Natalee Holloway's mother: 'Justice has not been served' 11 years after her disappearance
Eleven years after Natalee Holloway's disappearance on a trip to Aruba, her mother is still hoping for justice when it comes to the man she believes took her daughter's life.
In May 2005, Holloway vanished on a trip with friends following her graduation from an Alabama high school in a disappearance that remains an unsolved mystery. Joe Fryer spoke with her mother, Beth Holloway, as part of this week's "Where Are They Now?: True Crime" series on TODAY.
"You're never over feeling the loss of your loved one,'' Holloway said.
The Dutch man Natalee was last seen with outside a popular tourist bar, Joran van der Sloot, is currently serving a 28-year prison sentence in Peru for killing business student Stephany Flores on the five-year anniversary of Holloway's disappearance in 2010.
"Justice is being served for Stephany Flores, thank God,'' Holloway said. "And he is in prison in Peru. But justice has not been served for Natalee."
"That would be justice to me, to see him serve prison time in the United States. That would be justice for Natalee."
Over the years, several videos of van der Sloot confessing to Holloway's murder have surfaced, but Beth and her attorney have dismissed them as publicity stunts. Van der Sloot was arrested three times but never charged with Holloway's disappearance.
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"I have my answer as to what happened to Natalee, and he's sitting in a prison in Peru,'' she said.
Van der Sloot, whose prison sentence in Peru likely won't end until 2038, also faces charges in the United States after being accused of extorting money from the Holloway family in exchange for false information about the whereabouts of Natalee's remains.
Holloway, who manages a horse ranch in Montana and does motivational speaking, is not frustrated about waiting for van der Sloot's sentence in Peru to end in order to face charges in America. In 2010, she snuck into the prison in Peru to confront him about her daughter's disappearance.
"No, it's not gonna be hard,'' she said. "I take great comfort. I left him in a prison in Peru, so I feel good about that."