Natalee Holloway Missing in Aruba: John Q. Kelly on Geraldo at Large (2/24/08) … “I think they could arrest Joran Van der Sloot and prosecute him on a circumstantial case
John Q Kelly … Joran Van der Sloot has something to hide.
“… but one of them has to be true because we’ve never found her and you don’t dispose of a body, you don’t help in locating the person when you’re the last one with her unless you have something to hide. I think he was fearful that an autopsy if she was found would show there was something in her system.”
Geraldo At Large: February 24, 2008, Guest: John Q. Kelly (read the transcript)
Geraldo: John, first of all you’ve got the Joran Van der Sloot situation. He confesses on tape, how strong is the case against him?
John Q. Kelly: I think they have a very strong case Geraldo.
He goes to Carlos & Charlie’s a half hour before closing. He buys Natalee a drink, he takes it from the bartender, he walks over to her hands her the drink, stands there, she finishes the drink. Within 20 minutes she’s incoherent, she’s lapsing in and out of consciousness.
We know he’s dropped at a beach with her, he says now she went into seizures, you know she started shuddering, she stopped breathing and then he gives three different versions of what happens to her, but one of them has to be true because we’ve never found her and you don’t dispose of a body, you don’t help in locating the person when you’re the last one with her unless you have something to hide. I think he was fearful that an autopsy if she was found would show there was something in her system.
Geraldo: But because the body was disposed of aren’t you frustrated that it does not appear that he’s going to be re-arrested.
John Q. Kelly: Sure, I think they could arrest him and prosecute him on a circumstantial case just on what they have right now. A combination of other testimony and how own words would be enough to prosecute him.
Geraldo: That would be reasonable but that would not be Aruba.
John Q. Kelly: You’re right.