Twitty: "Family Devastated"

By: ABC News
By: ABC News

The mother of missing American teenager Natalee Holloway is upset over the release of suspect Paul Van Der Sloot.

Beth Holloway Twitty also said she believes Van Der Sloot is keeping information on her daughter's disappearance.

Van Der Sloot was released Sunday after a judge found there was not sufficient cause to hold him.

"Sunday we were devastated. That was a huge blow to us. We felt like we had worked so hard and we acted so quickly and we were here as early as 11:00 p.m. on May 30 and we knew that night, the early morning hours of May 31, that the father had, we don't know how he was involved. We don't know any of those details. We knew that he had some information," said Beth Twitty, Natalee's mother.

Twitty says since Van Der Sloot's release, assurances by officials in Aruba seem to carry less weight.

Natalee has now been missing for almost five weeks. She disappeared while on a senior trip with others from her graduating class at Mountain Brook, Ala., high school..

Her father, Dave Holloway, is an insurance agent in Meridian.

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