June 8th, 2010
11:08 AM ET

Officials: Girl saw Holloway info on van der Sloot laptop

Authorities say Joran van der Sloot has confessed to killing a Peruvian woman.

[Updated at 11:28 a.m.] Joran Van der Sloot told police he killed 21-year-old Stephany Flores Ramirez last week when she found some information on his laptop computer that tied him to the disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway five years ago, Peruvian authorities said Tuesday.

"I did not want to do it," van der Sloot is said to have told authorities. "The girl intruded into my private life."

[Posted at 11:08 a.m] Joran van der Sloot, the longtime suspect in the disappearance of an Alabama teenager in Aruba, is slated to take Peruvian authorities on a re-enactment Tuesday at the hotel room where the body of a young woman he has confessed to killing was found last week, officials said.

Van der Sloot offered a tearful confession Monday night to killing 21-year-old Stephany Flores Ramirez, Peruvian authorities said.

The suspect told authorities Flores had found some information on his laptop computer that tied him to the disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway five years ago.

"I did not want to do it," van der Sloot is said to have told authorities. "The girl intruded into my private life."

He could be formally charged as early as Tuesday, Peruvian authorities said.

Van der Sloot and Flores had returned to his hotel room after meeting at a casino. Officials say van der Sloot went out to get some coffee and found her reading his computer when he returned.

He became enraged, investigators said, and beat her to death. Her neck was broken.

The Dutch citizen broke down in tears when he offered his confession in front of investigators and his attorney, Peruvian officials said.

Van der Sloot's attorney in Peru could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

Van der Sloot, 22, was arrested twice in connection with Holloway's disappearance in Aruba but was released for lack of evidence. He has denied any involvement and has not been charged.

He is slated to take authorities on a re-enactment of the crime at the Hotel Tac, where he was staying. Flores' body was found in the room registered to van der Sloot. Video from hotel security cameras show van der Sloot and Flores entering his room at 5:33 a.m. on May 30. Her emerged alone and left the hotel more than three hours later, the video shows.

He was arrested in Chile on Thursday and returned to Peru on Friday.

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  1. JER

    Btw u are freaking awesome

    June 8, 2010 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Bob

    There might be enough information on his computer to get him convicted (if he survives 35 yrs in a Peruvian prison) of Holloway's murder. Remember, there is no statute of limitations on murder.

    June 8, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. End

    I can't believe this guy is still around!! I say we end this the old fashioned way Peru. Ritual Sacrifice his @$$ and then feed to pumas.

    June 8, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ItsAllAboutMe

    Did we stop to consider these may very well NOT be the only 2 young women he has murdered? Do you really think our young lad here stopped killing for 5 yrs? I think its quite reasonable to think there may be more notches in his belt than we have discovered to date. Rest in Pieces Mr Van der Sloot

    June 9, 2010 at 3:34 am | Report abuse |
  5. McShannon

    Deepak Kalpoe was one of the brothers with Van Der Sloot the evening of the Holloway disappearance. His nickname is D and he most likely is the same D writing on this forum.

    June 9, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. MikeHVA

    You know, if he hadn't been the guy in the Holloway case, this murder would have been a ho-hum everyday occurence in Peru. You would've never known about the guy or the case.

    June 11, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. ProProv

    This sociopath has worked every system he has encountered to the max. Of course, he will try to use his only remaining 'card' to get a lesser sentence and that, obviously, is: I will tell you where she is buried, IF you...fill in the rest yourself. I wish the Holloway family could say to him, Makes no difference to us now WHERE Natalie is buried. She is gone and can never be brought back. Take your grisly 'information' to jail with you and spend the rest of your functional life with it placed neatly up your bum, where it will hopefully be encountered on a daily basis by your cellmates.

    June 30, 2010 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  8. Tikiman

    Will someone please put this piece of garbage where he belongs and stop wasting everyones time and money. Time for some Charles Bronson justice.

    July 2, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Cookla

    There are people in this world that could use the money which will be spent on this evil person he likes his games what amazes me is his mother believes he is innocent she must be also disturb person like mother like son what does the saying say innocent until proven guilty everybody know's he did it and now missing girl's in Thailand nobody is safe from him God know's what else he has done only time will tell,Joran the devil is your keeper hell wait's for you.

    July 4, 2010 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
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