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48 HOURS MYSTERY
Air Date: Saturday, March 25, 2006
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on CBS
Episode Title: "Natalee Holloway: New Clues in Paradise"
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LEAD ARUBA INVESTIGATOR IN THE NATALEE HOLLOWAY CASE BREAKS HIS SILENCE IN AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH CBS NEWS' "48 HOURS MYSTERY" -- SATURDAY, MARCH 25

Authorities Believe Holloway's Body is on the Island; They Suspect It Was Moved to Avoid Detection and Then Re-buried

Investigation is in "Critical Last Phase"

Gerald Dompig, deputy chief of police in Aruba and the man leading the investigation into the disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway, is breaking his silence on the case in an exclusive interview with 48 HOURS MYSTERY. Dompig tells correspondent Troy Roberts that investigators believe Holloway's body is on the island, but suspect it was moved to avoid detection and then re-buried. Dompig says the probe to determine what happened to the 18-year-old is in the "critical last phase." Dompig's remarks will be broadcast on 48 HOURS MYSTERY: "Natalee Holloway: New Clues in Paradise," Saturday, March 25 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.

Dompig tells 48 HOURS that investigators have credible information on a possible location of the body and will be employing ground radar and cadaver dogs in their search. Dompig says a critical new witness has surfaced: "He [the witness] wanted to talk about the fact that he knew more about the whereabouts of Natalee´┐Ż.concerning a specific burial location´┐Ż.The information that this person gave was too specific to just be a story that was just made up by someone."

Based on the new information, investigators will begin a new search on the northern tip of the island in the sand dunes near the lighthouse. The authorities' new theory is that someone took the time to carefully hide Holloway's body, perhaps twice.

48 HOURS MYSTERY: "Natalee Holloway: New Clues in Paradise" is produced by Doug Longhini, Josh Gelman, Miguel Sancho and Lourdes Aguiar. The senior producer is Anthony Batson, the executive editor is Al Briganti and the executive producer is Susan Zirinsky.

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