Friday 02 December 2022

Holloway suspect makes new confession

Joran van der Sloot, main suspect in the disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway on the Caribbean island of Aruba in May 2005, has made a second confession, the Telegraaf reports on Monday.

The paper says the statement was made in front of tv cameras from German broadcaster RTL and that a second interview is planned for Frankfurt this week.
Van der Sloot’s father died earlier this month and the youth is thought to be in the Netherlands. Last week he attended his father’s funeral.
In the new interview, Van der Sloot apparently says Holloway’s body was hidden in marshes on the island. Earlier, he told an undercover reporter her body was dumped at sea.
A spokesman for the Aruban justice department said new inquiries had been made on the basis of the latest confession but that ‘it soon became clear this statement is a mixture of lies and fantasy’.
If Joran had wanted to tell the truth, he would have named the exact spot, the spokesman said.

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