Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Natalee Holloway disappeared on May 30, 2005, during a high school graduation trip to Aruba. She was scheduled to fly home later on May 30, but did not show up for her flight home. She was last seen by her classmates outside a nightclub in a car with Joran van der Sloot and brothers Deepak and Satish Kalpoe. When questioned, the three men said they dropped her off at her hotel and denied knowing what happened to her after that.
There have been several arrest through the years and subsequent releases due to lack of evidence. Most notably, Joran van der Sloot. He is such a DOUCHE BAG! I mean he is such a major case for me believing in capital punishment. On November 24, 2008, On the Record aired an interview with Van der Sloot in which he alleged that he sold Holloway into sexual slavery. He said he received money when Holloway was taken, and later on to keep quiet. Van der Sloot also alleged he paid the Kalpoe brothers for their assistance, and that his father paid off two police officers who had learned that Holloway was taken to Venezuela. He later retracted the statements made in the interview.
This year he tried to extort money from Natalee's mom, Beth. She informed the FBI and they set up a sting. Joran was paid $10,000 cash and wired $15,000 to an account in the Netherlands, where he lived. They were to pay the remainder of the $ 250,000 after he gave told them where they could find Natalee's remains. He gave false information and was later charged with extortion and wire fraud. He later admitted the extortion saying "I wanted to get back at Natalee's family — her parents have been making my life tough for five years".
On May 30, 2010, Stephany Ramirez was reported missing in Lima, Peru. That is five years to the day that Natalee Holloway was reported missing. Her body was found three days later in a hotel room registered to Joran van der Sloot. He was since charged with her murder and currently sits in a prison in Peru. He originally confessed to this murder but has since retracted the confession. I hope he rots there in that prison. I actually hope he is severely tortured during his time there. He deserves it!