The prime suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, Joran van der Sloot is free and has even left the country. He is currently in Holland.

The authorities had botched the investigation since day 1. To make matters worst, the authorities also gave permission for van der Sloot to leave the country. What kind of an investigation would allow a prime suspect to leave the country under such circumstances? It appears to me the authorities there were playing favortism in support of van der Sloot and the Kalpoe brothers.

I for one will never vacation in Aruba. The country is on my black list. I really feel for the family of Natalee. My prayers go out to her entire family.

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Aruba court: Holloway suspects can remain free

ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) A court ruled Wednesday that three suspects in the disappearance of a U.S. teenager can remain free without conditions overturning an earlier decision that restricted their travel.

A court ruled that the three young men held in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway can remain free, overturning the previous verdict.

The appeals court ruled there was a "lack of sufficient grounds and serious suspicions" to keep the restrictions on Joran van der Sloot and two Surinamese brothers, Deepak and Satish Kalpoe, the Aruban prosecutor's office said.

The three young men remain suspects in the May 30 disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway, the prosecutor's office said in a statement.

Holloway, 18, vanished on the final night of a high school graduation trip to the Dutch Caribbean island. Extensive searches have failed to find any trace of her in Aruba.

Van der Sloot, 18, and the Kalpoe brothers the last people seen in public with the American were released from jail on Sept. 3 on the condition they remain available for questioning.

Van der Sloot, who is Dutch, has since left for college in Holland, where he traveled with the court's permission. The Kalpoe brothers were barred from leaving Aruba.

Prosecutors filed an appeal seeking to have all three returned to jail, but the court rejected the request and removed the restrictions, said David Kock, a lawyer for 18-year-old Satish Kalpoe.

"They are totally free," Kock said.

Vinda de Sousa, a lawyer for the Holloway family, expressed disappointment with the ruling.

"Of course, it's not what we were hoping for, but I'm convinced that this is not the end of the investigation," de Sousa said.

The Aruban prosecutor's office did not comment beyond the brief statement.