van der Sloot, Kalpoe Bros. Going Dutch

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    Abbey Normal Senior Member

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    SINT NICOLAAS, Aruba - A Dutch youth and two Surinamese brothers suspected in the disappearance of a U.S. teenager were released from jail Saturday, after a judge ruled they could go free but must remain available to police.

    Joran van der Sloot and the brothers, Satish Kalpoe, 18 and Deepak Kalpoe, 21, were released on condition that they remain in Dutch territory and be available to police for questioning.

    Van der Sloot's lawyer, Richie Kock, said that the teenager would soon be going to university in Holland.

    "Joran will be trusted to be on his own in Holland and to do as he pleases," Kock said. "We do not have a parole system."

    Van der Sloot and the brothers were arrested June 9 on suspicion of involvement in Holloway's disappearance. All three have denied any connection to the disappearance.

    Despite Saturday's releases, police insist the investigation into Holloway's widely publicized disappearance will continue.

    "The investigation continues. The case of Natalee Holloway has not concluded with these releases," Adolfo Richardson, the police officer in charge, told The Associated Press on Friday.

    But legal observers in Aruba say the release shows that the government had no case.

    "The prosecution doesn't know what criminal act occurred — acts which might be murder, kidnapping, rape," said attorney Arlene Skipper, a legal observer of the case. "It is still a missing person case ... The prosecution has a strong suspicion of foul play but no proof of it ... If they had solid proof, they could close the case."


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