Judge Declares Missing Natalee Holloway Dead … Natalee Went Missing in Aruba in 2005


An Alabama judge has declared Natalee Holloway legally dead.  Although many of us have presumed that Natalee Holloway was dead and was killed the night that she drove off with Joran van der Sloot, Deepak Kalpoe and Satish Kalpoe from Carlos n’ Charlies that fateful night in 2005, the finality and legality of Natalee’s death being declared is a sobering experience. I cannot even imagine the range of emotions that Beth Holloway and Dave must have felt, as well as the rest of Natalee’s family.

Rest in Peace Natalee

The parents of Natalee Holloway, the American teenager who disappeared in Aruba in 2005, say their ordeal hasn’t ended with a judge declaring their daughter dead. Their lawyers say they hope a young Dutchman seen leaving a bar with Holloway on the last day she was seen alive might ultimately be brought before a U.S. court on charges stemming from the case.

Joran van der Sloot, 24, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Peru to the 2010 slaying of a young woman he had met in a Lima casino. That plea from the Dutchman described as the prime suspect in the Holloway case came hours before Thursday’s hearing in a Birmingham court where Dave and Beth Holloway watched the difficult step of a judge ruling their daughter legally dead.

“We’ve been dealing with her death for the last six and a half years,” Dave Holloway said after Thursday’s hearing. He said the judge’s order closes one chapter in the ordeal, but added: “We’ve still got a long way to go to get justice.”

Our prayers go out to the family of Natalee Holloway, so many of them that I personally know and have met. I had always hoped that this day would never come, sadly we knew it was inevitable.

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    9 Responses to “Judge Declares Missing Natalee Holloway Dead … Natalee Went Missing in Aruba in 2005”

    1. NGBoston on January 13th, 2012 11:28 am

      Trial starts today….”Van der Sloot ‘s Attorney says the Dutch National was suffering from post traumatic stress disorder from the constant questioning in the Holloway case. The Peruvian Attorney says that’s not a good defense strategy.”

      And it’s not, since it can also be proven it was pre-meditated kidnapping and robbery and intent to harm Flores (which it was). There is electronic evidence (after his failed attempt to extort Beth Holloway of 25k on same day he fled to Chile) that Joran had told friends he was desperate and broke and ready to prostitute himself.

      Then, when Flores discovered the electronic Instant Message about Holloway on his laptop in his hotel room, she confronted him. He got angry, he charged her, she struck him then she wound up dead after he beat her and strangled her.

      So, while it was not premeditated Murder, the crime of Robbery was premeditated-which according to a report -changes the outcome of VDS’s sentence from 30 in the can for Murder to Life.

      Here is article from MSNBC:


    2. Mariko on January 13th, 2012 12:30 pm

      Just watched the Joran trial 28 years but with them only serving 1/3th and having already served 1.5 years that leaves 7.5 years.

      On top of that the right to appeal and the botched extradition from Chile he’ll be back in The Netherlands within 5 years.

      Now that’s doable with LED TV, Blue Ray and Internet available.

    3. NGBoston on January 13th, 2012 12:53 pm

      Ha! He got 30 years (2 taken off for time served) then expelled from Peru.

      Joran will be 52 and then he better be extradited to US to face charges for extortion.

      Perhaps for the next 28 years, Aruba will work on the “cold case” but my bet is we will hear from the Evil Little Sporter beforehand and he will probably write another book or entertain Movie Offers.

      He was perspiring when they read it. GAME OVER FOR THE LITTLE DUTCH NATIONAL!!!!!!!

      * Justice Still should be served for Natalee Holloway- it has only been met for Stephany Flores and she is DEAD but even the Murderer gets to keep his life! *

    4. txgramy on January 13th, 2012 1:34 pm

      justice finally for miss flores, joran got 28 years, now he must be put somewhere where he is not getting special privelages. God Bless Natalie, and Miss Flores.

    5. Steve Holloway on January 13th, 2012 3:16 pm

      At long last some kind of justice…28 years. I”m ok with that. Now if Joran would work with God on getting saved. I don’t want anyone to go to hell if they would repent.

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    7. barbreee on January 13th, 2012 8:38 pm

      He’s giving ME PTSD. 28 is good for starters.

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