I think for some people the nexus of the case has become van der Sloot and not Natalee. They don't want to hear anything that doesn't support their idea of what happened. I really do think that has impeded the investigation.
I was really surprised the other night when they were talking about GVC being arrested and Beth was basically not interested unless it somehow implicated van der Sloot. For all she knows they could have the guy who killed her daughter and she's turning her back on that to focus on the other kid. It just doesn't make sense to me, but then I've never been in her situation.
Beth has decided that Joran is the perpetrator and has closed her mind to any other possibility. She also can't seem to believe that Beth would leave alone willingly from the Hotel without her being drugged.
She was on tv last night, and seemed completely out of the loop regarding the new developments.
What you say would seem to indicate that she has other knowledge that is not public. I've suspected this for some time: that she knows things that happened since before her first trip home. That's the kind of person I think she is.
I know she is irritating to some, with that nasally accent. Nevertheless, she's a lioness about her child and for that I will ALWAYS respect her. That's what 'mother' is and does.
I just don't get the whole 'in love with a blond, blue-eyed boy' thing. I don't know what to make of that.
And I still maintain: they all know each other on that pathetic tourist-eating mantrap of an island. That makes them all complicit, in my book.