June 16th, 2010
11:15 AM ET

Van der Sloot update: Arubans to question him in August

CNN has just learned that Aruban investigators will likely not travel to Peru to question murder suspect Joran van der Sloot until at least the end of August, prosecutor Peter Blanken said.

Investigators from Aruba will not be able to question van der Sloot until Peruvian authorities finish their probe of the May 30 slaying of Stephany Flores, Blanken said. The formalities of Peruvian law also will determine the time frame, the prosecutor said.

Aruban and Peruvian authorities agreed to "help each other" in the Flores case. Investigators hope the cooperation will lead to new information about the disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway in 2005 in Aruba for which Van der Sloot is suspected.

Following a phone meeting with Peruvian Judge Carlos Morales on Tuesday morning, Aruban government spokesman Taco Stein said Peruvian authorities have agreed to allow Aruban investigators into Peru to interview van der Sloot once a formal request has been made.

Van der Sloot is believed to be housed in Peru's Castro Castro prison which is infamous for its violence. One expert described the lock-up as "entering the gates of hell."

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  1. Mondore

    I will probably never know if, or how strongly, such lovely girls as Natale, the Peruvian victim and... Abby Sunderland were warned about predatory, resentful males (who would make fine Talibans or would have been much happier in the good old days when women had few rights and no very little freedom.) Abby's case is very different, of course, but she and her parents seem to be blissfully unaware of the fact that the East coast of Africa and the Indian Ocean are infested with pirates. All three girls have in common the envied, hated, first world glamor of family affluence that makes them ideal prey for criminals of all kinds not only from the standpoint of ransom. Such pampered girls seem to believe that all they have to do is appear and the whole world will fall in love with them. It is not so. I can't help but wonder if their parents ever took the trouble to warn them about the kind of monster that is all too common in today's society. Years ago, I sat down with my two kids, a boy and a girl, and warned them about what to do if they were ever approached by suspect individuals. Shortly after that, my daughter was approached by one such man. She handled the situation perfectly, not only emerging unharmed but having noted the offender's car model, color and.... yes, car registration number! Two other girls had been approached by the same man and identified him immediately in a line-up. I was shocked when finding that their parents had never warned them about that kind of danger. Forewarned is forearmed. The first duty of parents is to protect their children. Children should be aware, from an early age, of certain frightening realities.

    June 23, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. vandersloot family

    The vandersloot family will get Joran out of peru! Money is everything to these monkeys in peru, everyone can be bought for the right price there, some guard, some peruvian judge, some peruvian politician. Joran is not scared he is in a peruvian prison! Just remember he does the fuc**ng not the other way around. Im sure some little monkey peruvian boy will become his Bit**........ Why do you think aruba wants to to come to peru for, let me let you in on a lil secret to exchange some money and how cheaply these peruvian monkeys can be bought.

    August 7, 2010 at 3:34 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. zena

    Is it really necessary to result to racist name calling? Anyway, personally I'd prefer he serve his time somewhere else in a high security, civilized prison but doubt his family has the money to do anything about it. They must be wiped out trying to keep joran from being convicted in aruba and now they don't have his dad's income or influence to rely on.

    August 11, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. robert g. baeten(2nd gen dutch in the US)

    Leave this person where he should be, in HELL! The Young Ladies are in Heaven. Maybe, the International Red Cross can send him some DEPENDS, if not, i'll wire him Bolivian $ , as much as needed, i have pounds of it. SMILE, OBITS, That's what i'm talking about.

    August 14, 2010 at 12:42 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • robert g. baeten(2nd gen dutch in the US)

      Please see above, no further comment,sorry i commented on Can't Never,Never, Know how to report NEWS, hey, rick sanchez, you are where you belong, can't fix STUPID!

      August 14, 2010 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
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