She was initially suspected by many of being the murderer after reports emerged that handwriting on the ransom note was similar to her own, but after she willingly provided a sample to police it was determined she did not write the note.
John - who was briefly linked to Natalee Holloway's mother Beth in 2007 and remarried in 2011 to Jan Rousseaux - also discussed how he lost his millions after the death of Jon Benet when he decided to move the family out of Boulder and back to Atlanta, not realizing the stigma that would be placed on him by the public and how difficult that would make it for him to obtain a job.
However during his time in prison, he managed to father a child with Peruvian Leidy Figueroa and Dave Holloway believes he will use that to try to fight extradition.
Holloway, who has two daughters with his second wife, Robin, hopes de Jong's new claims could lead to the discovery of Natalee's body, which in turn could provide new evidence to charge van der Sloot with murder in Aruba.
Tragic fate: Dave Holloway had a judge declare Natalee dead in 2012, against the wishes of his ex-wife.
He says he knew she was dead even before he went to Aruba after her disappearance.
'But she was killed within days of graduating high school.
It was so unfair.'Van der Sloot, who lived on the island, has always been the main suspect and Holloway believed he got help to take Natalee's body and dump it in a crab pot out at sea.'But the more I look at it the more I think there may be something there.' 'I love my children, Natalee and Matt, but I didn’t know how else I would feel about a grandchild,' she told BMetro, a magazine in her hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. So this is the love that they have for their grandchildren." It was beautiful.'Van der Sloot has dismissed de Jong's story. He's a crack head, a f***ing liar, a compulsive liar,' his lawyer Maximo Altez said. Natalee was 18 and on a graduation trip to Aruba with 130 classmates from Mountain Brook High School just outside Birmingham, when she disappeared on May 30, 2005.She was last seen with three men including van der Sloot, a 17-year-old Dutch national, after an evening at a nightclub.He was arrested twice but never charged in connection with her disappearance.Van der Sloot got ,000 and ran off to South America before the FBI could arrest him.'I knew she was dead.'Dave Holloway, 55, said de Jong first approached him in 2008 with his claims but at the time they seemed far-fetched.