April 17, 2006

AFTERNOON UPDATE ON GEOFFREY VAN CROMVOIRT



Hat Tip to CM!


  • Dave and John Q. Kelly appeared on Today show. Kelly stated Cromvoirt isn’t likely to be a primary suspect, but someone who knows others in common with the three suspects - namely Joran. Kelly sees this as a “stepping stone” and not a “casebreaker” post conversation with Janssen, but even though Joe Tacopina states Joran does not know this Geoffrey van Cromvoirt they DO have mutual friends.




  • FOX just had a telephone interview with Dave who explained what the family was told about the new arrest. He stated that Geoffrey Van Cromvoirt was arrested for informational purposes and that the family should not get their hopes up too high. He also stated that the phone call they had scheduled with Aruba last night did not happen due to problems with the phone system but that it is rescheduled for today. He says that there will be more information available today.

  • Jossy ON Fox: Dompig’s son and Geoffrey van Cromvoirt worked together. Neither boy made it long on the visibility team. Jossy also said that there would be a press conference in regards to this new arrest tomorrow or the next day.


Katie & Dave--The Today show


Dave Holloway:

This is a very new name, hasn’t even been in the radar screen, maybe break in case, maybe it’s that card that will bring the whole deck down, we just don’t know at this time.


Katie:

Mr. Holloway, have you ever heard of this young man’s name prior to hearing about the arrest?


Dave Holloway:

Prior to the arrest, we have not heard of his name.



Katie:

Beth & Dave have been critical of Aruba authorities; do you feel with this arrest, the investigation is back on track somehow?



Dave Holloway:

Change of command a week or so ago, not all police bad, all it take is one or 2 to derail an investigation, maybe we are on the right track now.



Katie:

Were you able to talk to your ex-wife about this latest development? What is her reaction?



Dave Holloway:


I spoke with her Sat. evening after the arrest, we don’t want to get our hopes up too high, been on roller coaster ride, been disappointed a number of times, lot of new developments will occur later on today, some info. will probably come out as to his input, what his actions are in this case.



Katie & John Q. Kelly--The Today show


Katie:

Johh, can you tell us will more information become available? I know you talked to Aruba authorities...what did they tell you about this individual?



John:

First got the call from Karin Janssen, what she indicated was, it’s basically a 19 yr. old young Aruba man, picked up, interrogated 5 hours on Saturday...temper expectations, message was picked up more for info, that he had, then his direct involvement.


Katie:

So is this someone perhaps someone who has perhaps information about Joran?



John:

Well there is a relationship there, people in common, common friends; this person picked up has information on one or more individuals related to the other 3 suspects.



Katie:

So in your view, that stepping stone that will lead to other indictments?



John:

I was told it is not a case breaker, not a primary suspect, one-step in the process, developments next couple of days.



Katie:

What impact did the reenactment have on this development? (not exact words)



John:

I actually asked Karen Janssen, about that and she said it was a combination of factors that this may have played a role...but it was a combination of other techniques, etc.



Katie:

Yesterday one of Joran's attorneys in Aruba, said that Geoffrey von Cromvoirt did not know Joran. Given what you know, do you believe that he actually might...in other words Geoffrey von Cromvoirt's disavowing, doesn’t even know this guy Joran?



John:

Fits in with what Karen Janssen said, the person picked was up and has information relevant to others involved in Natalee's disappearance. Whether Joran knows Geoffrey von Cromvoirt or not, the question is, whether this individual has information relating to Joran and the others.



Katie:

This info should surface today.



John:

I don’t know if it will be made public or not. I will be talking to Miss Janssen, later on. There is going to be an issue on how long they can hold this individual, without charging him with a crime.



Katie:

Dave said he doesn’t want to get his hopes up, do you think will be a significant break in the case?



John:

Too early to tell...we will see what develops.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

GVC may be the guy who sold Joe T. the 3am Natalee Holiday Inn tape. So Joe T. might know GVC, so does Joran. ALE said Joran and GVC communicated about the reward money and book deals Joran going to publish.

Sue said...

Well if they try and pin on the kid .. then who helped him??
I say he helped joran and gang or saw them

Richard said...

I certainly hope that GVC will be questioned on any ties to the "Pimps" gang that came up in the very beginning of this saga. That reportedly was the nexus between Joran vdS and the Kalpoes, whose worlds seemed to have little else in common.

A security guard/policeman would be the ideal cover for a participant in such a scheme. And Natalee, as a (presumed) typical middle-class American, would be likely to obey authority to some degree.

Anna Karenina said...

This is a very POSITIVE devlopment, trust me.

Anonymous said...

Lots of hedging there by John: might, oh you know there might be, of course everyone knows of everyone, we shall see, it is not a casebreaker, and Karin called me, and so for and so on, blah, blah, blah, I am being paid a lot in this case, blah, blah, blah, aha!