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Missing in Paradise
It's been over five years since 18-year-old Natalee Holloway disappeared while on a high school graduation trip to Aruba 

The Honor Student

Natalee Holloway, a diligent student who was accepted to the University of Alabama on full scholarship, was last seen by her classmates outside Carlos'n Charlie's, a Caribbean chain restaurant and nightclub in the Aruban capital, on May 30, 2005.

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Van der Sloot's Bloody Shirt

A photo from RadarOnline.com shows the blood-soaked shirt Joran Van der Sloot was wearing while he allegedly killed Stephany in his hotel room in Peru.

 

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Van der Sloot in Peru

June 5: Police officers escort Joran van der Sloot, second right, during a press conference at a police station in Lima, Peru. Peruvian police said Tuesday June 7 that Van der Sloot confessed to killing a young woman in his Lima hotel room after she used his computer and discovered he was connected to the disappearance of Natalee Holloway.

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Van der Sloot in The News

June 9: A man browses at a newspaper stand selling papers bearing the images of suspected murderer Joran Van der Sloot in Lima. 

Peruvian police have announced that Van der Sloot, the long-time suspect in Natalee Holloway's disappearance, has confessed to killing a young Peruvian woman in his Lima hotel room on May 30.

Van der Sloot's Hotel

June 8: Journalists wait outside the TAC hotel in Lima. Police said Dutchman Joran van der Sloot, a long-time suspect in Natalee Holloway's disappearance, has confessed to killing 21-year-old Peruvian citizen Stephany Flores in his room at the TAC hotel last week.

Van der Sloot and Flores Enter Hotel

May 30: This image from security footage provided by the Lima police allegedly shows Joran van der Sloot, left, and Stephany Flores as they enter his hotel room together. Van der Sloot, the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teen Natalee Holloway in Aruba, confessed to killing 21-year-old Flores in his Lima hotel room.

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Van der Sloot Leaves Hotel Alone

May 30: This image from security footage provided by the Lima police allegedly shows Joran van der Sloot as he leaves his hotel alone after earlier security footage showed him enter his hotel room with 21-year-old Stephany Flores, who Peruvian police say he has confessed to killing.

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Van der Sloot Apprehended

June 4: Chile's police officers escort Dutch citizen Joran Van der Sloot, center, to "La Concordia" Peruvian police station, near the border with Chile, in Tacna, Peru. Chilean police have turned over Van der Sloot, murder suspect in Sunday's killing of 21-year-old Stephany Flores, to Peruvian authorities at the countries' border. Van der Sloot was previously arrested in the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teen Natalee Holloway, but later released by Dutch authorities.

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Joran Van der Sloot

June 4: Dutch citizen Joran Van der Sloot is escorted by Peru's police officers outside a Peruvian police station, near the border with Chile in Tacna, Peru. Chilean police have turned over Van der Sloot, murder suspect in Sunday's killing of 21-year-old Stephany Flores, to Peruvian authorities at the countries' border. Van der Sloot was previously arrested in the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teen Natalee Holloway, but later released by Dutch authorities.

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Van der Sloot Under Arrest

June 4: Chilean police officers escort Dutch citizen Joran Van der Sloot, center, to "La Concordia" Peruvian police station, near the border between Peru and Chile in Tacna, Peru. Peruvian police were seeking Van der Sloot in connection with the last May 30 killing of 21-year-old Stephany Flores at a Lima hotel. Van der Sloot was previously arrested in the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teen Natalee Holloway, but later released by Dutch authorities.

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Van der Sloot Outside Police Station

June 4: Peru's police officers escort Dutch citizen Joran Van der Sloot, left, outside a Peruvian police station, near the border with Chile in Tacna, Peru. Chilean police have turned over Van der Sloot, murder suspect in Sunday's killing of 21-year-old Stephany Flores, to Peruvian authorities at the countries' border. Van der Sloot was previously arrested in the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teen Natalee Holloway, but later released by Dutch authorities.

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Van der Sloot Transported to Police Station

June 4: Dutch citizen Joran Van der Sloot, center, is carried inside a Peruvian police car to "La Concordia" Peruvian police station, near the border between Peru and Chile in Tacna, Peru. Peruvian police were seeking Van der Sloot in connection with the last May 30 killing of 21-year-old Stephany Flores at a Lima hotel. Van der Sloot was previously arrested in the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teen Natalee Holloway, but later released by Dutch authorities.

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Van der Sloot Escorted Out of Chile

June 4: Chilean police officers escort Holland's Joran Van der Sloot to an airplane to be flown back to the Peruvian border in Santiago, Chile. The Dutch man was detained Thursday after crossing the border from Peru, where authorities say he's the prime suspect in Sunday's killing of 21-year-old Stephany Flores. Van der Sloot was previously arrested in the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teen Natalie Holloway, but later released by Dutch authorities.

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Van der Sloot Boarding Plane

June 4: Netherland's Joran Van der Sloot looks down before boarding an airplane to be flown back to the Peruvian border in Santiago, Chile. The Dutch man was detained Thursday after crossing the border from Peru, where authorities affirm he's the prime suspect in Sunday's killing of 21-year-old Stephany Flores. Van der Sloot was previously arrested in the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teen Natalie Holloway, but later released by Dutch authorities.

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Van der Sloot En Route to Peru

June 4: Media surrounds Joran Van der Sloot as Chilean authorities escort him out of a police station to be flown back to the Peruvian border, in Santiago, Chile. The Dutch man was detained Thursday after crossing the border from Peru, where authorities say he's the prime suspect in Sunday's killing of 21-year-old Stephany Flores. Van der Sloot was previously arrested in the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teen Natalie Holloway, but later released by Dutch authorities.

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Van der Sloot On-Board

June 4: Joran Van der Sloot is seen aboard a police's airplane to be flown back to the Peruvian border in Santiago, Chile. The Dutch man was detained Thursday after crossing the border from Peru, where authorities affirm he's the prime suspect in Sunday's killing of 21-year-old Stephany Flores. Van der Sloot was previously arrested in the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teen Natalie Holloway, but later released by Dutch authorities.

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Ramirez's Funeral

June 3: Mariaelena Ramirez, right, and Peruvian businessman Ricardo Flores, second from right, walk with unidentified people during the funeral of their daughter Stephany Flores in Lima. Flores, 21, was killed in a Lima hotel Sunday. The suspect, Dutch Joran van der Sloot, was arrested Thursday in neighboring Chile. Van der Sloot has also long been suspected in the disappearance of an Alabama teen Natalee Holloway in Aruba, which occurred five years to the day before Flores' murder.

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Stephany Flores Ramirez

In this undated family album photo provided by the Flores family, 21-year-old Stephany Flores Ramirez poses holding stuffed animals. Flores was found dead at a hotel room late Tuesday June 1. Chilean police flew Dutch murder suspect Joran Van der Sloot to Peru on Friday to face charges in Flores' slaying.

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Flores Family

In this undated family album photo provided by the Flores' family, Ricardo Flores, center, poses with his children Stephany, right, and Ricardo, at a beach. 21-year-old Stephany Flores was found death at a hotel room in Lima late Tuesday June 1. Chilean police flew Dutch murder suspect Joran Van der Sloot to Peru on Friday to face charges in Flores' slaying.

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The Suspect

Joran van der Sloot, a 17-year-old Dutch teen, became the prime suspect in Natalee's disappearance. Van der Sloot was last seen with her leaving Carlos'n Charlie's in a car with local brothers Deepak and Satish Kalpoe. He has said in the past that Natalee died accidentally and that he did not kill her.  But in a recent interview with a German TV station, Van der Sloot reportedly said he hid Natalee's body in a marsh. He is now wanted in the killing of 21-year-old Stephany Flores in a Lima hotel. 

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Stephany Flores Ramirez

Joran van der Sloot is being sought in the May 30, killing of 21-year-old Stephany Flores in a Lima, Peru  hotel, Criminal police chief Gen. Cesar Guardia told a news conference. 

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Senior Prom

May 13, 2005: Natalee with her senior prom date, Henry Ennis, outside her home in Mountain Brook, Ala.

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Long Lost Friends

In this photo provided by Natalee's mother, Beth Twitty, the Alabama teen stands with high school friends at her senior banquet in May 2005.

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Senior Class Trip

Natalee, left, poses with friends in a photo taken with her disposable camera on the beach in Aruba, May 29, 2005, hours before she disappeared.

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A Mother's Heartbreak

Nov. 8, 2005: Beth Twitty listens to Alabama Gov. Bob Riley during a news conference at the state Capitol in Montgomery, Ala. Riley had called for a nationwide travel boycott of Aruba until authorities on the Dutch Caribbean island cooperate more fully with Natalee's family. 

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The Kalpoe Brothers

Sept. 3, 2005: Surinam citizens Satish Kalpoe, 21, left, and his brother Deepak, 18, are seen outside the KAI jail in San Nicolas, Aruba. The brothers were arrested and later released in connection with Natalee's disappearance.  

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Key Witness?

June 26, 2006: Joran's father, Paul van der Sloot, enters a police car upon leaving the courthouse in handcuffs in Oranjestad, Aruba. Sloot, a judicial official, was detained June 23, 2005, in connection with the disappearance of Natalee soon after his son was taken into custody. The older Van der Sloot, who was later released, died of a heart attack on the Dutch island on Feb. 10, 2010.    

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All-Out Search

The FBI and Aruban authorities launched an expansive search for Natalee, which included the use of three F-16 aircrafts equipped with infrared sensors.  Texas EquuSearch volunteer, Mary Peter, is seen on June 28, 2005, leading her German Shepherd search dog on a ground search for Natalee.  

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Potential Clues?

July 27, 2005: Aruban policemen provide security to the pond across from the Marriot Hotel while it's being drained in Oranjestad. Investigators trying to determine what happened to Natalee focused on the pond near where she was last seen. 

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No Sign of Natalee

July 26, 2005: Firefighters drain a lake in Oranjestad in search for the missing teen. 

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Parents' Plea

July 5, 2005: Beth Twitty and her husband, Jug, give a statement to the press in Palm Beach, Aruba. 

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Missing in Paradise

It's been over five years since 18-year-old Natalee Holloway disappeared while on a high school graduation trip to Aruba 

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