Meet Beth Holloway
Beth Holloway, is the mother of Natalee Holloway, who’s been missing for over a decade. Natalee Holloway’s unsolved case became one of the most notorious cases of all time.
The 18-year-old disappeared shortly after her high school graduation in 2005. The Alabama native, who at the time lived with her parents, David Edward “Dave” Holloway and Beth Holloway, vanished during a graduation trip to Aruba.
Three men, Joran van der Sloot and brothers Deepak and Satish Kalpoe, were arrested several times but let go due to lack of evidence. However Joran remained the primary suspect in her disappearance but has never been charged. He’s been imprisoned at Challapalca in Peru since 2014, after pleading guilty to the 2010 murder of Peruvian woman Stephany Flores.
Beth Holloway was born, Blizabeth Ann Reynolds in 1961. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in speech pathology with a minor in special education from University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She later attended Arkansas State University receiving a Master’s degree in speech pathology.
The speech pathologist and motivational speaker also worked as a teacher of special needs children. She became known to the public following the disappearance of her daughter.
Beth Holloway married David Holloway, whom she had met in college. The couple are also the parents of son Matthew –Natalee’s younger brother. She and Dave divorced in 1993.
Beth Holloway remarried to an Alabama businessman, Jug Twitty and in 2000 she and her children moved to Mountain Brook with him. She divorced a second time in 2006 and the following year she was linked to John Bennett Ramsey, however he later stated they were only friends.
After months of search for Natalee and being legally declared dead, Beth Holloway spent the next two years speaking to several schools about safety. She also released a book, published in 2007, Loving Natalee: A Mother’s Testament of Hope and Faith.
After Natalee’s case, Beth focus her efforts on a new topic, personal safety. She also created the International Safe Travels Foundation to educate the public to help them travel more safely and the Natalee Holloway Resource Center to aid families of missing persons.
She told NBC, during an interview last year,
I’ve been able to redefine my life, and I’ve been able to find joy and happiness through my son, through my son’s new family, and my work, so I think I’m in a good place now.”
In 2010 Dutch citizen, Joran van der Sloot, promised to lead the Holloway’s to their daughter’s body in exchange for $25,000. Instead, he took off with the loot and fled to Peru. He faces charges in the U.S. for extortion.
Today, in a sudden turn of events, an operative working on behalf of Radar and The ENQUIRER allegedly caught Joran van der Sloot finally confessing to the murder of Natalee Holloway. Reports say, he admitted to an undercover reporter he is guilty and added “I think that was on of the worst police investigation that ever took place!”