A judge in Alabama signed an order declaring Natalee Holloway officially dead on Thursday.
Holloway disappeared on a trip to Aruba back in 2005. Though her body has never been found, and nobody has ever been convicted in her disappearance, there is a sad ending to a sad case.
The main suspect in her disappearance, Joran Van Der Sloot, pleaded guilty last week in the murder of Stephany Flores, who was found dead in her hotel room after reportedly finding information on Van Der Sloot’s lap top that linked him to the disappearance of Holloway.
He faces up to 30 years behind bars.