Missing Teen-Boycott

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Alabama's governor wants governors across the country to back a boycott of Aruba.

Bob Riley blames the Aruban government for what he calls "missteps, miscommunication and inconsistencies" in the Natalee Holloway investigation.

The 18-year-old from suburban Birmingham vanished during a high school graduation trip to the island in May. Three young men from Aruba who were seen leaving a bar with Holloway were taken into custody but later released.

Riley's letter to other governors says Aruban authorities are no longer communicating with Holloway's family. The family initially praised Aruban officials but now alleges the investigation has been plagued by incompetence and conflicts of interest.

The State Department is not supporting the boycott.

11/24/05


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