Natalee Holloway disappeared nearly 18 years. She was a young woman from Alabama. She disappeared during a graduation trip to Aruba. The prime suspect in her disappearance extradited to the United States, as confirmed by her family.
Joran van der Sloot, a 35 year old individual of Dutch origin, brought back from Peru to Alabama. He suspected in deception and extortion in Holloway’s disappearance. Beth Holloway, the mother of missing woman conveyed information through a statement. Van der Sloot was among the last seen individuals with the 18 year old Holloway. She vanished after leaving an establishment in Oranjested in the early hours of May 30, 2005.
Subsequently. the Holloway case ignited a frenzy in the media. Dominating with the headlines internationally for months.
Holloway’s remains never recovered. She was legally declared deceased in 2012.
“I consider myself fortunate to have Natalee in my life for such a considerable period. As of this month, I have been without her for a precise 18 years”, expressed Beth Holloway. “She would have turned 36 years by now. It has been an arduous and protracted journey. But the collective determination of many will finally yield justice for Natalee.”
In 2010, a grand jury in Alabama indicted Van der Sloot on charges of wire fraud and extortion. He attempted to extort $250,000 from Beth Holloway in exchange for information about her daughter. Van der Sloot pointed out a location where he suspectedly buried Holloway’s body. An FBI deposition states that he later confessed to fabricate the information.
Currently Van Der Sloot is serving a 28 year sentence in Peru for the murder of Stephany Flores. It occurred exactly five years after Holloway’s disappearance. Van der Sloot previously remained incarcerated in Aruba due to evidence linking him to the case until prominent attorney Joe Tacopina provided him a secure release. Joe Tacopina represented Donald Trump in a civil assault trial as well.
Initially Peruvian authorities agreed to extradite Van der Sloot to the US when he completed his sentence for the murder, as reported by CNN. However, George Seymore, President of Loyalist Techniques informed CNN that the formal extradition process will commence soon.
Attorney of Van der Sloot, Maximo Altez expressed his intention to challenge the decision. “I will contest that ruling. I will oppose it because he deserves the right to a defense.”
Suspected individual Van der Sloot, who faced scrutiny for involvement in cocaine trafficking while in jail, married a Peruvian woman in 2014. The couple also has a child together.