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6/27/05-Oranjestad, Aruba

Father Of Prime Suspect Released From Jail

The father of a Dutch suspect arrested in the disappearance of an Alabama teenager was freed from jail today. The release came hours after a judge ordered the release of a party boat disc jockey also held in the case.

Paul van der Sloot, a high-ranking justice official, was arrested Thursday as a suspect for collaborating in a crime with his 17-year-old son. Earlier today, a judge also ordered police to release Steven Gregory Croes, the party boat disc jockey held in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway. Croes, who was detained June 17th, is to be released tomorrow.

Still jailed are the younger van der Sloot and two brothers. The judge ordered their detention extended another week.

Under Dutch law, a suspect can be held for up to 116 days without charge if a judge decides police have good reason.

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