Aruba: No new search for Natalee Holloway
The Public Prosecutor in Aruba will not search underneath the Mariott Hotel for Natalee Holloway's remains, chief officer of Justice Eric Olthof told Dutch newspaper AD. According to him, investigation has shown that the information from Jurrien de Jong, a self proclaimed eyewitness, can not be correct.
De Jong claims to have seen Joran van der Sloot hide Holloway's body under a crawl space of the Marriott Aruba Surf Club on May 30th, 2005. That part of the hotel was under construction at the time.
But according to the Public Prosecutor, this can not be true. "I have contacted the management of the Mariott Hotel in the US. They told me what the actual situation of the construction site was on May 30th, 2005. This is different from what Mr. De Jong said." Olthof told the newspaper. On May 30th 2005, the foundation of the building De Jong describes had not been laid yet. There was also nothing in the area that could match his description. "We conclude that he could not have seen what he has stated." Olthof said.
Last week Joran van der Sloot, the prime suspect in Holloway's disappearance, also disregarded De Jong's statement. “Joran says everything that man says is a lie”, his lawyer, Maximo Altez, told Fox News. “This is nothing new and all this man wants is money.”