A Dutch investigative reporter, Peter d Vries, has caught Joran van der Sloot confessing, not to the murder of Natalee Holloway, but to dumping her body into the ocean after she died and covering up the death. The video tape is very chilling in the nonchalant way Van der Sloot described what happened.
Van der Sloot describes, in a tone as if he were describing going to the store, how Holloway went into some kind of seizure while in the midst of a “romantic tryst” on the beach in Aruba. He describes how he tried to revive her and then, having failed to do so, called a friend to take Holloway’s body out to the middle of the ocean to dispose of.
So calm is van der Sloot is about the incident that when the suggestion from Patrick van der Eem, the man he was talking to, arises that Holloway might not have been dead but rather in some kind of coma, he displays no shock or emotion at all.
“‘Yeah, I wasn’t sure about that, but it really startled me to death,’ van der Sloot admitted.
“‘But she could also have been in a coma,’ van der Eem said.
“‘That’s possible too huh,’ van der Sloot answered. ‘That’s very possible.'”
Van der Sloot them describes how he built his alibi, trying to leave credence to the claim that he left Holloway alive on the beach.
What emerges is the portrait of a monster, of a young man who is so self-absorbed that he cares nothing at all for any other human being, even a beautiful girl that he was having sex with.
“‘Did you try CPR on her?’ asked van der Eem.
“‘Of course, I tried everything,’ van der Sloot said. ‘I tried to shake her. I was shaking the bitch. I was like, ‘What is wrong with you man?’ I almost wanted to cry. Why does this s*** have to happen to me?'”
No consideration, the reader will notice, what was happening to Natalee Holloway. Indeed, van der Sloot expects some kind of monetary compensation from the government of Aruba for all of the times he was incarcerated for suspicion of causing Holloway’s death.
The parts of the interview that have been released have some unanswered questions. In the ordinary course of events, a normally healthy, teenage girl does not go into a seizure. The description van der Sloot gives of what happened on the beach that night, three years ago, is consistent with the theory that van der Sloot gave Holloway a date rape drug. The fact that van der Sloot’s first thought was to get kid of Holloway’s body and not call a hospital is also consistent with someone afraid of what a tox screen might find.
What happens next is hard to predict. It is apparent that the Aruban and Dutch authorities have van der Sloot on some kind of charge, perhaps of not rending aid, failure to report a crime, or misappropriation of a human corpse. However, without a body or a confession, the charge of murder or manslaughter would be hard to prove.
Van der Sloot may well skate, at least for a while. He could go through the next few years like O.J. Simpson, someone who is technically “innocent” of causing the death of another human being, but whom the entire world believes to be a creep and a killer. But like O.J., he will very likely make another mistake. Someone so sociopathic, as suggested in the video interview, is going to slip up again. It’s sincerely hoped that no one else has to die as a result.The full interview is slated to be broadcast in the United States on ABC’s 20/20.
Source: Holloway Suspect: “I Know What Happened”, ABCNews.Com