Joran Van Der Sloot Peru Murder Update: Caught in Chile
Joran Van Der Sloot Has Reportedly Been Caught in Chile and is in Custody For the Murder of Stephany Tatiana Flores Ramirez in a Peru Hotel Room
Previously there were unconfirmed reports that Jordan Van Der Sloot had committed suicide at the border between Peru and Chile, but Interpol has now confirmed that the 22-year-old has been captured in Chile and is now in police custody. Police in Chile confirmed that Van Der Sloot did cross the border in to their country a few days ago.
The main suspect in the suspected death of Natalee Holloway in 2005, Van Der Sloot was on the run for the suspected killing of 21-year-old Stephany Flores Ramirez. An autopsy on the young woman is underway and police in Peru have not yet stated how she died. Her body was found face down and there were abrasions on her face and body. Although she was found clothed, there were 'obvious signs of trauma' and some sources say that she was stabbed to death.
Stephany's father, Ricardo Flores told CNN en Espanol:
"We have all the evidence to show that the killer is this man,"
He said that his daughter's car was found about 50 blocks from the hotel and that there were date rape pills inside.
Last Friday a hotel worker spotted Van Der Sloot and Stephany Flores in a casino in Lima. About four hours later, Van Der Sloot left alone.
"We have an interview with a worker at the hotel who says she saw this foreigner with the victim enter his room," said Guardia.
It is almost five years to the day that 18-year-old Natalee Holloway went missing in Aruba and although her body has never been found, Van Der Sloot has always been the main suspect in the case.
Now he will most likely be extradited to Peru.