This is a partial transcript from "On the Record," June 20, 2005, that has been edited for clarity.
GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, HOST: Natalee's parents have been here in Aruba for weeks, and they have been frantically searching for their daughter, and they say they will not leave the island of Aruba until they find her. Natalee's mother, Beth Holloway Twitty, joins us here in Aruba.
Nice to see you, Beth.
BETH HOLLOWAY TWITTY, MOTHER OF MISSING GIRL: Hi. Thanks for having me back.
VAN SUSTEREN: Welcome back, although I wish you were back home in Alabama.
TWITTY: Oh, Greta, we do, too.
VAN SUSTEREN: You and I spoke last week. Any news since we spoke, when you came to the show?
TWITTY: I think the only new developments since we've spoken last was this fourth suspect that was arrested, Steve Croes.
VAN SUSTEREN: Do you hear about these arrests before they happen, just as they're happening or when we do?
TWITTY: Well, Greta, from this point on, yes, I am hearing about them before the media.
VAN SUSTEREN: So the police are giving you as much information as they can without jeopardizing the investigation. At least, you feel that way?
TWITTY: As far as what I can tell, to my knowledge, yes.
VAN SUSTEREN: Are you searching every day?
TWITTY: Greta, yes, we are, through family searches, through just getting my face in the local establishments, just putting it on a more personal level -- I mean, that's real important to me, to maintain that with the community because I know that they can be instrumental in helping me find information regarding Natalee.
VAN SUSTEREN: Where do you begin searching? I mean, it's a small island of 97,000 people, yet it seems very large. When you land in an airplane here, you see how vast it is. You see, you know, huge beaches and you see lots of growth. How do you do this?
TWITTY: As best as a father can, with a map, and just gridding off sections and just covering them just section by section. And it's tedious and it's somewhat impossible, Greta.
VAN SUSTEREN: And idea how many days you've been here?
TWITTY: I do.
VAN SUSTEREN: How many?
VAN SUSTEREN: How do you do it?
TWITTY: I have to, Greta. I have to. We've come way too far now. Now we are deep in it, and there is no turning back. We will not leave.
VAN SUSTEREN: How can we help you?
TWITTY: Any information that you gather, I think, would be just huge for the family, and speaking with any connections that you can make would be huge.
VAN SUSTEREN: What do you think about the fact that the Dutch boy, young man, teen, whatever we're going to call him this evening -- that his father was brought in for questioning this weekend? What do you think about that?
TWITTY: I thought that was a fabulous idea, and I hope to see more of that.
VAN SUSTEREN: Do you think it's long overdue?
TWITTY: Oh, yes, I do. Absolutely. I've been here since May 30 at 11 p.m.
VAN SUSTEREN: Do you have any idea why the police wanted to talk to him?
TWITTY: No, I do not.
VAN SUSTEREN: Curious, I imagine.
TWITTY: Absolutely. I cannot wait to find out.
VAN SUSTEREN: Do you think they'll tell you?
TWITTY: I hope so.
VAN SUSTEREN: I mean, do you have any plans to get briefed in the near future? Is this done on a daily basis?
TWITTY: Yes, it is. It is.
VAN SUSTEREN: What happens? I mean, every day, they call you at a set time and bring you up to date?
TWITTY: Well, I had briefings from the family liaison and we've hired an attorney, so we're also being updated on a daily basis. And we have another family friend who was a liaison. So we are being updated daily.
VAN SUSTEREN: Did you feel like you had to go out and get a lawyer to get information? I mean, do you feel like you weren't getting it?
TWITTY: Well, I think the reason why her father and I decided to do this was because we had heard about filing a joinder for a victimized party. And we felt that that was just another avenue that we could pursue. And as you can see, Greta, we are going for everything we possibly can do with what knowledge we have.
VAN SUSTEREN: You're not giving up.
TWITTY: Oh, no. Oh, no.
VAN SUSTEREN: The fourth suspect who's in custody, the one who works on the party boat, the Tattoo -- do you know anything about him?
TWITTY: No, I don't. I didn't have any indication or any inclination. I have no idea how he's connected, and I'm anxiously waiting to see how he is connected.
VAN SUSTEREN: Do you wish that the proceedings were more open, like we do in the United States? I mean, maybe the Aruba procedure will end up, in the end, being a better one than ours, but we would have more information. The court hearings would be open. Probably get press briefings every day. Do you think that would be better?
TWITTY: Well, Greta, I think you could be an excellent source to tell me how it typically goes because I don't have any experience in this, so I'm really looking forward to spending some time with you and seeing how it's just supposed to be done.
VAN SUSTEREN: How do you make it through these days? I mean, obviously, I mean, you've got a very strong faith. You're a very determined woman. You're as determined tonight as you were last week. I know you're not going home. But how do you do it?
TWITTY: Well, I can't do it alone. And of course, you can see we have a lot of, you know, friends and family flying in. They're coming in shifts. I mean, some of them have been back for the third time. And they will continue to come as long as we need them.
VAN SUSTEREN: Do you ever scream at the police, Tell me more information? I mean, you seem determined, but...
TWITTY: Greta, absolutely. I have my moments. Absolutely.
VAN SUSTEREN: And what happens when you have those moments? Do the police respond and give you information or they just...
TWITTY: Some things start happening.
VAN SUSTEREN: What do you think of Aruba?
TWITTY: Well, I think the citizens of Aruba are incredible. They really are. And I really feel that they feel the pain as I do. I mean, this is terrible. This is terrible for them. I feel sorry for them because I hate that this is happening. But we have to have some answers. And it's not the citizens' fault. They're helping. I know they're looking at -- every household in Aruba knows who Natalee is, and every family has done their own search. I know that.
VAN SUSTEREN: Have you spoken to any of her friends that saw her on May 30 because she left Carlos and Charlie's?
TWITTY: Not in person. I really have not.
VAN SUSTEREN: It's just sort of a normal teenagers out having fun, nothing unusual?
TWITTY: Absolutely, Greta.
VAN SUSTEREN: Did she ever see these three young men before that day?
TWITTY: Not to my knowledge, Greta.
VAN SUSTEREN: So the first time she ever saw them, at least as far as you know, was that May 30, that night.
TWITTY: And I have very limited knowledge on that. We really haven't spent too much time on that, since we knew who the individuals were. We were just concentrating on picking up that trail and going forward.
VAN SUSTEREN: I mean, everyone's focused so much on these three. Do you ever have thoughts that maybe this is the wrong direction, that maybe the police should be going in another direction?
TWITTY: Oh, absolutely not. I just think it's going to even increase from the direction that it's taking now.
VAN SUSTEREN: So you have no doubt in your mind these three are the ones, they know.
TWITTY: I have absolutely no doubt at all.
VAN SUSTEREN: Is it evidence or is it a mother's intuition?
TWITTY: I think that the moment we arrived on the island and when we were in contact with these individuals, from May 31, from 1:00 AM to 4:00 AM, I knew immediately. I knew immediately.
VAN SUSTEREN: Have you personal contact with them?
TWITTY: Oh, yes.
VAN SUSTEREN: What did they say to you?
TWITTY: Well, it was very limited, but when the Van der Sloot young man approached the vehicle that I was seated in, he had the most condescending, arrogant, somewhat powerful attitude of any 17-year-old male I have ever seen.
VAN SUSTEREN: What did he say?
TWITTY: When he approached the car, I was holding a picture of Natalee. And I said, I want my daughter. I want her now. And he just threw his head back and hit his chest, and he said, What do you want me to do? What do you want me to do?
VAN SUSTEREN: Beth, thank you.
TWITTY: Thank you, Greta.
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