Natalee Holloway may never be found and much of the blame for that likely rests on Joran van der Sloot.
Joran van der Sloot was a Dutch teenager living in Aruba in 2005 when Natalee Holloway disappeared on a school trip. He was the last person to see her alive and the long-time suspect in her disappearance.
Over the years, van der Sloot has made many a confession about where Natalee Holloway is. He has “confessed” that he left her on the beach and she was just fine. He has also said that she died of a drug overdose and he and a friend dumped her body into the ocean.
One other “confession” stated that he hid Natalee Holloway’s body in some marshes on the island.
This week, there was yet another so-called confession by Joran van der Sloot that he had, indeed, killed Natalee Holloway.
This time, he was recorded admitting his guilt from a prison cell in Peru where he is serving time for murdering a 21-year-old woman in 2010.
The recording was supposedly made by an undercover journalist from the tabloids Radar Online and National Enquirer during a visit with van der Sloot’s wife, Leidy.
On the tape, Joran van der Sloot says in Dutch, “When I was younger, I never told everything. The police just never knew what they had to ask me.”
When asked by the undercover reporter if he was referring to the Holloway case, van der Sloot said, “Yes, this is also where I am guilty and I accept everything that I have done.”
He later added, “I never told the truth.”
Natalee Holloway’s father isn’t getting to excited about it.
He said, “They think they’ve got something when they really don’t. 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.”
He added, “Tabloids will pay for [his story] because it sells magazines, but that’s never printed.”
A lawyer for Natalee Holloway’s mother also dismissed the supposed confession, saying, “It’s no secret video. He’s looking directly into the camera when he speaks and I would venture a guess that its either a cellmate or a guard who is filming for Joran and selling it and splitting the proceeds with Joran.”
He added, “This is how he operates. There’s no way he’s confessing out of the blue to some random person with his wife sitting there. This was for a quick buck. It was all planned and absolutely meaningless.”
What do you think of Joran van der Sloot’s latest confession regarding Natalee Holloway?