Five years to the day later, Stephany Flores Ramirez, 21, was killed in a hotel room rented to Van der Sloot, who was in Lima, Peru to participate in a poker tournament. After he fled to Chile, he was arrested and returned to Peru to face murder charges.
Current DevelopmentsVan der Sloot Extradition Delayed
June 4, 2012
Joran Van der Sloot has apparently successfully delayed extradition to the United States until after he serves his sentence in Peru for the murder of Stephany Flores. The Peruvian Supreme Court ruled that Van der Sloot must first serve his 28-year sentence in Peru before being sent to the U.S. where he faces extortion charges.
Van der Sloot to Fight Extradition
May 11, 2012
After a Peruvian judge approved provisional detention for convicted killer Joran Van der Sloot, the main suspect in the disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway announced his plans to fight extradition to the United States. Van der Sloot faces extortion and wire fraud charges in the U.S. in connection with the Holloway case.
Previous DevelopmentsJoran Van der Sloot Gets 28 Years
Jan. 13, 2012
Joran Van der Sloot has been sentenced to 28 years in prison for the murder of a young woman in Peru exactly five years to the day after the disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway in Aruba. Van der Sloot was also ordered to pay $75,000 in restitution to the family of the victim, 21-year-old Stephany Flores.
Van der Sloot Trial to Begin
Jan. 6, 2012
The Dutchman suspected in the disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway is scheduled to go on trial today in Peru for the murder of a young woman he met at a casino in Lima. Joran Van der Sloot faces murder charges in the killing of Stephany Flores in his motel room.
Van der Sloot Trial Set Jan. 6
Nov. 26, 2011
A trial date has finally be set for Joran Van der Sloot in the murder of a 21-year-old Peruvian woman who was found dead in his Lima hotel room. Stephany Flores was killed exactly five years to the day after the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba.
Van der Sloot Trial May Be Delayed
Sept. 12, 2011
The murder trial of Joran Van der Sloot for the death of Stephany Flores may be delayed after an attorney for the victim's family requested that the indictment be returned to the prosecutors for corrections. The family claims the indictment, as it currently stands, contains mistakes.
Joran Van der Sloot Charged With Murder
Sept. 1, 2011
Almost 15 months after his arrest, Joran van der Sloot has finally been officially charged with murder in the death of a 21-year old Peruvian woman in his hotel room. Prosecutors are asking the court for a prison sentence of 30 years if he is found guilty of the May 2010 murder of Stephany Flores.
Van der Sloot's Attorney Quits
May 31, 2011
Just days before a key court appearance in his murder case, Joran Van der Sloot's court-appointed attorney has asked to resign because of differences between him and his client, who he says does not understand how the Peruvian justice system works.
Van der Sloot to Plead Temporary Insanity
March 7, 2011
The Dutchman who is accused of killing a young Peruvian woman he met during a casino poker tournament plans to plead temporary insanity in order to greatly reduce his sentence for her murder, his attorney said. Joran Van der Sloot will argue "violent emotion" in the slaying of Stephany Flores, 21, on May 30, 2010.
Van der Sloot Admits Holloway Extortion
Sept. 6, 2010
The Dutch man being held in Peru for the murder of a young woman has admitted to a newspaper in The Netherlands that he extorted money from the family of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway. Joran Van der Sloot told De Telegraaf that he extorted the money to get back at the Holloways for making his life miserable for five years.
U.S. Indicts Van der Sloot for Extortion
June 30, 2010
A federal grand jury in the United States has indicted Joran Van der Sloot for wire fraud and extortion charges in connection with his attempt to sell information about the location of Natalee Holloway's remains in exchange for $250,000.
Van der Sloot Waits in Prison for Murder Trial
June 11, 2010
As an angry crowd shouted insults, Joran van der Sloot was lead away to prison to wait his trial after being officially charged with first-degree murder and robbery of a 21-year-old Peruvian woman. The chief suspect in the disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway in Aruba, is now charged with the beating and strangling death of Stephany Flores.
Van der Sloot Killed Peruvian Woman in a Rage
June 8, 2010
Joran Van der Sloot killed a 21-year-old Peruvian woman in his hotel room after he discovered that she used his laptop computer and found out his link to the infamous Natalee Holloway case, he told investigators. Lima chief police spokesman told reporters that Van der Sloot tearfully confessed to killing Stephany Flores after 10 hours of questioning by police.
Joran Van der Sloot Arrested in Chile
June 3, 2010
Joran Van der Sloot, suspect in the death of a 21-year-old Peruvian woman who was found beaten and stabbed to death in his hotel room, has been arrested in Chile and returned to Peru.
Joran Van der Sloot Sought in Puruvian Murder
June 2, 2010
Joran Van der Sloot, who was twice detained as a suspect in the disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway in Aruba, is now the prime suspect in the death of a 21-year-old Peruvian woman in a hotel in Lima. Dead is Stephany Flores, daughter of former race car driver and political candidate Ricardo Flores.
Latest Van der Sloot Confession Termed 'Fantasy'
Feb. 23, 2010
The lead suspect in the disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway has reportedly confessed to disposing of her body again to a television crew, but Dutch authorities dismiss the statement as "lies and fantasy."
Reporter Says He 'Solved' Holloway Case
Feb. 1, 2008
Using an underground network of hidden cameras, a Dutch journalist claims to have solved the case of the disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway in Aruba. After seeing key pieces of evidence collected by reporter Peter R. de Vries, Aruba's top prosecutor has reopened the investigation.
Aruba Closes Natalee Holloway Investigation
Dec. 18, 2007
Authorities in Aruba have officially closed the investigation into the disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway without bringing any charges against anyone. Aruban prosecutors said they had exhausted all of their resources to solve the case, but did not find enough evidence to charge anyone.
Three Re-Arrested in Holloway Case
Nov. 21, 2007
Prosecutors say that three suspects previously arrested in connection with the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba have been arrested again and officially charged with homicide. Joran van der Sloot was arrested in The Netherlands and Deepak and Satish Kalpoe were arrested in Aruba.
Dutch Police Search Van der Sloot Home
April 27, 2007
About 20 investigators from the Netherlands made an extensive search of the grounds outside the home of Joran van der Sloot over two days. It was the first time police had searched any part of the Van der Sloot estate, except for the room of Joran.