Natalee Holloway Disappeared 12 Years Ago, Here's Everything That's Happened Since

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On May 30, 2005, Natalee Holloway disappeared. Seven years later, she was declared dead...even though there was no body. As what would be her 31st birthday approaches, let's take a look at all the facts, theories, and potential suspects in Natalee Holloway's disappearance and murder.


In May of 2005, Natalee Holloway was on a high school graduation trip in Aruba. The 17-year-old from Moutain Brook, Alabama was on her last day of vacation when she didn't return to her hotel on May 30. On June 1, Fox News took the disappearance nationwide with a less-than-one-minute report on Holloway's case. People everywhere wanted to know what happened to the teenager.

On June 5th, Nick John and Abraham Jones, former hotel security guards, were arrested for suspicion of murder and kidnapping. They were released a week later with no charges. Joran van der Sloot, Satish Kalpoe and Deepak Kalpoe were also arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and murder.

Joran Van der SlootABC News

By September 2005, Van Der Sloot and the two brothers were all released without charges, as well. Police began to get desperate for any information regarding Holloway's disappearance. The reward for Natalee's safe return is increased from $200,000 to $1 million.

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