Three men freed in Holloway case
Prosecutor: Judge's son, 2 others still under investigation
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ORANJESTAD, Aruba (CNN) -- Three young men held in connection with the disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway walked out of jail on Saturday.
A judge ordered their release.
Joran Van der Sloot, the 18-year-old son of an Aruban judge, left jail first. He was accompanied by his parents and an attorney.
A few minutes later Deepak and Satish Kalpoe followed with their attorney.
Despite their release, the men remain under investigation, the Aruban prosecutor's office said Friday.
The prosecutor's office said it would appeal. Prosecutors had asked to hold the Kalpoe brothers for another eight days, and Van der Sloot for another 30 days.
Holloway's mother Beth Twitty said Saturday she "will continue to be the voice for my daughter seeking justice in Aruba."
The attorneys for the Kalpoes said they had not read the terms of the release order, but a prosecutor said there were conditions. He did not say what they were.
Holloway was last seen leaving a bar on the resort island with Van der Sloot and the two brothers.
The Kalpoe brothers, ages 18 and 21, were re-arrested last week based on "new facts and circumstances" indicating they acted "together with other people" in raping and killing Holloway, the prosecutor's office said.
In addition, prosecutors said they arrested a third person, who was identified only by the initials "FZA." Further information was not provided.
Van der Sloot was taken into custody in June in connection with Holloway's disappearance, which prompted massive searches around the tiny island. Her body has not been found.
Holloway, 18, of the Birmingham suburb of Mountain Brook, disappeared while in Aruba with a group of classmates celebrating their high school graduation.
CNN's Eric Marrapodi contributed to this report
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