Natalee Holloway’s Mother Says Footage Proves Dutch Student Is Not Innocent

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The mother of missing American teenager Natalee Holloway says a Dutch student who has been a suspect in Holloway’s disappearance is not innocent.

Beth Twitty says secret camera footage of Joran Van der Sloot proves it.

At the same time, she says the tape allows her to take more comfort in knowing what actually happened and put an end to her “nightmare” of not knowing. Twitty tells ABC that she can now begin the mourning and the healing process involved in losing a child.

Footage broadcast in the Netherlands shows Van der Sloot saying he was with Holloway when she collapsed on a beach in Aruba. He is recorded saying he thought she was dead and asked a friend to dump her body in the sea, saying “She’ll never be found.”

A lawyer for Van der Sloot tell ABC’s “Good Morning America” the tapes contain no confession and no admission of a crime. Last week, Van der Sloot said he was lying in the taped conversations.