ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) - The father of disappeared Mountain Brook teenager Natalee Holloway says he and a team of experts will search for his daughter's body in waters off Aruba following the recent re-arrest of three suspects in the case.
Dave Holloway told The Associated Press that he believes his daughter's body was thrown into the ocean in deeper waters than those already searched. He says he based that belief on conversations with a police official and a private forensic expert.
Holloway says a private boat owner is providing divers, sonar equipment and the ability to map the ocean floor.
Authorities never searched in waters deeper than 330 feet, so Holloway says the family will do so now that it has the capability, equipment and expertise. Holloway says the police would be alerted
if anything is found.
On Wednesday, authorities announced that they had re-arrested Dutch student Joran van der Sloot and two Surinamese brothers, Satish and Deepak Kalpoe, on suspicion of involvement in Holloway's disappearance in May 2005.
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