Timeline

Crime Files

Timeline

24 May 2005 - Holloway graduates from Mountain Brook High School and leaves for a five-day trip to Aruba30 May 2005 - Holloway leaves Carlos' n Charlie's bar around 1 am and is last seen getting into a car outside the club31 May 2005 - Holloway fails to catch her return flight home. Police find her passport in her hotel room with her packed bags4 June 2005 - Police pinpoint three Aruban men as their lead suspects6 June 2005 - An expanded search for Holloway begins8 June 2005 - Micky John and Abraham Jones are arrested9 June 2005 - Joran van der Sloot, Deepak Kalpoe and Satish Kalpoe are arrested23 June 2005 - Paul van der Sloot is arrested4 July 2005 - Deepak Kalpoe and Satish Kalpoe are released25 July 2005 - Holloway's family increases the reward for information leading to her safe return to $1 million1 September 2005 - Joran van der Sloot is released but remains a suspect14 September 2005 - All restrictions on the remaining suspects are removed but they technically remain suspects10 November 2005 - Paul van der Sloot wins an unjust detention action and is no longer legally a suspect29 March 2006 - Aruban authorities resume the search for Natalee Holloway15 April 2006 - "GVC", 19, is arrested but the identity is not revealed21 November 2007 - Joran van der Sloot, Satish Kalpoe and Deepak Kalpoe are re-arrested1 December 2007 - Satish Kalpoe and Deepak Kalpoe are released7 December 2007 - Joran van der Sloot is released18 December 2007 - The investigation is closed due to lack of evidence31 January 2008 - The investigation is reopened with new evidence from Dutch journalist Peter R de Vries