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Alabama Missing Teen in Aruba Update

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

June 15th 1:57 pm
Police in Aruba are at the home of a 17-year-old Dutch boy who's in custody in connection with the disappearance of 18-year-old Natalee Holloway.

They've cordoned off the home of the boy's family, and they've towed two vehicles from the property. Two officers have been walking through the home, while others guarded the entrance. Officers on the scene aren't commenting.

The Dutch youth was one of the last people seen with the missing Mountain Brook teen-ager. Police said earlier today that the father of the detained 17-year-old is planning to file a suit demanding that he be allowed to see his son.

Yesterday, police came up empty-handed during a search of a beachfront area. They were acting on information from a former security guard -- who said the Dutch youth and two brothers from Surinam may have lied to police about where they took the missing girl.

June 15th 9am
Police say the father of a 17-year-old Dutch youth who last was seen with a missing Alabama teen-ager near an Aruba beach is demanding that he be allowed to see his jailed son.

The move comes the day after Aruban police came up empty-handed after a new search of a swampy beachfront popular with lovers. They were acting on information from a former security guard who said the Dutch boy and two Surinamese brothers may have lied to police about where they took 18-year-old Natalee Holloway of Mountain Brook.

The three were detained for questioning after she disappeared in the early hours of May 30 and were released. They were formally arrested on Thursday.

The Surinamese brothers told police they had gone to a beach where the Dutch boy and Holloway were kissing in the back of their car before they dropped the girl off.

A police spokesman says the father, a high-ranking judicial official, will file a motion demanding to see his son.


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