NATALEE ANN HOLLOWAY
CARIBBEAN DREAM TO A MISSING TEEN
The True Story of a Family’s Tragedy
OH WHERE OH WHERE CAN MISS NATALEE BE?
This is more than the tragic story of a missing teen and her family who are suffering dearly. It’s the heartache that every mother and father bears when their child goes missing and they start wishing, praying and waiting. When will the agonizing pain end? The child you loved was your best friend. You feel powerless following days and nights of restlessness. Your whole world has been crushed. Now all you seek is justice.
It was supposed to be a happy occasion with the celebration of a graduation, childhood memories and longing dreams for all those special things. No one knows what tomorrow will bring. One day you’re a pretty dance queen and then suddenly you disappear from the scene somewhere between the devil and the deep blue sea.
A trip to Aruba was planned which enticed teenagers to a faraway island paradise. There were no second thoughts. Airline tickets were bought. Everyone was looking forward to a holiday of partying and rollicking. They were going to have the time of their lives, but one teenager was in for a big surprise.
Every teen has big dreams, but sometimes life is not what it seems. A first puppy love affair can turn your fantasy into reality. It’s a time of do or dare.
Teenagers are unaware of the consequences they will bear. Some teens are scared while others get mad, yet few can hardly wait to be had. Unrequited love to the ones who know can be a crushing blow. He loves me, he loves me not, for he will break your heart. Few of us find this out from the start. Like the wings of a lark Natalee Ann Holloway departs.
She disappears somewhere into the night air. Maybe she hopped a ship as a stowaway to another island paradise far from the chores of her everyday life. Who knows how teens think today. Parents pray that their child is okay. A heartache never goes away. You can only hope your loved one will return someday.
The Mountain Brook Class of ‘05 Arrive
Natalee Ann Holloway vanished in the wee hours of May 30, 2005. Now everyone is wondering if she’s “dead or alive.” This loving and caring 18-year-old prudent straight “A” honor student and pretty cheerleader with a fully-paid academic scholarship met her fate while on an exotic four-day Caribbean holiday with 124 classmates.
When the Mountain Brook seniors and other graduates from surrounding schools arrived on May 26th, they couldn’t wait to celebrate a great high school graduation. No one in their wildest imagination could believe that Natalee would get herself into a bad situation. The group checked into the Holiday Inn Sunspree Beach Resort. They only thought of having fun and getting out under the tropical sun. Then everyone took a spin around the island.
Natalee, Miss Queen Bee
Natalee is a shy sweet petite blue-eyed girl who has always been trustworthy taking many other trips out of the country. In the fall of 2005, Natalee was supposed to be attending the University of Alabama. It was her decision to enter the field of pre-medicine with the primary goal to be a pediatrician. Natalee actively participated in student government and many elite honor society clubs. A beautiful girl who had everything in the world, was truly loved by all, but being young, innocent and so naive was her downfall.
Parents’ Worst Nightmare
What happened to Natalee is not rare. Life is not always fair and square. It’s a parents’ worst nightmare. You’ve got to teach your children to be aware whether they’re on vacation or a class trip. That’s when they tend to slip. Children should never roam alone. There should always be a companion or a friend to lend a helping hand especially when a child is in a foreign land. Most teens enjoy partying and drinking. Half the time they are not thinking. There’s always some smartie at a house party. The parents’ role is to patrol and take control. Your child is your heart, body and soul.
© Copyright 2006 – 2012
Lyrics created by (Francke) the Yankee
“Caribbean Dream to Missing Teen”
Natalee Ann Holloway – October 21, 1986
All Rights Reserved
10/08/12 – Peru’s Supreme Court approves Joran van der Sloot’s extradition to the United States on charges of extortion. “2015″ is when his U.S. trial date begins. Joran’s Peruvian girlfriend Leidl is three months pregnant. His attorney said it was during an unsupervised prison visit.
05/08/12 – 24-year-old Dutchman Joran van der Sloot a confessed murderer standing beside his attorney told Judge Zenaida Vilca on Tuesday that he will fight extradition from Peru to the United States where he faces extortion and wire fraud in connection with the disappearance of Natalee Holloway for falsely accepting $250,000 promising to lead her mother’s lawyer to daughter’s body. If Joran van der Sloot is convicted in the U.S. it’s likely he wouldn’t qualify for early parole in Peru.
01/13/12 – 24-year-old Joran van der Sloot is sentenced to 28 years in Peruvian prison. He could receive 14 years for good behavior. The court ordered him to pay $75,000 in reparations to victim’s family.
01/12/12 – Alabama Judge rules Natalee Holloway is legally deceased as her father, Dave Holloway requested the court that a college fund set up for Natalee go to her brother. He also asked the Court to stop paying health insurance premiums for Natalee. Beth Holloway was not too pleased with the decision, but agreed it’s time to say goodbye to Natalee.
01/11/12 – Alabama Judge may declare Natalee Holloway dead after disappearing more than six years ago on the Island of Aruba.
01/11/12 – Dutchman Joran van der Sloot pleads “Guilty” to murdering 21-year-old Peruvian woman.
01/06/12 – Trial postponed as Joran van der Sloot wants to reassess plea.
12/01/11 – Joran van der Sloot sues Chile for over $13 million in extradition to Peru.
11/25/11 – Joran van der Sloot’s Peruvian trial set for January, 2012.
09/14/11 – Natalee’s dad, Dave Holloway seeks closure for his family on the death of his daughter who disappeared in May, 2005 filed a petition in June with the Chief Clerk for Jefferson County Probate Court. According to Alabama law there is a waiting period of five years. Natalee’s mother, Beth was quite surprised, but not upset by her ex-husband’s proceedings when she received a citation by the process server.
06/16/11 – Pregnant employee of Atlantis Casino in Peru where Joran met Stephany Flores who he allegedly murdered has been seen visiting Joran regularly. Is Joran the father of his girlfriend’s baby?
06/09/11 – Joran van der Sloot’s preliminary hearing awaiting trial for allegedly murdering university student, Stephany Flores Ramirez is cancelled due to his attorney quitting. Father of victim confronts Joran in Castro Castro Peruvian prison for the first time since alleged murder of his daughter.
03/07/11 – Joran van der Sloot in Peruvian prison plans to plead not guilty to temporary insanity.
02/25/11 – Natalee Holloway story inspires Lifetime sequel reality series TV movie.
11/23/10 – After extensive DNA testing, bone does not belong to Natalee.
11/12/10 – Jaw bone discovered on Aruban beach by tourists staying by nearby Phoenix Hotel where authorities have begun DNA testing to see if it’s Natalees.
09/17/10 – Natalee’s mom, Beth Holloway visits Joran van der Sloot in Peruvian prison to seek the truth.
07/10/10 – Thailand authorities pursuing criminal charges against Joran van der Sloot for sex trafficking.
06/10/10 – Natalee’s mom, Beth Holloway opens “Resource Center for Missing People” in Washington, D.C.
06/08/10 – Joran van der Sloot, 22-year-old citizen of the Netherlands, a Aruban Dutch playboy finally tells the truth. He confesses to murdering 21-year-old Peruvian college student, Stephany Tatiana Flores Ramirez on Sunday, May 30, 2010 at the Tac Hotel in Lima, Peru inside his hotel room. She was found wrapped in a blanket on the floor at the side of a bed, her neck broken as blood oozed from the victim’s head. Van der Sloot said he became enraged after reading an email message about Natalee Holloway sent by Stephany on his computer. Her father is race car driver, Ricardo Flores. After authorities examined Joran’s computer they determined that he did not receive around the time in question, an email. Natalee’s mother, Beth Holloway Twitty says she is extremely distraught that Joran had the opportunity to take the life of another young woman.
Both Natalee and Stephany videotaped leaving a casino with van der Sloot on May 30th exactly 5 years to the date when Natalee disappeared without a trace. Joran van der Sloot is accused of taking money and bank cards from Stephany before boarding a plane to Chile. Under Peruvian law, Joran van der Sloot who committed robbery and murder faces a maximum sentence of 30 years. There is no life sentencing or death penalty.
06/03/10 – U.S., authorities in Alabama charging Joran van der Sloot with extorting $250,000 from Beth Holloway.
02/23/10 – Joran van der Sloot admits to dumping Natalee’s body into an Aruban swamp and then says in a previous confession that the Alabama teen got drunk and died on the beach and that’s when he and a friend threw her body into the sea. On another occasion he says drunk Natalee fell off a balcony after they went to his friend’s house to snort coke and drink whiskey.
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