Unsolved Missing: Natalee Holloway

Natalee Holloway was 18 years old when she went missing on the 30th of May 2005. She vanished near the end of her high school graduation trip to Aruba in the Caribbean. She lived in the Mountain Brook area of Alabama and she graduated from Mountain Brook High School on the 24th of May 2005 which was days before she went missing. Her remains have never be found. Natalee was scheduled to fly home from the Island on the 30th of May 2005, but she didn’t arrive for her flight.


26th May 2005: Holloway and her classmates arrive in Aruba. The group had 124 students and 7 adult supervisors. They settle in at the Holiday Inn Resort near the Northern End of the Island.
29th May 2005: She meets Van Der Sloot at the hotel Casino. He was 17 years old and a Dutch National who lives nearby in the town of Noord. Van Der Sloot chats Natalee and her friends up, as they celebrate the last night of the vacation. He later joins the American Contingent at the popular Carlos ‘n Charlie’s Bar in downtown Oranjestad, where he drinks and dances with Holloway. After the bar closes (around 1am), she is seen leaving in a car with Van Der Sloot, and his two friends, Deepak and Satish Kalpoe.

Van Der Sloot

30th May 2005: Holloway does not turn up for her flight home. After her friends cannot locate her in the hotel, her passport, bags remain untouched in her room. An adult supervisor relays the news to Holloway’s mother, Beth Holloway Twitty. The same night her mum, step father (Jug Twitty) and family friends, arrive in Aruba on a rented jet. The questions they asked took them from the Holiday Inn to Carlos ‘n Charlies Bar and eventually to the Van Der Sloot home in Noord.
Van der Sloot admits that he left the bar with Holloway and the Kalpoe brothers, and then drove to a lighthouse before dropping her off at the Holiday Inn. He leads the whole group to the hotel, promising to point out the security guard who allegedly helped her inside. That security guard was unable to be found.

Holiday Inn in Aruba

1st of June 2005: The first local search is organized. Holloway isn’t an official “missing person” yet, a group of 100 tourists and locals start searching the area. In the next few weeks, the search expands to include a volunteer team from Texas, Aruban Police, Dutch Marines and three F-16 fighter planes from the Netherlands. None of these are able to find any signs of Holloway.
5th of June 2005: The first suspects are detained by the local police. These are former security guards of a hotel that is closed due to renovation. They are released eight days later. Authorities will later arrest and release Van Der Sloot’s father Paulus and a party-boat DJ.

Van Der Sloot, 2012

9th of June 2005: Under pressure from the Twittys and government officials, the police arrest the three young men who were last spotted with Holloway. The three males now change their story, with the Kalpoe Brothers claiming they had dropped their friend and Holloway off at the beach near the Holiday Inn. Van Der Sloot insisted he had left her there to walk back to the hotel.
4th of July 2005: The judge orders the police to release the Kalpoe Brothers but Van Der Sloot will be held for another 60 days. The judge never gave a reason why Van Der Sloot was being held for another 60 days.

17th of July 2005: Hair strands are found which raises hopes for a breakthrough. The hair strands are found stuck to a piece of duct tape on Aruba’s Northeast Coast. The hair strand is sent to the FBI Crime Lab in Quantico, Virginia. On the 28th of July, it was confirmed that it had no match to Natalee.
26th of July 2005: A gardener sent in a tip, who claimed to have seen Van Der Sloot and the Kalpoes digging next to the nearby Marriott Hotel. The authorities start draining the pond which is across from the Marriott Hotel. They abandon the efforts on the 30th of July 2005.
3rd of September 2005: One week after the brothers are re-arrested, the brothers and Van Der Sloot are released from prison with the condition that they are available to the police.


16th of February 2006: Van Der Sloot and his father are severed civil lawsuits in New York City. The suit is filed with the Supreme Court of the State of New York. The suit accuses Jordan of “malicious, wanton and willful disregarded the rights, safety and well being” of Holloway and claims Paulus enabled Jordan’s predatory behavior.

Father and Son

1st to 3rd of March 2006: Jordan gives his side of the story to Fox News. In a long interview with Greta Van Susteren that airs over the course of three nights. Van Der Sloot recounts the details of his time with Natalee, from having drinks with her to leaving her behind at the beach. He also addresses some of the unusual elements of his story such as why his shoes went missing on the night she went missing.

Fox News Interview

14th of December 2006: Natalee’s parents take legal action against the Kalpoe brothers. They file a wrongful death suit against the brothers in Los Angeles Superior Court. However, the location once again proves the undoing, as the judge dismisses the case.


21st of November 2007: Van Der Sloot and the brothers are arrested again. Jordan was apprehended in the Netherlands and the brothers are held in Aruba after the emergence of new incriminating evidence. All three are released by the 7th of December due to the evidence not moving the case forward.
30th of December 2007: Drivers investigate an fish trap on the coast of Aruba. An American search vessel and a remote operated vehicle see a picture of what appears to be a human skull. Nothing is found during the search.


3rd of February 2008: Jordan says Natalee’s body was dumped at sea. During the filming on a hidden camera set up by Peter R. de Veries, Jordan tells an associate that Natalee had collapsed at the beach and he was unable to revive her. He had a friend help dispose of her body from a boat. Jordan was made aware that his confession was recorded but he insisted that he was lying.


29th of March 2010: Jordan emails Natalee’s parents lawyer John Q and offers to reveal the location of her body in exchange for $25,000 upfront and another $225,000 to come. John Q Kelly agrees and relays the information to the FBI.
10th of May 2010: After John Q Kelly takes $10,000 to a meeting with Van Der Sloot in Aruba, the latter leads the way to a house and says his father buried Natalee in its foundation. The same day, another $15,000 was wired to his bank account in the Netherlands. Jordan later admits to Kelly that he had been lying again, and travels to Peru to take part in a poker tournament.

30th of May 2010: Jordan kills a young woman in Peru. Five years after Natalee goes missing, Van Der Sloot kills a 21 year old, Stephany Flores Ramirez in his hotel room. Her body is not found instantly but Jordan left instructions that forbade hotel staff from entering his room.


3rd of June 2010: Jordan is arrested in Chile. He is found in a taxi near the coastal city of Vina Del Mar, Chile. He is brought back to Lima, Peru and is held in a high security prison Castro Castro Prison.

27th of June 2010: Jordan Van Der Sloot is indicted in the United States for wire fraud and extortion. The indictment stems from him attempting to get $250,000 from Natalee’s Mother. When asked why he wasn’t arrested after the wire payment and before he had the opportunity to kill, the authorities said there wasn’t enough evidence.


11th of January 2012: Jordan pleads guilty to the murder of Flores. “I wanted from the first moment to confess sincerely” Jordan says in court. “I truly am sorry for this act. I feel very bad”. His defense council blames his actions on the “extreme psychological trauma” suffered from the Holloway saga. Prosecutors contend he killed Flores to rob her casino winnings.

12th of January 2012: Natalee is officially declared dead. Holloway is formally declared dead by a judge in Alabama.
13th of January 2012: Two days after Jordan’s guilty plea, he is sentenced to 28 years in prison and ordered to pay $75,000 in reparations to the victims family. He will not be extradited to the United States for another quarter century.

FBI Website Details

Natalee Holloway has blonde hair, 5’4 in height and weighs about 114 pounds. She was last seen wearing a blue, denim mini skirt, a multi-colored halter top and black flip flop sandals.

If you have any tips you can contact your local FBI Field Office.

I pray that shes found.

Love, Bee xx

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