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« Reply #300 on: January 09, 2007, 10:25:49 PM »

Summary - Murder & Crime on Aruba
Most Recent Year first - As of 01/09/2007


Does not include all incidents, but does include all violent incidents posted on previous pages, and selected other posts.

In most cases, more detail is available on previous pages of this thread – although incidents are not in chronological order, and there is duplication.

A note about “room invasions” – Although many thefts from rooms, rental cars, and the beach, are posted, this Summary references only those posts indicating that guests were in their rooms at the time of a room invasion – and also provide some indication of a date of the occurrence or posting.

SM - Scared Monkeys web site, Natalee Holloway Forum
LCD - SM, Lively Case Discussion thread
M&C - SM, Important Case Documents, Murder and Crime thread
BFN - Blogs for Natalee web site

Thanks to:
Anna – For starting the Murder & Crime thread, and writing letters!
sandy leiva – For translating Papiamento!
bleachedblack – For reconnoitering the Aruba and travel message boards.
Leslie – For posting links to Aruba publications faithfully, daily, and often giving a heads-up on murder and mayhem.
klaas – For doing everything! well! graciously!
All the Monkeys for keeping their eyes on Aruba, and posting here!

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2007
01/03/2007 – Diario reports that a man was attacked by a group of men, with baseball bat, at Las Vegas bar.
Diario 01/03/2007
Posted 01/03/2007 at LCD by bleachedblack; copied to M&C by msmarple.

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01/07/2007 -- Diario 01/08/2007 reports that Camilo Andres Romero Heredia (Camilo Romero), 25, a cameraman for ATV, was found hanged; died on 01/07. Apparently considered a suicide. Graphic photo. The second hanging within ten days.
Posted 01/08/2007 at M&C thread by klaas.

Comments by Cat on LCD, posted 01/08/2007:
Look at his hands,no blood from a struggle,No sign of soiled light pants,how did he get up there,and he doesn't shows signs of brutal struggle(no Broken Neck)just an observation/when you have a hanging,you see how brutal they can be.Cat

Comment by msmarple on M&C thread:
   His head seems too "upright".
Comments by Anna on M&C thread:   … shoes neatly right under his body … Rope is too short …

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01/09/2007 -- From Amigoe - January 9, 2007:
Two teenagers stabbed during torchlight procession near Crystal Casino. One was stabbed in his chest and throat. The other was stabbed in his stomach and a lung was punctured. Critical condition.
http://www.amigoe.com/english/
Posted at M&C 01/09/2007 by Leslie


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2006
Note: we believe there were 14 murders that we know of, on Aruba, in 2006. The dates of those included in this count are in red font.

01/06/2006 – “An American couple is raging on Aruba. The couple was robbed yesterday … The Americans victim had become of a overval, where the robbers thousand dollars, credit card and the drivers license of the man buitmaakten. The victims were treated brutally with violence and incurred thereby light wounds.”
Amigoe.com 01/06/2006
Posted 9/14/2006 at M&C thread by msmarple, credit BFN

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01/06/2006 – “A report which is circulating in Holland caught Diario’s attention, related to a declaration from the High Command of the police in Utrecht. Among other things, it is mentioned that with suicide cases, it is desired for all these cases, that DNA tests be conducted on the bodies.
“Two unsolved cases were illustrated, in the first instance the victim committed suicide but it resulted later after the test, that this was not the case.”
Diario 01/06/2006
Posted 08/14/2006 at M&C by msmarple; from LCD

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01/12/2006 – Date of message board post: “ … there was a couple mugged outside of our resort while we were there …” They apparently were staying at Mill Inn Resort.
http://tinyurl.com/t6ujk
Posted 11/16/2006 at M&C by bleachedblack

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01/23/2006 – Man found dead on boat near the Marriott.
From Bon Dia 2006 “Year in Review” issue: http://tinyurl.com/y2efz2

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01/23/2006 – From a message board post dated 02/02/2006: “On the third night (still with many of the problems unresolved) the villa was broken into while we were sleeping. The thieves were actually in two of our bedrooms while we were asleep!!! We lost everything that was not in the safe in a different bedroom ... “ They were staying at Villa Alexandra.
http://tinyurl.com/y36nhu
Posted 11/01/2006 at M&C by bleachedblack

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02/12/2006 – Alberto Augusto Peral (Peralta?) apparently killed by a gang.
From Bon Dia 2006 “Year in Review” issue: http://tinyurl.com/y2efz2

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03/20/2006 – The ship Rachel S arrived in Aruba the Sunday of Carnaval Grandi with a dead person, Bernard Ramsaran, on board, and a local autopsy determined that the man died of natural causes (heart failure). However, an autopsy conducted in his country of Trinidad - Tobago disclosed that he died of traumatic asphyxia; e.g. strangled and choked. The body had visible marks of violence. As Diario asks, how did Aruba miss this one? (Interpol is investigating as a High Seas case.)
Diario
Posted 8/28/2006 at M&C by msmarple, from Getagrip. Update posted 9/13/2006 by Anna. Also 9/13 by Appeals

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03/??/2006 – American tourist robbed and beaten in an alley in San Nicolas.
From Solo di Pueblo 2006 “Year in Review” issue, A section, Starting on Page 16:
http://tinyurl.com/y4uhlb

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03/??/2006 – Dave Billy Aubert, 20, a local, killed in a hit & run.
From Solo di Pueblo 2006 “Year in Review” issue, A section, Starting on Page 16:
http://tinyurl.com/y4uhlb

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04/05/2006 - Dinesh ‘Pitbull’ Djoegan, found on/in Guadirikiri cave. His body was mutilated, crucified, and set on fire. Death initially ruled a suicide and/or overdose. SM has photos. There were convictions in this case.
Amigoe
Posted 8/10/2006 at M&C by Anna; credit to SunFreak2. Update posted 8/19 by msmarple

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04/18/2006 – Raul Croes attacked, killed in a restaurant by a man with a machete.
Solo di Pueblo
Posted 8/10/2006 at M&C by Anna; credit to leslie

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05/23/2006 – Enrique Reynier Loefstop, 51, beaten to death by his(?) son, with a baseball bat. Apparently an altercation over the son’s drug use.
From Bon Dia 2006 “Year in Review” issue: http://tinyurl.com/y2efz2

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06/??/2006 – Igor Richardson killed outside Las Vegas bar, San Nichols.
From Solo di Pueblo 2006 “Year in Review” issue, A section, Starting on Page 16:
http://tinyurl.com/y4uhlb

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06/??/2006 – Man beaten with baseball bat at Malboro Ball Park.
From Solo di Pueblo 2006 “Year in Review” issue, A section, Starting on Page 16:
http://tinyurl.com/y4uhlb

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06/??/2006 – Couple detained for something about a baby. What does “doodslag” mean? Couple’s initials: FCEF and FAPD. “Circumstancio poco strano.” Could this be the "Baby D" case? Ferdinand Alexander Dijkhoff? (See 12/16/2006)
From Solo di Pueblo 2006 “Year in Review” issue, A section, Starting on Page 16:
http://tinyurl.com/y4uhlb

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??/??/2006 - 33-yr-old Colombian man sentenced for molesting an 11-yr-old mentally +++++++ girl. Dates mentioned in the article are November 2005 and June 2006; cannot determine when the incident(s) occurred, however this case is not listed in the SM 2005 Summary.
From Bon Dia 2006 “Year in Review” issue: http://tinyurl.com/y2efz2

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06/23/2006 – Unknown, unclothed woman found in trash pile; Bon Dia prints graphic photo of corpse.
Posted 8/13/2006 at M&C by msmarple; update posted 8/14 by msmarple

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06/??/2006 – Male corpse found floating offshore; reportedly a fisherman, wrapped in tarp. No further detail available.
Diario ?
Posted 8/22/2006 at M&C by lexie. Update from Hotshot via msmarple posted 8/29

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06/24/2006 – U.S. tourist “bothered” by “false polis” attempting to exchange sex for a “fine” for an undisclosed, not revealed, offense.
Amigoe
Posted 8/28/2006 at M&C by msmarple, from LCD thread

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Leslie posted on LCD 01/22/2007 (edited):
07/01/2006 - Elvis Zavala-Maduro (Elvis Zara), a Valero employee, in an apartment in San Nicholas.
Bon Dia:
Page 6 - http://www.cspnv.com/archivo/pdf/Jan/20/A-20-1-07.pdf
and
Page 16 - http://www.cspnv.com/archivo/pdf/Dec/30/D-30-12-06.pdf


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07/27/2006 – Gang rape and cell phone taping of 16-yr-old girl at school. Tape was uploaded to internet. Girl’s parents not pressing charges; polis make no arrests. Girl was sent to live with relatives on another island.
Diario
Posted 8/14/2006 on LCD by sandy leiva on LCD; to M&C via msmarple

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08/21/2006 –British woman reports attempted rape.
Diario
Posted 8/22/2006 at M&C by SunnyInTx, from Refugees Unleashed (RU)

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08/21/2006 – Local female attacked at her Wayaca home by two men who hold knife to her throat; rob the house; demand to know where the woman’s husband, a polis officer, keeps his gun.
Amigoe
Posted 8/25/2006 at LCD by Sharon; at M&C 8/25 via msmarple

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08/29/2006 – Diario reports the arrest of a man for attacking a female tourist at a restaurant.
Posted 10/17/2006 at M&C thread by msmarple; posted on LCD by SunFreak2 10/16/2006

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09/03/2006 – U.S. tourist with 4 other people including 3 females, was assaulted by the bouncer and 5 patrons at Cafe Bahia. The tourist had 3 ribs broken and his left shoulder was fractured. Tourist says some of the patrons who attacked him were from the Curacao racing team.
Posted 10/16/2006 at M&C thread by 2NJSons_Mom

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09/18/2006 – Diario reports that a public employee working as a bouncer at a night club battered a tourist who subsequently required medical attention at the hospital. The bouncer was arrested and fired. The tourist returned home. This may be a follow-up on the 09/03/2006 incident at Café Bahia (above).
Posted 9/14/2006 at M&C thread by msmarple, posted by klaas and Easywriter on LCD 9/18.

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09/??/2006 – Mysterious death at Tanki Leendirt (near “Euro Kitchen”?) of chef/cook of Eagle Hotel. Cause of death unknown.
From Bon Dia 2006 “Year in Review” issue: http://tinyurl.com/y2efz2

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09/??/2006 – Man convicted, sentenced to 24 yrs for killing of Pino Suarez. No indication of when this crime occurred. Suarez may have been one of the unidentified men found dead earlier (see 01/23/2006 and 06/??/2006).
From Solo di Pueblo 2006 “Year in Review” issue, A section, Starting on Page 16:
http://tinyurl.com/y4uhlb

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09/??/2006 – Pascualito Geerman found dead at Baco Prins. Cause of death not noted.
From Solo di Pueblo 2006 “Year in Review” issue, A section, Starting on Page 16:
http://tinyurl.com/y4uhlb

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10/??/2006 – over 3,000 kilos (over 6,613.8 lbs) of drugs seized.
From Solo di Pueblo 2006 “Year in Review” issue, A section, Starting on Page 16:
http://tinyurl.com/y4uhlb

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11/14/2006 – Bon Dia reports death of Igmar Camallo. Polis investigating; cause of death not known; disposition unknown.
Bon Dia
http://www.cspnv.com/archivo/pdf/Nov/14/A-14-11-06.pdf
Posted 11/14/2006 at LCD by leslie;

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11/15/2006 -- A woman lodged a sexual assault complaint against Ramon Lee, Minister of Labour, Sport, and Culture. Prime Minister Nelson Oduber stated, “It’s a very sensitive matter and I regret the way everything is now in the media. I also regret the fact that I had to hear the woman cry again telling her story on several radio stations today (Friday, editor).”
Amigoe.com 11/15/2006 and 11/27/2006.
Posted 11/16/2006 and 11/27 M&C by msmarple

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11/16/2006 – “We have no alien necessary that ounce come say how unsafely our island is. An Aruban who such call things, calls I to a country traitor, lets stand to an alien who gives a bad name to Aruba abroad. That is still more terrible. That says to minister Rudy Croes (MEP) of justice on remarks of Jorge Pesquera, director of Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association (AHATA).”
This is a rough translation, from a Dutch version of Amigoe.com.
Posted at BFN by PearlinUSA on 11/16/2006

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11/17/2006 – Date of post on SM LCD; a screen shot of a SM Front Page post by an Aruba resident (excerpt):
“Carlos ‘n’ Charlie is the worst place to go. Of course they wait for the girls who are spending their “last night in Aruba” - night. This date raping or gang raping is going on for a long time now. The local victims don’t even go to police, cuz they’re too embarrassed about the situation.”
Brought to M&C thread by dkpen 11/17/2006

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11/24/2006Diario reports that Pedro Arthuro Gomez-Torres, 39, was murdered at the Bongo Bar in San Nicholas. He worked at Valero Palm Beach.
http://www.diario-aruba.com/2006/11/24/
Posted by Leslie on M&C thread 11/24/2006

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12/04/2006Diario reports that Hoben Mayron Bayne was killed outside of Carlos & Charlies. Occurred during the night of 12/02/2006-12/03/2006.
Posted by Grande at Truth4Natalee (T4N), and by klaas and msmarple on M&C thread 12/04/2006

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12/16/2006Diario reports that Ferdinand Alexander Dijkhoff is accused of killing his four-month-old baby. (He was convicted.)
http://www.diario-aruba.com/2006/12/16
Posted by msmarple on M&C thread 12/16/2006; subsequent posts by Leslie and Florida on the LCD clarify the man’s name.

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12/27/2006Diario reports that the body of Carlos Arturo Moreno Castro (Carlos Moreno) was found on the beach. He was minus an ear. 20 kilos (44 lbs) of cocaine are somehow involved. Polis do suspect foul play.
http://www.diario-aruba.com/2006/12/27/
Posted by klaas on M&C thread 12/27/2006.

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12/27/2006 -- Diario reports the apparent suicide of Brigitte Christine Katelaan, 37, a producer for Tele Aruba. Death by hanging.
http://www.diario-aruba.com/2006/12/27/
Posted by klaas on M&C thread 12/27/2006.


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2005
Note: Note: we believe there were 7 murders that we know of, on Aruba, in 2005. A comparison to U.S. Murder Statistics for the year 2005 is on Page 7 of this thread.

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01/21/2005 – Date of post to a message board. Visitor reports that on first night of stay at Paradise Beach Villas, “we got robbed in our room while we slept.”
http://tinyurl.com/y6jsk6
Posted 10/31/2006 at M&C by bleachedblack.

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03/??/2005 - Brazilian man murdered by another Brazilian man. BonDia? No details available now.
Posted 8/16/2006 at LCD by Shizaru; to M&C via msmarple

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04/30/2005 - Fatal shooting (victim “E.F.”) during a party near hotel La Cabana.
Amigoe.com
Posted 8/20/2006 at M&C by msmarple

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05/20/2005 – Tracy Allen (US tourist) assault attempt near Marriott Fisherman’s Huts (Hadacurari Beach). Provided composite sketch to FBI in December 2005 (sketch also provided to Aruba Polis). Ms. Allen told her story on Fox Big Story (Rita Cosby on March 12, 2006).
Transcript at Hyscience: http://tinyurl.com/o8h5l
SM has a comparison photo of a local who looks exactly like the sketch –
http://tinyurl.com/r84vy
Posted 8/28/2006 at M&C by msmarple, after mrs. red & san mention on LCD 8/28

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05/30/2005 – Natalee Holloway last seen with 3 locals leaving C&Cs.
On FBI site “Seeking Information” -
http://www.fbi.gov/wanted/seekinfo/seek.htm
 
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05/??/2005 – Visitors who were on Aruba at the same time as Natalee’s class; email to Greta Van Susteren (“On the Record,” Fox News): “We were burglarized while we were sleeping in our bedrooms in Aruba House.” The email also says: “There is one comment that is continually made by Arubian authorities in regard to the low crime rate in Aruba. Could this statistic be due to the record keeping of the same authorities that are also responsible for the current investigation?”
http://tinyurl.com/y6dfwd
Posted 10/31/2006 at M&C by bleachedblack.

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05/31/2005 – Rastaman “C.E.M.” fatally stabbed another man (victim Juni Tromp) on the beach.
Diario
Posted 8/19/2006 at M&C by Sharon; credit to dkpen & BLEACHEDBLACK. Also by Appeals 8/29

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??/??/2005 – U.S. tourist, female, with friends, same week Natalee went missing. Odd incident resembling an attempted kidnapping.
Posted 9/14/2006 at M&C by SunFreak2

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06/10/2005 – Aru-Bay videotapes from afar, the curious incident of rock painting in broad daylight (!) by Visibility Police and Polis. Also captured in this tape is what appears to be the recovery of a body. It is eventually claimed to be that of a 7-yr-old illegal immigrant from Columbia, and also that the body “had been found” a year earlier. Why was he there, not in cemetery? SM has access to the videos, and still shots of this questionable activity.
Posted 8/10/2006 at M&C by msmarple. SunFreak2’s timeline quoted 8/13 at M&C by msmarple

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06/18/2005 – Rene Michel van Heyningen found at a cemetery; partially decapitated; wife was charged, convicted.
Posted 8/10/2006 at M&C by Anna; credit to SunFreak2

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06/20/2005 – Body found on a boat. No further details available now.
Posted 8/29/2006 at M&C by Appeals

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06/23/2005 – This is the date “Combat Jack” posted about an armed gang robbing several casinos (including one he was in). He was told the next day that Polis caught them and most were killed. (Not sure of the credibility of this story. Also no idea of when the alleged incident occurred, but taken in context, it was before Miss Holloway disappeared.) http://www.byroncrawford.com/2005/06/combat_jacks_gu_1.html
Posted 9/10/2006 at M&C by Sharon

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Summer 2005 – Two security guards jumped off building (separate episodes). La Cabana Hotel was the site of one (maybe both) of them. That there are two instances, same occupation, maybe same building, make this suspicious. There were at least two other reported suicides that summer – one “on the beach”, one “30-yr-old woman”.
Posted 8/16/2006 at M&C by Tidycat; and 8/29/2006 by Appeals

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11/04/2005 - Margarita Nedd-Panaqua, 35, from Dominican Republic. Stabbed by a jealous boyfriend.
Posted 8/10/2006 at M&C by Anna; credit to SunFreak2

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11/04/2005 - Galyson Lucas Winster, a 27 year old, reportedly a drug addict, shot in the head.
Posted 8/10/2006 at M&C by Anna; credit to SunFreak2

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11/16/2005 - Robert Wayne Benson, 56 year old American expat, a Harley Davidson mechanic, found dead, locked in a storage container behind the shop in Cura Cabay where he worked. (Have read that it was a suicide and natural cause – but it’s the locked container that that seems strange. Have read that it was locked on the inside, and also that it was locked on the outside.) Diario
Posted 8/10/2006 at M&C by Anna; credit to SunFreak2

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11/22/2005 – Date of post by visitor who rented a house near California Lighthouse. On the second night, the house was broken into with a crowbar and the safe was ripped from the floor. Another poster at the same message board responded that in 2004, a thief ripped the room safe from the wall.
http://tinyurl.com/wbwy4
Posted 10/31/2006 at M&C by bleachedblack.


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2004
??/??/2004 – A USAToday story of 6/14/2005 implies there were five homicides in 2004, per Martijn Balkestein of the Central Bureau of Statistics. “Police have not provided a breakdown of offenses since 1995.”
Posted 9/11/2006 at M&C by msmarple

And from another  source:
In 2004 ... “There were five regret deads as a result of violent offences.”

In 2004 ... “Also the cases of suicide have been registered by the Stohd. In 2004, of living have deprived himself eight persons.”
Amigoe.com 07/11/2005, posted at BFN here:
http://tinyurl.com/yb7yry
Posted 11/01/2006 at M&C by msmarple

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??/??/2004 – Dave Holloway stated on Dana Pretzer’s radio show of 10/01/2006, that another girl went missing on Aruba a year before Natalee.
Posted 10/01/2006 at M&C by msmarple

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01/??/2004 – Brian Battjer’s “Ikeepa Diary” web album records his and a friend’s vacation on Aruba 01/2004. The photo journal includes “the attempted abduction of Brian's friend Scott, by a gay local named ‘Ramses’, with local ‘polis chief’ in attendance.” The abduction was foiled by Battjer, who intercepted car w/ unconscious Scott in passenger seat, by running after vehicle and physically accosting Ramses.
Posted 8/30/2006 by the big hammer on LCD with credit to BLEACHEDBLACK; to M&C by msmarple 8/30

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03/26/2004 -- Authorities detain four Dutch marines on drug-smuggling suspicions, sending two back to the Netherlands and keeping two in custody in Aruba.  The four suspects, who have not been identified by name, were low-ranking marines serving in a 200-strong military presence at the Savanega base.
Posted 12/28/2006 by Tyler on M&C

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05/12/2004 – U.S. tourist Max DeVries, 14, traveling with his mother and younger sister (father was recently deceased). Reportedly Max drowned; body never recovered. David Stacey Sr. (56, U.S.) is the older man Max went windsurfing with. Max’s mother was not satisfied with the investigation and was suspicious of Stacey. She started a foundation in Max’s memory to benefit a hospital in their hometown. Meanwhile, some on Aruba claim it was an insurance scam, and/or that the foundation was a fraud, and that Max & his family are living well somewhere in S. America.

Station WXYZ in Detroit did a follow-up story with Max’s mother in the aftermath of the Natalee Holloway story; it was at this link, but is no longer available: http://tinyurl.com/hst9o That story IS available at the top of Page 6 of this Murder & Crime thread; posted by SunFreak2.
Family’s web site (some information is obsolete): http://www.maxtothemillions.com

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07/30/2004 – Security Guard suicide.
http://bb.visitaruba.com/archive/index.php/+-580.html
Posted 8/29/2006 at M&C by Appeals


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2003
??/??/2003 – U.S. tourist from North Shore Boston told a local TV station that on her last night on Aruba in 2003, a local man "… took me to … Carlos and Charlie's. He bought me drinks, and after we left the bar, he proceeded to take me to a parking lot where he assaulted me." Reported to Aruba Polis; no result.
Posted 8/27/2006 at M&C by yapperz1, link to Free Republic


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2002
01/29/2002 – U.S. tourist Gary Makings disappeared. Last seen when he left to go snorkeling. Was staying at the Arubahouse.
http://www.visitaruba.com/facts/newsdesk/missing.html
Posted 8/27/2006 at M&C by yapperz1, link to Free Republic


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2001
01/22/2001 – On third night of nine or ten day visit, at Villa Alexandra; thieves broke into “two of our bedrooms while we were asleep.”
http://tinyurl.com/y36nhu
Posted 10/31/2006 at M&C by bleachedblack.

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03/09/2001 – Bulgarian Poli Pantev shot in an elevator at Sonesta Hotel; shooting captured on security camera. Appeared to be drug-related. http://tinyurl.com/khue2
Posted 8/24/2006 at M&C by msmarple. Updates 8/25 by msmarple. Also by Appeals 9/14 and SunFreak2 9/14

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03/17/2001 – Begin date of visit; message board post states: “Armed bank robbery at the Aruba bank near the high-rise hotels on Palm Beach. One of the bank tellers was actually killed. They arrested 20 or so people but didn't get all of them.”
http://www.visitaruba.com/guestarea/tripreports/trip256.html
Posted 11/02/2006 at M&C by bleachedblack.

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12/24/2001 – U.S. tourist “Marie” from Boston was dragged into a car as she was leaving Carlos ‘n’ Charlie’s; the car drove away from the area and she was raped.
Posted 8/27/2006 at M&C by yapperz1, link to Free Republic


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2000
??/??/2000 - Registered deaths due to suicide in 2000: 6; due to homicide, 0. (Pan American Health Organization Special Program for Health Analysis - Core Health Data Initiative - Dept. of Public Health, Epidemiology & Research).
Posted 8/27/2006 at M&C by ldstlou

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??/??/2000 – “Five years ago a childhood friend of my husband was murdered in Aruba, a screwdriver was the weapon. As far as I know the murder was never solved, we were told it was drug related and the murderer was a local boy so the government did not do much of an investigation.” -- Ann Graham, Houston, TX (posted in 2005 to a message board; see http://tinyurl.com/mgrqx)
Posted 9/04/2006 at M&C by yapperz1


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1999
??/??/1999 – Registered deaths due to suicide in 1999: 2; due to homicide, 3. (Pan American Health Organization Special Program for Health Analysis - Core Health Data Initiative - Dept. of Public Health, Epidemiology & Research).
http://www.ops-oms.org.ve/site/aruba/aru-core-data_1999.htm
Posted 8/28/2006 at M&C by msmarple

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06/09/1999 – U.S. tourist Willard “Bud” Larson disappeared after a dispute at the Windsurf Village Board Shop.
http://www.visitaruba.com/facts/newsdesk/missing.html
Posted 8/27/2006 at M&C by yapperz1, link to Free Republic


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1998
02/06/1998 – Italian boy Gianni Ferrara was kidnapped from Aruba and taken to Venezuela. Through Venezuelan efforts, the boy was forcibly freed on 04/22/1998; 38 people were arrested.
Posted 8/27/2006 at M&C by yapperz1, link to Free Republic

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03/24/1998 – U.S. tourist Amy Lynn Bradley vanished from cruise ship just after dawn, while docked at Curacao. According to her parents, crew members had tried to get her to go with them to Carlos ‘n’ Charlie’s in Aruba, on the night before she vanished.  
http://www.visitaruba.com/facts/newsdesk/missing.html
Posted 8/27/2006 at M&C by yapperz1, link to Free Republic. Updated 9/14 by msmarple


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1997
04/??/1997 – Date of message board post. Couple visited Aruba for one month. Just before their arrival (in February), a shop apparently within the Marriott (“Colombian Emeralds”?) was robbed by men with machine guns. Further, there was an attempted “hit” on someone, but the gunman shot the wrong person. Finally, the visiting couple was robbed of miscellaneous items from their beach bag.
http://www.caribtravelnews.com/c0497_02.htm
Posted 11/02/2006 at M&C by bleachedblack.


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1996
???/??/1996 – U.S. female tourist was shot and murdered by two robbers while in ARUBA.
Posted 8/27/2006 at M&C by yapperz1, link to Free Republic

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08/24/1996 – Richard Henriquez last seen on Aruba. He was being treated for a nervous condition at a local facility. Possibly in South America.
htthttp://p://www.visitaruba.com/facts/newsdesk/missing.html
Posted 9/16/2006 at M&C by msmarple

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??/??/1996 – U.S. couple traveling with four friends - the two of them were drugged and taken from the hotel casino. Husband was locked in a back room of The Rio Grande. Wife was taken “out to the desert” and raped and beaten. The group was staying at Holiday Inn. Reported to Polis, but no results.
Posted 8/27/2006 at M&C by yapperz1, link to Free Republic


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1987 – 1993
One female in the 15-24 age range was murdered. Pan American Health Organization Special Program for Health Analysis Core Health Data Initiative
http://www.paho.org/English/SHA/prflaru.htm
Posted 8/28/2006 at M&C by msmarple


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« Reply #301 on: January 09, 2007, 11:18:25 PM »

Geeze!  I just meant let the page fill up naturally!  I certainly didn't mean for all those duplicate posts to be made just to fill it.

And why the  Confused ?  If someone follows a link to the summary and starts out on a page that does not say Summary at the top, they may well think they are on the wrong page.  How is anybody supposed to know to scroll down until they find it?  It is difficult enough to find without someone having to scroll down the page looking for the beginning of it.

But I certainly didn't mean any heroic efforts or a lot of very long, duplicate posts needed to be made because the Summary could have been posted when the page just filled normally.

There is not time constraint that required this be posted before the page was filled.

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I am just about to post the updated Summary of the Murder & Crime thread. I will post it HERE first! Then klaas and I will scramble around to do some edits to sig lines, page references, etc. and I'll put it on the M&C thread.

In case anyone missed this memo, there were 13 murders on Aruba in 2006 - that we know of.

I have to share a tip about maintaining a long, heavily coded post. Before I click the Submit button, I copy and paste the post into Word, complete with all the coding. So I don't have to re-do all that coding every time we update.

klaas - I have a request to put the Summary at the top of a page if possible.  Is the only way to do that, to just post post post < x > times until there are 20 posts on Page 15? And if I do that, it means that the Summary will be on page 16. Of the M&C thread, of course.

Hope that makes sense?


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Yes, there certainly is!  You just wait until the page fills up on its own naturally with posts and they start the next page with the Summary.

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« Reply #302 on: January 09, 2007, 11:32:11 PM »

The links that say summary, should all take them to the top of page 16 now.  Sorry about the duplicates but I did try to add information that wasn't currently here in a few of them.  Just doing what msmarples asked.  Embarassed
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« Reply #303 on: January 10, 2007, 02:06:56 AM »

Well, I can't believe the amount of detail MsMarple has in the Summary!  And I think it is too difficult to do like that again.  We need to think of a better way that is easier because that must be dreadful to cross-reference and check each and every crime to be sure it is not listed twice.  Then it is color-coded and she even gives accreditation to the poster, not just the newspaper reporting it.

Yes, I do think it important to have the Summary at the top of a page.  The last one wasn't and even I thought I was on the wrong page because there were just regular posts at the top.  And I am used to the forum.  I just want it right there when they click on the link, right at the top of the page.

I want to show off MsMarples hard work.  It would also be better if somebody wanted to print it not to have other posts on the page before it.  

Something tells me this is going to be a much viewed and sent and linked and printed item.  Just wait and see.  Watch the number of views just go off the chart when we get the notices that the new one is up.   Wink

Thirteen murders is three times the rate for the U.S. per capita.  Recently there were eight in New Orleans but think that is a city of two million metro area and yet they want more National Guards to quell the problem.  

And personally, I think the suicides would discourage tourism as much as the murders for doesn't sound like a very Happy Island at all.  Would be a morbid place to spend a vacation with so many in such despair.  There were an abnormal amount of young people listed in the obituaries for the year 2005.  Would like to know the causes of their deaths.  Too bad the papers are in Papiamento.  The things we could find out if only they had an English translation!

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« Reply #304 on: January 10, 2007, 03:31:23 PM »

A Front Page poster “Crioyo” posted some interesting comments under the FP story about the teen stabbings. Here are some excerpts --

63. Crioyo wrote:

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I think the drugtrade is handled mostly by colombians and other types of locals, not associated with this gang. For example Bulldog if I’m not mistaken was drugrelated. Or a few days around christmas, the body they found floating at Andicuri beach, a day after they seized kilo’s of drugs at that beach…(that’s how they try to do it now that the airport security is tight, drop drugs in the water at the northside so they float to shore where someone picks it up).. That’s how drugproblems are taken care of on the island. Swiftly. Always shady people nobody knows about, found executed. (and no doesn’t happen all the time)

Back to the issue
These are kids gotten out of hand, what used to be random fighting has elevated into people carrying knives and guns and I hold Marisol and the previous ministers responsible for not tackling it from the beginning.

Also fighting has recently become a popular sport. Ultimate fighting competitions, last man standing etc are all the rage. And sometimes things get out of hand, the young guy who got beaten to death 3 weeks ago in the Carlos and Charlies veranda for example, the guy who did it was a fighter. They had just come to the club after a fighting competition.

I think you can youtube ‘’last man standing aruba'’.


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Drunk driving is the leading cause of death among youngsters in Aruba if you ask me. I have many many friends
and know many people who’ve been involved in such accidents.

I heard today (discussing this with friends) there’s an SB gang, a PC gang etc etc. I guess people think it’s cool to call their ‘’band of brothers'’ a gang. CW is also a wannabe gang for example. (Sabana Basora, Pos Chiquito, Congo Weg)

Now that carnaval season has begun all these youths with beefs are going to be on the street looking for eachother. Met a few at the gym. Sad sad.

But I’ll do my part when I return to Aruba in years to come and I think things will look up when the current generation of politicians has gone and been replaced. In 21 years since status aparte we’ve had, 2 prime ministers. Very frustrating. Democratically elected losers. Who can protect the people from themselves? They stick a big banner in your yard and pay you for it and then people go and vote for them. They paint your car, they buy you a fridge, they give you a job and fire whoever the previous party hired when they were in office and if you haven’t got the money to do these things, you get no votes. That’s why the same politicians get elected over and over again and the new parties barely get a seat. That’s how mep gets a 11 seat majority. They had a 12 seat majority in the previous 4 years also. Parties like Aliansa who want to campaign without bribing people, get 0, zilch, nada, rien, niks.

Minister Ramon Lee raped a woman. Member or parlament Robert Maduro hit someone with his car and kept driving. A mysterious Candelario Wever arrested in Venezuela with 3,5 kilo cocaine, out on 250,000 dollar bail…etc etc etc.

How lucky for those in power that people don’t think. - Adolf Hitler

Anyways. I’m out for the night.


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The first hanging was a producer at Tele Aruba.
She was dutch, spoke dutch, ahs a daughter in NL. She was greatly responsible for the Sparkling Tour event where you could go and sing and win 34,000 florin. Kinda like Idols.

I heard from participants that she was very annoying, very bitter etc etc.

The recent hanging is cameraman for ATV..
Don’t know anything about him.

Other than them being possible lovers I have no theories.

Nobody’s talking about it either, no gossip or anything.

And no I don’t think they were murders..
p.s.

Look at the Volkswagen guy who drives the crazy van. His father killed himself too a few years back.


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this is the first i hear about the site..
no idea. haven’t heard anything. Alex Mathew (fighter?) is known to be pretty agressive and got himself in jail after commiting ‘’multiple beatings'’ over a period of time. Then he was in jail I guess the guards and him got in a row and hit him too hard. Something like that. Haven’t heard about him in years. Nice initiative.

{the part below is more about Lorenzo ... }

He does. Well if that’s his name, then yes.
Last summer I saw him in his van driving behind me for a few moments then he turned left while I drove straight ahead @ CMB Bank in Oranjestad.
Never seen him since. The same ugly colored van sm has a picture of and yes his face is just as blurry through your rear view mirror as on the sm pic. Though i’ve never ever seen that van on the property in Savaneta where he’s supposed to live. Guess he never ever leaves it outside the closed garage?
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« Reply #305 on: January 10, 2007, 07:20:13 PM »

Interesting that Rudy Croes is on the radio saying that any Arubans posting on the internet are traitors, etc.  Gang mentality of his own.  What an utterly depraved statement for a high-ranking public official to make!  I guess Arubans do not have true freedom of speech to go along with all their other problems.  The real traitors are those officials themselves who could have prevented this entire debacle but chose instead to obey the wishes or orders of their friend Paulus van der Sloot and chose to lay cover and groundwork for his son by their failure to preform anything even close to a minimal routine investigation of this disappearance.

Well, they had pulled off the bogus farce that Max DeVries was an insurance scam when in reality that is a total fabrication and lie on the part of whatever officials put forth that misinformation.  That is yet another American mother who deserved to know what happened to her son and instead was lied about and smeared by Arubans who must think we are all colossally stupid.  They are very quick to slander and smear Americans in general but especially those who are victims of crime in what I suppose is some sort of lame attempt to discredit them.

Lorenzo vR is not a suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway and I have never so much as heard any member of ALE speak his name.  Art Woods does contend that Chief Roy Tromp asked him to watch a certain residence which he did to no avail.  Nothing out of the ordinary to report which makes me tend to wonder if it was the typical wild goose chase, snipe hunt or whatever the Aruban version of that might be, just something to keep him busy and out of the way, knowing full well that this person had no involvement in Natalee's disappearance.

We do not even know if that is LVR in the gaudy van as that information was given by a third party.  Perhaps that is not even him in that photo is the reason the van is never seen at his house.  It certainly would not be in line with his very normal, conservative appearance.

There is absolutely nothing at all to connect this person with the disappearance of Natalee Holloway of which I am aware.  Questions as to his connection to Paulus van der Sloot are purely speculative and possibly based on vicious gossip.  We do not even know if he was truly questioned in the beginning as nothing to that effect has ever surfaced.

I could well be wrong but until I see something linking this person to this disappearance I must conclude he has nothing at all to do with it.  I do hope all will respect his privacy and refrain from wild speculation until and unless there is a connection made.  Having recently endured the death of his father and being an obviously very private person, I do hope that all the accusations and suspicions and aspersions cast on this person are justified at some point in time for otherwise it leaves us looking very badly and more than a little cruel.  I'm sure that was a part of the original intention in supplying us with false information as well.  I feel very badly for this young man and do hope he is not aware of the accusations leveled at him by those so quick to believe every rumor out of the Bon Dia rumor mill.  I also wonder what Julia has against Astrid, his mother, but think that more likely than his involvement.

I think all the protection by locals is an attempt to protect him from the likes of us who would attempt to involve this person, guilty or not, based on mere rumor and misinformation supplied by certain of those living in Aruba who have the agenda of casting attention away for those known last to be with Natalee.  I don't want those giving us false information to succeed in this regard but as far as Lorenzo is concerned, I fear that they have done just that.

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« Reply #306 on: January 10, 2007, 07:28:59 PM »

Crioyo needs to read the informative Summary MsMarple just posted as very few of these things seem even remotely connected to gang activity.  Most happen right in the tourist district or in bars and restaurants frequented by tourists and we have left out local robberies for the most part focusing only on those committed against tourists complete with room invasions and all the rest.

There is no way we could cover all the local crime and have only delved into the surface of that when it resulted in murder or was particularly violent or barbaric as in the death of PitBull (whom Crioyo refers to as BullDog  Very Happy ) and there is some connection with the tourist district.

Yes, there is likely a tremendous amount of gang-related crime just as he says but there is also crime against and around and among tourists, unfortunately, and it is that on which we focus only.  I shudder to think of the document required to cover all the crime on the entire island. We have our hands full with just the murders and violent acts.

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« Reply #307 on: January 11, 2007, 05:55:58 AM »

Re. Crioyo's posts - here are the points I found particularly interesting:

Method of night drug dropoffs in water - wash up on beach for recovery --
* Definitely need to stay off the beach at night. No moonlight walks.
* Possible explanation of corpses found on beach. The Christmas season body (minus ear) was found the day after the cops seized 20 kilos (44 lbs) of cocaine. This is how the drugs were "somehow involved" in that recovery - same spot. (We had wondered "where the drugs were" ... )

Fight games/Last Man Standing "sport" --
Clearly these can spill over into bars and other locations frequented by tourists. He mentions C&C's specifically. I wonder about the Bahai murder as well. Maybe even the two teens stabbed in the Carnaval procession.

All of the below --
* Minister Ramon Lee raped a woman. (I did not know the specific nature of the "sexual assault" she accused him of.)
* Member or parliment Robert Maduro hit someone with his car and kept driving. (News to me - unless it's the Hit & Run fatality we listed.)
* A mysterious Candelario Wever arrested in Venezuela with 3,5 kilo cocaine, out on 250,000 dollar bail. (I saw the story about this person but could not translate the specifics. I think Booshi Wever also was mentioned; need to look that up.) We have seen that name "Candelario" before; also need to research that one.
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« Reply #308 on: January 11, 2007, 01:31:22 PM »

I hope this will put the Max DeVries "insurance scam/foundation fraud" story to bed.

It took one phone call, you shameful people - is that so hard?

Thanks to Kat_Gram.

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Okay, here you are. Part of the challenge is going to be find out who to talk to.

Also, SunFreak2 posted on *I think* Page 6 of the Murder & Crime thread, an article from a Detroit TV station about Max. This was done AFTER Natalee disappeared, a local "tie in with Aruba" thing. It would be good if you read it, if you don't remember much about Max. The "Short Version" of the story is part of the M&C Summary; you can get to that from my sig line.

Some Aruba folks to this day are still saying that the whole thing was an insurance scam and/or that the mom's (University of Michigan Hospital) Foundation is a fraud. They have said that they family was living large in S America, that the guy he was last seen with was the mom's boyfriend, and that they even had to "bring back Max from <Brazil or wherever> to avoid prosecution. I don't believe any of that.

The article SF posted at M&C mentions that mom was not satisfied with Aruba's investigation; she hired a PI of her own. (Which is probably what got the Aruba spin machine going.) The man who took Max Jet Skiing (or whatever it was) was an American.

It is true that her foundation may be obsolete by now, but at the time I believe it was an honest effort. There was a great outpouring of sympathy in their hometown, which I think is/was Brighton, Michigan. Max reportedly drowned in May 2004. For about six months the family and friends did some "Max to the Millions" fund-raising. The beneficiary was the University of Michigan Hospital, Mott Children's Hospital, and specifically Holden Perinatal (neonatal?) Intensive Care Unit.

Max had a younger sister who was born very premature and spent a lot of time in ICU; that was the reason for selecting that. His mom wanted a living memorial, and a way that his baby sister will always remember.

Here is that site: http://www.maxtothemillions.com/index.html

Here's what I found on the internet in the way of phone numbers; good luck.

University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital, main #: 734-936-4000.

UofM Holden Perinatal ICU: 734-763-4111.

UofM Medical Development & Alumni Assn.: 734-998-7705. Best as I can tell, this is where donations, foundations, etc., are handled.

What I want to know is whether any donations ever were received in honor/memory of Max Devries. Amount (total) would be good. Date of last donation would be good.

Finally, there is a "Max to the Millions" web site. Much of the information (events etc.) is obsolete. However, the following is the information for making direct donations, and I would like to know if this is still viable information:

Checks Made Out to: Uof M Mott Children's/Holden NNICU
Check Memo Line Include: Max to the Millions
Address: 301 East Liberty , Suite 300
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-2251
Attn: Tammi Carr, Development Officer

I have not been able to find a phone number that goes with that address, but it certainly sounds to be in the UofM Hospital complex.

Thank you so much. Anna & I are about ready to start a thread on this topic (Max DeVries), and also trying to figure out if there is any connection between this family and the Dutch TV investigation guy - Peter? Not sure if names are spelled the same.

Just getting tired of hearing yet another innocent family dragged through the mud. And I am reasonably certain they are innocent. For one thing, I doubt that the Detroit TV station would have done the story with Mrs. DeVries in 2005 if she were under a cloud of suspicion.

Thanks again.


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You will LIKE this!
I called the U of M. 1-734-647-6000
They thought I wanted to make a donation.
Well, becasue I told them that I had seen the website and wanted to know if the information posted was still current.
I was transfered directly to Ms. Tammi Carr.
YES, it is a viable foundation.
They do get cheques in from the family.
Every few months after they have an event. YES, money has been raised and it does go to the Neo Natal Care unit as posted above.
Ms. Carr is very grateful for the donations received in Max's name.
They are now in Suite 400 as they moved.

Max's mumma's name Yvonne and they live in Brighton.
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« Reply #309 on: January 11, 2007, 03:02:55 PM »

Uh - of course by "shameful people" I'm talking about those who have dragged the DeVrie family through the mud for as long as we've been here.

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A poster from Aruba, prominent photographer and writer for a local paper there, insisted that the Aruban government had sued the family of Max Devries in court and won if you can imagine such slander!

Nothing of the sort happened and it is the other way around.  She should be suing them for their failure to look for her son or his remains in anything like a timely and widespread manner.

And they have never apologized for accusing her of some sort of insurance scam either until this day.  This is very unkind and just unacceptable.  Certainly not a way to treat the mother of a victim of a crime or even an accidental drowning.  

Insurance companies have clearing houses and it is not as though a person can have some sort of secret policy for they are a matter of record.  While not public record, they are available to all who have a reason to see them such as law enforcement and other insurance companies and insurance brokers, etc.  They are somewhat monitored for suspicious activity.  Taking our several large policies on a child would certainly send up red flags and warrant some sort of investigation.

This mother I am sure rues the day she allowed her son to go out on the jet skis with a man she met at her hotel in Aruba.  To never see that son again and never know what happened to him has to be one of the most devastating things for a parent to endure.  What happened to Max DeVries that day remains a mystery that will likely never be even properly addresses because of these false and horrendous accusation of insurance scam that never existed, only in the dirty minds of some officials who seem to always want to blame the victim in Aruba.

It has created a precedent and was tried once again on the parents of Natalee Holloway.  This time, they chose to fight back.  

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« Reply #311 on: January 12, 2007, 01:28:47 PM »

Posted by klaas in LCD 01/12/2007:

Translation of a Diario article by Crioyo on the front page of SM:
Diario 01/09/2007:

http://www.diario-aruba.com/2007/1/9/

He reportedly paid 250 thousand dollars for his liberty in Venezuela.

CANDELARIO WEVER CAUGHT WITH 3 AND A HALF KILO’S OF COCAINE AND 250 THOUSAND DOLLARS.


ORANJESTAD (AAN) — For a few months now there have been strong rumors circulating that a person from Aruba would have been arrested in the exterior / a foreign country where he would have been found with lots of thousands of dollars and also a few kilo’s of an illegal substance, drugs.

Because this information kept circulating and ‘’persisting'’ and there was a lot of speculation regarding who would be involved, some figuring out and investigations had to have been done to find out in which country of the region the Aruban in question had been detained and what he had in his possesion that got him in trouble with the law.

After a few months a name began circulating and that’s also why questions were asked regarding a certain Candelario Wever of Aruba who would’ve been involved.

This is about a Candelario Wever who had been caught with a few hundred thousands dollars and a few kilo’s of cocaine, but how many Candelario Wever’s are there on Aruba and who was this Candelario Wever who supposedly works as an adviser or assistant at a certain government department?

After intense investigation, foreign documents arrived on which reads a serious case of bribery in which this Candelario Wever of Aruba was involved.

Like the readers can read today on these foreign documents, it is apparent on October 15th 2006 in Venezuela, two police officers caught three people, Macho, Hector and a Candelario Wever whom were in possesion of 3 and a half kilo’s of cocaine.

According to these documents, the Candelario Wever of Dutch nationality, identified himself with documents, as Assistant Adviser of the Minister of Health in Aruba (in this document it says ‘’Araba'’ but this must be ‘’Aruba'’).

The two other persons would’ve remained in custody while the Candelario Wever would have managed to free himself with 250,000 Dollars!!!

A criminal investigation is reportedly being done against the two police officers in Venezuela for accusations of bribery, violation of rules of the deparment of justice and also they are reportedly under investigation for extortion.

This is a very serious case and the moment has come when light must be shed on who this certain Candelario Wever is who has identified himself in Venezuela as Assistant Adviser of the Minister of Health of Aruba, when he was caught together with the other two persons with three and a half kilo’s of cocaine and 250,000 dollars.

In Aruba everybody knows a Candelario Wever, whom is Booshi Wever, but as minister and not as any kind of assistand to the Ministry of Health and that’s also why this deal must be clarified, whether there are people misusing names of government employees or officials of Aruba and so putting both the government of Aruba as the minister in charge of the ministry of health in a negative light.

Because the case took place in a country outside the kingdom of the netherlands where a dutch citizen was detained related to three and a half kilo’s of cocaine and also 250,000 US dollars, the department of external relations of The Netherlands will have to do an investigation to figure out whom this Dutchman carrying the name Candelario Wever is and how he could’ve gotten his liberty with 250,000 dollars and where this money could’ve come from.

It is not known whether authorities in Venezuela alerted Dutch Authorities about this case or if they are going to seek the arrest of this Candelario Wever, who presented himself as a government official of Aruba, via Interpol.

(end of article)

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3.5 kilos = 7.7 lbs. And the article is talking about $250,000 US dollars.

Thanks to Crioyo for the translation.
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« Reply #312 on: January 13, 2007, 03:15:19 PM »

They say imitation is the most sincere form of flattery.  I hope this is not duplicate information but I do find it very interesting.

This Thread was begun in August, 2006, and in October, 2006, the following appeared on one of the most popular Aurban posting forums:

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 Aruba Needs Your Help!!

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hi everyone,

we have a bit of a problem that needs your help. as we all know, petty crime has been on the increase in aruba. we can do something about this but not without your help.

the obvious help is protect your belongings. don't be foolish tourists and leave items for other tourists and local criminals to take. remember, although aruba is safer than just about anywhere in our own country, petty crime does exist.

then there is the less obvious help. as requested by the powers that be, we are compiling a list of any crimes that you have witnessed or been the victims of. I don't mean the stupid kid trying to sell you a joint. I mean vandalism, petty theft, and any categories I am missing that have occurred since the first of this year. we want as many details as you remember. location, action, were police called, did they respond in a timely manner, and anything else that you can think of.

We are working closely with the authorities to maintain a safe Aruba as it has always been and continues to be relative to most places. We can be that much more effective at this with your feedback! We would like you to send an email to us with the aforementioned details. if you are uncomfortable sending it to people you don't know, you are welcome to pm me.

i will sticky this post and close this thread so that all replies can be sent to us.

thanks!!!!
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« Reply #313 on: January 14, 2007, 09:22:44 AM »

Diario has a front page story on a big cocaine bust and mentions the address as Hubadastraat in Oranjestad.  I see from one of the pictures that the house number is "21".  I searched for Hubadastraat in the Aruba Phone book:
http://arubian.net/cgi-bin/data.cgi
and found some of the neighbours of this drug house
Debbie-doo Speelschool  - 26    Hubadastraat
Carussel Speelschool      - 16-b Hubadastraat
Both are pre-schools.
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« Reply #314 on: January 14, 2007, 08:39:58 PM »

sandy leiva posted this on LCD thread 01/13/2007; Leslie's story from above:

Team di polis anti droga a score formalmente….

BANDA GRANDI DI DROGA DESMANTELA DURANTE MARDUGA

Droga, placa, y nuebe detencion den accion relampago…

ORANJESTAD(AAN): Awe DIARIO ta cuminsa na felicita henter e team di polis cu a desmantela henter un banda di droga den oranan di marduga.
Un caso cu henter e team di Seccion Crimen Organiza a investiga hunto cu e departamento di inteligencia pa algun siman caba unda no ta descarta cu e paki di droga haya algun siman pasa y tambe e curpa sin bida haya na Andicuri por tin algo di haber cu e caso di awe marduga.
DIARIO su reporteronan a sigui tambe cu henter e investigacion y subi caya tambe marduga pa asina forma parti di e accion cu a tuma lugar.

Un total di dos bulto grandi di cocaina a keda confisca pa agentenan camufla y fuertemente arma cu for di trempan tabata scondi mey mey di e barancanan na costa panort di Aruba.

E bultonan a ser haya pariba di Natural Bridge y na momento di detencion di e Venezolano a haya solamente un di e bultonan, pero despues mainta a listra te merdia y a bolbe haya un bulto grandi mas.
Ademas di e detencion canto di lama tabata tin razia na varios cas.
E team anti droga reforza pa mas colega policial tabata backup e team di aresto cu a drenta na diferente cas y asina detene esnan den cas cu ainda tabata durmiendo.
Na Boegoeroei a pone man riba tres homber y un muher como sospechoso, na San Barbola autoridadnan a detene un conocido di nan cu ta doño di un lugar di laba auto.
Na un cas den Hubadastraat na Companashi tambe tin detencionnan cu a cay unda aki tambe tabata tin conocidonan di polis deteni como sospechoso.
Practicamente na tur e casnan cu autoridadnan a bishita a haya droga scondi y tambe sumanan di placa considerable.
E investigacion lo bay siguii caminda lo interoga tur e sospechosonan pa mira kico nan rol ta den henter e investigacion cu seccion crimen organiza ta hacienda pa varios dia caba.

DIARIO ta gradici tambe e miembronan di cuerpo policial y e team anti droga pa e bon coperacion cu nos a haya den e accion aki pa asina awe DIARIO den forma exclusivo por tin imagenan di e caso grandi aki.
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very large drug bust leads to 2 suitcases full of cocaine , a dead body also found early yesterday mornong they believe has something to do with the drugs and multiple homes staked out overnight resulting in apprehension of two suspected dealers one a venezuelan the other unnamed but dragged out of his home in the middle of the night. More forthcoming on the investigation. No mention who the dead person was. <snip>
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« Reply #315 on: January 15, 2007, 02:19:18 AM »

MsMarple,
Is this two or three already for 2007?  Plus the two very public suicides by hanging.  Things sound extremely grim in this new year on what bills itself as a happy place.

Thanks again to Sandie for the translation.

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« Reply #316 on: January 15, 2007, 02:07:09 PM »

Posted 1/15/2007

Just posted by Crioyo on the front page of SM:

Another suicide this morning. Tow truck driver, last name wessels. Gassed himself with car exhaust I think..
Found today. They say he was prob lonely, and his wife btw
killed herself a couple years ago by drinking poison, according to what they said on the news.

So you see Monkeys, Arubans are sad..The boycott will probably get more of us depressed and killed.
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« Reply #317 on: January 15, 2007, 06:55:15 PM »

klaas - thanks for bringing Crioyo's FP post here.

Anna - Actually, I think the dead body found in connection with the drug bust is the first (assuming that doesn't turn out to be "natural causes").

You probably are thinking of the two teens stabbed during the Carnaval procession. I haven't seen a follow-up on that; they were both in critical condition per Diario 01/13/2007.
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« Reply #318 on: January 16, 2007, 05:25:47 PM »

Actually I was thinking the previous drug bust, the man who was first reported as having a missing ear was the first one for this year.  I am easily confused.

Also I think the one involved in the stand off with police should be listed as I believe that is also a crime even though he did not harm any others.  Many times those with that frame of mind will in fact take hostages.

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« Reply #319 on: January 16, 2007, 05:31:38 PM »

Meant to add to the above post that the date on that murder is 12/27/2006 so is not in 2007 but 2006 as stated indirectly by MsMarple.

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