She disappeared almost three years ago and within hours the search for Alabama teen Natalee Holloway began and continues to this day.
NBC News Dateline searched for answers talking with Natalee's parents and in an exclusive interview they spoke with a friend who was in Aruba with Natalee.
On their last night on the town Loraine Watson, Natalee and other friends went to a casino. That's where Watson says they first met Joran Van Der Sloot. She says she wasn't skeptical of Van Der Sloot, saying he seemed like any other high school boy. After the casino Natalee and her friends headed to a bar. Watson says Van Der Sloot met up with them there as well, but she never saw Natalee with Van Der Sloot.