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Sky's 'The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway' Will Have You Hooked

Sky's 'The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway' Will Have You Hooked

The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway, a documentary exploring the mysterious 2005 vanishing of the high school graduate, has landed on Sky - and it looks so gripping.

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On 30th May 2005, an 18-year-old Natalee Holloway didn't show up for her flight home to the US from Aruba. Natalee has been on a five-day high school graduation trip to the Caribbean country.

The girl was last seen by her classmates in the early hours of the morning of the day of her flight leaving a bar in the car with 17-year-old Joran van der Sloot and his two friends, brothers 21-year-old Deepak and 18-year-old Satish Kalpoe.

The men were question but deny knowing anything about her disappearance and were released due to lack of evidence.

At a dead end, the case was close in 2007, however it was reopened in 2008 when police obtained video footage of Van der Sloot saying Natalee had died the morning of her disappearance and a friend had disposed of her body.

Van Der Sloot denied what he's said was true, and told police that Natalee was sold into sexual slavery, but later retracted these comments, too.

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Joran Van der Sloot is the prime suspect in Natalie's disappearance (Credit: Aruba Police Department)
Joran Van der Sloot is the prime suspect in Natalie's disappearance (Credit: Aruba Police Department)

The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway landed on Sky Crime and NOW TV on 8th March, after originally airing on Oxygen in 2017.

It tells Natalee's story from the perspective of her father, Dave Holloway, who is still in search of answer's 12 years after his daughter's disappearance.

Filmed in 2016, Dave hires a private investigator to sift through the evidence and find new leads. This led to an informant named Gabriel, who claimed to be a roommate of Van der Sloot's close friend John Ludwick, saying Ludwick was told what happened to Natalee.

"This is by far the most credible lead that I've seen in the last 12 years," he says of Gabriel.

Dave Holloway is on the search for answers about his daughter's disappearance (Credit: Oxygen)
Dave Holloway is on the search for answers about his daughter's disappearance (Credit: Oxygen)

A trailer sees Holloway overcome with emotion hearing evidence, and even going in pursuit Natalee's rumour burial sights to see if he can find his daughter's remains.

In 2012, Van der Sloot was convicted of the May 30, 2010, murder of Stephany Flores Ramírez in Lima, Peru, which took place five years to the day after Natalee disappeared.

While in prison for Stephany's murder in 2016, Van der Sloot confessed to murdering Natalie.

The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway is available to watch on Sky Crime and NOW TV now.

Featured Image Credit: Oxygen

Topics: True Crime, TV News

Ciara Sheppard

Ciara is a freelance writer working for Tyla. After graduating with an English Lit and Media degree from the University of Sussex, Ciara held jobs at GLAMOUR and Yahoo Style before packing up for a solo travelling trip around South America.

 

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