New search is ordered in Holloway case

23rd March 2006, Comments 0 comments

23 March 2006, AMSTERDAM — Police are to begin a new search for missing US teenager Natalee Holloway on the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba.

23 March 2006

AMSTERDAM — Police are to begin a new search for missing US teenager Natalee Holloway on the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba.

Deputy police chief Gerald Dompig told CBS in an interview to be broadcast at the weekend that a new witness has come forward with credible information about where Holloway's body is buried.

Dompig told CBS the information is "too specific to just be a story that was just made up by someone". It has prompted investigators to organise a search in sand dunes along the northern tip of the island. Police searched this area last year but found nothing.

It is now believed that someone took steps to carefully hide Holloway's body and may have buried her twice, the deputy police chief said.

The Aruban authorities declined to comment on the report of Dompig's remarks.

Holloway, 18, disappeared last May on the last day of a holiday with friends from Alabama to celebrate their graduation from school. 

Dutch teenager Joran van der Sloot was the main suspect in the case as he was believed to be the last person seen with Holloway. He was eventually released without charge.
Holloway's parents have launched a civil action in New York against the 18-year-old youth and his parents.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

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