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Aruba Missing Teen

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Police and a volunteer group from Texas searched a landfill today in hopes of finding clues about what happened to missing Alabama teen Natalee Holloway.

Search crews used a tractor, a bulldozer and infrared equipment at the landfall on the southern part of the island.

An Aruba police spokesman declined to say what prompted the search or give any further details.

Reporters were not allowed past the gates of the landfill, which is on the opposite side of the island from where Holloway disappeared May 30th.

Meanwhile, work is nearly complete on draining a pond near the Marriott Hotel, where an eyewitness claimed he saw three young men, including a Dutch youth who has been detained in the case, the night Holloway disappeared.

A judge is also expected to rule on a motion by the defense to prevent Aruban investigators from sharing information with the FBI, which has been acting in an advisory role in the case.

The FBI tested strands of blond hair found on July 17th and concluded they did not come from the missing teenager.

No one has been charged in the case.


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