. On April 11, 2006, Dave Holloway published his book—co-authored with R. The Aruban prosecutor's office reopened the case on February 1, 2008, after receiving video footage of Van der Sloot, under the influence of , saying that Holloway died on the morning of her disappearance, and that a friend had disposed of her body. At Aruba's request, the Netherlands took over the investigation. The hair samples were then tested a second time.
However, the Prison Chief said the wounds were self-inflicted, done to get sympathy from others. We don't pose a threat to the United States, nor to Alabama. His lawyer told media he was not getting married to avoid extradition to the United States, after his Peruvian sentence was over, but he was marrying for love. Aruban authorities say he remains a suspect in the May 30, 2005, disappearance of the Clinton, Mississippi, native. Archived from on January 22, 2013. This girl, she was from Alabama, she's not going to stay in the car with two black kids.
An individual reputed to be this friend, identified in the broadcast as Daury, has subsequently denied Van der Sloot's account, indicating that he was then in Rotterdam at school. Holloway graduated with honors from Mountain Brook High School. She was last seen by her classmates outside of , a restaurant and in. Archived from on April 13, 2013. Van der Sloot later denied that what he had said was true, and in an interview said that he had sold Holloway into. That is the enduring mystery that has left investigators stumped for more than two decades.
Archived from on July 3, 2010. Every time one of these stories comes up, like, say, , when it's finally over I think, what a relief, now we can get back to real news. Unfortunately, they did not find her on the beach or anywhere in the hotel. Chaperones had returned to the hotel to look for Natalee. But the authorities tell 48 Hours they have evidence that Natalee's drinking got seriously out of control and may even have contributed to her death.
Archived from on June 29, 2011. At the request of Natalee's father, Alabama judge Alan King declared Holloway on January 12, 2012. They started arresting a number of people whom they suspected of being involved in the case. Archived from on December 15, 2007. Paulus van der Sloot died of a heart attack on February 10, 2010.
Archived from on February 18, 2008. In March 2008, news reports indicated that the tables had been turned on Van der Eem, who himself was secretly taped after giving an interview for Aruban television. However, he later came out to the media and said this was, too, a fabricated story. On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, who is averaging more than 2-million viewers a night, up almost 60 percent from a year ago. On the Record with Greta Van Susteren, who is averaging more than 2-million viewers a night, up almost 60 percent from a year ago. Senator Shelby stated in a letter, 'From all appearances, this investigation has been plagued with inconsistencies and conflicting information'. He claimed that, despite his efforts to revive her, he could not save the American teen.
In November 2007, Dave Holloway announced a new search for his daughter that probed the sea beyond the original 330-foot 100 m depths in which earlier searches had taken place. Now, 12 years later, he's following what he believes to be the most credible lead to date: a detailed first-hand account from a man who claims to know the whereabouts of his daughter's remains, and the hope of finally getting a conviction of Joran van der Sloot. During this period, the suspects who had been detained changed their stories. On February 1, the Dutch media reported that Van der Sloot made a confession regarding the disappearance of Holloway. Beth Twitty has alleged in televised interviews and a book that Van der Sloot and the Kalpoe brothers know more about Holloway's disappearance than they have told authorities, and that at least one of them or her daughter. Van der Sloot indicated that he still maintains that he left Holloway behind on the beach.
At some time during the interrogation, Van der Sloot detailed a third account that he was dropped off at home and Holloway was driven off by the Kalpoe brothers. On January 17, Aruban police searched for Holloway's body in sand dunes on the northwest coast of Aruba, as well as areas close by the Marriott beach. They also said that within a day of Holloway's being reported missing, a , unauthorized by Aruban authorities, had arrived on Aruba and had remained for several days for the purpose of covertly taking Holloway off the island without notifying local authorities. We decided to start tracking their coverage, because to be honest, it's getting downright ridiculous. Its often said in the movie that ''they'' just don't care and are not trying there best to find Natalee. On April 16, 2007, a combined Aruban—Dutch team began pursuing the investigation in Aruba. On June 15, Aruban and Peruvian authorities announced an agreement to cooperate and allow investigators from Aruba to interview Van der Sloot at prison in Peru.