Natalee Holloway disappeared while on a senior class trip to Aruba back in 2005. She was just 18 years old. The only suspect in her disappearance, Joran van der Sloot, was recorded by an undercover journalist in recent days, supposedly once again confessing to killing Natalee Holloway.
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Dave Holloway isn’t impressed. In an interview with the Huffington Post, he said earlier this week that van der Sloot’s words amount to nothing more than 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.
“I always lied to the police. I never told the truth,” Joran van der Sloot said in this latest confession, when asked if he had anything to do with the Natalee Holloway murder. “Also, when I was younger, I never told everything. The police just never knew what they had to ask me.”
Van der Sloot's latest confession in the Natalee Holloway case is "absolutely meaningless" https://t.co/Zfs1wnhmKe
— HuffPost Crime (@HuffPostCrime) March 19, 2016
It’s likely van der Sloot will be extradited to the United States on extortion charges once he completes his sentence in Peru. He is presently incarcerated for the murder of 21-year-old Peruvian Stephany Flores Ramirez, who he killed five years to the day after Natalee Holloway’s disappearance.
Prosecutors alleged Joran Van der Sloot accepted $25,000 in cash from Beth Holloway in exchange for a promise to lead a lawyer for the family to Natalee Holloway’s body in early 2010, just before he went to Peru.
Dave Holloway would no doubt love to believe nothing more than an honest confession from Joran van der Sloot, as well as a location as to where his daughter’s body might be found.
— TheWrap (@TheWrap) March 17, 2016
Unfortunately van der Sloot has proven himself nothing more than a psychopathic liar. Natalee Holloway’s family will likely never receive justice for their daughter’s disappearance and likely murder, nor will they ever learn the truth from van der Sloot about what really happened to their daughter.