Natalee Holloway Two Years Later--What Have We Really Learned?
Unfortunately, it has been over two years since Natalee Holloway vanished after last being seen with Joran van der Sloot and the Kalpoe brothers in Aruba during her high school graduation trip. Within the past 24 months an astounding amount of information has surfaced, yet nothing has happened. No one has been prosecuted. The media fed and continues to feed lies and teasers; Aruba feeds more lies and unseen “fireworks” and "big breaks" in the case.
We learned that Joran came up with approximately 20 different lies about what happened that night with Natalee. We learned that the Kalpoe brothers not only have many lies, but different accounts as to what happened to Natalee. We learned that Joran’s father was involved in Natalee’s disappearance. His involvement may never be known, but we do know that he not only lied, but was complicit in the cover-up and ongoing conspiracy of Natalee’s disappearance. We learned the infamous phrase, “No body, no case”. We learned of Paulus’ “clout” on the island as well as his best friends, business colleagues and dirty connections.
We learned of Steve Croes, the false witness who lied in order to put two innocent security men behind bars. We learned of other witnesses that came forward, yet mysteriously “disappeared”, retracted their statements, or were deported for unknown reasons.
We learned that Natalee was declared dead on June 10, 2005, yet later the statement was retracted. Did she miraculously rise from the dead? Who was the “dead person” they found?
We learned about and watched the “Arubay videos” and the infamous missing video that could blow the case open which a man named Ed Smith claims to have. We learned that the Aruba Visibility Team was at the scene where the footage was taped and “something” was found. Rocks were painted with an unknown substance. Items of importance or possible forensic evidence were found and quickly discarded like used tissue. A picture of a white garbage bag with something eerily human inside surfaced on the internet and in the American papers. A man was photographed carrying a scrap of material matching Natalee’s shirt. A bone was found. We were told things were sent to Holland for forensic testing, yet we heard nothing.
Suspects came and went like a revolving door…yet nothing surfaced. It is Aruba’s longest running “circus festival”…will we ever see a just and fair finale?
We learned that the police investigator Gerold Dompig stated that the three boys were “guilty as hell”. We learned Dompig is related to a well-known local “beach bum drug dealer” and the Kalpoe brothers. Dompig’s son, Michael, who was also known to hang out with “the pimps” told a source that hours before Beth Twitty arrived on the island he saw Joran, Koen Gottenbos and Deepak take Koen’s boat out into the ocean. Dompig ended his career after he went on national television and stated that Natalee likely died of an “overdose”.
We learned that Aruba has suffered greatly because of this tragedy that did not have to escalate. The boycott of Aruba has stymied their economy and their reputation has been forever damaged.
Yet, with all this information and much more that could fill a book (and that book is called Aruba: The Tragic Untold Story of Natalee Holloway and Corruption in Paradise) NOTHING has happened.
We are now waiting on the Dutch to decide Natalee’s fate. Will she receive her due JUSTICE? Will Joran et al walk away scott free? What will come of the Kalpoe’s lawsuit against Dr. Phil and Dave and Beth’s suit against the Kalpoe’s for wrongful death? Will we ever really learn the truth? Will Natalee ever really receive justice?
Two years is a long time to lie…the consequence of continued lying? The INDEFINITE boycott of Aruba and everything Dutch.
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