Friday, February 15, 2008

Update on Joran van der Sloot

february 15 2008

It's decided that Joran van der Sloot won't be arrested for a third time in the Natalee Holloway case.

There is no evidence at all to proof that the story Joran van der Sloot told to Patrick van der Eem is true.

Already days before the broadcast Joran van der Sloot made clear in an unexpected TV interview that the story was a lie, and it would be very easy to come to that conclusion.

I've always wondered why Peter R de Vries so easily accepted that Joran van der Sloot would confide in a man who is much older and who appeared so suddenly in his life.
Patrick van der Eem has been paid 25.000 euro/36.5860 USD to trigger a statement from Joran van der Sloot and secretly record it.

The reward for solving the Natalee Holloway case was 1 million USD.
So it would have been well worth the effort.

Well, Peter R. de Vries has had his moments of fame in the USA.

He announced to the world he had solved the case.
He did so without any respect for the family, or other people involved.

He assumed Natalee Holloway is dead.
I'm interested why he didn't link this disapearance with another one:
Amy Bradley disappeared in 1998 after her graduation on a ship.

That case has never been solved either.

I feel sorry for Natalees family and friends that so many people ran away with this tragedy. That so many people showed that they'd rather jump to conclusions than follow an almost universal law: a person isn't guilty unless a court of law has decided he's guilty.

It's interesting to see how people reacted and still do.

I'm amazed how much hatred and negative feelings are thrown around, and how few people take responsibility for their own reactions.

In a way I'm also amazed what I hear about the behaviour of Natalee Holloway. Where were the people who escorted the girls? Why was it accepted that girls of 19 misbehaved in such a way that they drank themselves a delirium?
A lot had been speculated about Natalee having en epileptic seizure.
It's said she wasn't known with epilepsy.
But under normal circumstances her body would have been in balance enough for it not to surface. High alcohol consumption facilitates and even causes epileptic seizures, which can be fatal. Another connection between alcohol and epilepsy are withdrawal seizures which start between 6 and 72 hours after drinking. (Most often between 7 and 8 hours).

In the whole story Peter R. de Vries dished up none of this is taken into consideration.

There are many more versions thinkable that would lead to the disappearance or death of someone who drank that much as the girl did.

All the investigations up till now have only generated a very few facts.

The rest is all in the minds of people who want to give meaning.
That's what people do when they can't understand things.
They give meaning and that enables them to deal with it.

Joran van der Sloot has a psychiatric disorder. I've spoken about this a long time ago.
When we speak about the system failing, I see that the system has failed to have him diagnosed.
But he couldn't be, because he was only the person who stated he saw her last.
There was no real case against him, otherwise they could have forced a psychiatric evaluation to be conducted.
In that case Peter R. de Vries would have used a psychiatric patiƫnt to get world fame.

I'm worried about the effects of his actions, because when Natalee Holloway is still alive, she deserves people looking out for her.

It's clear that people want to believe what they want to believe.

We can only try to learn from that.


  1. There are so many people that have an opinion on whether or not he did it, but you're right. As long as the judge does not pronounce him guilty, he isn't.
    The real shame is that a) this girl is probably dead, b) her family and friends suffer for that and they keep suffering because the media doesn't let go and c) Aruba took/takes a real hit in their reputation.

  2. I live in the South U.S. and just wanted to comment that the reason the media hasn't let go of this story is because it appears her family doesn't want them to.

    They believe if they can keep this in the forefront that someday they will have answers. I pray someday they do.


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