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Published: Friday, 11/23/2007

Holloway Teen's dad to resume search in deep water


ORANJESTAD, Aruba - The father of missing American teenager Natalee Holloway will resume a search for evidence of her remains in waters off Aruba, he said yesterday after police rearrested three suspects in her 2005 disappearance.

While authorities searched the sea to depths of 330 feet, Dave Holloway said he believes his 18-year-old daughter was thrown into deeper waters - a belief based on talks with a police official and a private forensic expert.

Mr. Holloway said a private boat owner is providing divers, sonar equipment, and the ability to map the ocean floor.

"It's like this: We've searched all the land areas ... It's common knowledge on the island that if someone were to dispose of the body, it would be out in the ocean," he said.

Mr. Holloway said he would alert police on the Dutch Caribbean island if anything is found.

Authorities announced Wednesday they had found "new incriminating evidence" and rearrested three men - Dutch student Joran van der Sloot and brothers Satish and Deepak Kalpoe of Suriname - on suspicion of involvement in voluntary manslaughter and causing serious bodily harm that resulted in Ms. Holloway's death.

The Mountain Brook, Ala., teen last was seen leaving a bar with the three men May 30, 2005.

Mr. van der Sloot and the Kalpoe brothers were first detained in June, 2005, but they denied involvement in the woman's death and a judge later released them for lack of evidence.

Mr. van der Sloot, 20, was rearrested in the Netherlands, where he was attending a university. The Kalpoe brothers - Deepak is 24, Satish, 21 - were taken into custody in Aruba.

A Dutch judge cleared the way yesterday for Mr. van der Sloot's transfer to Aruba within days, prosecutor Dop Kruimel said.

The brothers were expected to make an initial appearance in an Aruba court today, when prosecutors were expected to present the new evidence.

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