July 25, 2005
Reward On Natalee Holloway Case Rises To $1 Million As Yet Another Witness Comes Forward (Updated)Topics: Natalee Holloway
A couple of quick interesting updates on Natalee's case:
Fox News reports that as the reward in the case rose to $1 million for Natalee's safe return, Aruban authorities have brought in experts from the Netherlands and sent a prosecutor to consult with the FBI as they seek to solve the disappearance of missing Alabama teen Natalee Holloway.
Riehl World View is also covering the reward for Natalee's safe return.
Reader(HarryTho) writes that just now, according to Fox News, we have a witness who claims he knows where the body of Natalee is buried(we haven't been able to verify this as yet).
Scared Monkeys is featured in Aruba Today on the Natalee Holloway case.
Update: Dan at Riehl World View also posts that Aruba's chief police commissioner, Rolando Bernadina, was in Philadelphia today, and that he says he's frustrated yet determined to crack the case. Also, it appears that the FBI will get to look at the interviews of Joran Van Der Sloot, as well as obtaining access to DNA evidence.
It appears to me that the Aruban authorities are doing a little public image repair, and would have done better to have handed over info and evidence to the FBI back when it might have made more of a difference.
Reader HarryTho writes that Greta on Fox News just interviewed Josie Mansur of the Dairio. He explained the reason why the guy has remained silent. He also divulged an alleged confession by Joran that Deepak Kalpoe raped and killed Natalee on the beach at the Marriott. Please remember that this is Josie talking. Josie claims to have testimony from four interrogators who were present for the confession. Also, Schipper was interviewed. She would not confirm anything but gave some reasons why Aruba people would be reluctant to come forward. The rash of arrest may have spooked them. She did say that Dutch investigators are heading to the FBI Headquarters in Quantico and some are coming to Aruba.
Prior to that, Hannity interviewed Dr. Balden and Jug Twitty and talked of the new witness. Dr. Balden has finally come around to my opinion of Josie and Dairio dogs. (Big Hat Tip to Harry!)
Apparently the new witness is another Josie special. Also - One another tidbit, Laura Allison (Dave Holloway's sister) told Greata on Fox News that Police Chief van der Stratten related to her that he has an eyewitness, relaying information about an encounter between Natalee and someone on the shoreline between the Marriott and the Holiday Inn. This may be a hint that the police are chasing down another suspect whom may have accosted Natalee on her walk back to the Holiday Inn, after leaving Joran.
Riehl World View has "Natalee Holloway: Was She Raped And Murdered By Deepak Kalpoe?" - As first mentioned in How Did Natalee Holloway Leave Carlos and Charlies, RWV has obtained exclusive, credible information as regards events surrounding the Mountain Brook Aruba trip in general, as well as specific events at Carlos and Charlies the night of Natalee Holloway's disappearance.
Diario Editor, Jossy Mansur, tonight on Fox News stated that in earlier testimony suspect Joran Van der Sloot claimed that Deepak Kalpoe raped and murdered Natalee Holloway and buried her body near a fisherman's hut on the beach. Van der Sloot is said to have claimed he had fallen asleep with Natalee on the beach, woke up and then left. He also is reported to have alleged that Deepak Kalpoe then went back, raped and murdered the young girl.
The Political Teen has, "New Witness' Account via Mansur (VIDEO)."
(view video at The Political Teen)
Notes from video: Witness said he was leaving home to go somewhere cooler, because it was hot at where he was.
He waited so long to come forward because of the popularity of the case. The witness has been in contact with Jossy Mansur, basically since the beginning.
Witness said he saw Joran and Natalee on the beach. Natalee fell asleep on the beach, then Deepak came back to the beach with Joran. Witness said "I think Deepak raped the girl and then murdered her".
11PM Update: The Political Teen has video of FOX News Alert with NEW VIDEO of the area of the pond being drained.
The Political Teen updates include - More video footage of what looks like a device that drains water being lowered into the pond.
Beth and Jug appeared on Hannity Colmes to talk about the new developements. Today is Beth and Jug's anniversery.
Beth and Jug on Hannity and Colmes video.
Tim Miller and EquuSearch has returned to Aruba will some new tools. One of the tools is a "ground penatrating radar", which will observe a piece of land and tell you if it has been dug up recently.
Developing, will be updated later as appropriate.
Posted by Hyscience at July 25, 2005 10:32 PM
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