This time there’s a body…
LIMA, Peru – A young Dutchman previously arrested in the 2005 disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway in Aruba is the prime suspect in the weekend killing of a Peruvian woman, police said Wednesday.
Joran van der Sloot is being sought for Sunday’s death of 21-year-old Stephany Flores in a Lima hotel, police Gen. Cesar Guardia said at a news conference. He said the suspect crossed into Chile the next day by bus.
The killing occurred exactly five years after the May 30, 2005, disappearance of Holloway in Aruba, a Dutch Caribbean island. Prosecutors said van der Sloot is still their main suspect in the case even though he had to be released for lack of evidence.
The victim’s father, circus empresario and former race car driver Ricardo Flores, said his daughter dropped off some girlfriends at 2:35 a.m. then apparently returned to the casino. She and van der Sloot were seen entering the hotel room about 5 a.m. and the Dutchman departed alone about four hours later, the police general said.
Maybe this time they’ll lock this sociopath up and throw away the keys…