Natalee Holloway Snorted Coke, Fell to Death, Suspect Says

Joran van der Sloot alleged new confession asserts graphic details

ByABC News
February 26, 2010, 10:45 AM

Feb. 26, 2010— -- New details in the alleged confession from Joran van der Sloot, the prime suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, give an emotional and descriptive account of what he says were Holloways last moments that night she died.

The Telegraaf reported that they viewed the videotaped conversation, which lasted two and a half hours, yesterday of van der Sloots most recent interview with RTL 5, a Dutch television station. This latest alleged confession was shot at a hotel in Dusseldorf, Germany. A full interview is expected to air this Sunday on the network.

According to the Dutch tabloid, van der Sloot reveals the surname of his 20-year-old accomplice, A., and describes in detail how they allegedly brought Holloway to a friend's house where he says they drank whiskey and used cocaine.

"A. had just put on the music. And eh, they both had just taken some coke." Van der Sloot claims Holloway and A. snorted the drugs before Holloway decided to climb up onto the rim of the balcony to dance. "I think she was pretty drunk," van der Sloot added, "so she was just kind of dancing half a striptease, just like she was doing on stage at Carlos & Charlies."

The Dutch tabloid noted van der Sloot becoming more emotional as he described in detail what he says happened next.

"Then I walked over to her to dance with her a little.... And eh, I grabbed her by the hips. When I let go, she fell from the balcony..."

"We looked down and saw her lying there. Yes, there was blood. I think she fell on the ground with her head first." Van der Sloot continued to say that they both ran the steps to Natalee. "Her chin was to one side and I turned it the other way. There was blood on the ground too. There was no life."

The Justice Department in Aruba is quick to dismiss the details of this latest alleged confession, telling ABC News that "We have been aware of the existence of this interview since August of last year. We investigated the claims made. The Aruban police investigated, with help from specialists with the Dutch police.