Home Searched in Aruba

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

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Police in Aruba searched the home of a 17-year-old Dutch boy who's in custody in connection with the disappearance of 18-year-old Natalee Holloway. They've cordoned off the home of the boy's family, and they've towed two vehicles from the property.

Two officers walked through the home, while others guarded the entrance. Officers on the scene did not comment.

The Dutch youth was one of the last people seen with the missing Mississippi native. Police said earlier that the father of the detained 17-year-old is planning to file a suit demanding that he be allowed to see his son.

Police came up empty-handed during a Tuesday search of a beachfront area. They were acting on information from a former security guard, who said the Dutch youth and two brothers from Surinam may have lied to police about where they took the missing girl.

Locally, "Pray for Natalee and her Family" signs in support of the missing teen have popped up at various places in the Meridian area. They were placed by a personal friend of the Holloway family who used to work with the missing teen's father, Dave Holloway of Meridian, at his insurance office.

Natalee's family says faith remains strong and they will not leave Aruba without their daughter.

Aisha Greer contributed to this report.

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