Teen held over US woman's disappearance
10 June 2005, AMSTERDAM — A 17-year-old Dutch male was arrested in Oranjestad in Aruba on Thursday on suspicion he was involved in the disappearance of an 18-year-old US student.
10 June 2005
AMSTERDAM — A 17-year-old Dutch male was arrested in Oranjestad in Aruba on Thursday on suspicion he was involved in the disappearance of an 18-year-old US student.
The suspect is the son of a Dutch judge who has worked on Aruba for many years. Two Surinamese brothers, aged 18 and 20, have also been arrested.
The three males were previously questioned as witnesses because they were the last ones to have seen the missing woman, Natalee Holloway. Police now consider them suspects.
Holloway disappeared 10 days ago at the end of a school trip she took with 120 other students.
The three suspects said they took Natalee to her hotel on 29 May after a night of partying. But the student never arrived at the airport the next day for the flight home.
Two other men, aged 28 and 30, were arrested on 5 June and are still being held on remand. The men were employed as security guards at a hotel near the Holiday Inn, where Holloway was staying.
Prosecution officials no longer hold out any hope Holloway is still alive.
Besides local authorities, Dutch marines, FBI agents and hundreds of civilians, public servants and tourists are searching for the missing student.
Aruba is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and is known as a safe island in the Caribbean. The last tourist to have been killed on the island was murdered in 1996.
[Copyright Expatica News 2005]
Subject: Dutch news