Undercover Journalist Befriends van der Sloot For Six Months – Obtains Video Confession
Back in February of 2007, Barbados Free Press wrote Say “Aruba” – Think “Natalee Holloway”. It was our position then, and still remains, that the death of Natalee Holloway will define Aruban tourism for the next decade, if not 20 years.
With the advent of the internet, recent noteworthy incidents will be preserved forever. I have no doubt that 15 years from now a Google search on “tourism Aruba” will bring up the name of Natalee Holloway.
Which is all to say that Barbados should well learn the lessons of the Natalee Holloway case so that our tourism and police officials can get it right when a similar situation happens on Barbados.
If Barbados doesn’t handle incidents involving foreigners with professionalism and compassion, our actions will haunt us forever on the internet.
Van der Sloot Says Holloway Went Into Convulsions
ABC News: Holloway Suspect “I Know What Happened”
In surveillance recordings aired on a Dutch TV special this evening, Joran van der Sloot, a former suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, said the American teen appeared lifeless on an Aruban beach three years ago during a romantic tryst, and “she’ll never be found.”
… Her body, van der Sloot said, had been dumped in the ocean by a friend with a boat.
“We’re on the beach,” he said on the recordings, according to the Dutch TV show. “Suddenly, she wasn’t moving any more.”
Nowhere on the recordings does van der Sloot display any emotion about the young woman he said he disposed of that night on the beach so far from home.
“I didn’t even feel bad about it,” he said at one point. “I didn’t lose a night of sleep over it. I thought, ‘I have to go on.'”…
… Read the full article at ABC News (link here)
… Original Barbados Free Press article: Say “Aruba” – Think “Natalee Holloway”