New Search in Holloway Case

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The family of a 19-year-old arrested in the case of Natalee Holloway, who went missing last year while visiting Aruba in May 2005, says he had nothing to do with her disappearance.

At Oranjestad, Aruba, the family of Geoffrey van Cromvoirt said in a statement released by his lawyers that he is not friends with any of the people previously detained in the Holloway investigation.

Aruban prosecutors, identifying Cromvoirt only by his initials, said he was suspected of criminal offenses that may be related to the disappearance of Holloway but have not provided details about why he was arrested.

Meanwhile, the public prosecutor's office in Aruba said Wednesday that the coast guard was using sonar and other equipment to check an unspecified area off the Caribbean island in a search for Holloway.


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