Police in Aruba have charged two security guards with crimes related to the disappearance of an 18-year-old Alabama student, Natalee Holloway.
Much of the day, police spent at the Allegro Hotel, a hotel under renovation, near the Holiday Inn hotel where Natalee had been staying. The police declined however to state why they were spending so much time at this nearby hotel.
The Aruban Minister of Tourism is also today confirming that a bloody mattress was found in the southwest part of the island in St. Nicholas. All roads in that area of Aruba have been closed as police are continuing to investigate. The mattress will be sent out to undergo tests. CNN will report that Zuart Mangel is the place where this mattress was found and the Aruban Marines are looking in the mangrove swamps in that area of the island.
Prime Minister Nelson Oduber stated that FBI agents have been added to help in the search. Efforts were mainly being concentrated around the coastal areas. Oduber pledged his nation's "full support," and pledged total dedication to finding the missing teen. He would add these remarks, "We are shocked and completely distressed at this turn of events, and will not tolerate any activities that harm our American friends or tarnish Aruba's reputation."
Beth Twitty, Natalee's mother would state, "this is such a mystery." "It is a mystery to Aruba and it is a mystery to the United States." She would remain focused she said, "I want to make sure that Natalee would be as proud of me as I am of her, accomplishing our one goal and that is to find my daughter."
Alan Colmes speaks with Fox correspondent, Rick Leventhal about the arrest of two security guards.