During Dompig's employment as a LE officer, he never discussed actual evidence.
Man Says 'Something Bad Happened' to Teen
Posted on: Saturday, 11 June 2005, 12:00 CDT
ORANJESTAD, Aruba - One of the young men detained in the disappearance of an Alabama honors student admitted "something bad happened" to the woman after they took her to the beach, a police officer said, while prosecutors said Saturday the investigation was at a crucial point.
But 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. He refused to identify which of the three young men who took Natalee Holloway, 18, to a northern beach the night she went missing made the statement.
CNN's 2:00 pm report on Saturday stated that a senior police officer had told them that one of the three men arrested had confessed to killing Halloway.
Aruba police told Caribbean Net News Saturday that they have been engaged in an unsuccessful island-wide search for Holloway, who had come to the island with 124 other students from the USA to celebrate their graduation from Mountain Brook High School.
Caribbean Net News contacted CNN Headline News in Atlanta who said that they have reporters on the ground in Aruba and were adamant that they are sticking by their story.
"Something bad happened" was never retracted. Maybe Dompig meant that Deepak admitted they never dropped Natalee at the Holiday Inn....Doh.....and we got two security guards we handcuffed and arrested for the TV cameras to see. Joran got a towel to put over his head.