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.
In 2010, van der Sloot was charged with extortion and wire fraud in Alabama after he allegedly offered to tell Holloway's family where her body could be found in exchange for ,000, and was found to have provided false information after accepting the money. Kelley, told Guthrie that van der Sloot is expected to be extradited to the U. to face charges that could bring up to 20 more years in prison after he serves his sentence in Peru.
Multiple people have been arrested in connection with Holloway's disappearance, including van der Sloot, but none was ultimately charged.
Holloway graduated with honors from Mountain Brook High School, located in a wealthy suburb of Birmingham.
She was a member of the National Honor Society, the school dance squad, and was a participant in other extracurricular activities.
Holloway lived in Mountain Brook, Alabama, and graduated from Mountain Brook High School on May 24, 2005, shortly before the trip.
She was in a car with local residents Joran van der Sloot and the Kalpoe brothers, Deepak and Satish."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.The murder occurred five years to the day after Holloway disappeared.He told CNN that he witnessed a young man believe to be convicted murderer Joran van der Sloot carrying Holloway's limp body and putting her in the crawl space.De Jong claims he didn't come forward at the time because he was "involved in illegal activities." "Actually, there is no truth to that story,'' Beth said. "This particular individual has been around for a while trying to get traction to get attention, but he has no information.Her father, Dave Holloway, said Wednesday this is the most credible lead they’ve gotten.