SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Aruban police reportedly suspect missing Alabama teen Natalee Holloway may not have been killed but died from complications involving alcohol and perhaps drugs during a high school trip in the Dutch Caribbean island.


Witnesses have come forward who say the then 18-year-old Holloway had drugs in her possession and was heavily drinking last May 30, the day she disappeared, Gerald Dompig, Aruba's deputy chief of police, told CBS television's "48 Hours Mystery" program, which released a partial transcript of the interview on Thursday.

"We feel strongly that she probably went into shock or something happened to her system with all the alcohol maybe on top of that, other drugs, which either she took or they gave her and that she ... just collapsed," he said in the interview, scheduled for broadcast on Saturday.

A cover-up may have ensued after the death, he said. Dompig specified that witnesses did not see Holloway taking drugs, only that she had them in her possession.

Holloway was last seen leaving a bar with Dutch national Joran van der Sloot and Surinamese brothers Deepak and Satish Kalpoe. No one has been charged in her disappearance though Dompig told CBS the three remain prime suspects and the investigation has produced a number of false leads.

Police plan to conduct another search for her body in sand dunes along the island's northern tip. Investigators will use cadaver dogs to search near a lighthouse and believe that someone took steps to carefully hide Holloway's body perhaps burying her twice, Dompig told CBS.

In January, investigators searched sand dunes on the northwest coast of the island with more than 50 officers. At the time, Dompig said police have considered the dunes a place of interest since the investigation began and had searched them before.

Several calls placed to Dompig on Thursday were not immediately returned

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Now if the three are still suspects, I don't know Aruban law but could they still be charged with hiding a bdy or something if they are the ones that have disposed her body.