Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Paradise Lost: The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway

Selected Bibliography

Because of the sheer volume of print, broadcast, and internet stories related to the Natalee Holloway disappearance, it is impossible for me to list every source for the hundreds of articles and television programs I have read or seen about this case.

Below is a selected list of the primary sources I used for background material for this article. Sources from which information was taken directly has also been mentioned in the text of my article.

ABC News Primetime, news story and televised interview with Joran van der Sloot, February 2006.

The Associated Press, multiple stories.

CNN Internet print story, 5-31-2006.

Fox News's program The Line Up with Kimberlie Guilfoyle, 6-2-2007.

Syndicated television program A Current Affair, interview with Joran van der Sloot, 9-26-2005.

Vanity Fair article, Nightmare in Paradise by Bryan Burrough, Dec. 2005.

FBI Special Agent Stephen Kodak Jr., FBI Headquarters, personal interview, 6-7-2007, and subsequent follow up email exchanges.

FBI Special Agent Paul Daymond, Birmingham Field Office, personal interview, 6-7-2007.

Mansur, Jossy, editor, Aruban daily newspaper Diario, personal interviews, beginning 6-8-2007.

Transcript of secretly recorded conversation between Joran van der Sloot, Deepak Kalpoe, and Satish Kalpoe, made by Aruban police in June 2005. Transcript obtained from media sources along with published reports of its authenticity.

Translation of police report of interview with Joran van der Sloot, dated June 13, 2005, in which he speculates that Deepak Kalpoe may have raped and murdered Natalee Holloway. Translated report verified by Jossy Mansur, the first journalist to obtain a copy of the report.


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