June 8th, 2010
12:17 PM ET

Holloway's mom urges prayers for Peru victim's family

Natalee Holloway disappeared in Aruba in 2005. Joran Van der Sloot was arrested twice, but never charged in the case.

The mother of Natalee Holloway on Tuesday urged her supporters to keep "in our hearts and in our prayers" the family of the woman that Joran van der Sloot is now accused of killing.

Beth Holloway made the remark at the opening of a resource center in Washington for the families of missing persons, a center that bears her daughter's name.

Van der Sloot was arrested twice in connection with Natalee Holloway's 2005 disappearance in Aruba but was released for lack of evidence. He denied any involvement and has not been charged in the Holloway case, but was arrested last week by authorities in Peru in connection with the killing of 21-year-old Stephany Flores Ramirez.

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  1. JER

    Not one comment will bring these 2 ladies back . The only one to blame is Joran van der Sloot . Let him be judged by GOD. Nobody deserves to be murdered .

    June 8, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Julie

      To JER: I totally agree with what you are saying, Joran will get what is coming to him...

      June 8, 2010 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Thomas Paine

    CNN is the Continuous Noise Network. Can you tell the news from the noise? I can't.

    June 8, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Thomas Paine

    CNN is the Continuous Noise Network. Can you tell the news from the noise? I can't. Notatall.

    June 8, 2010 at 9:07 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Enrique

    Here in Peru Van der Sloot is trying to justify their murder as "death by violent emotion", with that justification he is trying to reduce his sentence, as Peruvian law establishes a penalty a few years in jail for this kind of crime.

    June 9, 2010 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
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