Attorney John Q. Kelly Featured on ABC’s 20/20 Discussing the Natalee Holloway Disappearance

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Attorney John Q. Kelly of Ivey, Barnum & O’Mara, LLC was recently featured on ABC’s 20/20 “Manhunter” special to discuss the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba, 15 years ago. John has long represented Beth Holloway, the mother of Natalee, and traveled to Aruba with 20/20 to revisit the case.

Attorney John Q. Kelly, Greenwich, CT.

Attorney John Q. Kelly

“ ... it was shrouded in mystery on a small island far away from home”

“She had no idea what happened to her daughter; it was shrouded in mystery on a small island far away from home,” Kelly commented.

In 2010, Joran van der Sloot contacted John Q. Kelly by email, claiming that in exchange for $250,000, he would reveal the location of Natalee Holloway’s remains to Kelly.

On 20/20, Kelly described how he contacted the FBI and orchestrated a sting operation that resulted in federal wire fraud and extortion charges against van der Sloot.

After 15 years, Natalee’s disappearance remains unsolved, but Beth still believes Joran is responsible for her daughter’s demise. Joran is currently serving a 28-year prison sentence for the murder of Stephany Flores Ramírez in Lima, Peru in 2010. Once that sentence is completed, he will be extradited to the United States on federal extortion and wire fraud charges.

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