Mos said he and the Holloway family feel pursuing a minor charge "doesn't serve a purpose."
A person convicted of making a body disappear, for example, would serve only six months in prison, he said.
The search for Holloway spanned more than two years and involved hundreds of volunteers, Aruban soldiers, FBI agents and even Dutch F-16 jets laden with search equipment.
"We have a strong conviction that something happened that night, and that it was a very serious thing," Mos said. "The question is whether we are able to prove it."
He said he does not anticipate ever finding Holloway's remains.
"It's very hard to try a case without a body," he said. "It's not impossible, but you need substantial evidence that somebody was killed."
Doesn't serve a purpose? Only 6 months for disappearing a body, potentially a live one at that? So Beth couldn't get Joran put away for 25 years so the hell with it all together. That's weak. Thoughts on this?