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June 13, 2005

Security Guards Attorney Files for Release

Posted in: General,Natalee Holloway

From the AP:

Lawyers for two security guards detained in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway said Monday they were seeking a court order to free them, and the mother of the missing Alabama teenager said she believed they were in

Beth Holloway Twitty said she felt three other young men in custody know what happened to her daughter, adding that if she did not see results soon, she might start to believe authorities were trying to protect the three, one of whom is the son of a government official.

“All three of those boys know what happened to her,” Holloway Twitty said Sunday night in an interview with The Associated Press in her room at the Holiday Inn, the same hotel where her 18-year-old daughter was staying before she disappeared May 30. “They all know what they did with her that night.”

Holloway Twitty declined to say what she thought the young men had done or whether she thought her daughter was still alive.

A spokesman for Aruba’s government, Ruben Trapenberg, told NBC’s “Today” show Monday that officials could not pressure investigators. “I’m sure they’re doing what they can to solve this case. That’s what we have been assured,” he said.

The teen vanished hours before she was expected at the airport following a five-day trip to the Dutch Caribbean island with 124 classmates and seven chaperones celebrating their graduation from Mountain Brook High School, near Birmingham, Ala. Her U.S. passport and packed bags were found in her hotel roomnocent.

It looks like the Guards may get their release. I have heard from a source on the island that the judge in this matter says he most likely will not be able to get to the matter until Wednesday.

Also from The KCRA Channel, “Mother Says Security Guards are Innocent”

Lawyers are filing motions Monday demanding a court free two security guards whose innocence was declared by the mother of a missing Alabama teenager.

“The prosecution is pretending it has information we don’t have,” said one of the lawyers.

The mother of the missing 18-year-old Alabama girl says she’s seen the former guards and thinks “they are being wrongly held.”

Also Monday, the family said Natalee Holloway’s stepfather plans to organize a new search for the teen who disappeared May 30.

In an interview with the “Today Show” on Monday, Beth Holloway Twitty, mother of the missing girl, said that she is frustrated with the apparent lack of progress in determining the fate of her daughter.

“Well, I don’t know if I can say I’m frustrated with the Aruban government,” said Holloway Twitty. “I think I am frustrated as a mother, as any individual would (be), that I still do not have my daughter, that I still do not feel like I am any further along in finding my daughter than I was on May 30 when my flight landed here. So, I think that is my frustration.”

Holloway Twitty said that a nagging thought in the back of her mind said the Aruban government is protecting the three students. As she put it, it’s up to the Aruban authorities to assure her “that will not be an issue.”

Holloway Twitty said she appreciates all that Aruban authorities have done but added that she won’t be satisfied until they give her back her daughter. She said, “I want her and I want her now.”

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