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Father of Natalee Holloway to search for evidence

ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) - The father of disappeared American teenager Natalee Holloway is hiring people to search the waters of Aruba this weekend following the re-arrest of three suspects in the case.

Aruban prosecutor Dop Kruimel told The Associated Press today that Dave Holloway does not require official permission and police will not be involved in the search.

She did not say what prompted the upcoming search, and Holloway could not be immediately reached for comment. The island's chief prosecutor, Hans Mos, says the father recently told police that he has a clue to his daughter's disappearance.

Yesterday, authorities announced they had re-arrested Dutch student Joran van der Sloot and two Surinamese brothers, Satish and Deepak Kalpoe, on suspicion of involvement in voluntary manslaughter and causing serious bodily harm that resulted in the death of Holloway.

Holloway, of Mountain Brook, Alabama, was last seen leaving a bar with the three men on May 30, 2005, hours before she was scheduled to board a plane home with high school classmates celebrating their graduation on the Dutch Caribbean island. She was 18 at the time.

Holloway's father, Dave Holloway, is a graduate of Jonesboro Westside High School in Arkansas who now lives in Meridian, Mississippi. The teenager has other family members living in the Jonesboro area, a grandmother in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and an aunt in El Dorado, Arkansas.

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