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Release in Aruba of chief suspect in missing Natalee Holloway case

A photograph of a martini drink with an olive inside and disco lights behind


Joran van der Sloot, the last person to see Natalee Holloway alive, is released. The female American student had been seen leaving a nightclub with him four months previously.

Natalee had gone to the former Dutch colony island for a school trip but went missing on the last night of ‘wild partying and drinking’.

Although Joran Van Der Sloot was to prove the first and last suspect, it would be three years before new evidence emerged and when it did, it did not come from the police...