Crime Not Limited to Natalee Holloway in Aruba, Safe Island Paradise? (Lampe family) Mother, Father and Son Murdered in Santa Cruz … Suspect in Custody
Three members of the Lampe family, Juan, Aura and Edvard, were found murdered in a house in located at Macuarima 127-c in Santa Cruz in Aruba. One of the Lampe sons, (E.J.L) Eugene Lampe, has been arrested on suspicion of attempted arson, murder, and manslaughter. I guess its considered an Aruba criminal investigation victory following a murder when two black security guards are not immediately arrested on suspicion of a crime committed. However, see the comment below by the Public Prosecutor. Looks like a homicide? Is that kind a like 3 gun shots to the back of the head looks like a suicide!
The Public Prosecutor said today that the exact cause of death is not yet determined, but based on the state of the bodies when they were found, it looks like a homicide.
The reports are that Eugene Lampe is a drug addict. Has it not been reported in the past in Aruba that they have a major problem with drug addicts on One Happy and Drug Addicted Island and that they “may be a father, mother, brother or sister, neighbor or friend.” Also HERE and HERE.
Think again when one is told that its safe. A drug addicted society is a real danger to those who would be on vacation with blinders on, told by all that its a safe island.
Mother, father, and son murdered in Santa Cruz (Amigoe: April 5, 2008)
Macuarima 127-c, where the three bodies were found.
ORANJESTAD – Three members of a family, father Juan Lampe (60), mother Aura Lampe (57), and son Edvard Lampe (30) were murdered in a house in the neighbourhood of Macuarima in Santa Cruz in Aruba, confirmed the police on site yesterday evening. The Public Prosecutor said today that the exact cause of death is not yet determined, but based on the state of the bodies when they were found, it looks like a homicide.
The OM indicated further that after the 29-year old E.J.L. (supposedly the son Eugene Lampe) reported at the police station of Sta. Cruz around 22:00 ‘with a peculiar story about attempted arson and three bodies in the house’, they arrested him on suspicion of attempted arson, murder, and manslaughter. The son is a drug addict.
After fire was reported in a house, the police found the bodies of the three members of the family around 21:30. The bodies with burns were spread throughout the house. The pathologist will hopefully give more clarity on the cause of death this afternoon, said the OM.
The triple murder caused a lot of commotion among the neighbourhood residents, especially when other members of the family Lampe came to see what happened. According to bystanders, the father worked at Banco di Caribe, the mother at Total Cleaning, and the son was announcer at the radio station Top FM.