Skip to comments.Natalee Holloway Extended Discussion Thread #21
Posted on 06/02/2010 1:42:42 PM PDT by RGVTx
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Former Holloway Suspect Named In Peruvian Woman’s Murder
Joran Van der Sloot, the 22-year-old who was suspected in Natalee Holloways disappearance, is now the prime suspect in a young Peruvian womans murder.
The Peruvian National Police confirmed to AMW that they are looking for Van der Sloot in relation to 21-year-old Stephany Flores Ramirez’s murder. Authorities said she was last seen with him at a hotel and casino located in the Miraflores district in Lima around 5:15 a.m. on Sunday, May 30, 2010.
Stephany’s body was found inside of a hotel room later that same morning. Police said her car was abandoned in a neighboring district.
Peruvian officials believe Van der Sloot crossed into Chile on May 31 and have alerted authorities there.
Natalee Holloway’s Disappearance
Natalee, 18, vanished in May 2005 just before she was due to fly home to Alabama, at the end of her high school graduation trip to Aruba.
Natalee, of Mountain Brook, Ala., was last seen in public leaving a bar with Van der Sloot and two Surinamese brothers — Deepak and Satish Kalpoe — hours before she was due to board a flight home.
Van der Sloot was initially arrested in June 2005, then released, and then arrested again in 2007. That time, he was questioned but never charged.
In 2008, a series of conversations between Van der Sloot and a man he believed to be his friend were recorded in a Range Rover that had been rigged with three hidden cameras by Peter R. de Vries, a Dutch television crime reporter. They were shown on Dutch television. In the footage, Van der Sloot said he was with Natalee when she collapsed on a beach in Aruba. He said he believed she was dead and asked a friend to dump her body in the sea.
“She’ll never be found,” he said.
But Van der Sloot later said he was lying in those taped conversations and denied having anything to do with the Alabama teenagers disappearance.
No surprise. Peru is a well known destination for psychopathic Dutch murderers with smirky sneers, I guess.
Joran van der Sloot Peru Murder? Natalee Holloway Prosecutor Shocked
Posted by Kevin Hayes
NEW YORK (CBS) Aruban prosecutor Peter Blanken, who has been part of the investigation into the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, has learned that Joran van der Sloot is now a suspect in a new murder, that of a 21-year-old woman whose body was found in a hotel room in Lima, Peru. The prosecutor told CBS News that the allegation was a remarkable development and says that he is personally shocked by it.
Early Wednesday morning, Stephany Flores Ramirez was found dead, Peruvian newspaper El Comercio reports, in a hotel room registered under van der Sloot’s name. According to police reports, Ramirez had been brutally stabbed and was found wrapped in a blanket in a pool of blood.
Chief of detectives Col. Miguel Canlla says that Stephany was murdered on Sunday, and the girl’s father, Ricardo Flores, says van der Sloot appears with his daughter in video taken at a Lima casino early Sunday.
Aruban Prosecutor Peter Blanken said that an Interpol international arrest warrant has been issued for van der Sloot, who may, according to some reports, be on the run from police. The Dutch Foreign Affairs Department in the Netherlands has notified their people in Chile to be aware that Joran may be in Chile.
Five years ago, in May 2005, Alabama high school student Natalee Holloway disappeared during a senior class trip to Aruba. She was last seen leaving a bar with Joran van der Sloot. Van der Sloot has been detained several times, but never charged.
According to Blanken, he is examining the new details but does not expect it to affect the Holloway case or provide new evidence. He says that they will be contacting the Peruvian authorities later today to see if they can offer assistance.
OMG Natalee Holloway is dead?
Juron - the serial killer - Melded to one thread.
Easier to follow.
Joe Taco checks in.
An attorney for Van der Sloot in New York City, Joe Tacopina, said he did not know his client’s whereabouts and has not been in touch with him since the Peru allegations emerged.
Tacopina cautioned against a rush to judgment.
“Joran van der Sloot has been falsely accused of murder once before. The fact is he wears a bull’s-eye on his back now and he is a quote-unquote usual suspect when it comes to allegations of foul play,” Tacopina said.
(statement from Beth, Natalee’s Mom)
“What’s happening now is incredible,” she said. “At this moment we don’t have anything to do with it, but we are following the case with great interest and if Peruvian authorities would need us, we are here.”
No Habeas Corpus.
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Tacopina? LOL, that reminds me of the unleashed refugees, yikes, that’s ancient history, but only maybe four years ago.
He better hope that Peru does not get a hold of him - their jails are tough ...
Just ask Lori Berenson, who just got released from jail after 15 years for helping Shining Path rebels ...