SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Aruban prosecutors say their
investigation into the 2005 disappearance of Alabama teenager
Natalee Holloway is nearing the end.

They're appealing for anyone with information to come forward.

Chief Prosecutor Hans Mos said his office still needs "at least
another few months" to investigate statements made by the only
remaining suspect, Joran van der Sloot.

The statements were made during a hidden-camera interview which was broadcast on Dutch television last year.

Holloway, from Mountain Brook, was last seen in May 2005 leaving
a bar in the Aruban capital Oranjestad with Van der Sloot on the
final night of a high school graduation trip to the island.

She was 18 at the time.

No trace of Holloway has ever been found despite extensive
searches involving hundreds of volunteers, Aruban soldiers, FBI
agents and even Dutch F-16 jets with special equipment.

Aruban investigators reopened the case last year based on the
hidden-camera recordings made by Dutch television crime reporter Peter R. de Vries.

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