Ramirez tearfully adds that her son has insisted he and his brother are innocent. "We didn't do anything. We will be out from here. Don't cry," he told her. Nadira adds, "Satish, are you sure you guys didn't do anything?" "No, mama. We gave that girl and Joran a lift," said Satish. "They don't even know Natalee. They said she didn't even introduce herself to them." "They don't know anything else about that," adds Ramirez.
Although she has been suffering and unable to eat since her sons' arrest, Ramirez said she remains confident they will be cleared. She described her family as a close and traditional Hindu group and said both sons are "good boys." Satish does not drink, she said, and while Deepak drinks occasionally, neither youth takes drugs.
Deepak Kalpoe's attorney speaks on behalf of his client
In a second major announcement the Holloway family would show their frustration with the local search efforts by hiring the Texas EquuSearch Recovery Team, a group made up of volunteers, that would carry out their own search of the island. Paul Reynolds would tell reporters that the family hopes by hiring their own search team more useful searches will be conducted on the island. Reynolds will add, "they are going to help us search for Natalee in ways we could not before."
A member of Texas EquuSearch said that although the group has a verbal agreement from Aruban Prime Minister Nelson Oduber to bring three dogs in, there have been delays in getting official permits in place. TES as it is called plans to have his group fully operational by Friday June 24, 2005.
Tim Miller, director and founder of Texas EquuSearch, said most of the 24 member search team, including eight divers and a dog, will arrive by Friday night. Three more dogs and their handlers will arrive on Saturday."I feel very, very optimistic that we are going to take Natalee back to Alabama where she belongs," Miller said. Some of the team has already searched the wetlands area and also the northern tip of the island near the lighthouse, combing the beaches with dogs. Side scanning sonar equipment conducted some water searches.