The murder occurred five years to the day after Holloway disappeared."Justice is being served for the murder of Stephany, but until Joran faces the extortion charges in the U., Jon Benet’s father, John Ramsey, spoke out about the difficulties his family faced during the investigation.
"It's hard to believe it's been 10 years,'' Beth Holloway told Savannah Guthrie exclusively on TODAY Monday. The last people the Alabama teen was seen leaving a nightclub with were a pair of brothers and Joran van der Sloot, a Dutch citizen who was later sentenced to 28 years in prison after being convicted of killing a Peruvian woman, Stephany Flores Ramirez, in 2010.
Multiple people have been arrested in connection with Holloway's disappearance, including van der Sloot, but none was ultimately charged.
A judge declared the case closed in 2007, and then it was reopened in 2008 in light of a new interview with van der Sloot in which he appeared to confess, but he claimed he was under the influence of marijuana in the interview and was not telling the truth.
"I guess most people do look at anniversaries, but I still think about it every day,'' said her father, Dave Holloway.
"That's something you'll never get out of your mind." "The emotional trauma has a way of healing, and a person doesn't realize it until time goes on," he said.
They later went to Carlos N' Charlie's in downtown Oranjestad, where Natalee was last seen about 1 a.m.