Case 141

Natalee Holloway

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Case 141

Natalee Holloway

Thursday, May 26, 2005, was an exciting day for 124 of the 300 senior students from Mountain Brook High School. Having graduated two days earlier, the classmates left their hometown of Birmingham, Alabama to spend five days holidaying in Aruba, a tropical island in the southern Caribbean Sea.

The senior class trip had become somewhat of a rite of passage for fresh graduates from Mountain Brook High, providing one final bonding experience before they parted ways for college and other endeavours.

The 124 students and their seven chaperones arrived at the Aruban capital of Oranjestad in the island’s northwest. It was only a 15-minute drive from the airport to Palm Beach to check into the Holiday Inn Resort. The job of the chaperones was merely to conduct a roll call once a day and to be available if any issues arose, leaving the students free to enjoy their time however they pleased…

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Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men, women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line: 1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

MTC program: maketheconnection.net/resources/spread-the-word

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call/

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

 

Casefile Presents

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Researched and written by Elsha McGill

Creative director: Milly Raso

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

 

RESOURCES

 

BOOKS:

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 

 

VIDEOS:

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

 

WEBSITES:

Disappearance of Natalee Holloway – Wikipedia

Aruba – Wikipedia

Aruba

Natalee Holloway Timeline – Crime and Investigation

Help the Missing – Crime Museum 

Natalee Holloway Resource Center – Crime Museum  

 

COURT DOCUMENTS:

Holloway VS Oxygen Media

 

ARCHIVES:

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

 

ONLINE ARTICLES:

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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Thursday, May 26, 2005, was an exciting day for 124 of the 300 senior students from Mountain Brook High School. Having graduated two days earlier, the classmates left their hometown of Birmingham, Alabama to spend five days holidaying in Aruba, a tropical island in the southern Caribbean Sea. The senior class trip had become somewhat of a rite of passage for fresh graduates from Mountain Brook High, providing one final bonding experience before they parted ways for college and other endeavours.

The 124 students and their seven chaperones arrived at the Aruban capital of Oranjestad in the island’s northwest. It was only a 15-minute drive from the airport to Palm Beach to check into the Holiday Inn Resort. The job of the chaperones was merely to conduct a roll call once a day and to be available if any issues arose, leaving the students free to enjoy their time however they pleased…

______

Our episodes deal with serious and often distressing incidents. If you feel at anytime you need support, please contact your local crisis centre. Some suggestions for confidential support for men, women and children:

 

AUSTRALIA:

Lifeline Crisis Support: 13 11 14

Beyond Blue: Depression and anxiety support: 1300 22 46 36

Rape & Domestic Violence Services: 1800 737 732

Men's Line:  1300 78 99 78

Headspace: Youth Mental Health Foundation: see headspace.org.au for your local centre

 

USA:

Distress &  Lifeline: 1800 273 8255

Crisis Text Line: text HOME to 741 741

Domestic Violence Helpline: 1800 799 7233

Victim Connect: support for victims of crime: 855 484 2846

 

UK:

Mind: mental health support: 0300 123 3393

SANE: mental health support: 0300 304 7000

Samaritans support network: 116 123

National Stalking Helpline: 0808 802 0300

 

CANADA:

For a list of Canadian crisis centres: https://thelifelinecanada.ca/help/call

 

NEW ZEALAND:

Lifeline: 0800 543354

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (Text 4202)

CREDITS

 

Casefile Presents

 

NARRATION:

Episode narrated by the Anonymous Host

 

EPISODE:

Researched and written by Elsha McGill

Creative director: Milly Raso

 

MUSIC:

‘Flatline intro’ and ‘Come play with me’ intro and outro www.dl-sounds.com

All other music and audio clean up performed by Mike Migas and Andrew Joslyn

 

OTHER:

Logo design by Paulina Szymanska

 

RESOURCES

 

BOOKS:

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 

 

VIDEOS:

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

 

WEBSITES:

Disappearance of Natalee Holloway – Wikipedia

Aruba – Wikipedia

Aruba

Natalee Holloway Timeline – Crime and Investigation

Help the Missing – Crime Museum 

Natalee Holloway Resource Center – Crime Museum  

 

COURT DOCUMENTS:

Holloway VS Oxygen Media

 

ARCHIVES:

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

 

ONLINE ARTICLES:

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 

 

THIS EPISODE’S SPONSORS

 

ShipStation – Try ShipStation FREE for 60 days with promo code ‘CASEFILE’

Philo – Get 25% off your first two months of live & on-demand TV

Grove Collaborative – Get FREE Mrs. Meyer’s 5-piece set worth $30 and FREE shipping

Best Fiends – Download Best Fiends for free

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