Joran van der Sloot was captured in Santiago, Chile on Thursday. He is being returned to Peru to face murder charges today. Joran is proclaiming his innocence, of course.
Joran was also charged today in Alabama with trying to extort $250,000.00 from Beth Twitty, Natalie Holloway’s mother. Joran stated he would provide the location of Natalie’s remains and give details of her death, if paid. Thus far, Joran has received a partial payment of $15,000.00, wired to a Dutch bank.
Details were released that Stephany Flores’ neck was broken. Her body was found Tuesday, by a maid. No weapon was found indicating that the killer used his bare hands. Joran’s hotel room was a compete mess.
Natalie Holloway murder suspect, Joran van der Sloot has been accused of murdering a young woman in Lima, Peru. Van der Sloot has been staying in Lima since May 14th while playing in a poker tournament.
Joran fled to Chile the day after the killing and Interpol has issued an international arrest warrant. The suspect and victim were seen together on a casino survalence video early Sunday. A hotel staff member stated he saw Joran and Stephany enter Joran’s room. Joran checked out of the hotel four hours later.
21-year-old Stephany Flores was subsequently found murdered in Van der Sloot’s hotel room. Blood splatters indicate signs of a struggle according to police. A Lima newspaper is reporting Stephany was stabbed. In a bizarre twist, the killing occurred exactly 5 years after the Natalie Holloway disappearance.