Friday, July 01, 2005

Three Held in Holloway Disappearance Charged With Murder

According to a report from the Associated Press the three young men arrested in Natalee Holloway's disappearance, Joran Van Der Sloot, Deepak Kalpoe, and his brother Satish, were charged with murder at some unspecified time since their arrests.
ORANJESTAD, Aruba - Three young men detained in the disappearance of an Alabama teenager have been charged with murder since their arrest more than three weeks ago, Aruba's chief prosecutor told The Associated Press on Friday.

The charges were not announced at the time to protect the family of 18-year-old Natalee Holloway, said Attorney General Karin Janssen.

"The three have been charged with the murder of Natalee Holloway from the beginning" of their arrest 10 days after the young woman went missing May 30, she said.
Aruban officials have repeatedly denied that they have evidence that the Alabama teen is dead. It's unclear from this report whether new evidence has surfaced to justify murder charges.