3 arrested in U.S. teen's disappearance
ORANJESTAD, Aruba -- Three men suspected in the 2005 disappearance of an American teenager vacationing in Aruba are back in custody, it was announced Wednesday.
Prosecutors said brothers Deepak and Satish Kalpoe were arrested in Aruba, while Joran Van der Sloot was arrested in the Netherlands at the request of Aruban officials, CNN reported. The trio are charged with "involvement in the voluntary manslaughter of Natalee Holloway or causing serious bodily harm to Natalee Holloway, resulting in her death," prosecutors said in a statement.
The 18-year-old Alabama woman was last seen leaving Carlos n' Charlie's, a nightclub in Oranjestad, Aruba, about 1:30 a.m., May 30, 2005. Van der Sloot, now 20, and the Kalpoes, now ages 24 and 21, were the last known people seen with Holloway, CNN reported. They were arrested in 2005 but later released for insufficient evidence.
The Kalpoe brothers are to appear before a judge Friday for a preliminary arrest hearing. Aruba is seeking to have Van der Sloot extradited from the Netherlands, where he is attending school.
Holloway had been in Aruba with about 100 classmates celebrating their graduation from Mountain Brook High School in suburban Birmingham, Ala.
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