Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Inside the Mind of Joran van der Sloot

Exactly five years after Natalle Holloway vanished in Aruba, the main suspect, Joran van der Sloot murdered Peruvian Stephany Flores Ramirez. Exactly three years later, he announced from prison his plans to wed. This year it was the birth of his first child, expected around May 30. Even from prison, he continues to try to overshadow his victims.

Today In Crime History: Natalee Holloway vanishes in Aruba

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.

Lost in Paradise: The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway

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.

Today in Crime History: Police Arrest Security Guards in Natalee Holloway Disappearance

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.

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