Aruba has agreed to send its chief investigator to the United States to answer questions about the case of missing teenager Natalee Holloway.
Vestavia Hills GOP Congressman Spencer Bachus said today that he
requested the meeting to help resolve questions about how the investigation has been handled by authorities on the Dutch Caribbean island.
Bachus' district includes Mountain Brook, home of the missing teenager. The 18-year-old Holloway was last seen on May 30th while on a senior class trip to Aruba, where classmates said she left a bar with three young men from the island.
Numerous searches failed to turn up any trace of Holloway, and the three young men originally taken into police custody were released.
On Tuesday, Governor Riley called for a nationwide travel boycott to Aruba, prompting officials on the island to ask the State Department to help halt a boycott that could damage Aruba's crucial tourist industry.