Brothers released in Holloway case
5 July 2005, AMSTERDAM — Two Surinamese brothers arrested as part of the investigation into the disappearance of US teenager Natalee Holloway have been released by an Aruban court.
5 July 2005
AMSTERDAM — Two Surinamese brothers arrested as part of the investigation into the disappearance of US teenager Natalee Holloway have been released by an Aruban court.
Lawyer Rudy Oomen said it was unclear if his client Deepak K, 21, and his brother Satish, 17, are still regarded as suspects.
The main suspect in the case, Dutch teen Joran van der S., 17, was remanded in custody for another 60 days.
Prosecutors had asked the court to remand all three in custody for another two months while police continue their search for Holloway.
Oomen suggested that the examining magistrate believed there was too little evidence the brothers were involved in Holloway's disappearance.
The three young men were taken to a beach near the Marriott hotel in Aruba separately on Sunday to see if their accounts could be matched.
Holloway, 18, vanished on 30 May while holidaying on Aruba with friends to celebrate their graduation from high school. Aruba is a Caribbean island of 71,000 people and an autonomous part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
Local police suspect Holloway is dead but her body has not been found despite intensive searches over the last five weeks. Three young men were believed to be the last people seen with Holloway but they denied harming her and claim they left her at her hotel.
The case has generated shock waves in the US and last week the Dutch embassy in Washington issued a statement to reassure Americans everything is being done to resolve the teenager's disappearance.
The Netherlands has also sent three F-16 jets fitted with specialist detection equipment to help in the search on Aruba.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]
Subject: Dutch news + Natalee Holloway