Friday, November 23, 2007

Natalee Holloway: Kalpoe brothers hearing results; father will lead new search

There is also a hint about what the "new evidence" might be, but anonymous sources might not necessarily be trustworthy.

Detention Ordered for Holloway Suspects
By MARGARET WEVER – 58 minutes ago
ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) — A judge Friday ordered an extended detention of two
brothers held in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway after reviewing new
evidence in the case of the missing teenager.
Surinamese brothers Satish and
Deepak Kalpoe will be detained in separate jails for at least another eight days
while prosecutors continue to pursue the investigation. The brothers have been
held since Wednesday on suspicion of involvement in Holloway's death.
A third
suspect, Joran van der Sloot, was expected to arrive in Aruba on Friday, a day
after a judge in the Netherlands approved his arrest and transfer, the
prosecutor's office said.
Van der Sloot will appear before a judge on Monday,
Aruba's chief prosecutor Hans Mos told the Associated Press Friday.
All three
men were previously held as suspects in the case but released for lack of
Holloway, of Mountain Brook, Ala., was last seen leaving a bar with
the three on May 30, 2005, hours before she was scheduled to board a plane home
with high school classmates celebrating their graduation on the Dutch Caribbean
island. She was 18 at the time.
A search by hundreds of volunteers, soldiers,
police and FBI agents — even Dutch air force planes — turned up no trace of her.
Her father, Dave Holloway, told The Associated Press on Thursday that he plans
to launch a new effort to find her remains off the island's coast, using private
Prosecutors said Wednesday that they had ordered the three men
re-arrested and disclosed that it had new evidence, although officials declined
to provide any details.
Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, citing anonymous
detectives in Aruba, reported Friday that the new evidence is derived from phone
taps of conversations between Van der Sloot and the Kalpoes from earlier this
year in which they contradict their earlier statements to police.
David Kock, who represents the Kalpoe brothers, told an Aruba radio station
Thursday that the arrests were "an action of despair."
"There was no reason
for their arrest now," Kock said. "We will take all kinds of measures to give
our clients their freedom as soon as possible."

Alternative possibilities about the new evidence (excerpted from New York Daily News article from yesterday):
T.J. Ward Jr., a private investigator hired by the Holloway family, said the
break could have something to do with information he passed along to police in
Aruba and the FBI in Barbados two months ago.
Ward claimed on Fox News last
night that informants told him van der Sloot's father, Paulus, a judge in the
Netherlands, paid for a boat to have Holloway's body removed from the island.
"I told them, and I believed all along, that Paulus van der Sloot had
indirect or direct knowledge of the removal of Natalee Holloway's body or what
transpired with her to be removed from that island," Ward said.
Ward said
authorities assured him they would investigate his information.
Joran van
der Sloot's lawyer, New Yorker Joe Tacopina, said he was not aware of any new
"It's frustrating that we're going through this again," Tacopina
said. "If there's new evidence and it's persuasive evidence, then we'll see what
it is."
Tacopina said it was his understanding that there might be new
evidence implicating only the Kalpoes.

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