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July 1, 2005

Reports Of Three Suspects Charged With Murder In Natalee Holloway Case (Updates)

Topics: Natalee Holloway

If this turns out to be true, I'm sure that you join me in being baffled as to why these kids had to kill her. But these reports, like everything else that has had to do with this case, are conflicting and confusing - with different media reporting different circumstances.


(image - Ian at Political Teen via blogsforNatalee)

- BlogsforNatalee
Joran van der Sloot, Deepak Kalpoe, and Satish Kalpoe have been charged with murder for some time, however it was not brought out immediately to "protect" the family of Natalee Holloway.

UPDATE: All three boys have been charged with murder "ALL ALONG". We are not quite sure how long "all along" is, but we're taking it as that the Aruban authorities have known this for some 25 days.

First Mention Of Evidence In Natalee Holloway Case

Reader Island Hopper at Riehl World View comments:

Just reported on FOX there is physical forensic evidence that can be used but they won't say what it is.

What Does van der Straten Know About Natalee Holloway?

h/t to Hasibokus - read more there (via Riehl World View).

In a Dutch interview Aruban Police Superintendent Jan van der Straten told the reporter that he doesn't believe that Natalee is still alive.

With regard to Natalee's status, van der Straaten gave the following statement to a Dutch reporter:


Rep: Any hopes for a positive outcome?

Jan: You always have to be hopeful, but I don't believe anymore that we will find Natalee alive.

Rep: Why not?

Jan: Because I know the details of the investigation and you don't !

Scared Monkeys writes that Fox is reporting that the Aruban authorities said that there was physical evidence. This was said as part of a short update about the prosecutor saying they could prosecute without a body.

SM also has: Netherlands uses F16's in search for Natalee Holloway


THE HAGUE - The Netherlands sends tree F16's to Aruba to assist in the search for the missing American girl Natalee Holloway. The planes leave this weekend. From monday they will use special camera's to search the Island and the ocean around it. The F16's can search at night with infrared camera's.
Justice minister Donner and Kingdom relations minister Pechtold and defense undersecretary Van der Knaap decided that this friday.
  The offer is talked over with Aruban justice minister Croes who asked for dutch help earlier this week.

According to a reader and Netherlands correspondent Gerben, The Dutch JD have used Royal Netherlands Air Force F16 before in searches, mainly for graves, but not on this scale and not on Aruba.

Speculation as to"What happened to Natalee?" from article mentioned at Hasibokus

According to the article, the detectives believe strongly that Natalee was taken to the light house located at the Northern part of Aruba by the 3 young suspects. Once they were there it is believed that these suspects tried to engage in sexual activity with the Natalee, but she most likely refused and tried to fight them off. She was consequently murdered (during the struggle) and her body was then dumped somewhere on the island or in the sea.

AP has:

Three young men detained in the disappearance of an Alabama teenager have been charged with murder since their arrest more than three weeks ago, Aruba's chief prosecutor told The Associated Press on Friday.

The charges were not announced at the time to protect the feelings of the family of 18-year-old Natalee Holloway, said Attorney General Karin Janssen.

However, according to Scared Monkeys,

CNN claims that they have spoken to three individuals who all have unequivocally stated that:

There has been absolutely NO change in status of the three boys arrested

Posted by Hyscience at July 1, 2005 2:49 AM

I think that it's insane that people (her friends) saw her get into the car with 3 guys and didn't think that was strange, or that maybe they shouldn't let her go BY HERSELF!!! Obviously that should have never happened. Where were the chaperones? I think they have a lot to answer for. If it were my kid, I'd be absolutely furious that she was left alone!
I don't think that Natalee is dead. I just think that she's no longer on this side of the world. They took her to a beach. Think about it people. Don't need a passport to take someone to another country by boat.

Posted by: ID at July 22, 2005 12:31 PM

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