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June 07, 2005

Massive search for missing Alabama teen stopped

Posted in: Natalee Holloway

*** Breaking News ***

According to CNN,

Massive search for missing Alabama teen stopped
(No further reason given at this point as to why.)

According to CNN, Aruba suspects trolled island hotels.

ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) — Two men charged in the disappearance of a U.S. teenager who went missing in Aruba more than a week ago were known to police for trolling area hotels to pick up women, and at least one had a previous brush with the law, a police officer said Tuesday.

The two suspects had lost their jobs as security guards at a hotel about two blocks from the Holiday Inn where 18-year-old Natalee Holloway was staying in the Dutch Caribbean island. They weren’t fired but their work contracts had expired, a police officer told The Associated Press.

The officer who spoke on condition of anonymity said several islanders told police that the two men who had been detained were seen hanging out frequently at different hotels trying to pick up female tourists in a friendly manner. No complaints had been filed against the men.

One of the suspects had a brush with the law, but it was not a violent or sexual offense, the officer said.

UPDATE: 3:00pm EDT – I have searched everywhere for confirmation on the search being called off reported by CNN and I can find nothing. AP, Reuters, Aruban news and even CNN has not confirmed this. CNN TV has not even reported such events. I am a bit suspect.

If any Aruban readers know please let us now by comment or email.

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