Natalee Holloway, Missing in Aruba: Does the Dean of Joran Van der Sloot Know More than he has Admitted?


Recently in an interview with Greta Van Susteren, Joran Van der Sloot stated that he Holloway_family_friends_headmasterconfided in a teacher at his school at what he did with Natalee Holloway and her disappearance. Joran Van der Sloot; however, did not provide a name. However, in making reference to a teacher at his school who he was close to, Joran did implicate another individual in obstruction and the cover up of a crime.

Many times when a sociopath tells a story there are bits and pieces of the truth mixed up with the multitude of lies. Was the part that Joran confided in a teacher at his school the truth?

VAN DER SLOOT: No, the first person I told was a teacher of mine, and then the lawyer.

VAN SUSTEREN: The teacher is?

VAN DER SLOOT: The teacher — it was a teacher from school.

VAN SUSTEREN: What’s his name?

VAN DER SLOOT: Yes. It was a teacher from school, that I had as a teacher.

VAN SUSTEREN: What did he tell you to do?

VAN DER SLOOT: To tell the truth.

VAN SUSTEREN: And what was his name?

VAN DER SLOOT: I can’t think of it right now.

VAN SUSTEREN: You know what, you do know it.

VAN DER SLOOT: I can’t think of it right now.

VAN SUSTEREN: Is it the teacher who was there when you and I did the interview back in March of `06?


VAN SUSTEREN: When did you tell him in relation to Natalee’s disappearance?

VAN DER SLOOT: I told him a couple of days after, at school, I think.

VAN SUSTEREN: Did you have a special relationship with this teacher?

VAN DER SLOOT: I had a very good relationship with him, yes.

Flash forward to December 1, 2008 to a Greta Van Susteren interview with Holloway family friends who investigate Van der Sloot’s Headmaster. Could the headmaster be the teacher that Joran was referring to in the interview?


VAN SUSTEREN: What did he tell you, Charlie?

DEBARDELEBEN: He told us some quite interesting facts, as a matter of fact, that Paulus and Joran had been there a day or two before, that Paulus was trying to explain with his son what had happened, and that he was trying to explain that his son had taken Natalee out to the light house, that she wanted to see sharks, that at some point she had fallen.

And he was just volunteering information, but also saying what a good boy Joran was and how the father was about to be a judge, and he was a very upstanding citizen of Aruba. And it was really apparent to us that he was doing the best he could to cover for him.

VAN SUSTEREN: Mitch, what was your impression of the headmaster. Did you get the sense that he was straight talking, or were you suspicious of him?

ENNIS: I was very suspicious because the first thing he said was she may have drowned, and the way these currents are they would carry her out to sea and we would never find the body.

He mentioned that the night she went missing, probably they could not tell that she came back to the hotel because the cameras were not working. How would he know these things unless he was coached into it?

And I was suspicious of what he had to say, because from day one this thing appeared to be a cover up. The police, it seems their main objective was to protect Joran, and the heck with finding Natalee.

VAN SUSTEREN: Why do you say that, Mitch?

ENNIS: Van der Straaten told us, he said “I don’t think I could arrest my best friend’s son. I am his godfather, and I honestly don’t think that he’s guilty. He is a witness.”

And I said this is strange. That is the last person who saw her. And he said, “We are working on another angle on that.” And that angle was the two black men that were security guards, they were going to try to blame it on them.

I felt like from day one we could tell that they did not want us there. They were very uncomfortable with us being around them because they were trying to cover it up.

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    59 Responses to “Natalee Holloway, Missing in Aruba: Does the Dean of Joran Van der Sloot Know More than he has Admitted?”

    1. Cinderella on December 3rd, 2008 9:27 am

      “You know what, you do know it.”

      Greta to Joran when he pretended that he could not recall the name of the teacher in whom he had confided.

      FINALLY! Finally, someone let Joran know that his lying is evident to all.

    2. Mike on December 3rd, 2008 9:39 am

      I think this statement sums it all up. “I don’t think I could arrest my BEST FRIENDS SON. I am his GODFATHER”

    3. buster on December 3rd, 2008 10:05 am

      Who here can NOT remember every school teacher they ever had till grade school ??? I have been out of school for 25+ years and I can remember every teacher’s name
      Rot in hell urin8er

    4. da_wench on December 3rd, 2008 10:36 am

      I can’t believe someone hasn’t put Joran out of our misery yet.

    5. viet vet on December 3rd, 2008 10:38 am

      Headmaster’s last name was Wagner.

    6. nurturer on December 3rd, 2008 10:39 am

      I’m 49, and I remember my second grade school teacher. Her name was Miss Croken. My little hoodlum friends used to say:

      There’s a toad on the road and it’s Croken!

    7. Richard on December 3rd, 2008 11:01 am

      “The police, it seems their main objective was to protect Joran, and the heck with finding Natalee.”

      To protect Joran, or to protect others behind him?

    8. Libby on December 3rd, 2008 12:23 pm

      Exactly Buster. I can remember every teacher I ever had too and I’m 45 years old.

      They are never going to give Natalee and or her family justice. They are never going to bring down Joran, the Kalpoe brother or Pervert Paulus and his buddies. I mean, it has been more than three years of Joran running his mouth making Aruba look like a hell hole for tourtists and three years of his father and friends protecting him making it okay to run his mouth again or rape and murder another innocent girl. Aruba evidently has something to hide or they would have taken those lying, raping murdering psychos off the street by now. It is apparent to me that they do not care what happens to the island of Aruba so long as their dirty secrets are never disclosed.

    9. BUN on December 3rd, 2008 1:23 pm

      IF this is true, it seems the teacher could be arrested. He is NOT a in a position where he has client obligation not to talk, or special religious orders. Can’t he be brought in for questioning? In the real world, I think he could but in the “lawless world of Aruba”, probably not.

    10. deetch on December 3rd, 2008 1:32 pm

      What’s sick is there are many people who want Joran dead. They are complicit in the murder and cover up.
      It would be bad for justice if he were to die as he is protecting alot of guilty people.

      Why do you think he has money to travel the world? His shakedown of his father and the police no doubt warranted another wire transfer.

      One day I hope the almost framed security guards want to renegotiate their hush money.

    11. Vicki on December 3rd, 2008 1:37 pm

      I cant wait until Justice is served for Natalee and her family…That EVIL SEEDY place makes me sick…the lowlofes that crawl out of rocks at night need to DIE….It will happen, because GOOD always over comes EVIL…First URINE is FAT, then pencil thin..still with that HUGH BOBBLE HEAD…he is DISGUSTING….hopefully someone will put him out of his misery and soon…

    12. Kat_Gram on December 3rd, 2008 1:52 pm

      IF they wanted ro press charges, there was plenty of time to do so before. Nothing that Greta is going to ” uncover ” or discern is going to make a difference at this late date.
      But, she has tapes where he says the names of who was paid or who is LE was bribed. Most of us who were here from the beginning knew exactly how this was going to be played out when we read who the father was, what his occupation was and Paulus’s connections within the cabinet and the judiciary. Besides Joran, these people know and they aren’t going to serve themselves up for justice.

    13. kaye on December 3rd, 2008 3:32 pm

      i agree with you kat_gram…..but at least Greta/FOX have continued to chip away at every little story or lead no matter how small it has been. chip away, keep the story in the news, keep the pressure on, expose one guilty party after another and maybe, just maybe one day one of them will spill their guts!! are you listening kalpoe brothers?? time to tell all.

      no other network or news agency has continued to chip away at this case except for De Vries. most of them have taken the attitude that it’s old news and that no one is interested in it anymore. GRETA/FOX please continue to air whatever pieces of news or eveidence you uncover. keep this story in the news so all of the world can see what a cesspool of an island aruba is and how corrupt and incompetent the government there is.
      boycott aruba
      we stand with the girl
      God bless you natalee. RIP.

    14. Mike on December 3rd, 2008 3:46 pm

      I wish Greta would have been going at them like this from the beginning of the case.

    15. WG on December 3rd, 2008 3:46 pm

      @ #10

      I wonder if they’ve plugged those gaps in the Aruban budget? Stopped the flow of money no one seems to have documented?

      Wasn’t the Aruban budget woe popular this time last year? Late 2007?

    16. Maggie on December 3rd, 2008 5:22 pm

      On Greta’s site..

      Sent: Wednesday, December 03, 2008 12:26 PM
      Subject: I saw Joran Vandersloot minutes ago


      Joran is staying on the 11th floor of a hotel near the……..He has been playing poker on the 3rd floor of the poker room for most of the past 48 hrs. He has some new facial hair. He slipped out when I said ‘ Hello Joran’…..seems noone else has any idea who he is.

      2 guys from Guam also there–just met– are intending to go drinking with him tonite–I just filled them in on who he was, and they have my cell, promising to let me know if they get the exact detail of where he is staying. He told them he is here cuz he had some troubles in Holland, and has been waiting for the Bangkok airport to reopen, so he can go there, likely tomorrow. My cell …..

      Will write you if i hear any further details.

      ps. .. I offer this info anonymously w/ no interest in participating in any publicity nor reward programs. Am happy you are doing what you are, as i know he did it, and her family deserves any closure they can find….

    17. Maggie on December 3rd, 2008 5:23 pm

      Probably Joran that wrote it

    18. Waterboy on December 3rd, 2008 7:09 pm

      I don’t buy it. I just don’t buy any of it. Someone is close to finding Natalee. This is a smoke screen, and apparently the media has taken it hook line and sinker.

      I don’t know what is happening. It seems to be centered around something Dave Holloway is on to. I don’t know what, but he needs to go full force ahead with what ever it is. He is definitely onto something.

      Dogs always return to their vomit. What Joran.


    19. Waterboy on December 3rd, 2008 7:11 pm

      Should read, “Watch Joran.”

    20. anne on December 3rd, 2008 8:46 pm

      There are many of us who do not post anymore but are still here and are still supporting Natalee’s plight. I have been following this case since day one and have a daughter the same age as Natalee who was on a beach week for her senior year of graduation the week after Natalee. I’ve been here ever since and hope for justice.

    21. Richard on December 3rd, 2008 9:23 pm

      Something else I don’t understand … we were told, I think it was in August last year (please check the dates, and correct me if you can), that Aruba had handed over Natalee’s case to Holland, lock, stock and barrel.

      Aruba was no longer involved. Period.

      So we were told.

      But NOW, Hans Mos, of Aruba, is saying that he wants to shut down the case ….

      If Aruba is no longer involved, how can he do it?
      Or aren’t the lines of authority clear? Or are Aruba and the Netherlands still squabbling?

      Or was it just another of the lies that we have seen over the last three and a half years from Aruba, the Netherlands, and everyone else involved in this case of a missing American girl?

    22. on December 3rd, 2008 10:54 pm

      Neither Aruba or Holland are going to lift a finger to bring Joran and Paulus to justice. You could show them a video tape of them committing the crimes against Natalee and they’d have a reason why it wasn’t enough. Get over expecting it.

      Do expect Aruba to apply to Paulson for a bailout. One Crappy Little Island is taking a nose dive into the drink.

      Do NOT wish Joran harm. He is his own worst enemy and needs to suffer daily for who he is and what he’s done.

    23. Ray on December 4th, 2008 12:27 am

      If the Arubans find themselfs eating GRASS and TREE BARK like the North Koreans,I will be hard pressed to find any sympathy for them.


    24. brie. on December 4th, 2008 12:49 am

      I guess Hans is going to close the case so Joran found a way to make some money before that happened…too many things took place that night, they were all were involved in Natalee’s disappearance …..the FBI didn’t have any trouble identifying Joran’s personality….but Taco says he believes he is now becoming a sociopath….well, he has known that for a long time along with the truth that he has withheld….and he says that he has a notion that the investigation never lead to Joran……

    25. EURobert on December 4th, 2008 2:28 am

      Google transl.


      The Dutchman Jan van der Straten in 2005 as Police in Aruba in the Natalee Holloway case was put, the research in the early stages seriously hindered. This to his friend Paul van der Sloot to help protect his son Joran who was suspected of involvement in the disappearance of the U.S..

      This has the Aruban Justice Minister Rudy Croes confirmed Thursday. The allegation already circulating on the island. The minister has agreed to come outside because Van der streets this week in the media criticism voiced at the Aruban police force.


      According to Croes, it seems that the old Police Joran and two other defendants knowingly pick up only after ten days, “while the first crucial days in a disappearance case”. In an interview heard the Minister Van der Straten then say: ‘This is my friend Paul that.”Croes finds it suspicious that when there was a lot of telephone traffic between Paul van der Sloot and van der Straten investigator. Van der Straten would be a further, second-team”police have deployed, just after Natales disappearance. ‘That was the inflection team, a team that is deployed”during carnival, light Croes again. He wants a new investigation comes to the role of Van der Straten and Van der Sloot: If two Dutch friends, Paul and Jan helped each other.”


      Also on the Dutch government from the Aruban Minister some criticism. ‘Until this day we get no international moral support of the Netherlands, while the Aruban name is sullied. In 2005, we were asked if possible to suppress that Joran is a Dutchman. He had as many as possible Aruban. It has a Dutch minister I am not saying who-personally invited.”

    26. Clouseau on December 4th, 2008 5:46 am

      There is a woman in Holland -a medium- who is telling on you tube (Natalee Holloway first page) that Natalee is held in San Diago (Mexico) in a white house in which prof. girls has to do their slavework.
      It will take one year or a half by getting her free.
      She herself can not run away.

    27. EURobert on December 4th, 2008 6:27 am

      I improved the above translation a bit (I hope…)


      The Dutchman Jan van der Straten who in 2005 as Policecommissionar in Aruba, was put on the Natalee Holloway case, has seriously hindered the research in the early stages. This to help his friend Paul van der Sloot to protect his son Joran who was suspected of involvement in the disappearance of the U.S. girl.
      This the Aruban Justice Minister Rudy Croes confirmed Thursday. The allegation already circulated on the island. The minister has come forward with this because Van der Straten this week in the media voiced his criticism at the Aruban police force.


      According to Croes, it seems that the old Police-commissioner deliberately arrested Joran and two other defendants only after ten days, “while the first days in a disappearance case are crucial”. In a conversation he in that period heard the Minister Van der Straten say: ‘I can’t do that to my friend Paul.”Croes finds it suspicious that when there was a lot of telephone traffic between Paul van der Sloot and chief-investigator Van der Straten. Besides that Van der Straten supposedly, deployed an ‘inferior’ police-team, shortly after Natales disappearance. ‘That was the ‘flexi-team’, a team that is deployed”during carnival, Croes explained. He wants a new investigation into the role of Van der Straten and Van der Sloot: “As two Dutch friends, Paul and Jan helped each other.”


      Also the Dutch government gets some criticism from the Aruban Minister. ‘Until this day we internationally get no moral support of the Netherlands, while the Aruban name is sullied. In 2005, we were asked if possible to suppress that Joran is a Dutchman. He had to look like an Aruban as much as possible. A Dutch minister – I am not saying who -personally asked for that.”


      In the SM-forum Ceasu said: “I hope this gets some follow ups in the Dutch media.”

      I totally agree with her. It’s about time now that the truth about the corruption totally comes to the surface now.
      If you like you can push some of the Dutch media a little; here are some email addresses:

      NOS Nieuws (National News):

      Netwerk (Newsshow):

      Eén Vandaag (Newsshow):

      RTL Nieuws (click in the ‘email’ in the ‘Tip de redactie’-box):

      Hart van Nederland (Newsshow):

    28. Vicki on December 4th, 2008 6:53 am

      It seems that Rudy Croes is asking for a new investigation as to Van der stratton helping out his good friend Paulus….and covering up after URINE opened his mouth with Greta….Red, I’ll send you the link…

    29. ANewGirl on December 4th, 2008 7:36 am

      I agree with Waterboy’s comments, and Katablog’s statements made in post #22.

      Like so many other Monkeys, I too have been following this case since the day Natalee disappeared. It’s hard to explain beyond the obvious of course(because an innocent American Teenager was murdered & raped in Aruba) why this painful case has struck a chord in so many of us.

      We hold on with baited breath, unfortunately—each time some progress has been made—we are all let down since justice and any charges or imprisonment for the truly guilty perpetrators of this crime seems highly unlikely.

      So, Katablog is correct. We should never expect the Island of Aruba to do one damned thing legally. They have been in it too deep since the begginning, and so many in power on the Island are indeed corrupt (some proven to be pedophiles in high positions as well)—so this goes much deeper and the “house of cards” will fall at a great cost if Paulus VDS is ever convicted…he will cry like a little baby and tell all.

      Lastly,- Joran IS his own worst enemy. He cannot and will not keep his evil, lying mouth shut. He purposely attempts to manipulate the media with more of his fabricated stories and lies to divert from the facts. Of this we know—Natalee Ann Holloway is no longer with us. (IMO, the stories of her being sold into the sex slave trade are bogus). We know for a fact- that Paul VDS was involved up to his neck after his Son raped Natalee—and it is possible- since she was drugged—that she was unconscious when Joran decided to dump her body at Sea. She may indeed have been at the infamous “lighthouse” and met her demise there. Either way- I know- as Beth Holloway did that day she couldn’t look out to the beautiful blue Sea when she arrived in Aruba—that Natalee….she was out there somewhere.

      My heart still aches for the entire Holloway family that all these years later…the scumbag Van Der Sloots walk the earth free men. ANITA VDS!!! Shame on you for also lying and protecting both your evil Son and your SICKO Husband!!!!!!!!!! What a disgrace and tragedy this whole thing has been.





    30. Sharon Chicago on December 4th, 2008 8:55 am

      #21 Richard….it amazes me that the Netherlands and Aruba’s laws are not clear cut and stated so that we can understand them. Maybe it’s because they continually give us a new story each time…Kind of like what their offspring Joran does!

    31. on December 4th, 2008 9:04 am

      Imagine how disgusting it must be to Beth and Dave to have the murderer of their daughter still making money off her name 3.5 years after he killed her.

      Can you spell SICK: van der sloot

    32. crossbow on December 4th, 2008 9:07 am

      Could this really be the begining of the end???

    33. Dolf on December 4th, 2008 9:40 am


      show me the laws of any country which are clear presented so normal ppl can understand them.

    34. Amsterdam02 on December 4th, 2008 9:55 am

      # 21

      It is not correct that Aruba “handed over” the Natalee case to the Netherlands.

      Aruba, as a souvereign country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, has its own justice department which handeled and still handels the case. Formally it isn’t even possible to hand the case over. However, Aruba did invite Dutch investigators to help with the case. Please note that the Dutch could only get involved if invited.

      # 30
      Which laws aren’t clear to you? Perhaps I can help?

    35. Mike on December 4th, 2008 10:02 am

      Didn’t ex commissioner Zandamm say that Straaten never should have been on the case. It’s not work for a commissioner. Then who put him in charge of the case? Since Jossy knew Paulus and Straaten were friends. Wouldn’t the people who put him in charge of the case know this to? Was Croes of the people who put Straaten on the case. Knowing this?

    36. Sharon Chicago on December 4th, 2008 10:56 am

      #33 Dolf…we are not talking rocket science here….they should be able to give clear direction on who is responsible for what and where and when etc etc etc ..standard law practice.

    37. Richard on December 4th, 2008 11:17 am

      Well, poster #34, Aruba SAID it handed the case over to the Netherlands and was no longer in charge of it. Good enough for you? It is for me ….

      Of course, that statement is like everything else we heard from Aruba … calculated in a desperate attempt to meet the expediency of the moment.

      I wonder if van der Straaten will be summoned to Aruba in the light of these latest comments.

      After all, isn’t he the one who told us that Natalee was dead because “I’ve seen the evidence and you haven’t”? (I’m told that a better translation goes: “I know she’s dead because I’m in charge of the investigation and you’re not.”

      Not knowing Dutch, I can’t comment on that.

      Of course, van der Straaten knew that Natalee was dead and had seen the evidence … I always thought it a bit funny that he never produced any ‘evidence,’ to my knowledge.

      What his statement DID do is divert attention from any other scenario. One wonders why ….

      EURobert, thanks for the post and for your continued efforts on behalf of Natalee’s cause!

      Katablog (#22) … I agree with what you say, that Aruba won’t do anything for justice. It has been impeding all efforts since day one.

      But we will continue to SEEK justice, and to keep what pressure we can on Aruba.

    38. Dolf on December 4th, 2008 12:24 pm

      wasn’t there some reporter who did a docu on this from Aruba?

    39. Sharon Chicago on December 4th, 2008 1:12 pm

      #31 Katalog…. I don’t see it that way…I would think that Beth and Dave are not focusing
      on Joran being paid to do an interview “where he confesses to have sold Natalee”…regardless of whether it is true or not… they probably look at it as being another “chance” another “opportunity” to try to put Joran behind bars where he belongs.

      The money would be incidental in the big picture of things…

    40. Sharon Chicago on December 4th, 2008 1:20 pm

      Katalog…just to mention I too hate the fact that Joran gets anything free…

    41. EURobert on December 4th, 2008 1:33 pm

      # Richard on December 4th, 2008 11:17 am

      You’re welcome.

      Here two other summaries of newsitems on Dutch TV this evening.

      In newsshow ‘Hart van Nederland’:
      ‘Police helped father of Joran.’
      Justice now demands a thorough investigation.
      PvdS were given ALL results from the investigation, including FBI results.
      PeterRdV: It’s clear now that not only the house searches of the VdSloots were obstructed but the investigation itself was also from the start! Such a conduct never could have happened in the NL’s.
      Pressure now is increasing on PvdS.

      In TVShow ‘De Wereld Draait Door’.
      Parliamentarian Hero Brinkman of the political party PVV: “I was tipped already that this obstruction of the investigation had happened.
      We send millions and millions of euro’s to the antilles but still it is a bananarepublic.
      The islands in the near future must be totally independent of the NL’s.”
      Interviewer: “Sell them?” (This Hero Brinkman in the beginning of this year publicly said something like: Let’s put all these islands on [the dutch or something])
      Hero Brinkman again: “Everything must come to the surface now.
      I’ve send a letter to parliament and asked them for an investigation to get all things clear in the NH-investigation.
      Maybe we even have to have an Parlementaire Enquete (official parliamentary investigation) on corruption on the Antilles.
      I will ask the government to sent the Rijks Recherce (special police which investigates police conduct) to investigate what happened.”

    42. Sharon Chicago on December 4th, 2008 2:24 pm

      The Kalpoe’s must be fidgeting in their seats now with Joran’s mouth roaring again…this time
      finger pointing at them.

      They probably thought that they might be home free but the truth is they never will be until
      they tell the truth and someday they will!

      Joran may just force their hand when he gives his next interview…

    43. Maggie on December 4th, 2008 4:04 pm

      We have been talking about this conflict of interest for 3 years…including.. Paulus working with all these people for years he said and knew them well.. AND reports of Dompig and the Kalpoes are related… Boeti the witness a cousin of Dompig’s… Michael Dompig, friend of the Sloots and Kalpoes..Also Dave mentions in his book that Beth was told by attorney Helen Lejeuz, that Van Der Straten was involved in a cover up before on the island.. Why else would you the judge change a search warrant on the property to just Joran’s room and not the entire property? Why else would the cops and Beth go watch the Holiday Inn tape, within 48 hours, where Natalee did NOT return to the Holiday Inn , and yet the cops still go out and arrest 2 black men, with no evidence, for kidnapping and murder, other than the word of these 3 and they had already been caught in lies? Why would the cops allow Paulus to lead everyone on a wild goose chase away from the house that night for over an hour? Why was Deepak’s car at the police station the next morning when Beth and Jug went to talk to Jacobs? Deepak said he went home after meeting with Paulus and Joran in Joran’s room and they sat on the floor.. Funny Deepak could never remember what Paulus told them. Why on the same day, did Jacobs tell Beth and Jug to take a seat while he shaved, ate, and had his coffee for hours and hours and then come out and say we won’t be needing your statement today.. Why was Straten still going in Jacob’s or Dommpig’s office when he wasn’t suppose to be near this case? Why did Obuder say this wasn’t the type of case for Straten to be on? Reports that Paulus gave his son a phone in jail.. He wouldn’t allow Dave in to talk to Joran, but shook his hand and wouldn’t let go saying he would do anything to protect his son. Why would they wait 10 days for property searches, body searches, car searches, no taping or following them, and yet raid 2 black security guards home with no evidence they even knew Natalee.. ?

    44. Maggie on December 4th, 2008 4:20 pm

      Remember Steve Cohen saying he expected them to be charged with rape and murder? What was the evidence of this..including the prosecutors concerning Paulus, Joran and the Kalpoes.. Straten saying on June 5th, he thought Natalee was dead he seen the evidence..

      VAN SUSTEREN: Has the prosecutor ever said to you, Beth, I’m convinced he’s guilty of committing a crime against your daughter?

      TWITTY: She has said that she is convinced that this was a sex crime that involved at least two of these individuals, and she had specifically told me that.,3566,170558,00.html
      September 27, 2005

      June 24, 2005

      Aruban Authorities Confirm Murder Suspicions
      Aruban authorities for the first time provided details concerning the allegations against five men being detained in connection with the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, suggesting that they believe the Alabama teen was murdered.
      A prosecution spokesperson told reporters Friday that Joran Van Der Sloot, Deepak Kalpoe, and Satist Kalpoe are being held under suspicion of murder and kidnapping and being an accessory to murder. Steve Croes, a local party boat DJ arrested last week, is also being held on those same charges.

      Paulus Van Der Sloot, the father of Joran who was detained yesterday in the case, is being held under suspicion of complicity to pre-meditated murder, complicity to kidnapping and murder and kidnapping.

      If Dutch were saying this in 2006, why are they shocked now?

      Why can’t we find Natalee Holloway?
      May 04, 2006

      Recently the Dutch and Aruban press have turned very critical of the Aruban police investigation into the disappearance of Holloway, the first public signal that corruption might be the major obstacle to solving the case. Several Dutch criminal law experts have gone on the record calling the investigation methods “strange and unprofessional” and the investigation itself “total madness.”

      At the center of controversy is Gerald Dompig, Aruba’s Chief of Police. According to reports, an anonynous man in tears called Dompig with information about where the body of Holloway was buried. A month passed before authorities began the search, yet ealier Dompig spoke openly with the press about new clues. “This is very strange,” said legal psychologist Peter van Koppen. “Normally the area is closed off immediately, to dig and search for clues, but not in Aruba.”

      Menno Dolman, a criminal law expert at the University of Amsterdam, was also baffled by Dompig’s slow response. “It is incomprehensible that police, after an important tip about the location of Natalee Holloway’s body, would not go search immediately.”
      Regarding Dompig’s leaks about the investigation, University of Leiden’s criminal law expert Hans Nijboer comments: “Total madness. It is against all principles and illogical to bring forth information about the tips before starting the search. [First] competent investigators investigate the case.”

    45. ANewGirl on December 4th, 2008 5:00 pm

      Re: POST #32——Interesting article.

      I still am in agreement with Katablog—-even after this statement…not a damn thing will be done to bring those responsible for this entire tragedy to justice.

      We still stand by the Girl!

      We are just so much smarter now moving forward.

      Thank you Beth Holloway for continuing to reverse your personal pain and loss and turn it into something positive by promoting education to all of our American Teenagers regarding safety and their travel abroad. Also helping other potential victims and their families understand what steps need to be taken in the event another unfortunate circumstance has taken place when not inside of US Borders.

      Thank You Tim Miller/Texas Equusearch for all you have done, Red/Scared Monkeys for keeping this story in the limelight.

      VAN DER SLOOTS—–ROT IN HELL! You all suck and one day your final destiny will fall upon each one of you mercilessly.

      Sorry, but we personally look forward to that day.


    46. misskatie on December 4th, 2008 5:51 pm

      the boy that was held captive was taken to court today.. the court house is acrosss the street from my apartment.. I have an eye view of the court house and noticed all kinds of camera and news trucks blocking the main entrances and all the parking lots!!! I guess its making headline news today… I looked out my window and noticed all the commotion and it was jam packed with news trucks .. congesting courthouse and down town traffic….

    47. misskatie on December 4th, 2008 5:59 pm

      a new girl
      they … meaning the sloots will rot in hell …. things will take a turn for the worse… give it time… you will see things fall apart… evil reaps evil….

    48. Richard on December 4th, 2008 9:50 pm

      MissKatie (#46) … Until the story about that boy held in captivity for a year became known, just a few days ago (and of course, we only know a bit of it) … who in the town of Tracy would have thought that such a thing could be happening there?

      We should remember that the Caribbean is a big area, with lots of obscure islands, some privately owned.

      Unless/until Amy Bradley and/or Natalee Holloway are found, if this is what happened, how many people on such islands would believe that such a thing was happening where they lived?

      Probably about as many as would think so in Tracy.

    49. Minky from CH on December 5th, 2008 3:41 am

      Amigo Newspaper Aruba

      Holloway-zaak door vriendjespolitiek verknoeid’
      4 Dec, 2008, 14:32 (GMT -04:00)

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      Minister Rudy Croes van Justitie spreekt ‘openhartig’ over de begintijd van het Natalee Holloway onderzoek.

      ORANJESTAD — Jan van der Straten heeft in de eerste tien dagen nadat bekend werd dat de Amerikaanse tiener Natalee Holloway was verdwenen, het onderzoek verknoeid. Hij hielp zijn ‘vriend’ Paul van der Sloot om zijn verdachte zoon Joran te beschermen.

      Dat heeft de minister van Justitie Rudy Croes gezegd, nu hij zich aangevallen voelt door de oud-politiecommissaris en eerste onderzoeksleider van de zaak. Van der Straten leverde eerder deze week kritiek op bepaalde aspecten van het Korps Politie Aruba (KPA). “Ook heeft hij onze Guarda Nos Costa vergeleken met een politiek gedirigeerde groep à la Chávez (Venezolaanse president)”, zegt Croes “Hij is activist van oppositiepartij AVP, vandaar, maar hij vergeet dat juist de Natalee Holloway-zaak werd geregeerd door vriendjespolitiek.”

      Wachten tot pensioen
      “Eigenlijk wilde ik tot mijn pensioen volgend jaar wachten om dit naar buiten te brengen”, vertelt de minister verder. “Maar het is tijd om de waarheid te vertellen. Toen de zaak aan het licht kwam hoorde ik Van der Straten letterlijk zeggen: ‘Dit kan ik mijn vriend Paul niet aandoen’. Vervolgens was er in de eerste tien dagen telefoonverkeer tussen hem en Paul van der Sloot.”
      Van der Straten zou volgens Croes na de verdwijning van Natalee ook misschien wel bewust het zogeheten flexiteam hebben ingezet. “Hij zei toen in mei 2005: ‘Dit kan ik eventjes met mijn flexiteam oplossen’. Zoals iedereen weet, was het flexiteam een team dat werd ingezet als het gewone politieteam overbezet was. Bijvoorbeeld tijdens carnaval.
      Er kon een rechercheur bijzitten, maar het was geen politieteam dat in staat was een onderzoek te doen. Waarom werd niet het taya-team (agenten met veel expertise en ervaring – red.) ingeschakeld?”

      Er ging nog meer mis, kaart Croes aan. “Waarom werd er toen een beachbum beschuldigd die voorheen een choller was geweest. Hij zou het gedaan hebben, terwijl men intern wist dat hij het niet had gedaan. Ook apart is het feit dat Joran in het Nederlands werd ondervraagd, terwijl hij goed Papiaments spreekt. Net als onze recherche. Onze mensen hadden hun werk veel beter kunnen doen als de gesprekken in de eigen taal waren gevoerd. Waarom dit privilege? Gewoon omdat het ‘Nederlander-vrienden’ waren. Alledrie: Joran, Paul en Jan. Vergeet ook niet dat een Nederlandse minister me in die tijd vroeg om ‘alstublieft’ niet te noemen dat Joran een Nederlander is. Ik zeg niet wie het was, maar mocht het op een bepaald moment nodig zijn om hem te noemen, doe ik dat zeker. We voelden ons in de steek gelaten door Nederland toen Aruba verwoestend werd getroffen door de zaak. Dat heb ik de Nederlandse premier Balkenende en staatssecretaris Bijleveld (Koninkrijkszaken) en minister Hirsch-Ballin (Justitie) verteld. Maar iedereen is tot nu toe stil gebleven en laat Aruba’s naam besmeuren door de wereld. Ze lieten en laten ons vallen en lijden.”

      De oplossing van de zaak ligt bij de drie Nederlanders Van der Straten en Paul en Joran van der Sloot, meent Croes. Hij vindt dat er een nieuw onderzoeksteam moet komen van Arubanen, Antillianen, Nederlanders én Amerikanen. “Waarom was er nooit een voorstel gekomen om Jan van der Straten van zijn positie te halen na die tien onbeschaafde dagen? In Bonaire zijn laatst agenten van de zaak-Marlies van der Kouwe afgehaald omdat ze faalden. Ik daag ook Van der Straten en Paul van der Sloot uit om opheldering te geven, zodat Aruba’s naam gezuiverd wordt van deze vuiligheid (porkeria).”



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      Weekend Bijlage Holloway case by corrupt cronyism ‘
      4 Dec, 2008, 14:32 (GMT -04:00)

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      Justice Minister Rudy Croes speaks of “candid” about the start of the Natalee Holloway investigation.

      ORANGE CITY – Jan van der Straten in the first ten days after it was disclosed that American teen Natalee Holloway had disappeared, investigation corrupt. He helped his’ friend ‘Paul van der Sloot for his suspect son Joran protection.

      That the Minister of Justice Rudy Croes said he now feels attacked by the former police commissioner and chief investigator of the case. Van der Straten delivered earlier this week criticized some aspects of the Aruba Police Corps (KPA). “Also, he has our Guarda Nos Costa compared with a political group conducted à la Chávez (Venezuelan President),” said Croes’ He is activist of the opposition party AVP, then, but he forgets that the Natalee Holloway case was ruled by nepotism. ”

      Waiting until retirement
      “Actually I wanted to my retirement next year wait to bring this out,” says the minister continued. “But it’s time to tell the truth. When the case came to light I heard Van der Straten literally say: ‘This I can not call my friend Paul. ” Then there was the first ten days in telephone calls between him and Paul van der Sloot. ”
      Van der Straten would Croes after the disappearance of Natalee also perhaps deliberately so-called flexi team have deployed. “He said in May 2005:” The minute I can with my team flexi solve. ” As everyone knows, was flexi team a team that was deployed as the ordinary police team was busy. For example, during carnival.
      There could trull a detective, but it was not a police team that was able to do an investigation. Why was not the Taya team (agents with much expertise and experience – ed) enabled? ”

      There was even more wrong, to map Croes. “Why was there when a beachbum accused previously had been a choller. He would have done it, while internally knew that he had not done. Even apart is the fact that Joran was questioned in Dutch, Papiamento while he speaks well. Like our search. Our people had their work much better if the talks in their own language were conducted. Why this privilege? Just because the ‘Dutchman friends’ were. All three: Joran, Paul and Jan. And do not forget that a Dutch minister at that time asked me to ‘please’ not to mention that Joran is a Dutchman. I am not saying who it was, but if at a given time necessary for him to call it, I certainly do. We felt in the lurch when Aruba left the Netherlands was hit by the devastating case. That I have the Dutch Prime Minister Balkenende and State Secretary Bijleveld (Kingdom Affairs) and Minister-Hirsch Ballin (Justice) told. But everyone has so far remained silent and let Aruba’s name sully the world. They left and let us fall and suffering. ”

      The solution of the case lies with the three Dutch Van der Straten and Paul and Joran van der Sloot, believes Croes. He believes that a new investigation team should come from Arubans, Antilleans, Dutch and Americans. “Why, there was never a proposal to Jan van der Straten of his position to get after those ten days uncivilized? In Bonaire the latest agents of the case Marlies van der Kouw removed because they failed. I also challenge Van der Straten and Paul van der Sloot to clarify in order to Aruba’s name is cleared of this filth (porkeria). “

    50. Minky from CH on December 5th, 2008 3:44 am

      # 49
      Translated from Dutch to English with Google

    51. kaye on December 5th, 2008 7:44 am

      john q kelly on greta last night talking about same as above #49. it’s a shame that the uproar now is not about natalee, a human being missing or dead, but about these men’s egos. nothing else but their super-inflated egos. all the lies and coverup for 3 1/2 years. i hope that this will be the catalyst that busts this case wide open. if nothing else, bring down paulas, van stratten, jannsen, dompig, etc. etc. everyone who knew the truth about natalee but kept quiet. i hope every single one of them rot in hell and burn while they are rotting.

    52. Brenda in Virginia on December 5th, 2008 1:47 pm

      I am inclined to believe Joran’s original confession to the guy who taped him while driving around together.

      Basically, Joran overdosed Natalee with GHB and no doubt got a buddy to dump her @ sea. I firmly believe that to be the case. His buddies did help get him home, and his father. His father was #1 in helping his evil spawn with an alibi and to cover up with his ARuban cronies.

      This 2nd “confession” was nothing more than a back-peddling from the more accurate description he gave unwittingly in the car back when.

      Too bad Joran…we know all we need to about you. YOU are RESPONSIBLE for her death and disappearance. End of story.

    53. misskatie on December 5th, 2008 5:09 pm

      helooooooooooo brie
      where have you been or maybe it’s where have I been none the less it’s good to see you post and see your name.. I dont get here as often as before but I am keeping up with this case especialy because it’s dear to my heart along with everyone else who wants justice


    54. misskatie on December 5th, 2008 5:11 pm


    55. P. Gangemi on December 5th, 2008 8:23 pm


      “When shit hits the fan…Some guys run and some guys stay”


      I want a whole new team of Dutch/FBI agents to complete this investigation and bring Natalee home! GO GET HER TIM MILLER!

    56. Tracy Pollan to Play Beth Holloway in Lifetime TV Movie, The Natalee Holloway Story … As Aruba Hides Head in the Sand of Cover Up | Scared Monkeys on December 20th, 2008 11:15 am

      [...] Just recently after years of silence Aruba’s Justice Minister Rudy Croes admitted that the Natalee Holloway case was messed up due to nepotism and that police commissioner Jan Van der Stratten obstructed justice in the case of missing Natalee Holloway. Shortly after Natalee’s disappearance in 2005, the Dutch police commissioner was overheard saying “I cannot do this to my friend Paul”.  [...]

    57. bloodhound on February 22nd, 2009 5:58 am


      check out the girls in this photograph, natalee in picture? nobody knows,so far nobody I’ve contacted has responded including fox’s like nobody is soppose to find her,if anybody out there can enlarge and clarify the picture please please do so.these women in this picture are in all likelyhood hostages and men with credit cards are paying the kidnappers money so they can sexually asault the victim and then leave the hostage in the hands of the kiddnapers so others can assault them too.anyway here the place the photogragh can be found just cut and paste in the address bar
      # bloodhound on Your comment is awaiting moderation. February 22nd, 2009 5:46 am

      also here’s another picture which I ‘ve not recieved any feedback on.the girl sure looks like natalee,but could use another opinion,just because see’s smiling in the picture anything and the she probably didn’t know that it was going to be used to sell her on craigslist,evan the ad itself was probably written up by kiddnappers,o.k here’s the address

      SM: Looks nothing like Natalee. Someone must be getting despirate or fearful to be posting BS like the above (klaasend)

    58. Robert Roule on October 1st, 2011 11:02 am

      How many flaws and mistake do these police forces going to make? Look at it now..we’re almost 3 years later and another innocent girl killed in Peru. He’s finally in prison but was it neccesary? Couldn’t he be detained right away that brat. Incompetent facilities letting him go and enjoy his life…what about the families of those victims. I hope they can finally find their rest.

    59. Casper Betak on October 26th, 2011 6:07 am

      This guy is just another mental case that should be locked up forever. A pathological liar and now all of a sudden he admit killing Miss Stephany Flores to get more soft sentence. I really hope he gets what he deserves. They owe this to the loved ones of the family members he killed.

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