The search for the body of missing US teenager Natalee Holloway in the sea around Aruba has been called off, according to media reports on Monday.
Dutch student Joran van der Sloot last month confessed to being with Holloway when she died on an Aruban beach in 2005 and asking a friend to dispose of her body at sea in a controversial secret recording which was shown on tv.
Search ship the Persistence left the area at the weekend for its home port of Louisiana when money from American donors ran out, according to press reports. The search is reported to have cost several million dollars.
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