A look back in time beginning with June of 2005, as Dan Riehl would try and sift through all of the rumors and stories coming out of Aruba, related to the disappearance of Natalee Holloway.
On June 18, 2005 Dan Riehl appeared on FOX News’ Big Story. He would talk about Joran van der Sloot’s involvement in Natalee’s disappearance. Throughout the segment different pictures of Joran were shown and many of them included him with some type of alcoholic beverage. Needless to say it was several months before the drinks with alcohol also were shown being held by the Mt. Brook teens.
This chapter offers for the reader many of Dan Riehl's main posts from Riehl World View, displayed as written in chronological order. Some have withstood the test of time and appear factual. Others have shown to be rumors. Interesting too how many of the rumors even though still unproven are often repeated by some as facts today.
Thousands of people have blogged and posted constantly about this case. I offer Dan's blog as an example of how intense the coverage was and certainly Dan did an excellent job of keeping up with the story. He really tried his best to cover it with dignity and class, and with a sincere attempt to be factual and fair. I found reading it all again, it was quite interesting. Hope you all will too!
Dan Riehl began his writing career while studying journalism in college, and went on to edit his college newspaper prior to graduation. After a short time as a freelance writer and employee of a mid-sized weekly newspaper, he went on to apply his writing skills in business through employment as a marketing and sales manager for a Fortune 100 corporation.
Today he works as the marketing manager for an established technology company and also maintains a popular Internet blog,
Along with writing on politics and topical news, he also follows and reports on significant crime stories with the assistance of a growing community of readers and posters who read and post regularly on his weblog.
Natalee Holloway,was a story that caught Dan Riehl's eye from day one. His coverage would extend from the Mt. Brook teens, Beth & Jug Twitty and even the chaperones. No body was found and Dan kept going day after day. In Aruba Joran van der Sloot, his father Paul van der Sloot and the Kalpoes would be seriously examined. Aruban papers the Diario of Jossy Mansur and also the Amigoe would be used as sources. Even occasionally Dan would look on line to Scrux for news. When the boycott of Aruba was suggested by Dr. Phil Dan Riehl would see outrage as would others. Dan still allows posters to chat about the case even four years later, although Dan himself has moved on to the news of the day.
FBI Searching For Natalee Holloway - Reward Offered
Update: Arrests Made
The family of eighteen year old Natalee Holloway is now offering a reward for her return, though the amount of the reward remains unspecified. The FBI is in Aruba leading the search for the blond honor student and high school senior who failed to show up for the return flight for her high school class on Monday.
Three Aruban men were questioned and released in the disappearance. They have not been labeled suspects and claim to have dropped the teenager off at her hotel early Monday morning.
Witnesses say that she was last seen getting into a car with an Aruban male upon leaving a popular night club late Sunday night. The family has been unable to identify her in hotel security tapes which were provided for review.
It's unclear if foul play was involved, or if something transpired in the early hours of Monday morning causing the teen to opt out of her return flight and drop out of sight.
See index for new and existing updates. Also, additional material available at Scared Monkeys.
Natalee Holloway: Three Men Labeled "Persons Of Interest"
New reports have clarified the identities of the three men last seen with Natalee Holloway and they are now being called "persons of interest" in the case for the first time.
As first reported, with image here, the men were thought to be Arubans and to have claimed to have dropped the Alabama honor student off at her hotel early Monday morning. New reports suggest they claim to have first taken Holloway to a beach before returning her to the hotel.
Additional FBI resources as well as local law enforcement, including the Coast Guard still searching the tiny island and surrounding waters.
Justice Minister Rudy Croes said police questioned and released two Surinamese nationals and a native of the Netherlands who said they dropped Holloway off early Monday at the Holiday Inn where she had been staying, rectifying police reports that the three men had been Aruban students. He said the three men were residents of Aruba.
... police are investigating the story of three men who say they dropped her off at her hotel. A deputy police chief on the Dutch Caribbean island is calling the men their "most important lead." He describes them as "persons of interest." An official close to the investigation says the men told police they had taken the teen to a beach, then to her hotel.
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