New Developments in Old Case

Three Previous Suspects Re-arrested

Prosecutor Cites New Evidence

Undisclosed new evidence in the Natalee Holloway case has lead to the re-arrest of the three original suspects in the disappearance of the Alabama teenager.

ORANJESTAD, Aruba – Three young men previously detained as suspects in the 2005 disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway were re-arrested Wednesday, the Aruban public prosecutor’s office said, citing new evidence in the case.

Joran van der Sloot of the Netherlands and two Surinamese brothers, Satish and Deepak Kalpoe, were arrested on suspicion of involvement in voluntary manslaughter and causing serious bodily harm that resulted in the death of Holloway, the prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

Natalee disappeared on the island of Aruba back in May of 2005. A native of Mountain Brook, Alabama, Natalie was on a trip with high school classmates celebrating their graduation.

She was last seen leaving a bar with the three men a few hours before her plane was scheduled to leave.

No one has admitted to seeing her since then.

The case created a media sensation, both in America, Europe and in Aruba itself last spring, partly because of statements from Natalee Holloway’s mother, Beth Holloway Twitty, who accused the Aruban authorities of letting guilty people go free.

This sparked protests at the time on the small island, which is a vacation destination.

“A latent but growing resentment here became evident for the first time when more than 200 people, some wrapped in Aruban flags, said they were incensed by statements made by the mother of a missing American teen.Those assembled outside the colonial courthouse in this Caribbean capital Tuesday night said they fear their tiny island nation is falsely being portrayed as not doing enough to find Natalee Holloway, the Alabama girl who vanished May 30 on a graduation trip with her high school class.”

Authorities have stepped up their investigation in the last three months, which culminated in today’s re-arrests.

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Natalee Holloway Case: New Evidence Leads to Re-Arrests


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