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The dark life of Joran van der Sloot

In 2005, headlines across the nation were reporting on minute-by-minute developments in the investigation into the disappearance of an Alabama high school student named Natalee Holloway. Exactly what happened to Holloway remains a mystery, but she was officially declared dead in 2012. Still, her mother — who has been her relentless champion in a decades-long search for justice — hasn't stopped trying to learn her fate, and see who was responsible for her disappearance behind bars.

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    The Dark Life Of Joran Van Der Sloot

    The Dark Life Of Joran Van Der Sloot

    In 2005, headlines across the nation were reporting on minute-by-minute developments in the investigation into the disappearance of an Alabama high school student named Natalee Holloway. Exactly what happened to Holloway remains a mystery, but she was officially declared dead in 2012. Still, her mother — who has been her relentless champion in a decades-long search for justice — hasn't stopped trying to learn her fate, and see who was responsible for her disappearance behind bars.

    Who Is Joran Van Der Sloot's Wife, Leidy Figueroa?

    Who Is Joran Van Der Sloot's Wife, Leidy Figueroa?

    Once extradited to the U.S. to face fraud and extortion charges, Dutch national Joran van der Sloot will leave two loved ones behind in Peru: his wife, Leidy Figueroa, and their daughter, Dushie, UPI reports. The prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway, van der Sloot was serving a 28-year prison sentence for the 2010 murder of Stephany Flores, which is linked to the Holloway case, CBS News reports. The fraud and extortion charges stem from an incident with Natalee's mother, Beth Holloway, who paid van der Sloot for information regarding her daughter's whereabouts that turned out to be false.

    What Happened To Natalee Holloway's Parents?

    What Happened To Natalee Holloway's Parents?

    It's every parent's worst nightmare. In 2005, 18-year-old Natalee Holloway, daughter of Dave and Beth Holloway, had the opportunity of a lifetime: to travel to Aruba with friends on a senior class trip. While there, the Alabama teen disappeared, last seen in a car with three males, among them Joran van der Sloot. In 2012, an Alabama judge declared Holloway legally dead. In the meantime, her remains were never found, and to this day, Natalee's whereabouts are unknown, according to CNN.

    How Donald Trump's Lawyer Is Connected To The Natalee Holloway Case

    How Donald Trump's Lawyer Is Connected To The Natalee Holloway Case

    The lawyer potentially defending Donald Trump on charges related to the former president's late March 2023 indictment in New York state is connected to another high-profile crime: the 2005 disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway while in Aruba (via Business Insider). Holloway's remains were never found, and in 2012, she was declared legally dead in her home state of Alabama, per The Guardian. Trump's lawyer, Joe Tacopina, represented Joran van der Sloot, a leading suspect in Holloway's death. Tacopina helped secure van der Sloot from police custody. The suspect was never tried in Holloway's unsolved disappearance.

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