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Judge dismisses wrongful death suit in Natalee Holloway case

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The AP is reporting that a California judge has dismissed the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of Natalee Hollaway against two brothers who are suspected to be involved in her disappearance and apparent death.

The judge cited lack of jurisdiction as the reason for the dismissal.

The parents of Natalee Holloway cannot sue in Los Angeles because the case has no California connection and the courts lack jurisdiction over the brothers, Superior Court Judge Charles C. Lee said.

The teen’s parents, Elizabeth Ann Twitty of Alabama and Dave E. Holloway of Mississippi, will decide whether to appeal, said their attorney, John Q. Kelly.

The 18-year-old Holloway was on a graduation trip in Aruba when she disappeared more than two years ago on the night of May 30, 2005. She has not been found.

She was last seen getting into a car with Deepak and Satish Kalpoe and van der Sloot. They were arrested in connection with the disappearance but were later released.