Prosecutors refused to comment on the statement by Deputy Police Commissioner Gerold Dompig, who told The Associated Press that the man who made that admission was leading police to the scene.
Thus, very late on June 10, 2005 Natalee's family will rush to the lighthouse area, fearing the worst. After a police official tells the media they are being lead to the scene of this apparent unfortunate action against Miss Holloway.
It would take awhile for the story to unravel but by the next day it would be shown that this was a false report that none of the three young men in custody had confessed “something bad happened” to Natalee.
For many though the story has stuck and still there are those that believe that one of the suspects, most likely Joran indeed confessed that day and thus Aruban Law Enforcement has been involved in a cover up since early on in this case.
In reality the "something bad happened out there" statement allegedly made on June 10 did not come from one of the suspects but was an informal comment made by Gerold Dompig when he was asked by a reporter what sort of circumstances might possibly justify violating the rules on time limits for interrogating suspects. Very few people yet today truly are clear on these unusual developments of June 10th.
Geraldo would try and explain the "something bad happened," events of the weekend.