Who Was Natalee?
Natalee was the eldest of three siblings that were born to David and Beth Holloway of Clinton, Mississippi. After her parents divorced in 1993, she and her younger brother Matthew lived with their mother. Beth, their mother, would later get married to George “Jug” Tweety, a prominent Alabama businessman, in 2000. After their marriage, Beth and her kids moved in with him in Mountain Brook, Alabama.
Natalee was one of the more popular kids in school. She was a member of the National Honor Society, the school dance squad, and was an activate participant in other extracurricular activities.
The Adventure of a Lifetime
Natalee graduated with honors from her high school in Mountain Brook, Alabama, and was set to start her freshman year in premed at the University of Alabama. Being that she and her senior classmates would be heading off to separate schools soon, they planned a trip to Aruba, to which Natalee’s parents consented.
Little did everyone know that what was supposed to be the adventure of a lifetime would end up taking a turn for the worse.
Partying in Aruba
Natalee, along with 124 other senior students, arrived on Aruba on Thursday, May 26, 2005, which signaledÂ the start of the five-day long unofficial graduation trip for the graduates of Mountain Brook High School.
Along with the students came seven chaperones who were supposed to keep tabs on everyone and make sure everything was alright. However, with a ratio of roughly 17:1, the chaperones definitely had their work cut out for them.