Case 141

Natalee Holloway

18-year-old Natalee Holloway had been looking forward to her senior class trip to Aruba all year. The tropical vacation was a rite of passage for students at Mountain Brook High School, who celebrated their newfound freedom with five days of sightseeing, swimming and bottomless booze in the idyllic Caribbean location. 

As the trip came to an end, the students partied the night away at the local hot spot, Carlos ‘n Charlies. The next morning they gathered in the hotel lobby to make their way to the airport.  But they soon realised that Natalee wasn’t among them.



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Loving Natalee: A Mothers Testament of Hope & Faith – by Beth Holloway

Aruba: The Tragic Untold Story of Natalee Holloway and Corruption in Paradise – by Dave Holloway, R. Stephanie Good, Larry Garrison

The Holloway Files: Secrets from the Police Archives – by Wim van de Pol and Vincent Verweij

Portrait of a Monster – by Lisa Pulitzer and Cole Thompson



Joran van der Sloot’s interview with Greta Van Susteren (Parts 1 to 7)



Disappearance of Natalee Holloway – Wikipedia

Aruba – Wikipedia


Natalee Holloway Timeline – Crime and Investigation

Help the Missing – Crime Museum

Natalee Holloway Resource Center – Crime Museum



Holloway VS Oxygen Media



Dr Phil lawyer responds to suit over segment – The Montgomery Advertiser, Jan 31 2007

Holloway’s mom sues over TV series – The Pantagraph, Feb 6 2018



3 more arrested in teen’s disappearance – NBC

Some Arubans angry at Holloway’s mom – NBC News

Natalee Holloway’s mom: $1 million reward – People

Missing teens mother leaves Aruba – CNN

Missing teen’s mom apologises for comments – CNN

Suspect: We had sex with Natalee – CBS News

Beth Holloway: Natalee is With God – CBN

Natalee Holloway’s disappearance remains unsolved nearly 15 years later: A timeline – ABC News

Missing White Female – Vanity Fair

Aruba Investigation Into Disappearance of American Teen Natalee Holloway Is Not Over – Fox News

Holloway suspect confesses, recants – CBS News

Hidden camera footage sheds new light on Holloway – The Chicago Tribune

Dutch Crime Reporter Peter De Vries Goes Inside Joran van der Sloot’s Explosive Tape – Fox News

A videotaped sting may have solved the mystery – People

Van der Sloot not arrested in Natalee case – Dutch News

Joran van der Sloot’s sex trade scheme – The Daily Beast

Van der Sloot admits Holloway family extortion plot – NBC News

FBI Cash funded shoot ‘slay’ trip – New York Post

Van der Sloot Google search stuns slain womans brother – CNN

Natalee Holloway suspect arrested in Chile for murder – ABC News

Joran van der Sloot’s graphic murder confession – ABC News

Joran van der Sloot charged with murder in Peru; allegedly lied about drug use – ABC News

Van der Sloot pleads guilty to Peruvian woman’s murder – CNN

Van der Sloot sentenced to 28 years for Peru murder – CNN

Peru to extradite van der Sloot to US… in 24 years – CNN

Joran van der Sloot seeking $1 million TV deal – ABC News

Imprisoned killer Joran Van der Sloot becomes a father after wife gives birth to girl – The Daily Mail

Natalee Holloway’s mother sneaks into jail, confronts suspect – NBC News

Cops test jawbone for Natalee Holloway link – NBC News

Tests underway to see if bone is Holloway’s – CNN

Jawbone not that of missing teen – ABC News

Results show jawbone does not belong to Natalee Holloway – The Florida Times Union

Natalee Holloway declared legally dead – CNN

Natalee Holloway declared dead by judge six years after disappearance – The Guardian

Natalee Hollowa’s bones may have been found at last – The Daily Beast

Skeletal fragments discovered in Aruba are not Natalee Holloway remains – Fox News

‘Joran DID kill Natalee Holloway’: Ex of accused killer’s best friend tells Dr Phil missing teen died after a night of drinking and van der Sloot hid body with his father’s help – The Daily Mail

Natalee Holloway: Man who claimed he dug up missing teenager’s body killed in ‘attempted kidnap of young woman’ – The Independent

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