I have not had the time this week to really devote to checking out the updates on the case until recently, nor did I get the chance to search and see the video that was on Dutch television Sunday night.
According to authorities in Aruba, the secretly-taped video could be admitted in court in the case however.
According to the tape Joran van der Sloot said that he “didn’t lose a minute of sleep” knowing that Natalee Holloway’s body had been dumped out in the sea.
Van Der Sloot admits to being with Holloway the night of her disappearance, having sex with her, and when she died, most likely from a combination of the drugs and alcohol she had used, called a friend who took her out in his boat and “threw her out, like and old rag”
According to Van Der Sloot’s attorney the friend that Van der Sloot named in the video wasn’t even in Aruba in 2005 and has never owned a boat and there are a couple of other issues as well that don’t fit, including the fact that the coast guard had checked the phone in 2005 that according to his story he used to call the friend. There was no such call made from the pay phone on that night.
Aruban investigators are saying that there is more evidence against Joran van der Sloot than what was revealed in the hidden camera interview. They have also searched two places in Holland on Monday where Van der Sloot has lived, removing some evidence. They will not specify what that evidence is but supposedly they knew exactly what they were looking for.
Sprocket brings up an interesting point and now that I have seen that I will have to go back through some of the old reports. Anyway, it was mentioned over at Trials and Tribulations about the fact that early in the investigation Aruban investigators asked Holloway’s parents several times if Natalee had ever had any seizures. Kind of funny considering that’s exactly what Joran describes on the tape…
Anyway, about the guy named that owned/doesn’t own a boat. Remember party boat DJ Steve Croes? Supposedly THAT’S who Joran called that night and then the two of them took Natalee out and dumped her body. I have also read in several places that Lorenzo van Rijn, a known underworld figure and drug dealer in Aruba is probably the person that Joran called that night. It’s not the first time I have seen that either. Missing in Aruba is a site that hasn’t been updated since the fall of 2005 and I think that may be the first place I saw mention of Lorenzo, who very well may be Joran’s half-brother.
I found the taped confession from Joran over at Youtube. Of course unless you speak Dutch it’s pretty much useless.. I am just now sitting down to watch…
Now if I could just pick out more than a couple of words…