm

      Sorry posters, but God damn you Joran, will Beth and Dave take this as to be truth…again you and your psycho mind and your freedom to do whatever is because because Daddy is lawyer…a lawyer that needs to be disbarred..proud of that Joran…you exposed Daddy….in more than one way!!!!

      There is truth in what Joran said, embark and dissect..the Dutch need to perform some type of medical performance to get the liar to tell the truth…..we all know he is guilty…

      He goes to jail and stays there until he tells the truth….!!!

    35. Open a Window on February 18th, 2008 5:38 pm

      Deetch, you are 100% correct that Joran and the Kalpoooos did NOT take Natalee to that resort beach. Also very well put that the ALE
      “unsolved” the case. The true story has long been known by them, so what is the point of dealing with the ALE. I hope that if Natalee’s body is found in the sea, that she will be taken home immediately. NO contact with ALE.

    36. Deetch on February 18th, 2008 5:38 pm


      The Dutch judges have made a confession impossible for Joran, very convenient.

      He is free to kill and rape again and lie, he’s not credible. It’s his father who needs to be pressured, questioned and arrested.

    37. Richard on February 18th, 2008 5:44 pm

      Miss U (#25) … If I remember, the term “disinformation campaign” was used by the spokesman who first delivered the news to the world.

      I don’t think he ever did clarify WHO was in charge of the “disinformation campaign,” what the motive would be, what the point was, or how this could happen in the biggest case in Aruba history.

      I imagine that if he were insinuating the campaign was by the suspects, he would have said something such as “We were lied to.”

      Since he didn’t, the implication to me is that he was the target of a “vast right-wing conspiracy” … oops, sorry, that’s Clinton … well, anyway, he seemed to be accusing his fellow ALE officials.

      And, of course, it just faded away….

    38. Richard on February 18th, 2008 5:49 pm

      NCTripp (#32)… I agree. We’ve just seen Joran’s admission that he knows who disposed of, or helped dispose of, Natalee’s body. By his own statement, he says he knows and won’t tell.

      Cf. his earlier email to Greta’s blog: Someday I’ll tell what happened to Natalee, but not now.

      Any sane system, it seems to me, would have more than ample reason to keep all three locked up.

      But this is Aruba.

      BTW, somebody suffering from excess alcohol, to say nothing of drugs, doesn’t find it all that easy to walk on the beach, right? My point being: I don’t believe the “Natalee suddenly collapsed” bit either.

      This is why I said, in a previous thread, that the search for info on drugs and alcohol that night at the PvdS home might well have been an attempt to come up with a story AFTER whatever happened, happened. A story that would implicity throw the blame on Natalee (“You know these American tourists…”). A story that the ALE would probably want to accept.

    39. A New Girl on February 18th, 2008 6:01 pm

      # 3- Ceril- Just because Patrick (over 10 years ago) has a criminal record (drugs)…still doesn’t make him a rapist or a murderer like Joran, or just an all around evil scum-bag like Papa VDS.

      In fact, most posters here on SM fully support Patrick and Peter DV for all of their efforts. I know I will be buying his book, and the lousy 36,000 Patrick got paid to hang out with Joran was merely a stipend to pay his expenses. I eagerly look forward to everything in his book, as quite possibly- there may be even more clues. I also cannot believe that the Dept. of Homeland Security couldn’t bend their rules for once and let Mr. Van Der Eem in the States considering the circumstances surrounding the case.

      Below, is a great idea from Peter , the Producer of Peter De Vries investigative program in Holland. He raises a good point…..

      Forwarded Message:
      Subj: RE: [] If you could kindly pass this on to Mr. Peter De Vries- Many, many thanks
      Date: 2/15/2008 6:38:20 PM Eastern Standard Time
      Sent from the Internet (Details)

      Thank you for your kind words and praise. Patrick is still waiting for a Visa waiver. You can always support his request by sending this kind of messages to the Department Homeland Security. Maybe you should start a fan club for Patrick.

    40. A New Girl on February 18th, 2008 6:09 pm

      PostScript….. I applaud the spirit and passion which Patrick and Peter exhibited….. When I watched the interview Patrick gave about his experience on 20/20, it brought me chills.

      Patrick is indeed a street-wise family man now who seems to have learned from the mistakes in his past. Plus, he has major cajones! I love him, love everything about him and I hope he has a lucrative book deal—he deserves it! Peter and Patrick seem to be the only 2 dutchmen who have been movers and shakers on this case.

      ….also love the fact that when Joran found out that he was “busted” by Patrick….it was the first time the little Sporter started to cry like a baby. Screw him ! I am sure it won’t be the last time Joran is reduced to tears and he deserves everything that is coming his way. He better go out and stock up on new skivvies, too- because he is going to need a few extra pairs the first time he goes out in public to replace all the ones he’ll be soiling.

    41. SS on February 18th, 2008 6:29 pm

      Richard –

      I like your letter to Jossy Mansur at Diario asking Aruba to fund Persistence. Great idea!!! Please let us know if you get a response.

    42. kayjay on February 18th, 2008 6:55 pm

      #23 About the files..its possible that they do have some of them and imo quite a lot more information, but they probably wouldn’t publish it if Beth is going to try to sue in Civil Court.

    43. Betsy on February 18th, 2008 6:58 pm

      Beth and Dave should sue the Sloots for complete reimbursement of the cost of the search to date. When that is finished, we can get to the value of the loss of Natalee’s life. PRICELESS!!!

      The case of a law suit for reimbursement of the cost to find Natalee is totally reasonable and feasible given the admission by Joran THE MURDEROUS RAPIST PIG that he arranged the disposal of Natalee in the ocean. The cost of Persistence is about 300K a day. That should ensure that the Sloots remain in poverty for the remainder of their sorry lives.

      I believe Joran will be killed once he ventures outside of the whole where he hides his face. I personally cannot wait to see Anita and her gigantic ass, her fat face and clown makeup mourning the loss of her PSYCOPATHIC RAPIST MURDEROUS SON!

    44. kayjay on February 18th, 2008 7:01 pm

      Posted on AlCom email address for Boston Globe Travel Show “sponsored by Aruba” case anyone wants to tell them what a mistake they made the address is:

    45. ayfit on February 18th, 2008 7:26 pm

      Sad but true/joran truly is untouchable.His lies make him that way/Go figure.

    46. brie on February 18th, 2008 7:55 pm

      Are some people giving Beth shadows of death doubt!!! Enough is enough, as she said..I think Natalee is dead but the methods of death are questionable..! And that is where we are at!!!!

    47. Carpe Noctem on February 18th, 2008 7:59 pm

      Actually, Joran is very touchable, & Paulus even more so! This is why J was hiding at grandma’s house like a scared mouse.

      Someone’ll shoot that puss, or beat him to death, I think.

      If Joran got shot in the woods, did it really happen? Enquiring minds want to know. -j4n

    48. GutGrinder on February 18th, 2008 8:08 pm

      Rapists who commit murder aren’t really in it for the sex, it’s the feeling of control,superiority…… or, the top pimp? The DeVries confession to Patrick about the rape and murder of Natalee was the truthful part, he wanted to establish his thug position to a guy he looked up to. The rest of it wasn’t important to that end. So he did what he does naturally.

    49. Miss-Underestimated on February 18th, 2008 8:09 pm

      LOL ALE

      How about PM= perps manager

    50. katablog on February 18th, 2008 8:24 pm

      well here we go with the threats again. I’m sick of it. Threatening to take the law into your own hands or wishing death upon Joran only brings people down to the psychopath’s level of believing life has little value and that we as humans are free to “do each other in”.

      I do not want Joran taken out by vigilantly justice. First, I want Joran to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Someday it just might happen. In between I want him to live the miserable life that he and his parents have set into place for him. He’s not OJ. He’s not going to be living the life of luxury. Instead, he’s going to be bleeding daddy and his friends dry. Joran may even resort to blackmailing those that covered up for him.

      Life will never be a cake walk for Joran. Do not be part of the crowd that wants vigilantly “justice” because that’s not justice at all.

    51. Poochy on February 18th, 2008 8:39 pm

      Carpe @47 – If Joran was covering up for someone who ‘really’ harmed Natalee, and thanks to Patrick now the entire world knows about this case and Joran’s lies, it is to his benefit to come forward and say he ‘didn’t do it’ and to name the real killer in a press release. But he didn’t do that in the car talking to Patrick, not knowing he was being taped.

      Right now he’s a sitting duck. If he comes forward and names the real killer, people might be sympathetic towards him and then direct their anger away from him and onto the real killer. Normally folks who fear for their life will blab the truth to the public so if something does happen to them, we know who the real killer is.

      BUT, Sporter didn’t do this yet — and what is interesting is that he didn’t share with Patrick that he’s biting his bloody tongue so he won’t be a cafone – something mob guys like to hear that they are covering up for a soldier higher up in the ranks. That would have made a big hit with Patrick but I didn’t hear this come out of his lying mouth to Patrick — that he’s covering up the crime for someone else.. I only heard him say that he was not going to mention the person who made Natalee disappear –and would take that name to the grave with him — oops Daury! Oh, and by the way Patrick “AND IT WASN’T A FAMILY MEMBER”.. !!! Doh.

      Sporter was present when she was shaking – as he describes it very clearly to Patrick and said it was like ‘a movie’. He was also there when she passed out, died or was in a coma, and because he also had a few drinks in him he was somewhat impaired to make a correct decision call. Now when Patrick asks him about her maybe being in a coma – it is the first time thinks “what the heck I can’t change that now can I.” That is so evident on the tape. Where he was with Natalee when she was shaking, how he got home, who he called for help, and where did Natalee go – are the $million dollar questions.

    52. nctripp on February 18th, 2008 8:50 pm

      Katablog,,,the problem with enjoying Joran living the miserable life is how many other women will get drugged,raped, and murdered.
      It is like letting a serial killer loose after he confesses.

    53. VanDerStrattenIsACoward on February 18th, 2008 9:10 pm

      Good for Patrick. He deserves everything he gets for coming forward. He’s got real guts, he’s not afraid of repercussions or people’s opinions about whether he’s doing it for money. So what.
      I can’t wait to read his book. I’m certain it will reveal more about the scumbag Joran and his
      scumbag father, Paulus. What an excuse for a parent and a human being as well.

    54. VanDerStrattenIsACoward on February 18th, 2008 9:11 pm

      #50 you are right in respect to that I think death is too good for Joran.

    55. VanDerStrattenIsACoward on February 18th, 2008 9:15 pm

      “Rapists who commit murder aren’t really in it for the sex”

      you miss the entire point here. Rape is rape and sex is sex the two are quite different.
      Joran comitts rape because he is unable to have normal sex with memebers of his opposite sex. He’s pathetic.

      He “couldn’t get laid in an all-women’s prison with a handful of pardons”. Due to hsi lack of social skills and grace, plus he’s one ugly and awkward looking kid. If he was that good looking and smoothe it would be no problem.

      Hence, the date-rape drugs, and subsequent rape.

      Don’t confuse that with normal, non-criminal consensual sex.

    56. minnesota dad on February 18th, 2008 10:29 pm


      I agree that the father needs to be arrested…but Aruba has made it virtually impossible to arrest him.

      If you remember the AHATA shill Rammstein who was sent to boards to try to “explain” the intricacies of Dutch Law….in an online conversation I had with him he flaunted that they couldn’t get Paulus because there was Karin Janssen’s letter stating that he was “no longer a suspect”.

      I challenged Rammstein that couldn’t that letter be retracted and all subsequent orders (which by the way were all made under OVERWHELMING conflict of interest of the parties involved) be reversed. I never heard from Rammstein on these as this is how this case would get solved and his role was to try to “explain” the intricacies of Dutch Law.

      Hans Mos needs to retract Karin Janssen’s letter…and he isn’t going to do it. I truly wish John Q Kelly or even Geraldo would get on the air and start questioning why this letter isn’t being retracted so that the PVDS can finally be investigated for his crimes.

      Now that we have Joran’s confession of involvement, it is time to start making the adults in this matter squirm. Let’s go mainstream media…start exposing the scum!


    57. Carpe Noctem on February 18th, 2008 10:30 pm

      I believe the next MARRIOTT BASIN
      photo slideshow shows why they played
      keep away from the Holloway family.

      She’s been cut on the left cheek.

      Hey Joran (ya big dummy) Where’s your
      pocket knife, dude?

      She’s also been shot between the eyes. :(

      I hope when PERSISTENCE finds her, we’ll be able

      to see the results of that with her skull & bones. imo


      * I hope I’m wrong about what I can see in
      ARU 24. It makes me sick to my stomach
      that they mistreated her so. I’m mad
      as a dang hornet about it.



    58. Jasmine on February 18th, 2008 10:39 pm

      Good for Patrick! I for one, would love to read his story of how he conned Joran. I’m sure Joran said a lot more that would be of interest to us and damaging to him. This book will only expose more of the truth about Joran and his family and increase interest in this case.

      Homeland Security should have let Patrick into the US, IMO he should have received a hero’s welcome.

    59. SS on February 18th, 2008 10:40 pm

      I have a thought. I have read, several times, that in his massive volume of statements Urine at one point described Natalee’s underpants. He described them as dark blue with embroidered flowers. I think that Beth confirmed that this description would have been correct. Now how would Urine have been able to come up with that description if he and Natalee had been on a beach at night and in the dark? In the dark, blue, black, dark green, or purple would have likely appeared similar in color. He knew that they were dark blue because he wasn’t on the beach at night. He was at home with the lights on. He would have needed light to determine that the details of the embroidery were actually flowers and not something else.

    60. DEB on February 18th, 2008 10:40 pm

      the book deal is ok but since Patrick says he did this because he wanted justice for natalee and her family, part of the profits from the sales of this book should go to fund the Persistance search and further legal fees to continue to investigate this case I would like to know if Patrick is donating part of the profits from sales for this

    61. minnesota dad on February 18th, 2008 10:52 pm


      Joran would have known about Natalee’s underpants because he kept them as a “trophy”. This is why Anita was intimately aware of the underpants too.

      Keep in mind, we know Joran is very sick, De Vries caught him six months ago with a photoshopped picture of he and Natalee standing next to each other. Joran had had himself photoshopped next to Natalee with her arm around him. That was his “trophy” in light of Anita getting rid of the underpants.

      Sociopaths often take “trophies” from their victims.

      For Aruba to allow this creep freedom speaks volumes about why a woman should NEVER, EVER step foot on Aruba.


    62. katablog on February 18th, 2008 10:57 pm

      #52 every female in the Netherlands and Aruba and many other places are on fair warning not to go any where near Joran let alone actually date him!

      Even though Justice is imperfect we simply can’t be part of mob rule or we are no better than Aruba.

      Here’s an interesting question for the DHS: Why was Patrick (with a 10 year old drug conviction) not allowed in the USA but Joran van der Sloot and his pathetic mother and father were? Go figure.

    63. Richard on February 18th, 2008 11:04 pm

      Betsy (#43) … The figures that I have seen put the cost of the Persistence at about $50,000 a day. I don’t know if the figure you cite includes factored-in costs that aren’t needed owing to the presence of volunteers (i.e., IF all the work were being done by paid personnel, the cost would be that much).

      But I agree totally … one of the worst things throughout this whole horror has been to see us Americans putting up the cash and the ‘sweat labor’ that IS THE DUTY OF ARUBA.

      I think that Aruba and the Netherlands (don’t ask me to figure out how) should repay every cent of the Persistence charges.

      SS (#41) … thanks for your praise. I have received a reply from Jossy. I don’t want to say anything more about it here and now … but I’m pleased. Let’s see how things go on his end.

    64. minnesota dad on February 18th, 2008 11:05 pm

      BTW, for those new to the board that want to see how a sociopathic murderer operates:

      This will show you just how sick this creep is.


    65. Richard on February 18th, 2008 11:07 pm

      Hey, folks, remember way back when, we were told that if Aruba ever closed the case, that the lawyers for Natalee’s family would get access to the files of ALE?

      Do you remember hearing that?

      Did you ever believe it?

    66. SS on February 18th, 2008 11:14 pm


      I’ve seen that photoshopped picture. It’s pretty sick. I wasn’t aware that Anita had the underpants. I think that I have missed something.

    67. nctripp on February 18th, 2008 11:31 pm

      Everyday I have some new question that doesn’t
      make sense. I think the judges that refused to have Joran rearrested said the confession does not fit with evidence and what they know about the case. What doesn’t fit?? It all seems to fit to me. They can’t mean it doesn’t fit statements can they since all statements were changed all along .

    68. JusticeforNatalee on February 18th, 2008 11:32 pm

      Hi, folks,

      Plans are gearing up very well for Boston and NY!
      We will stand up for Natalee and her justice due!

      Vicki especially deserves kudos for all her hard work.

      Also, Richard wrote an amazing flyer.

      If anyone can’t go but wants to help, funds are needed
      for things like shipping costs.Those beautiful signs and banners are an important part of each protest but do have substantial shipping costs.

      Not only do they have to be shipped to each show but also at the conclusion, shipped back to Jamie.

      So, any financial assistance toward that is greatly needed and appreciated. Also, there are always flyers to keep copying as we run out–things like that.

      The attendees pay a lot of out-of-pocket expenses just to attend and stay a day or more.

      So, any assistance for
      materials, etc. is very much appreciated.

      In no way do I want to take away from the Persistence.
      But the reality is, we could use a little help.

      So, thank you for reading. And let’s all keep fighting for Natalee!

    69. VanDerStrattenIsACoward on February 18th, 2008 11:33 pm

      Boycott Aruba. Focus on Paulus, VanDerStratten
      and Jacobs.

    70. Betsy on February 19th, 2008 12:29 am

      Katablog: I am in no way advocating that Joran or Paulus be killed or justice to be taken in the hands of the people. My point is that it is easy to see that Joran is in grave danger if he walks the street.

      Also, the chances of us ever getting the truth is nil. The cover up on this crime has many layers that go all the way to the top of their “so called” government.

      My next hope is that Persistence finds Natalee’s body and that her remains are in cold/deep waters which will increase the chances of finding valuable clues to what these monsters did to this beautiful girl. Persistence has nearly 200 targets for the ROV once the next phase begins. I do believe Paulus got rid of her using the crab trap. It’s painfully obvious to anyone following the case that Paulus was the helper. The crab trap will turn out to be a blessing because it will ultimately make it easier to find her and it will help to keep the evidence in one place.


    71. Saoirse on February 19th, 2008 12:33 am

      Patrick should be allowed to write his book.

      He is not profiting from the situation that started on One Nightmare Eiland.

      The Monster of Montanja the Younger of the Ditch created this situation. Not Patrick.

      Patrick is only writing a book about his encounter with a living, breathing Monster.

      His efforts have brought momentum and information that we would have never had without him.

      Yes, Patrick may have committed a crime in the past, but he served his sentence and paid the price.

      The Monster of Montanja the Younger of the Ditch has NEVER been made to pay for his role in this nightmare.

      I just hope that the video showing the Monster of Montanja the Younger of the Ditch keeps him out of the U.S. next time he tries to enter.

      Shporta never does drugs. Right, Anita van der Sow?

    72. EURobert on February 19th, 2008 1:30 am

      OM Aruba wants to hear Van der Eem

      UTRECHT / ORANJESTAD – 19-02-2008 – Justice on Aruba intends to hear Patrick van der Eem (34) as a witness in the Natalee Holloway-case. That needs not be done on a voluntary basis, believes Chief Public Prosecutor Hans Mos.

      Van der Eem, who managed to elicit statements from Joran van der Sloot in the disappearance-case, runs the risk to be temporarily incarcerated. “He has already told his story to many media and must now explain it to us once,” says Mos Tuesday. The attitude of justice surprised Van der Eem, who is on Aruba now to tell about his experiences as a mole to the American writer E.E. Byars (pseud. Elizabeth Byars) for a book to be recorded.

      “I have nothing to hide in this, but I can keep my mouth shut as well. This will not be the first time that I keep my mouth shut. If they want to put me in jail, they just should do so. You may try it for nine days. But I am on the side of the OM (Publ.Pros.Off.), they only have to call me, ask and I will be there. ” For Van der Eem the book is not the only reason to be on Aruba. ‘It is also a great holiday-island. And I grew up here for a big part of my childhood, from about my fourth to twelfth year.”

      © Tiscali / ANP

    73. A New Girl on February 19th, 2008 6:04 am

      #50- Katablog- Take a chill pill. This is a blog, Silly Girl—no one here is going to take the law into their own hands when it comes to ending Joran’s life.

      The beauty of it is—-someone else in the general public perhaps will.

      Carpe and I have been saying that since the tapes hit the airwaves….LOL…. As sick as it sounds, I will be looking forward to the day I hear on the news that someone has ended the little Sporters life. Either way he is going to get his ass beat.

      Katablog- if you can’t handle the posts on this website and they make you so upset- my suggestion is you stop reading them all. I, for one, am getting tired of hearing your rants about the rights of Joran, Aruban law and everything else you babble on about. Get over it.

    74. WHERE'S NATALEE, AZZHOLE JORAN on February 19th, 2008 6:06 am







    75. A New Girl on February 19th, 2008 6:25 am

      #50- Katablog- May I also say that while I can respect the opinion of another- you are 100% wrong about thinking that Patrick has no right to publish a book.

      What about Joran’s book??? What about the greedy little Sporter expecting compensation from Aruba for his 3 arrests? What about the Kalpoe brothers and their law suits when they lied repeatedly during the investigation??? They are involved as well, yet they are all about the MONEY!!! What about that, Katablog?!? That is bloody money Joran made off of Natalee Holloway with his disgusting book. What about all the pain and his friends the VAN DER SLOOT family put the Holloway’s through!?! Let me tell you right now, Kata—there is NO WAY dollars signs can be put on the loss of a child. Are you a Mother? Can you possibly imagine??? You make me laugh when you post that Dutch & Aruban females have been warned not to go near Joran or date him. Are you kidding me ????? You must be smoking something, too to even make a statement like that!

      We are all actively contributing to TexasEquusearch for the long days and nights the PERSISTENCE is putting in…searching for the BONES for some mitrocondrial DNA on an innocent American girl on the bottom of the ocean floor!!! Do you know what are chances are of even finding something, almost 3 years later?? Not very good…but WE ARE STILL OUT THERE!!!! Natalee did not have to die this way, and we don’t have to listen to your self-righteousness and the absurd postings you put on here in suggesting to Americans that we don’t get all “vigilante” and do the right thing. DID THE VAN DER SLOOTS DO THE RIGHT THING? DID THE ARUBAN GOVERNMENT & POLICE INVESTIGATORS, JUDGES, OTHER OFFICIALS DO THE RIGHT THING?? Save it for another crowd, Katablog, please!! Or go sing KUMBAYA somewhere else !!!! We’re not listening.

      ******* JUSTICE FOR NATALEE **********

    76. david r on February 19th, 2008 7:14 am

      Book deal? Good for Patrick. He really punked that fool Joran.

    77. hoepelman on February 19th, 2008 7:23 am

      I agree with the OM interrogating Patrick, for he could have vital information relating to discussions off camera/recording and with regards to Joran’s social network.

      But the OM should also call in for questioning…

      • Ben Vocking, because he maneuvered the investigative process to favor Paulus and the prosecution should look into his motives.

      • Michael Dompig, to investigate the issue of Paulus using a friend’s boat.

      • Gerold Dompig, for stating on international TV that he knew Natalee died of a drug overdose on the beach…how did he know that?

      • Freddy Zedan-Arambatzis, for providing a false alibi for Joran, when he stated that he had crashed at Joran’s the night of the disappearance, when he was at a family gathering at home. Why did Joran need a false alibi?

      • Seferino Croes. He needs to be interrogated again about the false alibi he provided regarding the Holiday Inn.

      • Papito Comemencia, the guy that is so close to the v/d Sloots, that Joran calls “Padrino” (godfather). Perhaps he’s the sucker that decided early on to make make favorable statements of Paulus and all he was going through as a father, since he’s an approval hungry being that tries to be all things to all people, but he dropped out of sight in mid-July 2005…why? What scared him?

      Why did so many people feel they had to provide alibis or provide character statement on behalf of Paulus? I think Paulus used them all…that’s where the “powers” originate, they come from the “handling” of relationships.

      Paulus does not have the aptitudes to make him a decent professional in the legal field, but he “moves” his way around in a way that he can obtain favors. He does know his away around “the palace” and he did use his connections. These connections are the ones that Joran is trying to protect, forcefully, because if he speaks, those in position of power will go after him aggresively.

    78. VanGogh on February 19th, 2008 8:14 am

      Cerrill, you wouldn’t be allowed into the US because you are a complete and utter moron! Stay and drown with that third world island you are on, drown with Joran and the VanderScum!

    79. Amsterdam 020 on February 19th, 2008 8:34 am

      Can someone PLEASE tell me what EVIDENCE -you know, PROOF – there is that the father of Joran, Paul van der Sloot, is involved in the dissapearance of Natalee?


    80. LilPuma on February 19th, 2008 8:36 am

      Hopefully Patrick can help Mos. The bottom line of this whole case is that there would have been no need for all the lies, by J2K and others, no need for disinformation or a special committee (Strategic Task Force) and a series of spokespersons if Aruban authorities didn’t know that their boys were guilty. Jacobs not only set out to cover up this crime, but went out of his way to let Beth, Jug and Dave KNOW they weren’t going to get justice. It’s as though Aruba told the family and Americans that they can do what they want and that big bully America and its arrogant citizens and media can’t do anything about it. Joran showed that same attitude towards Americans. Mos is an outsider there and has already seen what the insiders, the elite in Aruba, will do for the Sloots. I don’t see an arrest or conviction in this case under the circumstances. I don’t know if these guys are even touchable since it’s not clear what authority the Dutch have in Aruba. The economy of Aruba is the key. Drugs. Money laundering. YOU HAVE TO HAVE CLEAN MONEY TO LAUNDER THE DIRTY MONEY. BOYCOTT.

    81. katablog on February 19th, 2008 8:50 am

      New Girl: I think you probably should wait until the green around your ears disappears before you start attacking me. I’ve been here a bit long (say about 2 years) than you have.

      Advocating that someone take Joran out is just the same as doing it IMHO. We hold the Kalpoes “guilty” because we believe they at least knew about Natalee being drugged and what Joran planned for her.

      If you and others continue your vigilantly talk, I will indeed stop posting here because I don’t want to be considered part of a group that advocates such things.

      Most of us here are Christians and therefore we believe that justice belongs to the Lord. It really creeps me out when people start talking hate.

      I do not and never have advocated for Joran. See my Blog if you need to learn what I’m about. At the same time, I believe in the rule of law and I don’t believe that just because someone or some country breaks the law, that we as people can take it upon ourselves to either administer our thoughts of “justice” or advocate that others do this. It’s wrong.

    82. katablog on February 19th, 2008 9:15 am

      #73 – don’t ya just love Aruba? They allow perps to walk free but golly if a witness comes forward the first thing they do is threaten to deport or jail them. We’ve been here many times before.

    83. minnesota dad on February 19th, 2008 9:32 am

      79 – Amsterdam – Your post wins today’s “Golden Banana Award”, the award given to the AHATA shill that comes on here with the stupidest post.

      Here is some evidence that Paulus was involved:
      * Don’t worry boys…No Body, No Crime.
      * Ben Vocking stepping down from his job in the justice department to help his friend Paulus in the first few weeks after Natalee’s murder. Vocking greets ALE at the front door of the Sloot compound and participates in restricting the search only to Joran’s apartment.
      * Judge Wit showing up at Paulus’ home and amending the search warrant on site – restricting it to Joran’s Apartment.
      * Karen Janssen writing a letter stating PVDS “no longer a suspect” while not writing a letter for the two black guys that she and Van Der Stratten tried to frame with “strong evidence” against them.
      * Judges Wit and Smit writing legal orders that further distanced and isolated PVDS from the crime. The layering of these orders make it virtually impossible to prosecute the perp…despite an appeals court decision that said he met with NH twice that night and should have still been a suspect.

      If you are asking about physical evidence…come on get real. As evidenced above, he was covered for from the get go. His friends have made sure there is no evidence.


    84. katablog on February 19th, 2008 9:34 am

      Amsterdam Apologist for Joran:

      Computer searches on Paulus’ computer for drugs and alcohol on 05/30/2005

      Telling Beth’s group that he picked up Joran at 4:00am, later changing to 11:00pm

      Aruba authorities said Paulus had contact with Natalee twice on 05/29/2005

      Casino tape with guy who has Paulus’ nose, bald spot and watch

      “no body no case”

      Sneaking cell phone into Joran in prison

      riding around area where rocks were painted

      Running from press

      Sweating and hiding in the bushes when Beth and Greta show up

      Lying about trips to the bank 05/30/2005, banker ends up dead

      “I’ll do anything to protect my son”

      Allowing under-aged son to gamble and drink

      Standing there stupid when Joran throws wine at DeVries instead of correcting his son

      “Some day I’ll tell the whole story”

      Joran’s admissions that Daddy says they are going for a big pay out from Aruba.

      there’s more I’m sure but that will keep you busy tap dancing for awhile.

    85. disgustedmom on February 19th, 2008 10:23 am

      #79 said “Can someone PLEASE tell me what EVIDENCE -you know, PROOF – there is that the father of Joran, Paul van der Sloot, is involved in the dissapearance of Natalee?



      Van der Straaten and Joran would be able to answer that for you. MO, of course.

      So, Amsterdam 020…don’t be an idiot by asking US for actual proof when you know none of us was there or that any of us would know where the evidences lay.

      We put 2 and 2 together and come up with Paulus’ involvement…and your ilk can keep making posts asking for actual concrete proofs, but our 2 and 2′s will still come up with Paulus being involved so we will still speculate that he was.

      Why though…if I might ask…do you think Paulus was NOT involved? Hmmm?

    86. dennisintn on February 19th, 2008 10:24 am

      if mos made that statement about “it need not be voluntary” unprovoked by the media, then he’s a damned fool. patrick and peter had all ready let it be known in holland that they were opened to questions about what they had found. why does most of this sound like typical aruban journalism?

    87. Richard on February 19th, 2008 10:26 am

      Folks, the target of our wrath is Aruba. Let’s not hurl insults at each other.

      What would Aruba put Patrick in jail for? Are they going to go back into his past for drug offences, even while pushers roam the streets there and infiltrate the hotels and bars?

    88. Beautiful wife & kids Patrick on February 19th, 2008 10:27 am

      Patrick has beautiful family coming from such an ugly mug!!! Just kidding Good thing the children took after their mother!!!lol

    89. Richard on February 19th, 2008 10:33 am

      Also, what is Aruba intimating in its statement that the questioning of Patrick “need not be on a voluntary basis”? Will he be extradited?

      Meanwhile, they don’t even want Joran back there … does anything on Aruba make sense?

      Please heed JusticeforNatalee’s post #68. There’s nothing amazing about my flyer, but the message is right on target … posting on blogs won’t do anything except preach to the converted.

      We want to carry our message to the public. Every potential tourist to Aruba who we can dissuade is another blow to the corruption there.

      This is our goal. If we don’t reach out to people, our efforts are in vain. We don’t want one more American lost on Aruba, or one more American dollar to go to Aruban coffers.

      Stand up for Natalee! Stand up for justice!

      Help sustain the boycott. Show up in Boston and/or New York, and if you can’t, support those people who can and will.

      And remember, more ATA events are coming. We want to meet them head on at those as well.

    90. Sharon Chicago on February 19th, 2008 12:24 pm

      #27 Katalog…. Maybe you might want to reconsider your opinion, in regard to Patrick writing a book. Your reasoning was very weak.

      You need to look at the whole picture Katalog…

      The more exposer Natalee’s story gets the more likely, people will want Justice for her.

      I am very happy this book will be distributed around the world.

      I think it is wrong for you to judge Patrick because he will get paid for telling the truth “via book form”. If you feel like you have heard enough in regard to the video confession then fine, just don’t buy his book.

      I will and many others will too. Bet Beth and Dave do to.

    91. Mike on February 19th, 2008 12:27 pm


      YoyoAss and yourself need to live by this rule and just keep your mouths shut.

      “It is better for people to believe you are a fool than to open your mouth and remove all the doubt”.

    92. WHERE'S NATALEE, AZZHOLE JORAN on February 19th, 2008 12:34 pm



      DIE, ARUBA, DIE.



    93. Sharon Chicago on February 19th, 2008 12:53 pm

      Did you read the article under “Patrick & Families” picture? … It mentions an
      Attorney (Netherlands) was approached by
      Beth in regard to bringing a possible civil law suit against Joran.

      Hopefully she can sue him!

    94. WE NEED JUSTICE NOW!! alias KATIE on February 19th, 2008 1:31 pm


    95. WE NEED JUSTICE NOW!! alias KATIE on February 19th, 2008 1:32 pm


    96. WE NEED JUSTICE NOW!! alias KATIE on February 19th, 2008 1:35 pm

      KATABLOG 27

    97. WE NEED JUSTICE NOW!! alias KATIE on February 19th, 2008 1:37 pm


    98. Maggie on February 19th, 2008 1:41 pm

      This is just one of the lies Paulus was caught in… He goes on Nova and says Joran again sneaked out the next night,, just like he supposedly did the first night Natalee disappeared.. Yet in his sworn police statement he signed.. he says he gave Joran permission to go out and wasn’t surprised he was at the Wyndham. The Wyndham story is another one full of lies and no common sense.. Joran come home,,the cops are here looking for you.. Why take the cops on a wild goose chase away from the house for over an hour to get them away from the house? Why is he allowed to let his underage son gamble at 2am? Beth also said Paulus was woke up by the cops and came to the door carrying his cellphone.. Why would he come to the door carrying his cellphone…and wouldn’t you know he needed it to call Joran. Cops could trace that call and see where Joran was at. Jug said they weren’t dressed for being in a casino and looked sweaty or shorts, when they met them. Deepak said Joran had quite a few drinks.. Why would Paulus lead the cops and Natalee’s family on a wild goose chase to where his underage son was supposedly gambling and drinking at 2am instead of telling him to come home?

      June 29th, 2005 Paulus appears on Nova for an interview..

      Reporter: It is the evening, Jeroen, on which the parents of Natalee fly into Aruba. More precisely, the mother and the stepfather. They don’t believe she just walked away, or that there is nothing wrong. They are sure something serious is going on. So they take the first plane from Alabama, where they are from, to here, Aruba, and arrive in the evening. They go to the Police and together go to the house of Joran, of the van der Sloot family . Then, it is night already, around two. In the middle of the night, they arrive there with a company of Police and other people and they ring. The father, van der Sloot is sleeping, he opens the door and asks, “What is going on? Why are you here?” ” For our disappeared daughter, who was last seen with your son.” He doesn’t know all that yet. The father van der Sloot goes to an apartment, next to the house, where Joran always sleeps and opens the door and Joran is not in his apartment. He is not sleeping there. And then, the father picks up the mobile phone, he calls his son and he appears to be in a casino somewhere here on Aruba at that time. And that is where we pick up the story. The son is in a casino and eventually there is a meeting at the house of van der Sloot with all these people. The parents of Natalee, the son and the father.

      PvdS: He was, at that moment, again, not at home without me knowing it. Then, I called Joran on his mobile phone, and then he said that he was by the Wyndam. That is also a casino here in the neighborhood. Then, we drove there immediately, but he had, he said that he had misunderstood me, because he came home already. So, then all of us went back home, and around three, with quite a group, we spoke with Joran that night.

      Paulus’s police statement.. and the cops say he signed it after reading it..

      We, Roland Ramiro TROMP and Clyde Anthony Burke,
      respectively inspector and sergeant first class, with the Korps
      Politie Aruba and attached to the section Often Occurring Crime
      District 2, state the following.

      On June 23rd 2005,

      Paulus: To your question whether I saw Joran enter the “Raquet Club”,
      I can state the following. If I drop off Joran he normally walks inside.
      As far as I can remember he did do that at this occasion too but I
      do not know for sure. I can also remember he had told me that he
      was going to enter the “Free Tournament” at the Wyndham. I had
      told him that he could always call me if he wanted to be picked up
      to go home. He said that he would do this or that he would hitch
      a ride home with someone.

      I then went to Joran’s
      apartment and to my surprise and to my anger he was not in
      his apartment. I then called him on his mobile phone. He immediately
      answered his phone. I asked him where he was and the told me
      he was at the “Wyndham”. That he was at the “Wyndham” did
      not surprise me at that moment. He was supposed to be playing
      in the “Free tournament” there. That could also be a clue that I
      indeed did not see him after I had dropped him off at the
      “Raquet Club”.

      P.A.P.J. van der SLOOT

      After the suspect P.A.P.J. van der SLOOT had read his statement, he stated to
      us that he would persist in it and signed it.
      Of this, we, the reporting officers, on our oath of office, have made this proces-verbaal,
      closed and signed in Noord on June 23rd 2005.

    99. katablog on February 19th, 2008 3:00 pm

      #90 & #96: I made NO judgments against Patrick. I said I approved of what he did but I felt that OTHERS might use it against him that he is now going to write a book and profit.

      I also stated that I felt uncomfortable with anyone taking advantage of the death of Natalee Holloway to make a profit. Sorry, gang, it’s not your opinion, but it is mine.

      If Patrick wrote the book and then donated the proceeds to Persistence or Beth’s foundation or something that saved other young people from this fate – I would not be uncomfortable. I just hate to see a profit in Natalee’s name. This was a tragedy and the horrific things Dave, Beth, Steve and Natalee’s friends and family members have had to endure are beyond anything I can think of to measure it with.

    100. yoyo muffintop on February 19th, 2008 3:58 pm

      #91 Mikey – lol. I see you are now out of grade school and back at Tutor Time waiting for mommy & daddy to pick you up. I’m surprised this website isn’t blocked. How was the chicken nuggets and juice box for lunch today? Mikey, was it juicy juice or capri sun? Just curious little fella.

    101. WE NEED JUSTICE NOW!! alias KATIE on February 19th, 2008 4:41 pm


    102. WE NEED JUSTICE NOW!! alias KATIE on February 19th, 2008 4:47 pm


    103. glad2bAmerican on February 19th, 2008 5:06 pm

      Who is protecting Patrick while in Aruba. People disappear who get too close to the case.
      Why is he in Aruba? I am sure it is not to be interogated to find out the TRUTH!
      I would be worried about the dirty people in Aruba if I were Patrick.
      Patrick exposed himself to Joran’s sick mind, so he should write a book and tell ALL he knows.
      Aruba has had too many chances to save their island but they chose their path to protect those involved.
      Anita & Paulus did you ever hear of TOUGH LOVE???? Your other sons are learning by example…SICK!
      Boycott Aruba!

    104. Mike on February 19th, 2008 5:23 pm


      I told you should have kept your mouth shut!! What a FOOL you are and trash like Jurine.

    105. yoyo muffintop on February 19th, 2008 6:06 pm

      Mike – here’s one back at ya’ wee laddy:

      “Any fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius-and a lot of courage-to move in the opposite direction.”

    106. Sharon Chicago on February 19th, 2008 6:16 pm

      God bless you Patrick for writing your book :o ) It will help Natalee’s cause….:o)

    107. LilPuma on February 19th, 2008 6:25 pm

      98. Maggie. There was always some confusion here about where Joran’s younger brothers were when Natalee disappeared. Supposedly one was with Anita and one at home with Paulus. Others thought both were with Anita, but Joran said Paulus had to leave the casino the night Natalee disappeared because he had to go home to be with Joran’s little brother.

      So my question is where was the little brother when the police showed up and Paulus led them away from the Sloot house? I don’t know how old these kids are, but if the police showed up, big commotion outside and Paulus hops in a car and leaves the little brother there alone? Maybe yet another “something” that doesn’t add up here.

    108. SS on February 19th, 2008 6:51 pm

      I am concerned about Patrick’s safety while he is on the crappy little island. There are a lot of embarrassed Arubans because of the video. I’m sure that quite a few of the island’s corrupt officials and Urine’s sick friends would like nothing better than to take him out. Be careful Patrick!

      Why would Patrick horde all of the profits from the book for himself? He has placed his very life at risk in getting that video to the public. He needs to keep telling his story to everyone who will listen. Every time the story is read, the rage at Urine and Aruba will grow. I don’t believe that he is in this for himself and we will most likely see some nice profits going to Persistence and the entire Natalee effort.

      I am also very concerned about the Persistence. Now that the crew has many objects that need to be investigated, I have no doubt that there are many nervous Arubans who would like to see the Persistence at the bottom of the sea. Natalee is most likely not alone at the bottom of that ocean. I don’t know much about international law on the seas, but can those corrupt Arubans seize what the Persistence brings up? They have already boarded the Persistence a few weeks ago. Does the crew have a way to get important objects out of the area without returning to the port? The idiots on that island have no shame and we have already seen that they will do most anything.

    109. Kat_Gram on February 19th, 2008 7:07 pm

      I don’t care if Patrick gets paid to tell his story.He put the time in. I know DeVries paid him. The Networks made millions from this story. Patrick has a very young family.
      .. And he might need the money for legal fees on Aruba. ..
      When he tells the story, it might be interesting to hear about his life and how he turned it around.

      Why can they compel Patrick to talk when they can’t compel the prime suspects to speak or the witnesses.

    110. Lotte Lenya on February 19th, 2008 7:27 pm

      Every single time I watch Beth being interviewed on television it makes me cringe. How humiliating and painful it must be for her to have to repeat her story over and over on all the nightly sensationalistic news shows. Let’s face it, these news shows don’t have her on for benevolent reasons but rather for pure profit. How sad is it that she has to let herself be used like this just to have a chance at learning the truth about what happened to her baby, a chance for justice and maybe even a chance to bring home Natalee’s remains. It’s heart wrenching to think about. She is a hero and a true inspiration to me.

      There’s no getting around the fact that we live in a ‘for profit’ world. The Holloways wrote books to memorialize their daughter and earn money to help fund their search for Natalee. Surely the profit made by the publishing company lacked in any importance to the Holloways compared to their own enormous gains from the books.

      Whatever profit comes from Patrick’s book will also lack in any importance compared to the overall good that will come as a direct result of his book. It’s going to educate. It will be a record of corruption. It will give insight into the minds of a sociopathic young man and his equally sociopathic family. It will educate parents and young people about the dangers of sexual predators and date rape drugs. This book will serve as a memorial to Natalee and her good name by trumping anything the Vd Sloots have said in the past or might say in the future. It will make any book written by a Vd Sloot or by someone else from the VDS perspective look like a foolish lie. I think it will benefit the Holloways on so many levels that I find it hard to believe that Beth would give any profit that Patrick might make a second thought.

    111. nctripp on February 19th, 2008 8:18 pm

      glad2bAmerican on February 19th, 2008 5:06 pm
      Who is protecting Patrick while in Aruba. People disappear who get too close to the case.

      Exactly what I was thinking.. They will try
      to buy him and if that doesn’t work he may disappear forever while the ACE fabricates
      an explanation. Patrick…you need a body guard!!

    112. brie on February 19th, 2008 9:26 pm

      If Patrick want’s to publish a book… be it!

      Some people need to just to shut up!!!

    113. Mike on February 19th, 2008 9:48 pm


      So now you think you are Einstein? LMFAO!! I would be happy to sit here and exchange quotes of wisdom with you but I am afraid you would be a little short on ammunition. I feel that you have been a study buddy with jurine too long (or some other kind of buddy). How about showing me your “touch of genius” and “moving in the other direction” off of here and back to the trash dumpster you come from. Better yet, how about going to the “furthest point south” and wait on your boyfriend jurine there. He will be joining you there hopefully sooner rather than later. The best laughs I get all day is reading the crap you post. I am waiting with “bated breath” for your next ignorant comment and post. I am sure you will not disappoint!! Keep them coming FOOL!!! LOL

    114. yoyo muffintop on February 19th, 2008 9:54 pm

      Omg, especially #110. This is funny stuff.

      So this book will be about…”football, girls and things like that.” Can’t wait to read about how “The pair smoked marijuana, drove around Holland and played poker late into the night”. I am sure the parts about them talking about going into business growing and selling weed will be riveting.
      Oh, and the part about the confession that NOBODY HERE BELIEVES that Patrick coaxed out of him…page turner I’m sure. About 10min total – Wow, what’s that about 5 pages? Futhermore, not one single person posting believes his confession, but this Patrick guy’s a hero? Talk about sheeple.

      Write away Patrick…Oh I bet he was pissed when the US wouldn’t allow him in the country. Huge payday pulled right out from under him. He had to write this book – it’s his only option to cash in now.
      Hurry up Patrick, those 15mins are ticking away.

    115. A New Girl on February 19th, 2008 9:58 pm

      #77- Hoepelman- Excellent post. Very informative.
      Hopefully these are questions that Hans Mos and the prosecution team in Aruba will be pursuing since the investigation is still open.

      #81- Katablog— I have been on SM for over 5 years, and your point is? I suggest you re-read posts #87, 90 & 97 again. Bottom line is this: The focus of this blog and all threads related to the Natalee Holloway case should be centered around the case itself. The purpose of this board is not to get personal and have blog wars with other posters. However, if you are going to enter the arena on a public website and put your thoughts and opinions out there…expect to get feedback…negative or positive.

      I don’t believe you are an American citizen (I could be incorrect), and regardless, all are welcome here. I personally find some your statements to be completely biased and off-base. Again, only my opinion and everyone is entitled to their own.

      So, check behind your ears to make sure they are not the green ones, Dear. From what I have observed here- there are many bloggers who are not in agreement with you…..and the majority rules ??

      It’s all about- JUSTICE FOR NATALEE. And, since Joran VDS has proven that he is not even human- he therefore forfiets any of his human rights. Please don’t look for sympathy for him on this board.

    116. Maggie on February 19th, 2008 10:08 pm

      LiL Puma is a bit odd..leaving Val home alone over and hour.. taking everyone away from home, when the night before Paulus had to hurry up and get home from the casino so he wouldn’t be home alone..

    117. yoyo muffintop on February 19th, 2008 10:22 pm

      Ohhhhh no Mike…You’re attempting to insult me by insinuating I’m gay? Lol.
      Name calling is what people do when they run out of things to say.
      I guess you’ve run out.

      Nite Nite Mike.

    118. glad2bAmerican on February 19th, 2008 10:45 pm

      I believe I read one of the sons was home with Paulus and the other was with Anita during this ordeal. Don’t worry about the one being alone at home when Paulus lead the Police & Beth to the Wyndam Casino….on the wild goose chase. He wasn’t alone Joran was there all along while Papa VanderSloot diverted the attention away from his home so Joran could clean up..think about it.

    119. EURobert on February 20th, 2008 4:08 am

      (Transl.: Google & me)

      Patrick van der Eem doesn’t care about the money

      Jean Mentens

      Published on February 20, 2008 02:46, updated 02:46

      ORANJESTAD – Patrick van der Eem doesn’t need/want the Holloway-reward. He does write a book about the case and then there is still the OM/PPO.

      Patrick van der Eem is not interested in the rewards of together more than two million dollars for the person who has solved the Natalee Holloway case. He thinks himself to be eligible, but does not intend to claim the rewards.

      Van der Eem is staying on Aruba, where he lets his experiences being recorded by the American writer Elisabeth E. Byars. Van der Eem says this is not for the money. ‘For me it’s the satisfaction it gives to explain the public how I have done this.’

      The book should in September be in the American bookstores. Publishers in the United States can till Friday offer to the rights.

      The Public Ministry of Aruba wants Van der Eem heard as a witness in the case Holloway. That could be on a non-voluntary basis as well. He has the chance to be temporarily incarcerated. Headofficer Prosecutor Hans Mos: ‘He has already told his story to many media and must now explain it to us again. ”

      Van der Eem in a reply: “I have nothing to hide in this, but I can keep my mouth shut. If they want to jail me, they should do so. But I am on the side of the OM/PPO, they need only to call me and I will be there. “

    120. dutchboy on February 20th, 2008 7:09 am


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      [...] A book will be published in the US with the story of Van der Eem (34).  The title of the book is going to be ‘Disposed’.   He already has an agreement with an agent of a publishing company.  The first chapter will be published in the American newspaper, the New York Post.   [...]

    122. glad2bAmerican on February 20th, 2008 12:47 pm

      Aruba is full of drugs and criminals selling them and corrupt ALE. Why call Patrick a criminal & if so then he should fit right in if he’s still that criminal. Are you afraid someone might take a piece of the action? Or threaten the welfare of the VanderSloots?
      I agree even Patrick should have Boycotted Aruba!

    123. Aminosadinada on April 5th, 2008 12:26 am



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