Alabama Missing Girl In Aruba

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Three young men who acknowledged partying with an 18-year-old Alabama teen before she went missing last week told police that a man dressed in a security uniform approached her as they dropped her off at her hotel.

The Associated Press obtained the information today (Thursday) from an anonymous source.

The men were arrested this morning in connection with the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, who they said they last saw in
front of the Holiday Inn shortly before 2 a.m. on May 30th.

Two of the suspects, identified as Surinamese brothers Satish and Deepak Kaploe, told police Natalee had been drinking and fell down as she got out of the car in front of the hotel.

The source said when the third suspect, Dutch citizen Joran Andreas Petrus Van Der Sloot, tried to help her, she refused, saying, -- quote -- "I can stand on my own."

The Surinamese brothers told police, a black man dressed in a black security uniform and carrying a Walkie-Talkie went up to Natalee, seemingly to offer his assistance. The suspects then drove off and did not see Natalie again.
06/09/05


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