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Alabama Missing Teen in Aruba

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

June 16 10:45 a.m.
Aruba's attorney general won't say what, if anything, investigators found in a search of the home of a Dutch official whose son is jailed in the Natalee Holloway case.

The son is one of three young men in custody who say they were with the Alabama 18-year-old before she vanished May 30.

The attorney general was asked why investigators waited more than two weeks to search the house. She says officials had to, "build up an investigation" first

Officers carried two garbage bags filled with items out of the house. They also towed away two vehicles.

Police made a helicopter flight over the island before dawn today. A statement last night said the helicopter would conduct "technical investigations."

A judge is due to rule Thursday on the Dutch man's request to see his son, and defense lawyers' requests to see evidence against the three.

June 16 8:55 a.m.
Police in Aruba conducted more searches today seeking clues into the disappearance of an Alabama teen.

The renewed quest comes a day after authorities conducted a late-night helicopter flyover of the Dutch Caribbean island and seized items from the home of a Dutch teen who was with Natalee Holloway the day she went missing. The 18-year-old from Mountain Brook vanished on May 30.

A judge is expected to rule Thursday on a petition from a high ranking judicial official who wants to see his 17-year-old son, Joran van der Sloot, he remains in jail along with two other young men.

Lawyers for the three suspects have also filed legal motions asking to see the evidence against their clients.

Numerous searches by authorities, volunteer islanders and tourists have led nowhere. No one has been charged in the case.
06/16/05


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