NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN NATALEE HOLLOWAY CASE

Published on: February 4, 2008
NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN NATALEE HOLLOWAY CASE

Aruban prosecutors could reopen the investigation into Natalee Holloway's disappearance in light of a new videotape in which Joran van der Sloot allegedly confesses.

The video, which aired Sunday on Dutch television, shows Joran, telling a friend — who was secretly filming him — that Natalee was drunk and that she died suddenly on the beach as they were kissing.

On the tape, Joran says he then called a friend who owned a boat to dispose of Holloway's body.

Now Joran claims he was just telling his friend "what he wanted to hear." Joran's lawyer said, "There's no confession, there's no admission of a crime by Joran on any of these tapes."