Van der Sloot Sent to Peru to Face Murder Charge

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Dutch murder suspect Joran van der Sloot is on his way to Peru, where authorities are likely to charge him with killing a 21-year-old woman from the capital of Lima.

Chilean police say van der Sloot has proclaimed his innocence in Sunday's slaying of Stephany Flores in a Lima hotel room.

The 22-year-old van der Sloot also remains the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Alabama teen Natalie Holloway on the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba.

Van der Sloot was handcuffed and placed aboard a police Cessna 310 in the Chilean capital of Santiago Friday morning. He is expected to be handed over to Peruvian authorities in the afternoon.

Chilean police captured van der Sloot Thursday as he was headed to the country's Pacific coast.

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