Van der Sloot Arrested in Death of Woman in Peru

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

The longtime suspect in the death of Natalee Holloway has been arrested in connection with the death of another young woman, Stephany Flores.

Joran van der Sloot was taken into custody in Chile Thursday. He's a suspect in the death of a young woman in Peru earlier this week.

The death occurred five years to the day after Holloway vanished on her senior trip to Aruba.

Van der Sloot was arrested but never convicted in that case.

Holloway lived in Birmingham. Her father Dave, lives in Meridian. Newscenter 11 was unable to reach him for comment.

Van der Sloot has also been charged in Alabama with trying to extort $250,000 in return for disclosing the location of Holloway's body.
Fox News' Greta van Susteren reported that the extortion victim was Natalee's mother, Beth Holloway.

The criminal complaint against him was filed Thursday in federal court in Birmingham by the U.S. attorney.

It accused van der Sloot of promising to describe the circumstances of Holloway's death as well as the location of her remains in return for the money.

Van der Sloot has long been a suspect in the 18-year-old Alabama woman's disappearance.

According to a sworn statement, van der Sloot got a partial payment of $15,000 wired to a Netherlands bank.

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  • by Red Rose on Jun 9, 2010 at 03:16 PM
    Word going around that he's killed one or 2 between Natalee & this Peruvian woman. I've always thought that one wasn't going to be all for this arrogant, privileged creep. Maybe they will go the distance for a serial killer & make his stay worthwhile. He probably can't cut prison wherever it is & be calling for his mommie.
  • by Charles Location: New York on Jun 8, 2010 at 05:45 AM
    Once one has killed he'll want to do it again. He watched the life being sucked out of one young girl and his sick self needed it again. I'm hearing the max is 25 years. The way this is going, I'll be on 7. Hopefully he gets his in jail or maybe we should just send him to Alabama. They'll take it from there. I'm not sure what his father died of but I'm glad he's gone. To think, a judge would raise sub human trash like this.
  • by Tasha Location: starship earth on Jun 7, 2010 at 10:56 PM
    Anyone haved you heard? Van der Sloot makes acutal confession of killing the Peruvian woman! Hope the police down therre put him through some special interogation techniques!
  • by Anonymous on Jun 7, 2010 at 09:13 PM
    I always thought he either killed Natalee, or he knew what happened to her and his crime was not telling. Now I'm convinced he killed Natalee. It breaks my heart that another young woman was victimized. Please, young people, especially young women, please be more suspicious of people. Unfortunately, there are many evil people in the world. Van der Sloot is just one of them.
  • by rena Location: Lauderdale on Jun 7, 2010 at 08:33 PM
    Hopefully now Van der sloot will get his punishment
  • by Curious I am Location: dosent matter on Jun 6, 2010 at 11:49 PM
    CarolH are you of Dutch descent?
  • by CarolH Location: FL on Jun 5, 2010 at 05:30 AM
    Elliot Street, you obviously don't know your history re:the Dutch. Shame on you!
  • by justice on Jun 4, 2010 at 10:00 PM
    Cornelia ten Boom, generally known as Corrie ten Boom, (April 15, 1892 – April 15, 1983) was a Dutch Christian Holocaust survivor who helped many Jews escape the Nazis during World War II. [] Not all Dutch are merciless. They are quite liberal & tolerant. Maybe it was money, corruption, status, or whatever, but you needn't paint one whole ethnic group with one wide sweep of the same paintbrush. Maybe if Aruba HAD done something, this other girl would still be alive. Who's to say there aren't more unreported missing girls attributed to Van der Sloot. He's probably done this before & is likely to do it again. Pray that they finally get justice for Natalee by putting him where he cannot hurt other girls. He appears arrogant & prideful which likely will be his undoing. I hear the jails in South America are not as plush as they are here.
  • by very upset on Jun 4, 2010 at 10:34 AM
    They can blame the death of this poor girl on the Arubian Officals. Maybe be we be charging them also. They are the ones that let this creep go!!!!!!
  • by Elliot Street on Jun 4, 2010 at 09:40 AM
    This boy is the epitome of evrything thats cuel and perverse in the Dutch culture, its evident from history books that the Dutch have been expetionally inhumane to other ethnic groups. Its not in their genes but the way they are brought up.
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