Dutch Reporter: I've Cracked Natalee Case

Aruba prosecutor reopens case of missing Alabama teen
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 1, 2008 5:44 AM CST

(Newser) – Aruba's chief prosecutor has reopened the case of missing American teenager Natalee Holloway after seeing new evidence uncovered by a Dutch journalist, ABC News reports. The high school student vanished in 2005 during a graduation trip with her class. Her body wasn't found and investigators failed to find any evidence against the last three men seen with her. Now, reporter Peter De Vries says he used hidden cameras to find new evidence.

"This information may help considerably in the solution of the mystery of Natalee's disappearance," said the prosecutor. Joran van der Sloot, the young Dutch man who was a prime suspect in Natalee's disappearance, threw a glass of wine in De Vries' face after a recent interview in which the reporter challenged his honesty. A lawyer for Natalee's family said he had little faith in the new evidence, which will be revealed in a Dutch TV show on Sunday.