March 07, 2008


Patrick van der Eem, the man who helped secretly record Joran van der Sloot confessing to being with Natalee Holloway when she died, has himself been secretly recorded by an Aruban tv company, Dutch media report on Friday.

After an interview on a local television station, Van der Eem carried on talking, thinking the cameras had been switched off. But instead he was recorded saying that he knew who had dumped Natalee's body at sea and that Van der Sloot had asked him for €2,000 to buy the man's silence.

Van der Eem was also heard saying he had known Van der Sloot for several years. He previously claimed he befriended Joran in a Nijmegen casino in 2007.

According to the Telegraaf, Van der Eem expects to become a millionaire because of his role in the Holloway affair. 'And I will make sure that Joran and his entire family fall flat on their face. They had better emigrate to Africa."


Parts of the interview, which was recorded in Papiamento two weeks ago, have already been aired by TeleAruba. The interview was made following the news that Van der Eem has signed a US book deal. News agency ANP reports that Van der Eem was furious after the partial broadcasts and has threatened interviewer Poentje Castro. Castro is seeking legal advice, ANP said.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The deadlock betwen Aruba and Patrick is only make the Aruban tourism the worst. The Aruban timeshares are junkies during the quarterly Trade-by-Owners vacationeers meetings.

The main concern is the unstable Dutch law and order management style in the Aruban government.

Many political analysts said Aruba is the main evil in the Carribean area. Aruba has to be banned.