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6/9/05-Aruba

3 More Arrested In Aruba Missing Teen Case

There have been three more arrests in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, an 18 year old honor student from Alabama. The three men just arrested were the last people seen with Natalee Holloway as she left a nightclub on May 30.

Holloway was in Aruba with about 100 classmates and parent chaperones to celebrate high school graduationSearches were under way of the suspects' homes.  The arrest of these three men brings the number of men in custody to five. Over the weekend, two security guards were arrested and charged with kidnapping and murder.

 Holloway's stepfather, George "Jug" Twitty, said he had not heard about any possible charges from authorities. "I do believe Natalee is alive," he said. "And every day that goes by gives us even more hope that Natalee is alive. "We're trying to be strong," he said Wednesday. "It's been incredibly tough. This is a difficult situation that I hope no other mother or father has to ever experience. Basically, we've said our prayers. We pray together to try to stay strong and get through this ordeal."

Twitty said authorities have been forthcoming with Holloway's relatives. "It's just that the laws in Aruba are different, and the way they do their investigations is totally different than they do in the United States. It's difficult, it's frustrating, but on the other hand I do feel like they're doing everything they can do to try to find Natalee."

Police have received more than 200 tips regarding Holloway's disappearance, and a $55,000 reward has been offered for information leading to her whereabouts. Twitty and Holloway's mother, Beth Holloway Twitty, have vowed they are not leaving Aruba without her. "The time doesn't matter," Twitty said Wednesday. "We're going to find her."

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