Joran van der Sloot: So-Called Confession Publicity Stunt According to Natalee Holloway's Dad

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Joran van der Sloot, the only suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, made a recorded confession in his jail cell in Peru, where he is serving a 28-year sentence for murdering 21-year-old Peruvian Stephany Flores Ramirez. Someone working for both RadarOnline and The Enquirer obtained the alleged confession.

"I always lied to the police. I never told the truth,” Joran van der Sloot said. “Also, when I was younger, I never told everything. The police just never knew what they had to ask me.”

In a recent interview with the Huffington Post, Natalee Holloway's father, Dave Holloway, says Joran van der Sloot's so-called confession is nothing but a publicity stunt.

“They think they’ve got something when they really don’t,” he said. “A lot of people don’t realize that in Aruba, a verbal or recorded confession is not valid unless it’s a statement signed in writing.

“Tabloids will pay for [his story] because it sells magazines, but that’s never printed,” Holloway added.

Natalee Holloway was on a high school senior trip in 2005 when she disappeared. She was last seen leaving a bar with Joran van der Sloot. She was just 18 years old.

Joran Van der Sloot could eventually face extradition to the United States, where he could face charges that allege he extorted and defrauded Natalee Holloway's mother, Beth--but that can't take place until 2038, when he completes his sentence in Peru. In 2014 U.S. prosecutors alleged that Joran van der Sloot accepted $25,000 in cash from Beth Holloway in exchange for a promise to lead a family lawyer to Natalee Holloway's body in early 2010, just before he left Aruba for Peru.

It's interesting to note that Joran van der Sloot murdered Stephany Flores Ramirez five years to the day after Natalee Holloway disappeared.

"We've still got a long way to go to get justice," Dave Holloway says.

Do you believe Joran van der Sloot will ever be brought to justice? Will Beth and Dave Holloway ever find out what really happened to their daughter?

Joran van der Sloot has a habit of concocting scenarios about what happened to Natalee Holloway and issuing these "confessions." He is a conniving murderer who treats the Natalee Holloway disappearance as some sort of sick game.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.