To temporarily face charges of extortion and wire fraud in the United States, Peruvian authorities announced on Wednesday that Dutch national Joran van der Sloot, who has been linked to the disappearance of American Natalee Holloway in Aruba in 2005, would be transferred from his current location in Peru.
Van der Sloot is serving a 28-year sentence for the 2010 m*rder of Stephany Flores, a 21-year-old college student in Lima. In May of 2005, while on a senior trip to Aruba (where van der Sloot is from), Holloway vanished. Together with van der Sloot, who was held and questioned by police but not charged, she was last seen leaving a pub.
The United States alleges that van der Sloot tried to extort Hollway’s family by promising to take them to her body. More than six years after Holloway vanished, an Alabama judge ruled that she had d!ed. Van der Sloot admitted to k*lling Flores a day earlier.
In a statement to CBS News, the Peruvian attorney general’s office confirmed that Van der Sloot will be temporarily extradited to the United States to face charges, but that he would be returned “immediately following the proceedings.”
You can find the tweet below regarding the temporary deportation of a suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway to Peru:
BREAKING: Peru allows the suspect in the 2005 disappearance of American student Natalee Holloway to be temporarily extradited to U.S. for prosecution on extortion and wire fraud charges. https://t.co/wxsz0IRrYM
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 11, 2023
“We hope that this action will enable a process that will help to bring peace to Mrs. Holloway and to her family, who are grieving in the same way that the Flores family in Peru is grieving for the loss of their daughter, Stephany,” said Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, Peru’s ambassador to the U.S., in a statement.
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