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10.29.2010

NATALEE HOLLOWAY'S MOTHER ON CONFRONTING JORAN VAN DER SLOOT: "HOW COULD I NOT DO IT?"

October 29, 2010 (Los Angeles, CA)-- THE INSIDER's CHRIS JACOBS sat down with Beth Twitty for an emotional new interview to begin airing Friday, October 29th.

Just this past week would have been Natalee Holloway's 24th birthday. Now, Natalee's mother tells THE INSIDER about her emotional journey to the Peruvian prison where she confronted Joran van der Sloot, the man she believes holds secrets of her daughter's disappearance.

"What I really needed when I was coming into Peru... I really felt like for me to move on, what I wanted to [do was] recover her remains because I was so heavy into this communication with [Joran] about, you know, that he knows where her remains are," Beth tells THE INSIDER.

Beth says Joran began e-mailing her in March with messages indicating "that he was ready, or wanting, to sell me Natalee's remains for $250,000." She says the e-mails between her and Joran went back and forth for several weeks until she decided to visit the family of Joran's alleged murder victim, Stephany Flores -- that's when, with the help of a Dutch news crew, she seized her opportunity. "You know you can't plan on doing something," she says. "That [opportunity] presented itself... and it was something that I felt, 'How could I not do it?' You know, I've traveled all this way."

Joran is being held in Peru's Castro Castro prison on murder charges in the death of Flores. After years of agonizing over what happened to her Natalee, Beth was about to confront the man who might unlock the key to her whereabouts.

Just before the confrontation, her thoughts turned to her missing daughter. When asked if she had hopes of finding her alive, she says, "I think that we all know that it was not good, the outcome for Natalee. But it's something that you know is so important in a missing person's case is a resolution, whether it's recovery of remains... of course, everyone would love the outcome that they recover a missing loved one alive, but it just doesn't always happen that way. We know that."

For more with Beth Twitty, tune-in to THE INSIDER.

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