Aruba Searches for Teen

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The father of a Dutch teen-ager arrested in the disappearance of a young Alabama woman told his son and his two friends that, "when there is no body you don't have a case." That's according to Aruba's attorney general.

Paul van der Sloot, a judge in training in Aruba, gave his 17-year-old son Joran van der Sloot and two Surinamese brothers legal advice the day after 18-year-old Natalee Holloway disappeared.

District Attorney Caren Janssen told MSNBC that the elder van der Sloot had obstructed the investigation by asking a friend of Joran, who had been interrogated by police, what he had told them. Fifty-two-year-old Paul van der Sloot was arrested last week and released Sunday when a judge ruled there wasn't enough evidence to hold him.

Janssen told MSNBC the father was arrested because investigators believed he was also a suspect in the disappearance.

Janssen says that a month after Holloway's May 30 disappearance, investigators have found nothing concrete to suggest she is dead.


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