Courtesy Melody Granadillo
  • Diary: Joran Van der Sloot's Girlfriend

    Front cover of the diary Melody Granadillo saved from her relationship with Joran van der Sloot when they were teenagers in Aruba, starting in 2003. The title, in French, says, "Expression."
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  • Diary: Joran Van der Sloot's Girlfriend

    Picture inside the diary's front cover of Joran van der Sloot as a teen.
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  • Diary: Joran Van der Sloot's Girlfriend

    Joran van der Sloot and Melody Granadillo pose together.
    Courtesy Melody Granadillo
  • Diary: Joran Van der Sloot's Girlfriend

    A poem written by Joran, titled "My Angel." In it he says, "I had built up my protective walls, brick by brick, stone by stone but you've halted that construction, and I'm no longer battling life alone."
    Courtesy Melody Granadillo
  • Diary: Joran Van der Sloot's Girlfriend

    An excerpt from this poem reads, "You are my very own seventeen, the best hand that was ever dealt. When fate gave me a glimpse of our future there was only happiness that I could see."
    Courtesy Melody Granadillo
  • Diary: Joran Van der Sloot's Girlfriend

    Feb. 6, 2003: the night Melody says they became adults together. Joran writes, "We went to Benihana's to eat then to a movie and then snuck out and had a special night behind a statue haha lol. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!"
    Courtesy Melody Granadillo
  • Diary: Joran Van der Sloot's Girlfriend

    Joran giving Melody a kiss.
    Courtesy Melody Granadillo
  • Diary: Joran Van der Sloot's Girlfriend

    Ticket stubs Melody Granadillo saved from movies and poetry jams she and Joran van der Sloot went to in 2003.
    Courtesy Melody Granadillo
  • Diary: Joran Van der Sloot's Girlfriend

    A poem Joran wrote to Melody, titled "Unforgotten, Unforgettable Love." In it he writes, "Our noses rubbed before our lips touched. I remember never wanting anyone so much."
    Courtesy Melody Granadillo
  • Diary: Joran Van der Sloot's Girlfriend

    A handwritten note from Joran reads, "I love you so much right now you have no clue it's crazy!"
    Courtesy Melody Granadillo
  • Diary: Joran Van der Sloot's Girlfriend

    Joran's drawings in the diary.
    Courtesy Melody Granadillo
  • Diary: Joran Van der Sloot's Girlfriend

    An entry from Joran reads, "Does when we read this book together do you realize we will probably be married! That is just so incredibly awesome."
    Courtesy Melody Granadillo
  • Diary: Joran Van der Sloot's Girlfriend

    A page of "I LOVE YOUs" sent to Melody by Joran in an e-mail.
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  • Diary: Joran Van der Sloot's Girlfriend

    Handwritten message to Melody Granadillo from Joran van der Sloot reads: "Babe I bought you a ring but you don't know about it yet. I am ingraving it. I want it to be the perfect present!"
    Courtesy Melody Granadillo
  • Diary: Joran Van der Sloot's Girlfriend

    Melody Granadillo saved e-mails from 2003, one of them signed, "Billions of Kisses, Joran."
    Courtesy Melody Granadillo
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