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. What dead girl?

    I swear they just keep dying.

    Peruvian prison is MUCH worse than Aruban prison. Welcome home.

    June 2, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jacob

    National geographic has a show on the worlds toughest prisons. The prisons in Peru look like the perfect place for this punk to spend the rest of his life. Hopefully they won't kill him too soon and he gets to sit there and rot and suffer for a long time.

    June 2, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Demo

    Who really cares?
    We have the American Oligarchy exposed through BP's invulnerability, Israel committing the same crimes as it always has without reprimand and CNN's front page has some kid who might have killed a woman on it. Typical American programming.

    June 2, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Teri

    And, doesn't have daddy here this time to take care of him.

    Keep the Holloway family in your thoughts, though. This just dashed any hopes they had left of finding her alive. I know they've pretty much accepted that she is gone and that he had something to do with it, but until they find her, there will always be that little bit of hope that they hang onto. Sadly, that little bit of hope just got shorter.

    June 2, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  5. wilson

    This time his dad wasn't there to help him hide the body.

    June 2, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |

    The criminal One-Termer will come to his rescue. Just watch.

    June 2, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joe

    He killed the daughter of a famous race car driver from Peru. He's fried.

    June 2, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Truth

    Someone smoke this fool.

    June 2, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Fela1207

    I hope that they put his a$$ in jail, hell they should have done it after the 1st time but his daddy's $ got him out & now that his daddy is dead he wont have the connections or $ to get him out of this... Poor girls, they didnt deserve this..

    June 2, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Tammy

    @Kacie: You think he's cute ?!? You must have pretty low standards. Wow, near-unibrow goin on there.

    June 2, 2010 at 3:17 pm | Report abuse |
  11. jay

    time to rot in jail buddy. You will be caught! RIP Natalie you are getting your due justice very soon.

    June 2, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  12. elizabeth

    Daddy may be dead, but the family lawyer and money still exist. Just a phone call away.

    June 2, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Mike

    I bet he tries to cut a deal for info on Natalie.

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

      how long do you think he can hold out? Or will he fold under the pressure? (rather unlikely with his record)
      This kid is like a psychopath, I don't think he has the concious to know what he's done is wrong.
      I smell sociopath serial killer in this bad seed.... :o(

      June 2, 2010 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
  14. A match made in heaven

    Mr. Van Der Sllot, meet Amanda Knox.

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

      Didn't think about but how perfect that would be. I think we need to send her to Peru.

      June 2, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  15. bill

    he dodged the bullet in aruba. gets himself to peru and kills again. not too smart. peru's prisons are among the worst in the world. when he is caught (and he will be very shortly) he will mourn the day he left aruba.

    June 2, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
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