A look in photos at the disappearance of high-school senior Natalee Holloway, who vanished on May 30, 2005, while on a school trip to the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba. Her fate remains a mystery.
On June 3, 2010, an international warrant was issued for van der Sloot for the murder of Stephany Flores Ramirez, a young Peruvian woman. Van der Sloot was a suspect in Natalee Holloway’s 2005 disappearance, but rich and attractive, his media antics always seemed to overshadow the plight of his victims.
On May 30, 2005, Alabama high school graduate Natalee Holloway vanished while on a class trip to Aruba. Some believe she was murdered by wealthy playboy Joran van der Sloot, while others claim that she lives on in white slavery. The mystery surrounding her disappearance has proved an enduring one that continues to draw professional and amateur sleuths alike.
On June 5, 2005, Aruban cops arrested security guards Nick John, 30, and Abraham Jones, 28, on suspicion of murder and kidnapping.. Three days later a judge ordered the two men held on suspicion of kidnapping and murder. Under Dutch law, the police could hold the men for up to 116 days without charging them.