The Shocking Story
News of a beautiful young teenager disappearing in the idyllic Caribbean island of Aruba sent shockwaves around the world – specifically to the American public. National news media picked up the story immediately and spread any and every detail of the disappearance as news unfolded.
Natalee’s mother, Beth, was caught off guard by the news of the disappearance, as they regular kept in touch throughout the trip via text message. She would later go on to say that there was absolutely nothing in those messages that would have indicated her daughter was in distress.