SECRET police files in the Natalee Holloway investigation have surfaced on the 15th anniversary of her disappearance in Aruba — and suggest how Joran van der Sloot and two pals cheated justice with the help of corrupt lawmen on the Caribbean island! According to the police documents, Joran’s pals fingered the slick skirtchaser in 18-year-old Natalee’s disappearance. What’s more, bumbling cops botched the case by pursuing a bogus alibi early in their investigation. “I think the local police just want this whole story to go away,” said T.J. Ward, a private investigator who still works with Natalee’s father to solve the crime. “They just dropped the ball from the start!”
The bubbly blond Alabama teenager was on a high school graduation trip to the exotic getaway when she met up with then-17year-old Joran in a local hot spot, Carlos ’n Charlie’s. Natalee was last seen leaving the club around 1:30 a.m. on May 30, 2005, with Joran and his two buddies, brothers Satish and Deepak Kalpoe, then 18 and 21.
Her classmates from Mountain Brook High School, near Birmingham, reported Natalee missing the next morning when she failed to show up for their return flight home.
In the book “The Holloway Files,” authors Wim van de Pol and Vincent Verweij said both brothers identified Joran as the culprit behind Natalee’s disappearance while being interrogated just days later, on June 11.
“I think he raped her and is afraid to explain that now,” Deepak told investigators, according to the authors, who had access to Aruba police’s non-public dossiers on the case.
When Satish was interrogated that same day, he claimed Joran confessed to Deepak during a cellphone conversation shortly after Natalee went missing, according to the bombshell documents. “Joran had told [Deepak] that he had taken off his shoes and that he had gone in the water with the girl [Natalee],” Satish told police. “Joran told my brother that he then came out of the water with the girl and that the girl had fallen asleep on the beach. Joran told my brother that he was going to wake the girl, but the girl did not wake up.” Satish added: “Joran must say where the girl is because he was the last to be with the girl.”
Van de Pol and Verweij said the police documents they obtained contain a battery of detailed statements from dozens of witnesses and suspects involved in the case — and spell out the investigators’ boneheaded decision to fall hook, line and sinker for Joran’s initial alibi! Joran and his friends first told police they drove a falling-down drunk Natalee back to her hotel, where they saw a “dark-skinned security guard who was dressed in black” assisting her, according to statements they gave on May 31.
Those statements led police on a time-consuming wildgoose chase, rounding up and questioning several hotel security guards — who were mostly foreign born.
One guard, Grenada native Antonius Mickey John, accused cops of profiling foreigners, saying: “My question is why only we were arrested. I don’t understand.” Natalee’s family have long complained corrupt island officials botched the investigation, and some sources believe Joran’s now-dead father, Paul, used his connections as a judge-in-training to protect his son. In his book, “Aruba: The Tragic Untold Story of Natalee Holloway and Corruption in Paradise,” Natalee’s father, David Holloway, charges authorities mishandled the case to protect the island’s tourism industry.
In May 2010, Natalee’s mom, Beth, paid Joran a $25,000 advance in exchange for any proof of her daughter’s fate — but the payment was actually part of an FBI sting that led to extortion charges against him. During the videotaped sting operation, the conniving creep claimed he pushed Natalee down, she struck her head and died. Joran fled Aruba with the cash and resurfaced in Peru, where he killed 21-year-old Stephany Flores in a drug-fueled frenzy. The creep admitted he caught Stephany using his computer and thought she was searching for information about Natalee!
“I convinced myself she was part of the FBI,” said the bloodthirsty monster, now serving 28 years in Peru’s most notorious prison for Stephany’s murder.