Aruba Reopens Natalee Holloway Case

Updated 2-2-08 — Joran Van der Sloot was interviewed again on the show Pauw & Witteman yesterday and made the statement that he had nothing to do with Natalee Holloway’s disappearance and that he had lied when he privately told someone he was involved.

“It is true I told someone. Everybody will see it Sunday. This is what he wanted to hear, so I told him what he wanted to hear” adding that he had built up a relationship with the man but had never fully trusted him.

According to his lawyers, the confession was obtained by an Aruban employee of DeVries who was handsomely rewarded for winning Joran’s trust and betraying him , although according to Joran’s statement he never fully trusted him. I guess he’s not choosy about who he spouts lies to, as the past has shown us.

A Dutch Judge should make a ruling today or tomorrow as to whther or not Joran Van der Sloot can be re-arrested.

Updated 9:55 p.m. I have posted several times today but my damned blog won’t rebuild and my host keeps telling me there are no problems. Apparently the fact that the last six entries plus this one that I have edited several times is a figment of my imagination. Anyway, Equivocation Nation is also keeping us updated on the case as well. ABC has apparently purchased the video for an undisclosed, very large amount and Peter Cuomo is flying to the Netherlands to interview Peter DeVries.

Updated 9:45 p.m. The Aruban prosecutor has requested that Joran Van der Sloot be arrested based on new evidence, sources have told CNN. Hans Mos, the chief prosecutor said that he expects an answer from a judge as soon as Saturday or Sunday. If the judge rules that he can be arrested he would be brought back to Aruba for detainment and more questioning.


I mentioned yesterday in my post about Peter R. DeVries that prosecutors in Aruba were looking at the case again and sure enough, they have decided to reopen the case, 33 days later.

In a statement made earlier today the public prosecutor’s office in Aruba said “The recordings made available to the Public Prosecutor have given the Public Prosecutor a reason to reopen the investigation”.

They haven’t made any references to the possibility of arrests but I am sure that will be forthcoming in the next few weeks.

DeVries is supposed to be broadcasting a Secretely taped confession on Sunday by Joran Van der Sloot. It’s not clear exactly what he has has confessed to but obviously since Aruba is reopening the investigation  it will either be her disappearance or murder.


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