Natalee Holloway’s mom returns to Aruba 15 years after daughter’s disappearance

ABC News’ 20/20 took an exclusive look back at the mysterious disappearance nearly 15 years later with the mother, who explains what she has learned after going back.
3:25 | 11/22/19

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Transcript for Natalee Holloway’s mom returns to Aruba 15 years after daughter’s disappearance
"20/20" exclusive. Natalee Holloway mother back on the island where she disappeared 15 years ago. So many remember the story. Beth Holloway has lived every parent's worst nightmare. The disappearance of her teen daughter and the wrenching realization that she may noverr know what happened to her. It's a journey she hasn't much wanted to revisit until now. Beth Holloway stands on the shores of aruba. It looks like paradise, but this is where her world fell apart. ABC news has brought her back to the island. This is where Natalee's life ended but this was not her life. Reporter: Nearly 15 years after her daughter Natalee disappeared while on a senior class trip back in 2005. I helped her get her bag out of the car and kissed her good-bye. Never could I have imagined. Reporter: Within 24 hours of her daughter's disappearance Beth was retracing Natalee's footsteps finding surveillance tape of her and a local teen named Joran van Der sloot. When questioned he admitted they made out but said he left her at her hotel. He said she stumbled out of the car and hit her head and two security guards helped Natalee up. And he says, those are the last two people that he left Natalee with. Reporter: But that is far from the last version of the story that Joran tells. In 2006 he sat down with ABC. Do you remember the last time you saw her? Yeah, the last time I saw her, she was sitting in -- on the sand by the ocean. Did you kill Natalee Holloway? No. Reporter: Joran making claims during a romantic encounter Holloway suffered a seizure and suddenly she wasn't moving anymore. Van Der sloot never faced charges for her disappearance yet five years to the day at Alabama teen disappeared a any young woman goes missing and then -- Joran van Der sloot, once suspected in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in aruba is being sought as a suspect in the death of a woman in Peru. Reporter: Steph Na flores had been found dead in his hotel room. His fingerprints all over. The two of them seen on surveillance tape. Joran pleads guilty and is sentenced to 28 years. Oddly he seems to be thriving there marrying and even having a daughter. With Joran behind bars Beth seems to have found some peace. Back in aruba this summer she goes back to Joran's house to see if she can talk with her mother. I met with Anita early on in I just wondered what her take on him is now. Reporter: Before long, police show up. Just trying to find out -- just kind of circling back. Well, just respect that. Reporter: Beth was desperately hoping for healing mother to mother. Her heartbreak spans the globe. Tonight we take you inside the prison where the man she believes killed her daughter remains and we will tell you, guy, tonight about whether Beth might actually be able to find justice here. Will she ever face Joran van Der sloot in a courtroom here in the United States? You'll get that answer tonight. All coming up on forecast "20/20."

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