Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Natalee Holloway: Appeal denied

Well, I guess for now this aspect of the case is another disappointment. However, as far as I know, Joran van der Sloot is still in jail.
Article from

Aruba court denies appeal in release of Holloway suspects
Posted 18m
ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) — A judge on Wednesday refused to overrule the
release of two suspects in the 2005 disappearance of American teenager Natalee
Holloway, the prosecutors' office said.
The suspects, Surinamese brothers
Deepak and Satish Kalpoe, were released from jail on Saturday after a judge
ruled the evidence was not strong enough to continue holding them on suspicion
of involvement in Holloway's death.
Prosecutors challenged the decision at a
closed session Tuesday, but were rebuffed by the appeals court, said John Pauly,
communications consultant for Aruba's prosecutors' office.
The Kalpoe
brothers — Deepak is 24, Satish is 21 — were arrested for a third time in the
case on Nov. 21 along with a third suspect, Joran van der Sloot, who remains in
jail pending a hearing Thursday. Prosecutors said the latest arrests were
justified by new evidence.
Holloway, of Mountain Brook, Alabama, was last
seen leaving a bar with the three suspects on May 30, 2005, hours before she was
scheduled to return home with fellow high school classmates celebrating their
graduation on this Caribbean island. She was 18 at the time.
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All three have denied any role in the disappearance.
An attorney for Deepak Kalpoe, Hose Figaroa, said his client "is trying to get his
life back to normal" and hopes that "finally this case will stop haunting him."
No trace of Holloway has been found despite extensive searches and uncertainty hangs over the case.
"Notwithstanding expensive and lengthy investigations on her disappearance and on people who could be involved, the file against the suspect does not contain direct indications that Natalee passed away due to a violent crime," the ruling said.

I also checked the blog about the search (, and currently they have removed the information that they posted until it can be reviewed. They also are keeping the exact search area "classified". I suppose this is probably a good idea--maybe sometimes we are told too much about some cases. (One of the risks of being "high-profile"!)

Anyway, if you know anything about where Natalee might be, please call the FBI tipline at 1-877-628-2533.
Natalee's website:
Another blog about Natalee:

Photo of Natalee from her website.

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