Joran van der Sloot and Natalee Holloway: A Timeline of Murder and Mocking Law Enforcement (Photos)

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The mystery of what happened to Alabama high school student Natalee Holloway may finally be solved almost 11 years after she disappeared from Aruba — if the word of a compulsive liar and convicted killer can be believed

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In May 2005, 18-year-old Holloway was a new high school graduate from Mountain Brook, Alabama, on a vacation with nearly 100 of her fellow students but the night before she was scheduled to return home, she went missing and was never heard from again. The prime suspect in her murder, Joran Van Der Sloot, has had repeated run ins with the law since then, culminating a 2012 murder conviction of a South American woman, and may finally have confessed to Natalee's death.