BREAKING NEWS: Beth Holloway Arrested? Trying to Sneak Camera into Peru Prison to Video Joran Van der Sloot? UPDATE: Beth Not Arrested


It is being reported on Nancy Grace and in Dutch media that Beth Holloway has been arrested in Peru for sneaking a camera into Castro Castro prison to video Joran Van der Sloot:

Google translated Dutch article:

Will update as more information is available

UPDATE I: Conflicting reports. Some say they were arrested and others say no. My best guess is they were “detained” and then released.

UPDATE II: Dutch crime reporter Peter de Vries stated they were not detained .

But de Vries did not explicitly say whether the pair met with the suspect, Joran Van der Sloot. The post also did not say when the two made the trip.

He denied media reports that prison authorities detained them and confiscated the documentary crew’s gear.

Peru’s “24 Horas” television program reported that Holloway spoke to van der Sloot for about five minutes before van der Sloot canceled the meeting because his lawyer was not present. The program reported that they spoke very little and treated each other well.

But Vries said the crew did not break any rules and prison officials knew of their visit.

However according to reports, Beth Holloway did manage to see Joran Van der Sloot before being escorted from the prison. She stated that she had “no hate in her soul” for him. Too bad that the Beth haters cannot say that about themselves and a mother who is only looking for answers as to what happened to her daughter in Aruba in 2005 and what Joran Van der Sloot did with her.

Apparently, Holloway snuck into the prison without being identified and carrying a hidden camera, aided by a Dutch TV reporter who’s doing a special on Natalee, and spent about five minutes with van der Sloot.

She’s said to have started the meeting by telling him she had “no hate in her soul” for him.

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  • Natalee Holloway; Afternoon Update
  • Beth Holloway Twitty Response, Part II (A mother’s grief, she plans to go home)
  • Michelle’s interview with Beth Twitty

  • Comments

    122 Responses to “BREAKING NEWS: Beth Holloway Arrested? Trying to Sneak Camera into Peru Prison to Video Joran Van der Sloot? UPDATE: Beth Not Arrested”

    1. San on September 16th, 2010 7:50 pm

      This woman is a hero. She will never give up on finding justice for her daughter.

    2. mercedes on September 16th, 2010 7:57 pm

      She has nothing to lose by going to (try to ) talk to him. She has already lost what is precious. And you can bet your bottom dollar she didn’t go alone or without legal counsel. She is waaaay too smart to do that…

    3. Lisa in Maryland on September 16th, 2010 8:07 pm

      For Crying out Loud! – Put her in Joran’s cell so she can find some peace! That poor mother needs CLOSURE Her life has been a living hell because of that monster!

    4. Sunny on September 16th, 2010 8:36 pm

      GO BETH!! I hope you had more than one camera!!! Wish you could have snuck in a machete….!!

    5. Crystal on September 16th, 2010 8:46 pm

      She is a mother that loves her daughter and just wants closure and to bring Natalie’s body home. Peru needs to understand that and give her the opportunity to find out the truth about her daughter.

    6. Lisa in Maryland on September 16th, 2010 8:52 pm

      Steve Holloway, I know you post here from time to time. Would you please let us know that she is okay. May God carry her through this so that she may find Justice and Peace!

      Justice For Natalee

    7. Susan Miller on September 16th, 2010 9:09 pm

      Beth…you are my hero. I do not know how you get up each morning after what all you’ve been through. God bless you….may you find peace and closure soon!

    8. Christi on September 16th, 2010 9:37 pm

      Ms. Holloway you are a brave women. God Bless you and your family. I hope you find the answers, I believe you will. I wish more mothers cared for their children as you do.

    9. Christi on September 16th, 2010 9:39 pm

      WOMAN OF THE YEAR…. Beth Holloway

    10. louise28 on September 16th, 2010 9:50 pm

      is Beth Holloway taking matters into her own hands? that is so foolish what she done. she could be jailed for a long time for this stunt. life in a Peruvian jail is hellish. she knows her daughter is DEAD!! she should accept that and move on!!
      SM: I’m proud of Beth! She is a determined strong woman and not afraid of that wimp Sloot (klaasend)

    11. ME on September 16th, 2010 10:16 pm

      I’m happy that beth is arrested and i hope she stays arrested she’s to obsessed and you people use these words ” she wants to know the truth” i’m glad joran is making her life miserable cause beth should learn to move on. she’s even stalking him when he’s in prison she has got some serious problems.
      SM: Like you would move on you idiot if your child was murdered and you were denied answers and closure. Listen to what you are actually saying you fool, then crawl back under the rock you came from.

    12. Cindy Forestiere on September 16th, 2010 10:22 pm

      OH, Beth… I love you. I know you have strength that comes from no human.. I am in prayer for you and love you beyond measure.

    13. PAMom on September 16th, 2010 10:23 pm

      How much grief can a Mother be put through for the love of her child? Is she such a threat to the Peruvian prison system that she needs to be arrested? I can’t believe this is allowed to happen. I pray for peace for Beth Holloway and family.

    14. bham on September 16th, 2010 10:25 pm

      god bless her and her family/extended family. What a nightmare. i would have snuck more than a gun on for that sorry waste of human life. Please send prayers,

    15. barbreee on September 16th, 2010 10:27 pm

      I hope Stephany’s family steps in and helps Beth.

      I feel so badly for Beth because that creep JVDS would do nothing but smirk and say ugly things.

    16. Roxy on September 16th, 2010 10:31 pm

      It would be rather stupid to arrest her for a camera…just take it away and deny her access…they don’t even treat Joran this terrible, so I hope the arrest is a fabrication of the Dutch Media (shocking)
      I’m getting so angry and am so disappointed that there seems no justice anywhere anymore….I really hoped that this would be a prison for Joran instead of a boys club. Apparently he is teaching people English in prison.

    17. Lisa in Maryland on September 16th, 2010 10:42 pm

      Me #11 you are a Troll! Are you sure your name isn’t Peggy Allen? What the one brain cell you have doesn’t understand is Beth has been living a hell on earth since the day Natalee met Joran. She’s not stalking him, she’s seeking the truth and trying to find peace. Something I doubt you would understand. I wish people like you could walk a mile in her shoes but I’m sure your big fat TROLL FEET wouldn’t fit!

    18. sherry on September 16th, 2010 10:53 pm

      you are the biggest fool I have read a post from lately. Move on?? MOVE ON?? Give me a friggin break! NO ONE with a 1/2 ounce of sense could ever move own from someone murdering their child.

      Ah nevermind I just read what I wrote and realized no…you dont have a 1/2 ounce of sense so you could never possibly ‘get it’.

    19. sherry on September 16th, 2010 10:55 pm

      louise…no she isnt taking matters into her own hands. if she were she would have went in with a gun to blow joran’s brains out…and she didnt do that.

    20. texasmom on September 16th, 2010 10:57 pm

      Beth is a hero, I stand in awe of her diligence, perseverance, and bravery.

      She will never give up on Natalee.

      I’m behind her all the way!

      God bless her, all of Natalee’s family, and those that love her.

      And God bless Peter R. DeVries, for never giving up either!

    21. James Bond on September 16th, 2010 11:17 pm

      I have read the posts here and on some other sites and I think there is one angle eveyone might be missing. Remember when Joran threw wine in the face of Peter de Vries? Remember how smug Joran was and how he kept beating the rap in Natalee’s case? Remember how he swindled Beth out of money for the supposed location of Natalee’s body, and admitted he thought Beth deserved it for “hassling” him?
      I think this visit was nothing more than a psyclogical ploy; even though it was not reported as there having been any conversation as to his current situation, it would have been tantamount to the implied “Hey, Joran, you’re in prison, aren’t you?” “How do you like it in there, hmmmm?”
      “We gotcha, Joran, we finally gotcha”. And I believe that right now, Joran is FUMING over it. That’s the way the little spoiled brat is. His guts are churning right now; he wants to break someone’s neck, but alas, he can’t. And you know what? I LOVE IT! I think within the next 2 to 4 weeks, in his anger he will make a big mistake and it will be reported that he is taking a permanent nap. One can only hope, can’t one?

    22. Lisa in Maryland on September 16th, 2010 11:50 pm

      HaHa 007! Nice “Churning guts”, cannot strike back! Rage with no murder outlet! Yes, Maybe he will self destruct!

    23. Lisa in Maryland on September 17th, 2010 12:06 am

      Klaasend, the spam folder ate my post so here goes again…

      Good one 007! “Chruning guts” All raged and no one to murder! He may very well self destruct!

      We could only hope!

    24. Lulu on September 17th, 2010 12:18 am

      After having the disgraceful news of her missing child, and this clown who we all know he is guilty still waiting for his sentence partying at jail, receiving conjugal benefits??? Come On, I would have done it too. She is a brave woman, anyone who loses a child may “loose it” too. She certainly is THE MOTHER OF THE YEAR!!!

    25. Me on September 17th, 2010 12:26 am

      Are some of you forgetting that her actions in paying Joran to disclose the location of her daughters body in a sting operation indirectly lead to the death of that second girl?

      Where do you think he got the money to be traveling around to go play in poker tournaments and galavant around?
      SM: No, Joran Van der Sllot being a sociopath lead to the death of Stephany Flores. Sorry, but your misguided blame is quite telling. That is like saying that if some one worked for you and they used their pay check to kill some one that you would be indirectly responsible for a murder. Great logic huh, wheh you have it reversed on yourself.


    26. CBB on September 17th, 2010 12:30 am

      All Beth has ever asked is for simple justice, to know how her daughter died, and to have her remains laid to rest at home. Had Aruba done it’s job, she would have those things, Joran would be serving time and Stephany Flores would be alive. Beth has no choice but to persue answers herself, because Aruba chose to protect and aid a killer. God Bless Beth Holloway!

    27. Lisa in Maryland on September 17th, 2010 12:34 am

      Castro, Castro is one of the nastiest notorious prisons on earth and somehow I think today Joran considers himself a lucky man to be safely behind bars in protective custody!

      The UNSTOPPABLE Beth Holloway! Molly Brown had nothing on her!

      Justice For Natalee! May Beth Get her Answers.

    28. Frederic Nitz on September 17th, 2010 1:16 am

      I carry my camera everywhere I go and also my cell phone which is a camera. Both can take videos. I don’t understand the problem.

      #11, Joran is the one with the problems. He is a dead man.

    29. Frederic Nitz on September 17th, 2010 1:19 am

      Beth, Love you. If I can help in any way, please let me know.

    30. Carpe on September 17th, 2010 2:29 am

      To think he had dreams of becoming a roaring LION one day.

      He meets Beth face to face and all little Joran could muster was the meek meow of a little frightened house pussy.

      (Here’s my lawyer’s card.)

      A Van der sloot ’til death, I see.

      COWARD – spelled – Van der sloot.

      A family legacy.

    31. Carpe on September 17th, 2010 3:34 am

      What makes the story even sweeter is:

      His own coward of a “mother”, Anita…

      or as I enjoy calling her HENRIETTA HIPPO…

      is too afraid to go see him in person.

      She thinks the townspeople are gonna pelt her

      in the tit with a rotten lettuce or something!

      …but Natalee’s mom went, no sweat.

      Anita, did you know there is actually a reason that you always smell like dirty hiney?

    32. Susan on September 17th, 2010 4:18 am

      There is no mention of Beth Holloway being ARRESTED on CNN or FOX! Who took it upon themselves to automatically assume such? WTF?

      Natalee Holloway’s mother goes to jail where van der Sloot is detained
      From Ben Brumfield, CNN
      September 17, 2010 5:00 a.m. EDT

      (CNN) — The mother of missing American teen Natalee Holloway was in Peru Friday with a Dutch documentary maker — and made a trip to the jail where the man suspected in Holloway’s disappearance sits.

      Producers for the the Dutch journalist who is accompanying Beth Holloway posted a note on his official website that said the journalist, Peter de Vries, and the mother made a trip to Castro Castro prison.

      But de Vries did not explicitly say whether the pair met with the suspect, Joran Van der Sloot. The post also did not say when the two made the trip.

      He denied media reports that jail authorities detained them and confiscated the documentary crew’s gear.

      Peru’s 24 Horas television station reported that Holloway spoke to van der Sloot for about five minutes before she and the crew were removed from the jail.

      But Vries said the crew did not break any rules and jail officials knew of their visit.

      Early Friday morning, the receptionist at the Sheraton hotel in Lima, Peru, told CNN that Holloway was in her room, where she checked in by herself.

      A woman in the room answered the phone in English, then immediately hung up.

      Van der Sloot is jailed awaiting trial on a murder charge in the death of Peruvian student Stephany Flores.

      Her body was found in May in a hotel room registered to van der Sloot, which the two were seen entering on surveillance camera video.

      He also is charged with a count of wire fraud and a count of extortion in Alabama for allegedly trying to extort more than $250,000 from Holloway’s family in return for disclosing the location of her body.

      Natalee Holloway was last seen in the early hours of May 30, 2005, leaving an Oranjestad, Aruba, nightclub with van der Sloot and two other men, brothers Deepak and Satish Kalpoe. She was visiting the island with about 100 classmates to celebrate their graduation from Mountain Brook High School in suburban Birmingham, Alabama.

      Van der Sloot was arrested twice in Aruba in connection with the younger Holloway’s disappearance, but was never charged.

      He has denied responsibility for her disappearance.

      In a jailhouse interview with a Dutch television station this month, van der Sloot said he is remorseful for telling so many stories regarding the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, but once again denied culpability in the case.

    33. Carpe on September 17th, 2010 5:45 am

      By leaving him with the words…

      “I have no hate for you in my soul” -Beth

      Beth saps what little energy he has left and strikes him in the face with 5 more tightly clenched hammer fists. This leaves him lying in
      his own pool of blood on the floor in his brutal medieval prison closet.

      You see, Joran wants the Holloway family to hate him for the information he refuses to divulge.

      It’s the last barter tool he has left.


      They refuse to harbor hate in their souls for him.

      This makes him furious. Why? Because they have even taken away that small control he felt he held over them.

      Joran craves the hate. Why? Then he can smirk and say… I did this to you. I made you hate me.
      You are still under MY GREAT POWER!!! …but no.

      Beth wisely chooses not to be sucked into his sadistic power cycle. She may not be in the UFC – but this lady knows how to fight. She does it without lifting a finger. First rule of fighting – know your opponent well – know all strengths -
      know all weaknesses.

      and she does:

      “I have no hate for you in my soul” -Beth

      Joran, once again denied by a Holloway family member.

      Just like the night Natalee denied him sex.

      OUCH! Yet another humiliation suffered!

      Joran’s gas tank has to be so low he is running
      only on fumes, at this point.

      Some would say he is just a dead man with bennies!

      Rats are cute… when they are all you have left to play with and talk to. They have nice whiskers!

      Be very kind to them, Joran. Treat them like the poor downtrodden homeless man who still has one
      tooth left in his mouth. His last remaining chiclet! It is his pride and joy and when he wakes
      up in the day and it is still attached… he carefully spools out just enough dental floss
      to shine it up and polish to make it appear to
      be the world’s finest pearl.

      Beth Holloway is a warrior with a high set of skills – More importantly, she is standing on the
      right side of history.

      Boiled down for simplicity:

      She only wants to find her murdered daughter.

      What reasonable person would ever have a problem with that one simple request?

      I fully expect Joran’s alligator death roll into the deep abyss to speed up after this latest transaction. Boot on his neck – Never let him
      breathe. People should give him the same mercy
      he gave Stephany and Natalee. Not a penny less;
      not one penny more.

    34. super dave on September 17th, 2010 7:06 am

      #11: i hope you move on because i would kick your a$$ up around your shoulders were i looking at you right now.
      SM: You would not ahve to do that, these people are such sorry souls, this misery is perptuated every day they exist. Hate in one’s heart is a miserable existance,

    35. Waterboy on September 17th, 2010 7:16 am

      It would be so nice to have someone like Beth fighting for you.



    36. Scared Monkeys on September 17th, 2010 7:16 am

      #25, just curious and its really the only thing anyone really cares to know from you.

      Is it comfortable sleeping under a rock? Seriously, what do you use as a pillow, another smaller rock with some moss on it? Does it hurt your back doing so? Is that what makes you such a miserable and pathetic SOB?

      It really must be a sad existance to live with some much hate an venom for others.

    37. Waterboy on September 17th, 2010 7:20 am


      #33—outstanding, just outstanding.


    38. Herbert on September 17th, 2010 7:25 am

      Only thing that has been achieved is that Joran’s claim that he has been harassed and stalked by Holloway and de Vries for 5 years has now been confirmed.

      These kind of actions serve no purpose, Joran isn’t going to tell where Natalee is to Beth in jail.

      The only aim is to generate publicity and money. It’s sickening.
      SM: More money? Big talk from some one who has never had their daughter murdered.

    39. kitty on September 17th, 2010 7:47 am

      Does Joran have access/use of his laptop while in prison?
      just curious…

    40. Its Me on September 17th, 2010 8:24 am

      Please,Its Me and Me are two very different people!!!

    41. meemee on September 17th, 2010 8:49 am

      Beth is a truly courageous women , i love her, and i have her and stephanys parents with me all the time, Me you are probably peggy, sound like an idiot talk like an idiot, you are an idiot. Beth did not GIVE joran money, he extorted it to tell a grieving mother where her child is, your butchering of the english language shows your from aruba or the neanderthalands where this devil spawn is from, ME, you make meemee SICK

    42. meemee on September 17th, 2010 8:52 am

      herbert, she is stalking someone in peru prison for killing stephany, REALLY , STALKING, umm Joran is the one wanting interviews, Joran is the one who contacted Beth for the extortion money

    43. jodyo on September 17th, 2010 9:13 am

      Bless you, Beth. I have been waiting and praying for you over the long 5+ yrs. since your beautiful daughter vanished at the hands of van der Sloot. May you find solace soon in your long search.

    44. Lisa in Maryland on September 17th, 2010 9:24 am

      Me# 11 and 25 – If you are going to post here at least get your facts straight. I understand you can’t type and think at the same time but your illogical whimsy is not appreciated here. If that is too difficult for you to understand let me put it this way.

      SM, How man cans of whoop ass do we have to pull out this week? Extermination costs are soaring!

    45. Brenda on September 17th, 2010 9:35 am

      Dear SM,

      this “ME” poster is clearly someone directly involved in Natalee’s murder and disposal, or directly involved in the coverup. i mean, based on the poor English, probably Deepak or his little brother, but more likely Deepak who showed great rage before in posts/rants.

    46. Brenda on September 17th, 2010 9:41 am

      Dear Carpe,

      No, Urin the boy will never be a roaring lion, but if a lion had a large kitty litter box I am sure we could find something the lion left behind that had a close resemblance to the boy’s face (and stench) on it.

    47. wheelsup on September 17th, 2010 9:44 am

      She is a bigger person then I will ever be, I can not stand what he has done, stringing these parents along for over 5 years, extorting them. Beth you are my Hero.

    48. Lisa in Maryland on September 17th, 2010 10:32 am

      Herbert # 38, you want to hear sickening?

      Where were you and your glorious posts when Joran was advertising from behind bars that he was willing to do interviews for a million dollars while Anita sat on her fat ass in Aruba interviewing for ABC for a hundred thousand dollars?

      Where were you the night Beth Holloway received News that her daughter Natalee was missing?

      Where were you when Paulus advised Joran and K2 “No body, No crime” before it was reported that Natalee was dead?

      Where were you the day that Beth Holloway was asked if Natalee was prone to seizures?

      Where were you when Joran imitated Natalee having a seizure?

      Where were you when the people of Aruba showed blatant disregard to a mother in crisis only wanting to find her beloved daughter?

      Sickening – your stance on sickening is just the beginning of it. Do you know how “sickening” it is to suffer for over 5 yrs not knowing where your child is?

      Beth Holloway is by no means a stalker, she is a mother on a quest for her child and if necessary she will continue that quest until her last breath! She said so and I believe her!

      What you we are witnessing isn’t stalking it’s follow through!

      Joran doesn’t get it, Anita doesn’t get it, Aruba doesn’t get it and YOU don’t get it! There is a fine line drawn here and you are clearly on the other side!

    49. Lisa in Maryland on September 17th, 2010 11:19 am

      Please take a moment and join me in a prayer for Beth

      Our Father who art in heaven Hollowed be thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For thine is the Kingdom and the Power and the Glory forever and ever.

      Dear Father:

      We stand together in prayer for Beth. That you keep her safe, that you grant her the answers, the peace, the justice and the closure that she needs for in our BELIEF we know that only through your divine intervention, this is possible. In the name of your son Christ Jesus who suffered the cross for our sins and instilled that very same belief in us for your power and generosity we pray.


    50. super dave on September 17th, 2010 12:52 pm

      aruba sucks.

    51. Elmer on September 17th, 2010 1:02 pm

      Re #48: Very well said, Lisa! Excellent, thoughtful post!

    52. NGBoston on September 17th, 2010 1:04 pm

      Love you BETH!

      Listen up, Aruba and Mama Sloot!

      THIS is WHAT A MOTHER (a real MOTHER) does… go to the ends of the earth in search for her dearly departed Daughter’s BONES AND REMAINS.

      God please! This is enough. I hope one night or morning as Joran wakes up in his cell, alone—he reflects upon what courage and an act of TRUE HUMAN KINDNESS AND CHRISTIANITY it took for Beth Holloway to approach him and make that statement.

      Regardless of the fact that it was w/P. DeVries for an update of another segment of his show—it truly encomppasses what the human spirit can do to reach out to even this pathetic slime and murderer.

      Maybe, just maybe (but we are not holding our breath) Joran will recognize the act that was just a true Mother in it’s moment and finally have some pity on Beth Holloway and the entire family.

      Anita VDS, IMO, finally came clean when she did that interview on CBS a few months ago. Coming “clean” not to admit she believed the lies of her deceased Husband and Son when, I do BELIEVE – they intentionally LIED to her also about the exact account of that fateful night so as to not only protect Papa Sloot and Joran- but all the other CORRUPT POLITICAL CRONIES with their ties to drug trafficking and HUMAN SEX SLAVE TRADE on that floating piece of dung Island, too.

      She went into denial mode—you know, kinda like SINdy ANTHONY remains in to this very day. Not that I am in to cutting Anita too many breaks- but if you watched the entire interview~she appeared to be very candid and upfront about Joran’s past struggles and acknowledged, that while painful- she realizes she has lost him now too.

      I will refrain from now on from dumping all over her ( I really used to post some awful things on here about her) if not for only one fact.

      She is a Mother, too. She certainly must carry some guilt and a world of her own private hell and pain since, she states, for years she was well aware of Joran’s bad gambling habit & when he left the Island to go to Peru and enter play in a Poker Tournament—they actually had just had yet another disagreement over money and his problems. They did not part on good terms.

      Again, as a Mother- I try to put myself in her shoes and it’s gotta hurt like hell when she got that last phone call from Joran when he was on the run and he told her, or inferred to being in a boatload of trouble. If Anita is to be believed-she claims she told him to stop running and that if he was responsible for Stephany’s murder-he must turn himself in. I did see quite an amount of pain, sadness & grief in her eyes that cannot be faked.

      Even though she was a horrible “enabler” all those years and did her Son no favors by rewarding his bad behavior sometimes—she finally has washed her hands of them. Anita knows that her Son is a walking dead man. Now she can wallow in despair and grief that the lovely Beth Holloway still carries around with her to this day.

      So, sad. We will never forget you Nat!


    53. NGBoston on September 17th, 2010 1:04 pm

      please rescue post…do you get paid extra for that effort. Not a big fan of WordPress, sorry.

    54. NGBoston on September 17th, 2010 1:08 pm

      Herbert-Until you can walk in the shoes of a Mother or Father or any Stepparent who has had a child murdered—maybe your comment will continue to fall upon deaf ears.

      Beth Holloway will do what it takes to give her an answer and find her Daughter Natalees remains. Why shouldn’t she!

      If you want to pick on someone who is a manipulative, cunning, greedy monopolizer—look at CINDY AND GEORGE ANTHONY who are in steadfast denial and PAYING THEIR DAMN MORTGAGE from the blood money off of their MURDERED baby GRANDAUGHTER—-at the hands of their own Daughter!

      No comparison===like night and day.


      We Stand By the Girl!

    55. A Texas Grandfather on September 17th, 2010 1:38 pm

      Good for Beth. She refuses to let Joran and his evil cohorts get away with taking her daughter
      and not getting punished by society.

      Beth is a christian woman who knows that hate of another person will only destroy herself. However, she dispises the acts they committed.

      She has shown enormous courage in continuing her quest. This is an example to all of us to never give up in the quest to remove evil from our world.

    56. Lisa in Maryland on September 17th, 2010 4:30 pm

      Amen to that Texas Grandfather! I’m so proud of her and like many of you stand in support of her courage and tenacity. It is great to be hearing news that she wasn’t actually arrested because she doesn’t deserve that. I hope when all is said and done her trip to Peru is not in vain. From the last photos I’ve seen of her she has that same look that she had in Aruba when you know she felt defeated. I can’t even begin to imagine the amount of stress she is under and the thought makes me want to cry but today In support of her spirit I will join you, NGBoston and many others to celebrate her courage!

      Go Beth! We love you! We support you! We are here for you!

      Justice for Natalee!

    57. Susan on September 17th, 2010 6:42 pm

      Here’s the real story…

      Beth Holloway working with Dutch reporter on daughter Natalee Holloway’s disappearance, spokeswoman confirms (with videos)

      Published: Friday, September 17, 2010, 1:15 PM
      Updated: Friday, September 17, 2010, 1:56 PM
      Carol Robinson — The Birmingham News

      Beth Holloway is helping prepare a TV special with a Dutch news crew on her daughter Natalee Holloway’s disappearance in Aruba, a spokeswoman confirms. (The Birmingham News file)

      Beth Holloway is working on a project with a Dutch television crew, but was not arrested in Peru, contrary to widespread reports, her spokeswoman said today.

      “She was not arrested or detained and nothing was taken from her,” said Sunny Tillman. “Beth is working with Peter de Vries on a special report. Peter can provide further comment on the content of that report.”

      Tillman declined to say further what happened in Peru, but did say Holloway remains out of the United States. The TV report will appear in a few weeks.

      De Vries is a high-profile criminal reporter in the Netherlands who made headlines two years ago with his report on the disappearance of Holloway’s daughter, Mountain Brook teen Natalee Holloway in Aruba. His report was based on hidden-camera interviews with Joran van der Sloot, who was last seen with the teen before her disappearance on May 30, 2005.

      Holloway’s lawyer told NBC’s “Today” that she entered Castro Castro prison where van der Sloot is being held in the murder of a Peruvian woman “without violating any laws or breaking any regulations” and spoke with the inmate.

      Attorney John Q. Kelly said Holloway didn’t expect to get answers about Natalee’s disappearance but wanted van der Sloot to know “she hasn’t gone away.”

      In Peru, a spokesman for the national penal authority said Holloway’s name did not appear in the visitor registry of the prison.

      “That woman did not enter the prison,” the spokesman, Bruno Guzman, told the Associated Press. He did acknowledge that a group of Dutch journalists visited the prison and interviewed Van der Sloot in early September.

    58. cvc on September 17th, 2010 7:07 pm

      I honestly don’t know if Joran even knows where Natalee’s remains are. I think he was simply small change in the whole grand scheme of this case. As someone on SMs has said “Joran was the shill.” At this point in time, I believe he was just responsible for drugging her, getting her in the car, and delivering her to someone higher up. It could have been his father I guess. Seriously, would you tell this moron anything? I don’t know but I am beginning to think that if he truly did know where Natalee’s remains are I don’t think he would be able to keep his mouth shut. Watching him I truly believe that he would have had to tell someone. I think that huge frontal lobe of his holds a lot of stupidity as well as rage. He just seems to love to brag too much to keep that information to himself. Maybe all information went to the grave with his father. My heart goes out to the Holloways. I wish them peace and closure but I am afraid it is going to have to come from someone other than Joran. You know, Paulus said in one of his police interrogations on Aruba, that the night that Beth, Jug, and the others arrived in Aruba, Val awakened before Paulus did. In my opinion, these brothers, especially the older of the two, have to know something. It would be incredible if the van der Sloot brothers could help bring peace to their family and to the Holloways. Congratulations Beth, you have once again displayed the most incredible strenth and determination. What a super example of a great mom.

    59. Frederic Nitz on September 17th, 2010 7:22 pm

      I get the impression that Beth is pretty intelligent.

    60. cvc on September 17th, 2010 7:56 pm

      Beth and Dave have to make everyone wonder…”What if I had been faced with the coverup of my child’s murder in Aruba, could I have been as strong as Beth and Dave?” I am afraid I would not have had the same strength, I am afraid that I would have killed someone by now. Beth is not only intelligent, she has incredible strength. You can’t beat her, the van der Sloots can try, but I have no doubt that Beth is going to win. I read somewhere, possibly on this site, that someone felt that had Beth accepted the two security guards as the murderers of Natalee, Aruba would have given her Natalee’s body for burial. Another indication of her intelligence, fortitude, and strength. She fought on and didn’t accept anything Aruba said without doing her own investigation.

    61. Lisa in Maryland on September 17th, 2010 8:08 pm

      So it seems that what poster # 21 James Bond suggested was correct! Wow good work 007!

      It’s probably just eating Joran alive knowing that Beth has once again stolen his “precious spotlight” and he has to take the backseat to her upstage! We will certainly be hearing something from him soon! He can’t let her get away with that!!! We should synchronize for his self destruction!!!

    62. bloodhound on September 17th, 2010 8:57 pm

      dedicated to the bravest mom in history .LOOK OUT ARUBA………………..

    63. kreiton on September 17th, 2010 10:14 pm

      natalee is not dead until mrs holloway says so,evan then proof will be one gets left behind…..

    64. Frederic Nitz on September 17th, 2010 10:18 pm

      Beth has done things many of us couldn’t have done.

      I wish she worked for me. I need that passion.

    65. meemee on September 17th, 2010 10:18 pm

      i think beth is incredible, to face this monster, i dont know if i would have the self control to not spit in his face, she is the example of what i call CLASS. i do not forget that anita is a mother also, but she is not looking for any of her children and they are all still breathing, whether she knew about what happened the night natalie was killed, who knows BUT she is a person responsible for enabling joran with his behavior for that she has to be held accountable.
      God bless natalie and her family, I hope beth was able to meet with stephanys family, and they have the same strength and courage to see this animal pay for his crimes.

    66. USS Yorktown on September 17th, 2010 11:05 pm

      Joran needs to man up, which he never did. This guy keeps changing his story like every minute. He is a a pathological liar, typical psychopath we see so often.

      As for #11 Me, I have seen people like them at other forums. They are self-righteous and pretentious. It is certainly possible he could be connected to van der Sloot. He or she is mostly likely a sociopath and a killer groupie. Most likely writes letters to killers and makes marriage proposals. I know Joran has gotten them before, like other killers. I never understood them.

      Joran is already in legal trouble in Thailand. Thai prisons are just as bad as Peruvian prison. I have heard they are the worst prisons in the world.

    67. vhj on September 17th, 2010 11:47 pm

      message for prime minister stephen harper of canada.I’m not above begging.please help us find is the time.a couple of public words from you will easily end this.I’M asking you because the U.S government needs permision from isreal.we need someone who helps americans…………………….

    68. Waterboy on September 18th, 2010 8:58 am

      A day late, and a dollars short; but anyway, from what I’ve been able to read, Beth went in with a camera crew (somehow) and they just escorted her out of the prison.


    69. Lisa in Maryland on September 18th, 2010 10:30 am

      “That woman did not enter the prison,” the spokesman, Bruno Guzman, told the Associated Press. He did acknowledge that a group of Dutch journalists visited the prison and interviewed Van der Sloot in early September.

      US Passports are good for 10yrs. She probably has a valid US passport with the last name Twitty and Peter De Vries could give her a Press Pass under the same name.

    70. cvc on September 18th, 2010 2:29 pm

      I bet you are right, Lisa. I also think Beth might have been saying to Joran, “If you do an interview, I’m going to do an interview.” She may be telling Joran that Natalee has just as much of the spotlight as he has. I hope she is letting him know that he is not the only one with the Power of the Press! Way to go Beth. Don’t let him think he can go on worldwide television and say anything he wants. I wish Stefany’s parents would answer this last interview he and Anita did with an interview. These girls need as much support as their families and the world can give them. Joran has the backing and support of Aruba, the Netherlands, his family, and a lot of trolls.

    71. Frederic Nitz on September 18th, 2010 5:10 pm

      I hope the gossip is true and she did get in to visit with him.

      Joran: You can run but you can’t hide.

    72. brie. on September 18th, 2010 7:21 pm

      I read where Peter De Vries said they were not detained, nor were their cameras confiscated. They have a lot of security surrounding them. But that doesn’t discount the bravery that has been shown. May God Protect, Love and Bless Beth…

      Some articles say that Beth was in Joran’s cell, others say she met with him in a room at the prison.

      Peter is apparently writing a biography on Joran.

      How many people, how many countries so far…Aruba, where he killed Natalee….Thailand, where he is being investigated for sex-trafficking….US for extortion and wire fraud….Peru for brutally murdering Stephanie…who knows what he did in the Netherlands…it was bad enough to see him throw wine into Peter’s eyes!!!

    73. Lisa in Maryland on September 18th, 2010 7:32 pm

      CVC The Point exactly that Natalee has just as much a VOICE as Joran has and as long as he can speak Beth will speak for her!

      I understand that Stephany’s parents are grieving but in as much, they need to be her VOICE and take a firmer stand in seeking justice in her name!

      I also believe this will help them deal with some of their grief.

    74. Frederic Nitz on September 18th, 2010 7:40 pm

      Beth has to be one strong and driven woman to do what she is doing. Not much room for the meek here.

    75. Frederic Nitz on September 18th, 2010 7:47 pm

      Either that or she is crazier than Joran is. In any event, he is in real trouble. I think a lifetime in a Peru prison is an easier sentence for him than dealing with Beth.

    76. Lisa in Maryland on September 18th, 2010 10:28 pm

      I think the point she was trying to make is “You are in here and I’m not going away so you will deal with me you trapped animal you!

      Now Where is my daughter!

    77. Irin on September 19th, 2010 1:32 am

      I don’t care what any1 says about Beth.
      I would be doing the exact same thing.
      I would be that psychos shadow till the end of my days, or till I found my daughters body.
      There were so many rumors she may have been sent to slavery, or to make porn films ..
      Just the thought of her being alive somewhere..
      There is no way I’d have any rest till I found conclusive evidence & a body to bury.

    78. Frederic Nitz on September 19th, 2010 4:56 am

      I agree. Beth is one tough, agressive person. But she is driven by her love for her daughter. That is toatlly understandable. I would do the same or more.

      No one ever better mess with my children.

    79. barbreee on September 19th, 2010 10:45 am

      It was a great relief to find that initial reports of an arrest were not true.

      I also did not know that Beth had not been face to face with the perp since the first day of Natalee’s disappearance.

      I’m sure it puckered his butt. All the bravado and bragging he’s done… And here comes Beth to look him in the eyes. Big time dose of reality. And I am sure the butt is still puckered, also sure in spite of that fact, some of his hot air found its way out. One thing that is not getting out, those thoughts running through his head right now.

      Wishing you the best Beth, and your day in court.

    80. cvc on September 19th, 2010 4:10 pm

      I just looked at the pictures of Natalee and Stefany as little girls playing with their dads on the SMs Forum. It is just so incredible that a monster comes along and snatches something so precious from a loving, protective, father’s arms. But what is truly incredible is that this evil monster is then capable of torturing these parents. Just taking Natalee from them was not enough for him, he and his parents, then gain pleasure from torturing the Holloways. Can anyone explain to me how a woman can sit by and allow her son to do these things without trying to redeem her soul and his by giving Natalee’s parents the closure they so desperately seek. He is a sociopath, he at least has an excuse. What is his mother’s excuse? How can anyone feel anything that even closely resembles empathy for her? She is the cause of all of this pain for these two families. Anita is not a mother like Beth or you or me. Anita gave birth to this monster and enabled him to do every evil thing he has ever done. Anita is not a mother who has lost a son, she has had one chance in her worthless life to save her worthless soul and she chooses to keep doing interviews and to keep defending her monster. In my opinion, Anita is the true monster. I just hope and pray that someone has helped her other two sons to see the light so they do not turn into Joran van der Sloots. This is just my opinion.

    81. kitty on September 19th, 2010 7:57 pm

      SM: I’ll try again ~ does Joran have access to his laptop while in Castro-Castro? Just curious.

    82. cvc on September 19th, 2010 8:12 pm

      I think the Peruvian police confiscated his laptop computer. Isn’t that one of the points Joran’s attorney is appealing?

    83. Lisa in Maryland on September 19th, 2010 8:14 pm

      CVC, If Anita knows what happened and it involves people in power that are still alive in Aruba and even more so the Netherlands (Jan Van der Staten, possibly casino owners and the Prosecutor in Holland) she could be putting her life in jeopardy by telling.

      Not to mention that nasty little island would turn on her in less than a heartbeat.

      All those people who wouldn’t speak when Natalee disappeared. The two Van der Sloot brothers living in America who never say a word about it.

      There is a reason beyond Joran because nobody cares for that little puke that much!

      Yes, Anita is partially to blame but I believe the silence of what happened to Natalee goes far beyond Anita and Joran.

    84. Frederic Nitz on September 19th, 2010 8:28 pm

      He does not have access to his laptop as it has been confiscated, sealed by the court and is considered evidence since he declared it to be. If he ever gets it back, it will be outdated.

    85. Frederic Nitz on September 19th, 2010 8:56 pm

      This is interesting to me. Joran’s supporters: keiton, Ed, Peggy Allen and “Me” have disappeared.

      I haven’t been on this board long enough to know if this typical but it seems odd.

    86. Frederic Nitz on September 19th, 2010 9:22 pm

      One thing I have noticed is that the poolside laptop from Aruba is not the same one that was confiscated by the Peru police. So much of the information may not have been transferred.

    87. kreiton on September 20th, 2010 1:20 am

      post 63 is the reason some self deluted individual thinks I’m a joran vandersloot supporter.mrs holloway goes and has her daughter added to the missing person list and I for one agree with her.for that I’m to be belittled.of course,because that doesn’t sit well the official aruban message that she’s dead.if the holloway family wishes to have natalee’s name added to a list of people that are missing and in danger I for one support them.other people who wish to grab and run with aruba’s wish that people believe natalee’s dead with absolutly no proof,thats thier buisness.

    88. kreiton on September 20th, 2010 1:24 am

      and by the way,post 63 was posted just three days ago,hardly seems like anyones dis-appeared.

    89. kreiton on September 20th, 2010 1:28 am

      lets see how long it is when others so zealous currently,but will eventualy get bored and simply stop posting.haa-haa.always get the last laugh.
      SM: I hardly think you get the last laugh, you forget who oversees all of this,

    90. kreiton on September 20th, 2010 2:46 am

      post 28.that sounds like a threat.hey f.b.i better watch that poster,he seems unstable and possibly you see now how easy it is to turn the tables.and yes the f.b.i does watch this ip address
      SM: Hardly a threat, an idiot like that in a Peru prison who killed a Peruvian girl. Why do you think he is in solitary? If he was in general population, you do not think he would be a “dead man”?

      As for the FBI wathching the IP … like we need you to tell us that? Where have you been for 5+ years? Authorities have been on this site since the beginning.

    91. NGBoston on September 20th, 2010 7:44 am

      #38–Herbert—next time you have the gonads to log on here and spew your BS, make sure you are prepared to get lambasted again.

      This is about the MISSING remains of a young American girl who was given GHB, sexually abused, beaten and then dumped either into the Ocean without a care, or buried somewhere on that stinking corrupt Island of Aruba.

      If you are a US Citizen, you should be ashamed of yourself. Also keep in mind, there is so much circumstantial evidence which clearly points to a massive cover-up in the crime dealing directly with top Aruban Officials.

      One of them dropped dead of a heart attack and took his secrets to the grave. It is completely evident, based upon his own testimony and that of others that Paulus was DIRECTLY involved with helping his piece of crap Son to dispose of Natalee’s body. Known fact.

      You really need to get your head out of your butt and stop posting the crap you expect us to follow.

      While you remain on that stinking hell hole of an Island, why don’t you give your raping buddies the Kalpoe Brothers a call? Hmmmnnnn…wonder why they have been so silent after all these years.

      They were paid off to keep their mouths shut, or better yet—know if they squeel like the little pigs that they are- they will have signed their own respective death certificates.

      Shut your stinking mouth until you can give the proper respect to the only honorable families or individuals involved in this case.

      Beth Holloway, Dave Holloway, Jug Twitty, all the Holloway family and Crime Reporter Peter DeVries. Also Jossie Mansur of Diario. He speaks the truth.

      We stand by the Girl.

      Justice for Natalee Holloway & Stephany Flores, RIP.

      Joran Van Der Sloot is a Dead Man Walking!

      Viva Peru!

      How’s that hole in the floor working out for you, Little Sporter? Loving the accomodations in Castro Castro. Joran, you suck and hope you are preparing to meet your maker. Your days are most definetly numbered. Tick tock tick tock

    92. kreiton on September 20th, 2010 8:05 am

      simply making a point.any post with a sentance like that could in a court of law be seen as provocative.that sentance,without explaination like you have in your post red.

    93. cvc on September 20th, 2010 8:14 am

      Hi Lisa–You are the second or third person to say that the two van der sloot brothers are living in the U.S. Just a week or so ago the youngest brother was in pictures on the SMs Forum with Anita at a party given for the Mansur’s granddaughter on Aruba. I know the middle son is in Boston in school, but I believe the youngest is still in Aruba with Anita. Why is Anita still in Aruba if she is in fear of her life. If it was any other mother I would also ask “Why does she keep her son in Aruba if his life is in danger?” But that would be a silly question since this IS Anita van der Sloot that we are talking about. Also, look back at the pictures from the Mansur party, Anita is being embraced by the social elite of Aruba. If she is fearing for her life, she could also just shut her mouth and yet she is not interested in doing that and neither is Joran. Also, if she is fearing for her life, she could come to the U.S., ask for help from the F.B.I. and “roll over” on these people that she fears in return for consideration for Joran. Maybe Anita is getting something like a “widow’s pension” from Paulus’ sex trafficking job. Maybe she took over for him. She certainly didn’t look like she was fearing for her life in those party photos. It looks to me in those photos like Anita is running the show in Aruba. I also can’t wait to hear what Jossy Mansur writes about Beth’s visit to Aruba since he likes to socialize with Anita and all. Just my opinion.

    94. cvc on September 20th, 2010 8:25 am

      I forgot to mention that the youngest son was obviously invited to the “coming out” party for the Mansur granddaughter who looks to be approximately the same age as he is. There are also pics on SM Forum from another party for another girl who is around 15 on Aruba and Sebastian is at that party too. Only at this second party he is dressed up and posing for pictures the same way we have seen Joran pose.
      Pictures can really take your words and show your words to be lies. Compare the pics of Anita at the party to the pics of Beth on her recent trip to Peru and Aruba. Anita doesn’t look worried, distressed, like she has “lost a son”, or in fear of her life. If I lived in Aruba and had a 15 year old daughter who was partying with the van der Sloots, I’d have her on the next plane out of there forever. Partying with the van der Sloots doesn’t usually end happily for beautiful, young girls. Just my opinion.

    95. Lisa in Maryland on September 20th, 2010 9:14 am

      Frederic, Personally I think the Troll Spray works pretty good – seems to be 99% effective at elliminating the nasty critters! They can’t back their posts anyway so they usually back down.

      Why do you keep calling Kreiton out on the carpet as a Joran supporter? I’m just wondering because I don’t see it?? I do see him as having a different perspective but not one of support for Joran.

    96. Lisa in Maryland on September 20th, 2010 11:49 am

      CVC, Maybe you are right, I was under the impression that one son (Val) was in Boston and the other (Sebastian) in Colorado. I thought the son was just visiting for the party.

      As far as the stressed looks in pictures I have seen Anita in photos looking stressed but you have to remember she is deceptive, a liar and has a lot of experience with putting on a front to the outside world since she has been doing it most of her life. Then you must account for good days and bad days – Even Beth has looked better while enduring this nightmare of hell on some days vs. others.

      To me, it stands to reason that Anita knows exactly what happened but will never implicate her husband, son and the others. I think it is the others that keep her in check and she has nothing to fear as long as she keeps her mouth shut about who is involved (the same for the two sons). So as far as living in fear I meant that as long as they don’t come forward with what they know they have nothing to fear.

      I know I sound contradictory about the “living in fear but having nothing to fear.” My point is it is conditional. It is after all the fear of the truth that keeps the truth from us. If this situation was just as simple as returning Natalee’s body it would be over. It’s the truth of what happened and who was involved that keeps it going.

      I think that is why she and Paulus initially moved back to the Netherlands and disappeared into a little hole for a couple of yrs. It was imperative to separate them from the others involved.

    97. cvc on September 20th, 2010 2:20 pm

      I wish I was as observant as Frederic. He noticed that the laptop computer that Joran was working on by the pool in Aruba is different from the laptop they took from Joran in Peru. I’m so glad the F.B.I. is on Scared Monkeys. Talk about the ultimate “troll spray”. If and when one of those trolls lets something they know for a fact slip when they are on here ranting in Joran and Anita’s defense it might solve this case. How exciting would that be? I’ve read on the SMs Forum that Joran’s middle brother is about to explode over all this. I’m sure he, and the whole family, face consequences of Joran’s actions every single day. He is a young person who does not deserve what I bet he is going through. If I was having to live with all this I think I would volunteer anything I know. It is just my opinion but his brother seriously needs help and I think it would be in his brother’s best interest, and the best thing for the van der Sloot family, for all this to be resolved. That’s just the way I was raised I guess. I know Joran is her child, but she seriously let him down by not getting him help. In my opinion this is her last chance to make things right with her maker, her son, and the Holloways because I do believe that Joran is a dead man walking too. Tic Toc. JMO

    98. cvc on September 20th, 2010 2:23 pm

      I meant Joran “seriously needs help” not the brother. I have no idea what the brother is going through, I can only imagine. Joran is actually beyond help and in my opinion these two brothers need to think about themselves and make it “every man for himself.” In my opinion Joran is not thinking about his brothers’ “best interest.” In my opinion Joran is only thinking of his own “best interest.” Some things never change. IMO

    99. Lisa in Maryland on September 20th, 2010 3:49 pm

      You are so right CVC, Joran is only out for himself and he has proven it time and time again.

      It is in their own and Anita’s best interest to just spill it and be the ones who decided to stand in truth no matter how unpleasant that truth is. At least they would be able to go on to live normal lives after the media shock died down.

      What they just don’t understand is as long as Beth’s questions are unanswered and the truth is untold it will continue to haunt them and their decendants. Even after Joran’s death – until the truth is told it is always going to be there!

      Can you imagine 20 or 25 yrs from now. Oh your name is Van der Sloot wasn’t your uncle a murderer? It makes a big difference when the answer to that is, “Yes, he was a sick man but, my father told the truth!”

    100. cvc on September 20th, 2010 4:01 pm

      Hi again Lisa–I think the youngest brother was sent to Colorado when Natalee first went missing. Someone posted online that he, Sebastian, had told a classmate in first days after Natalee disappeared that he had seen a dead woman in their (the van der Sloot’s) bathtub. I don’t know if that is true I just read it online. I believe he is back in school in Aruba and partying with all the debutantes at their “coming out” parties. On the SM Forum they were talking about another of these parties (since the Mansur party) where all the young teens were drunk and many spent the night. According to the Forum there was at least one parent who told their child “No” (like we did with our children) and made their child go home with them. I’m will to bet that it wasn’t Anita. Maybe she offered “the apartment” for the young teens to all spend the night in. I have seen pictures of girl/boy slumber parties that were allowed in “the apartment.” It is just my opinion but I just don’t think 14-15-16-17 year old boys and girls should be spending the night together in an unsupervised “apartment.” I’m pretty sure there is a more descriptive word for a place like that.

    101. Lisa in Maryland on September 20th, 2010 4:53 pm

      CVC, I know this is going to sound strict but my children were not allowed to sleep over at other people’s houses. They could stay until 12 pm and I would pick them up at 12 pm. We did allow sleepovers at our house and camping trips that I attended. Other moms complained about double standards but I stood firm. They just couldn’t understand why until during one of the sleepovers four 15 – 16 yr old girls snuck out and made it into a local bar. When they came out stumbling drunk one was hit by a car. Luckily she was only injured but, I thank God I had the brains to say “No” and not to cow down to the other mothers! My daughter use to cry and carry on about this until that night and she was in shock and said, “Mom, how do you know these things”? My only answer was, “you gotta keep your eye on the ball.”

      It was not due to lack of trust with my own child it was due to lack of trust of peer pressure and other parents who were maybe not as diligent as I was. Many years ago they had TV broadcasts it’s 10 O’clock do you know where your child is? I can remember thinking if it’s 10 O’clock and you don’t know exactly where you child is you have a serious problem! Sleepovers are not a necessary part of socialization.

      Sleepovers with the opposite sex at that age – Man, they’re begging for it and then they will wonder why!

    102. cvc on September 20th, 2010 6:00 pm

      Post #99 should speak volumes to those who are innocent in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway but who know what happened to her. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Beth and Dave (I understand Dave has been admitted to the hospital because he collapsed) could get closure, the innocent people involved could begin again to lead a peaceful existence and know that they did the right thing. An clear conscience is absolutely necessary for happiness. A guilty conscience is contagious and it effects the people closest to you in much the same ways that it effects you. I would not wish that on anyone, but especially not my children. You really do reap what you sow. Just my opinion again. I am so glad to have this outlet.

      The Natalee Holloway movie was on again the other night and I just caught the end where Peter de Vries shows Beth the undercover video in the Range Rover. I am with Dave, I think that is the true story because a) Joran was not being paid, and b) if Joran was wanting to impress the guy in the Range Rover with how big and bad he is, Joran would have made up a story about how he sold her into a sex slavery ring, etc. It is my opinon that he drugged her, the rape or rapes occurred in the “apartment,” she died from the drugs, he went into the house to elicit the help of his father. I believe his father disposed of the body. I don’t believe Joran was made privy to exactly where the body was placed because his father knew Joran would talk. Joran did talk in the Range Rover I and believe he admitted everything he actually knew in the Range Rover. Now the cover-up I believe does involve many people in high places. Joran himself admitted that his father paid off a policeman. What a monster, and every single evil thing he has done stems from his upbringing and the corruption on the island of Aruba.

      I looked at my son today and I swear he walks like his father, he has the same calm, quiet, personality, the same facial expressions, the same points of view, the same posture. It is truly incredible. We have always been extremely selective about where our children lived when they were growing up. Many times their father and I have done without trips and other material things in order to be able to afford to live in communities with little or no crime and mostly good, healthy influences. I break into a cold sweat when I wonder if he had been born to a father like Joran had or if we had raised him in a place like Aruba. In my opinion Joran had nothing but bad, and no good influences. It really shouldn’t surprise us at all that he has done these evil deeds. IMO

    103. Lisa in Maryland on September 20th, 2010 6:41 pm

      Valenjtine and Sebastian if you are reading this I suggest you go to the FBI and tell them every detail you know regarding what happened to Natalee.

      You are young men with your futures ahead of you and if you know anything that will bring an end to this misery you will not only be doing justice for the world but for yourselves. Free yourself of the shadow of hate, hurt and pain your brother has created for you! Your mother is too weak to face the truth. Your father died in spite of it.

      The world will embrace the one who comes forward in truth and justice! For every murderer there is a hero!

    104. cvc on September 20th, 2010 9:19 pm

      I’m really hoping that it becomes hip to be caring, consistent, strict, responsible parents pretty soon. It has never gone out of style completely because in my years of teaching I taught some incredible children who came from incredible parents. But I watched the tendency of parenting skills move from caring and consistent to wanting more than anything for their children to be “popular”. It actually started about the time my children were born and it continues today. Just look at Anita van der Sloot at that teenage girl’s party on the SM Forum. I believe Anita raised her children to be popular. There’s the reason for the “apartment”. I don’t know about you but my children’s friends did not like me and that was in my children’s “best interest” that they didn’t. Anita looks extremely popular with the younger crowd to me. Just my opinion and I’m basing my opinion on the actual words of the van der Sloots and the photos that are online of them. You weren’t strict Lisa, you were a great parent. I would have loved to have taught your children. :-)

    105. Frederic Nitz on September 20th, 2010 10:23 pm

      If my last name was “van der Sloot” I would change it to something completely different.

    106. Lisa in Maryland on September 21st, 2010 1:38 am

      I was a good parent but as with most parents I look back and there are a few things I would have done differently but, I have no major regrets. I saw a lot of that – parents wanting their children to be popular. My big thing was I wanted my children to keep busy and participate and I volunteered a lot to make sure they were constantly involved until it became second nature to them. Costumes and cupcakes, church and school functions, sports, PTA and yes I was even a substitute for Teacher Appreciation Day every year. We didn’t have a lot of money for them to take special lessons like Karate or Ballet but I was able to keep them busy with everything else. My children sometimes hated it because everyone knew them, everyone knew me and everyone had my phone number. They couldn’t get away with squat without me knowing about it and I had no problem with grounding them when the stepped out of line. The biggest thing I think parents should learn is to take an active part in raising their children and to actually get involved in their lives. It makes monitoring them much easier.

      Giving Joran free run of the casinos, and an apt at such a young age was a costly mistake. He was left to grow with no guidance or boundaries’. It’s such a heinous shame. Anita will live all her remaining days in regret and sorrow.

    107. cvc on September 21st, 2010 1:03 pm

      Has anyone heard how Dave is doing today?

    108. Susan on September 21st, 2010 5:59 pm


      Holloway and de Vries leave Aruba

      Last Update: 9/20 5:44 pm

      Beth Holloway Aruba Update

      Birmingham, Al (WIAT) Natalee Holloway’s mother Beth has left Aruba in the company of Dutch reporter Peter de Vries. Their next stop isn’t clear, but the Dutch television crew they have been working with is still on the island.

      Holloway is working with de Vries on a documentary about Natalee’s disappearance that will run on Dutch television. Natalee disappeared on a graduation trip to Aruba back in 2005. She was last seen in the company of Joran van der Sloot who is currently in prison in Peru awaiting trial for the murder of a 21 year old Peruvian student, Stephany Flores.

      Beth Holloway and de Vries caused an international stir last week when they briefly met with van der Sloot in Lima’s Castro Castro prison. They were asked to leave when prison officials discovered who Beth Holloway was.

      They left Peru and flew to Aruba where they reportedly shot footage documenting Natalee’s last known steps. According to Jossy Mansur, editor of the Aruban newspaper El Diario, they had the cooperation of prosecutors investigating Joran van der Sloot’s involvement in the disappearance. Van der Sloot was questioned several times by Aruban authorities over the years since but has never been charged. He is still considered the prime suspect in the case.

      Peter de Vries has a long involvement in the Natalee case as well. He’s the reporter who has on several occasions aired video of van der Sloot telling a variety of stories about Natalee’s fate…all of which van der Sloot later denied or admitted he was making them up. has e-mailed a list of questions to de Vries but we haven’t yet had a response.

    109. kitty on September 27th, 2010 1:20 am

      Beth is fearless and truly a woman of Grace ~ and a true woman of Faith… to say to Joran, she has no “hate in her heart” for him is truly an act of grace due to her immense Faith.

      As a Mother ~ and in thinking more about this ~ has Beth been able to be with Anita (and even her sons) to share with her/them Mother to Mother, Woman to Woman… Mother to Sons… that she (Beth) also has no hate for them either ~ and simply ask them all for their help to get Joran to talk about where he placed Natalee… is there something they (Anita and sons) could do?

      (Could/has there been an opportunity for her and Peter de Vries to speak with Dr. Kieth Albow here in Boston seeking his expertise and getting advice from him?

      Another idea is to have a forum where this could possibly take place even privately having Dr. Albow as a mediator? with Beth and Anita or even with Joran and Dr. Albow? or all of the above ~

      There has to be an approach that hasn’t been thought of or implemented yet ~

      SM ~ where is Anita now?

    110. Lisa in Maryland on September 29th, 2010 10:35 pm

      Kitty, Anita doens’t hae even an ounce of the Class that Beth has and she would not cooperate knowing that it would not be good for her “delicious sporter”. Anita is part of the problem.

      Jan Van der Straten is the one that knows someone needs to come up with a way to get to him!

    111. kitty on October 4th, 2010 10:38 pm

      Will that happen? ~ as for Anita, Beth was fierce with Paulus. Fierce with Joran. And she shows such grace that there is an opportunity here. Yes, Anita may be part of the problem, however, she also could become part of the solution as well as Van der Stratens input… set up a meeting with the Moms ~ it would be very interesting to see what would come of it.

      Anita has she washed her hands of Joran? If she has, then let her talk… it’s time.

    112. cvc on October 5th, 2010 10:03 pm

      Anita has been running the show, advising Joran when he was in jail in Aruba, calling witnesses to ask them what they told the police about Joran, and now she says in an interview that she has washed her hands of Joran, yet she is still pulling the strings from behind the scenery. Too cowardly to go to Peru because she knows that the people of Peru will lynch her in the streets. She chooses to stay in Aruba where she is invited to all the parties and social gatherings. It is just my opinion but I think the people of Peru have the right idea. Anita van der Sloot has been absolutely brutal toward Beth in interviews and in online postings. No one deserves what Beth has been put through by the van der Sloots. How can you even suggest that Beth, a mother who has been tortured by this family for more than 5 years, sit down with this monster of a woman? If you know anything at all about this case you know that Beth did go to the van der Sloot home and Paulus sweated and shook like the low-life, terrified, slime that he was. Anita, on the other hand, sat cool, rigid, and totally unsympathetic to this desperate mother’s pleading. In my opinion, Anita is the real monster in all this. Much more evil than even her husband and son. Otherwise in 2005 she would have said, “I don’t know what happened to Natalee, but I want to know the truth. I want my son to tell the truth. I want my husband to tell the truth.” She didn’t do that then and she is still not doing that now. She tortures the Holloways instead. Just my opinion but it is based on the van der Sloots own words.

    113. kitty on October 6th, 2010 11:37 am

      Cvc… I have followed this since the inception ~ I absolutely agree with your expressions and realize that not only monsters exist ~ even monsters can be faced… Beth ~ she’s a remarkable, fierce, fearless woman… yes, I recall seeing Paulus on that interview and his sweating profusely showed me clearly that he was guilty as sin and hiding his involvement and what he knew… his sweating revealed his overwhelming discomfort and spoke volumes what he chose not to speak verbally, his body told the world otherwise… he’s gone now… and took what he knew to his grave…

      With Beth’s recent visit to Peru, I applaud her not only as a Mother, but as a strong fierce voice for her beloved Natalee and herself… and recognize she, through her immense Faith is empowered and given strength to face the “monsters”…(trust me, it’s the only way one can as humanly, one can’t)… Beth may choose to do so, and never to choose do again and I would not think any less of her if she chose not to ~ she would have nothing to loose by facing Anita again ~ and is in complete control and would be in complete control…

      It isn’t a suggestion to place her in a more hurtful situation…or in harms way ~ or to torture her… it’s not that at all… it’s another step ~ when she went to Peru and she said to Joran, she has no hate in her heart for him… surely, that had him become COMPLETELY unglued… as it would, when you’re the monster… and hearing that you didn’t cause HATE… she has no hate?… wow… think about that…it was brilliant of Beth to do this and it was heartfelt. I support her whole heartedly, through prayers and cheered out loud that she did such an amazing thing. You go Beth! (I understood)…

      As suggested ~ you pose a very thoughtful question of how could one suggest such a meeting? (there are unfortunately evil monsters harming children every second… Facing a monster that harmed your child, well, it’s rather difficult to imagine doing such a thing… I’ve had to do it… different circumstances, but I’ve done it ~ and the spirit of suggesting sitting down with Anita, is to unglue Anita, (for lack of a word), get right in her face and look her square in the eyes and approach her with every question she has and give it to her (Anita)… in Christs love.

      Beth is (and has been) able to do this and it’s immensely freeing and empowering. Truth has to rise to the surface. Anita KNOWS. Of COURSE SHE KNOWS. Break her with truth… let it seep in ~ love ooozes out of Beth… and through Gods strength and wisdom exactly as she approached Joran… Beth is heaping coals upon his head and now go do it to her head and Joran’s family too… it’s driving them nuts. (and that’s not why you do it)… it’s what one is called to do.

      I have the want to want to believe that if Anita has/had washed her hands of her son… let her prove it… I’d go to her. Even if she’s lying and hasn’t washed her hands, is still manipulating, conniving, lying ~ it will rattle her more. I’d welcome it. I’d even go with Beth.

      Beth is deserving of finding out about her daughter ~ we all pray and have prayed for her to find the answers of where she is. No one, NO one, should have to ever endure what she has ~ what the Florez family has… no one. Ever.

      Call Anita on her own words… “I don’t know what happened to Natalee, but I want to know the truth. I want my son to tell the truth…. ” Okay Anita,let’s go there… talk… even take a lie detector test ~ you mentioned you want to help find truth… start telling the truth, let’s find out.

      unfortunately, it’s not that simple or easy.

      Maybe in my desiring at least a glimmer of “what if”… I posed the question. Get Dr. Keith Albow, Beth and Anita in the same room ~ it would be quite interesting to see the results. It also could be enlightening or very frustrating… and yes, of course it hurts ~ that’s a hurt that is never going to go away… ever and I’m not suggesting to have Beth hurt any more than she has.

      Beth we completely are behind you, supporting you, loving you and your family through this and stand beside you.

      I hope my suggestion didn’t offend you, cvc… it wasn’t my intention ~ just thinking out of the box to let the monsters of this world know who’s truly in control ~ They WILL have to face God Almighty in the end… and His word does not go void and is truth…the light shall overcome the darkness.

      I pray for God to continue to empower Beth, through His Holy Spirit and give her the words to speak and that he uses her, or who He chooses to break them… that the Holy Spirit will break the strongholds in the Van der Sloot family and get them talking~ and who ever else is connected in this case talking… in Jesus name, Amen.

      It is through Jesus Christ only that He can set them free and truth Will set you free.

      And Dave Holloway knows our hearts … and as a believer ~ we’re praying, praying, praying…

    114. kitty on October 6th, 2010 11:39 am

      and I also meant to say we’re praying for Dave.

      Steve too, knows our hearts ~ we’re all praying for Beth ~ for Dave their family (is he still hospitalized?) and Steve I personally have appreciated you sharing your Faith openly with the world. It’s inspiring.

      God Bless.

    115. cvc on October 6th, 2010 1:43 pm

      If you think Anita van der Sloot, at this point in time, is going to tell the truth to anyone about anything you are very sadly mistaken. I think Beth is smart enough to know that too. She didn’t go to Peru for Joran to tell her anything, I believe she knows something from the Kalpoe’s depositions or from someone else and she went there to tell him what she knows. If you are looking at this objectively you will realize that the truth is never going to come from anyone with the last name van der Sloot. If you believe that Anita van der Sloot is going to respond to a religious approach from Beth or even a plea to her as a mother I am of the opinion that it will never happen. Anita is neither religious or motherly. I really don’t believe that dramatic courtroom confessions occur very often in the real world. Evil people don’t usually see the light and confess because they feel badly for the victim. I believe that humans were given free will to choose between good and evil. Unfortunately, what we choose is many times passed on to our children. Beth herself said that when she placed the “Bracelet for Natalee” around the wrist of Paulus van der Sloot, when she was at their home in 2005, she knew then that she was confronting pure evil. It’s just my opinion, and I apologize to anyone on this blog with different religious beliefs than I have, but God will ultimately pass judgement on these people. But, for anything to happen to them here on this earth I’m afraid God is going to have to come down from heaven and serve justice on them here. This evil that took Natalee and Stefany runs very deep in my opinion. I think it goes way beyond a polite talk between two people. I know I wouldn’t be here spending my valuable time on this blog if I believed it could be solved that easily. I’m sure that others wouldn’t be here either if they believed that is all it would take to obtain justice for Natalee. Also, I don’t get offended easily.

    116. kitty on October 11th, 2010 2:04 pm

      I couldn’t agree with you more ~ cvc… and it is sad that these families have suffered so greatly due to the hands of such deep evil… and yes, Beth did and has confronted pure evil ~ when she went to Joran and shared that she had no hate in her heart for him (apparently from what another poster shared he went completely berserk)… It was brilliant of Beth to confront him and it’s driving him nuts.
      It may not solve anything ~ confronting Anita again however, I was going on the premis that she washed her hands of her son and as mentioned, it’s probably not true… she’d probably avoid Beth even if a meeting was suggested as Anita is a coward like the K2′s…and probably could not face Beth ~ I feel ANITA KNOWS… she KNOWS.

      Words have power ~ and eventually, it will eat her alive ~ it may take time, a lifetime even~ but what goes around comes around and she does have to answer in the end ~ as does Joran and Paulus.

      I too feel that God himself would have to come down from heaven to serve justice on them here… and yes, it would take a miracle for it to happen…I’d still like to believe too that we’ll witness it hear on earth and pray for resolve for Beth and her family… I know, that Beth has and will continue to give it everything she’s got and she’s one amazing, incredibly fierce woman and Mom ~ God Bless that woman.

      Shame on Anita ~

    117. cvc on October 13th, 2010 2:00 pm

      Hi Kitty,
      Amen to all you said.

    118. kitty on October 14th, 2010 6:59 am

      & Amen to all you said too ~ you are very insightful.

    119. kitty on October 15th, 2010 6:21 pm

      cvc ~ do you think that the brothers know?

      Also ~ the comment regarding Anita… I hadn’t thought about her continuing on Paulus’s business… wow ~ that made me really think… about many things ~ why is she back in Aruba? Serious. You’d think that the Arubans would run her out of Dodge (so to speak) for what her son has done ~ and also being responsible for Aruba’s failing tourist economy ~ and I’ve always wondered why the Arubans didn’t demand justice. You may be on to something here about her… perhaps she did continue Paulus’ business ~ I do hope the FBI is watching her VERY closely… and following her daily routines, her bank account, her every MOVE… put the pressure on her ~

      Truly, your insights are good ones and it leaves me with many more questions on Mamma’Nita.

      It’s mind boggling.

    120. TheDude on November 6th, 2010 11:11 am

      @louise28 – you’d move on from your daughter / sister / mother being murdered; and not do anything to have the murderer brought to justice? It’s that type of attitude which aids these type of crimes; the idea that its ok for the murderer to get away with it. I hope and pray Ms. Twitty obtains justice for her daughter.

    121. bob bowlin on June 11th, 2012 10:17 am

      i had a dream where beth holloway’s daughter is at. she’s in aruba. yesthe 3 boys were at the beach, about 150 to 300 ft. from the lighthouse! they were looking at something behind a rock! i need to talk to beth holloway. can someone get me in touch with her so i can tell her where her daughter’s body has been layed to rest. we need to allow misses holloway to bury her daughter in respect. no one would suspect this place. but i saw it in a dream. it for real.

    122. bob bowlin on June 11th, 2012 10:26 am

      juran’s father was involved in the dissapearance of mis holloway’s daughter. he’s the one who carried the body away! juran has no idea where the body is! i do. if i hadn’t seen him dispose of the body, noone would have discovered it in 100 years or never! this dream is real and very important. please give me a chance, the mother diserves this.

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