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SUNDAY, MAY 13, 2007

Investigators inspect house of 2 ex-suspects while seeking Holloway

By Margaret Wever
Associated Press Writer

ORANJESTAD, Aruba — Dutch and Aruban investigators went to the house of two brothers Saturday who were one-time suspects in the disappearance of Mountain Brook teenager Natalee Holloway, the Aruban prosecutors’ office said.

The investigators conducted what they termed an “inspection” of the property where Surinamese brothers Deepak and Satish Kalpoe live with their parents, according to Vivian van der Biezen, a spokeswoman for the public prosecutors’ office.

A statement from the Aruban prosecutor’s office said: “An inspection is a coercive measure aimed at observing or analyzing a specific place or circumstances under which a criminal offense may have been committed, or to establish facts related to a criminal case.”

The Kalpoe brothers were in the family’s home in Hooiberg, east of the Dutch Caribbean island’s capital of Oranjestad, when investigators arrived Saturday morning. The siblings objected to the action and had to be escorted from the property by police officers, she said.

“The brothers were not arrested,” van der Biezen said, adding that the inspection lasted for about an hour. She could not say what investigators were looking for.

Nothing was seized from the home, according to the statement, and no further details were disclosed.

The inspection of the Kalpoe home came more than two weeks after investigators from the Netherlands dug up earth for two days outside the home of former suspect Joran van der Sloot, reviving a case that had seemed to grow cold since the U.S. teen vanished during a school trip to Aruba about two years ago.

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