June 2nd, 2010
02:34 PM ET

Peru cops: Holloway suspect van der Sloot wanted for murder again

Joran van der Sloot was a suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway


Joran van der Sloot, the Dutch man once considered a suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway, is the suspect in the killing of a woman in Peru, Peruvian police officials said Wednesday.

There is "incriminating evidence" linking Van der Sloot to the killing of 21-year-old Stephany Flores Ramirez, who was found dead in a Lima hotel room Wednesday, Cesar Guardia Vasquez, of the criminal investigations unit said at a news conference.

The hotel room where Flores was found was registered in Van der Sloot's name, he said.

A hotel guest and an employee witnessed the pair entering the hotel room together at 5 a.m. on Sunday, Guardia said.

Police have video of the previous night, May 29, of Van de Sloot and Flores together at the Atlantic City Casino in Lima, he said.

According to immigration officials, Van de Sloot fled to Chile over land on Monday, Guardia said.

(Programming note: Watch Nancy Grace tonight for the latest on Joran van der Sloot.  "Nancy Grace," 8 ET on HLN. )

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  1. Andy

    Just like OJ Simpson.... given enough time they'll screw up again sometime and ultimately end up where they should have in the first place, prison.

    June 2, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Tom

    This guy finally gets caught. I am sure the Holloways are excited. Maybe he can now tell them where this poor girl"s body is( Natalee). To have some closure I am sure Nancy Grace will have it on for sure. We won't miss a thing.

    June 2, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. brittney

    i saw the movie Natalie Holloway on Lifetime Saturday and at then end it shows that he did confess to what happened to her. He said she had a seizure then he had someoen throw her overboard off of a little motor boat, but she had became conscience, so she might have still been alive before they threw her overboard. I dont know if thats true because it shows in the movie he was drunk while telling the undercover agent and then said it was made up. But they showed a clip of him at his dad house saying that he made a terrible mistake. Is the Natalie Holloway case a closed one or cold?

    June 2, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • JenniferW

      It's still open.

      June 2, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Leslea

    This kid has been getting away with MURDER since Natalie. I only hope that if he is charged and gets time he enjoys the food, bed, and perverts like him in an INDIAN prison. God Bless KARMA! You are all right.

    June 2, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Leslea

      Sorry, I meant PERU, even better there!!!!! Tell me, exactly what is their version of a death penalty, I bet it's not
      medicine going into his veins!

      June 2, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. michelle

    tommy mccoy, lol, true about nancy grace!!! i can't believe how she goes from talking about missing kids and women to, and here are the pics of the twins thank u for asking!!! LOL!!!

    June 2, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jordibeth

    we should start a fund to send Natalie's mother to Peru for the trial (praying that there is one)

    June 2, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
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  8. john50

    And that is surprising???? Don't falult the monster, he is what he is, my anger would be to the people who let him walk,...her blood is on your hands, how do you sleep at night?

    June 2, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  9. gornza

    I heard that Vandersloot was down there, poor boy needs help.

    June 2, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Dutch World Citizen

    Joran you are a true disgrace for your country... and shame on the Dutch/Aruba law enforcement too for letting you go in the first place... I hope they get you in Chili as they have the death penalty.

    June 2, 2010 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Ron

    I wonder how many times he has really done this.
    Could be hundreds.
    I hope I see him in Ft, Lauderdale, it will be the end of him !!

    June 2, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Futon Torpedo

    If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck...it must be a ..... duck!

    June 2, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Ken

    Dutch justice doesn't exist. But Peruvian does, and hopefully he will be swinging from the gallows!!

    June 2, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Johan

    What the heck is wrong with people. What ever happened to the presumption of innocence (though not sure how peruvian courts handle that). Regardless.. he was never convicted of any crime. Period. Have you stopped to consider the fact that he might have been in Peru, someone got killed, and the police saw a easy target to pin it on? Heck he might have done it, but he might not have. Remember Duke LaCross? EVERYBODY was screaming for those kids to get killed or mutilated and then it came out the boys were innocent and the prosecuter and the "victim" were the liars. Same with Kobe Bryant. Everyone was saying he was guilty and yet.*shurgs* All im saying is that we just heard that he had been accused of something. Everyone calling for his death should consider if they were accused of a crime how they would want people to react.

    June 2, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • gil`

      Yo Han . I respect your opinion but at the same time 2 dead women in the vicinity of this kid plus secret confessions caught on tape convince the public of his guilt. The chance of 2 women being murdered in close proximity of one person who was not involved in the murders/disapperance in 2 seperate countries are freaking astronomical.

      June 2, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • brett

      True, i will not disagree with you, inncocent till proven guilty. (excuse my spelling) but how many times has he done interviews with the media saying that he sold holloway, and said she died from this or that. the kid is a con-artist, a liar, and most likely a murderer. you knwo the saying is it look like crap, smells like crap, mostly likely its crap.

      I do say its too bad he went to Peru i would of loved for him to come to America and turned up missing.

      June 2, 2010 at 3:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • shinden58

      Fine you can house him in your house with your daughter if you are so confident he is not guilty. A suspect in one murder could be innocent. A suspect in two murders? Sounds like a pattern to me. Why did he run for Chile? Get the pattern. Don't want to put your family at risk, how about another family member or a close friend. I didn't think so. Don't try to protect people that exhibit a pattern, especially when the crime is as serious as this.

      June 2, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Christy

      You have GOT to be kidding? They found her in a room rented in his name, has them on video entering the room and partying the night before. Hmmm....I don't think they're just pointing fingers.

      June 2, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • rkuipers

      Do you have children Johan?

      June 2, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Diane

      If it looks, walks and acts like a duck.....sorry Johan, this one's a sociopath. He liked the thrill and the attention he got in Aruba but what he liked most was that he got away with it.

      June 2, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mr. Speed

      Did you not read the article???
      They have video of the punk going into the room with the victim at 5 a.m.
      The room was registered to HIM.
      The staff found her DEAD body in the room and HE is now in Chile.
      Hell yes he did it!!!
      That's why he fled.

      June 2, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Valerie

      Dude, get a clue......if you are seen on a videotape partying with the dead girl the night before, then seen on a videotape entering YOUR HOTEL with the same girl at 5am and then the girl is found DEAD in YOUR HOTEL ROOM hours later, meanwhile you have fled to another country, what on EARTH do you THINK the police and EVERYONE ELSE are going to think? Just wondering!

      June 2, 2010 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Summer

      Presumption of Innocence? That's great for the legal system but there's a huge difference between what act or acts took place and the legal system handing down a verfict and sentence. A creep was guilty the minute he committed the crijmes. Verdicts don't erase reality.

      June 2, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  15. kilikapaso

    C'mon Peru!! Get this guy a nice little dank cell that he will have to share with other murder/rapists for the rest of his life. If Peru has death penalty, DON'T USE IT. That would be letting him off too easy. A life spent with men, confined away from society, suffering is how this fool should spend the rest of his life.

    June 2, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Report abuse |
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