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

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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. Maria

    Some people crack me up when they have to pick apart people's comments. I guess it is their needed I am smarter than you feeling for the day? In relation to the story, I am sorry two young women had to suffer and their families have lost their loved ones. Ok...now pick apart the comment, maybe my use of relation?

    June 2, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  2. iAnalyst1

    This guy is a suspect again? How much is is bounty? Lets go hunt him down in South America!

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  3. Jane

    I knew he was a killer

    June 2, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. PB

    Can you say serial killer? This guy has got to be stopped.

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  5. Adrian Milam

    Yeah they need to "plug him in" and fast. I don't see how he was able to get away with the Natalee Holloway case after confessing that he has thrown her body in the ocean.

    June 2, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Judas

    who hangs out with a muder suspect of one of the most storied murders of this decade?

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  7. mary somme

    They found the girl in his hotel room dead, Hello, is he that sick he doesn't try to hide the body this time. Dear ole daddy died last year of a heart attack. to bad so sad, he won't be around to help him with this one!!

    June 2, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  8. JediKnight

    We should "try our best" not rushing into judgement. Everyone is innocent until proven guilty...

    Of course, it's for easy me to say when I am not related to the victim in any way.

    For the sake of argument, if I am the parent or related to the victim, I will skip the justice system and "take care" of him personally with my bare hands!!

    June 2, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  9. fred astaire

    If he is guilty, it is a shame those that knowingly covered his butt in 2005 cannot be held accountable.

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  10. The Situation Room

    Great story, so much detail. It's nice that we now con convict someone based on a 150 word story.

    June 2, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  11. A.K.

    They should have hung him back in 2005. I hope they get it straight this time and don't let him go.

    June 2, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Taie

    This makes him a serial killer. Authorities should track his whereabouts and see if he is connected to missing/dead women.

    June 2, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Joanne

    Is any one surprised? He likes to drug women and then do what he wants to them. Oh, and by the way, if that woman dies, who cares; he already got away with it once. He thinks he will never get caught. How many of this world's beautiful young women have to die before this serial killer is stopped!!!! The whole world knows he killed Natalee and dumped her in the ocean.

    June 2, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  14. iustas

    is this guy for real? either a sick joke to set him up or he is a total moron.

    June 2, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
  15. veteran10

    So you think u can get away with a killing in Peru. Think again bud. Peru is an american friendly country but thanks retard for making us look bad. Excuse my language.

    June 2, 2010 at 2:59 pm | Report abuse |
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