Thursday, June 3, 2010

Suspect In Holloway Disappearence Arrested in Chile

I'm not normally one to pounce on top of some of these sensationalistic tabloid stories, but since one of my favorite Latin America nations is in the headlines without having large chunks of it slide into the ocean, I figured it would be worth a mention.

Do you remember Natalie Holloway- the Alabama teenager who disappered during a graduation trip to Aruba in 2005? Well, it looks as though the on-again off-again suspect, Jordan Van Der Sloot, is in trouble with the law on an unrelated matter.

21 year old Stephany Tatiana Flores was found dead in a Lima, Peru hotel room over the weekend. The room was registered under the name of none other than Jordan Van Der Sloot who was in Lima for a poker tournament at the Atlantic City Casino. A hotel guest and an empoyee at the Tac Sac Hotel in Lima told Peruvian investigators they saw Flores and Van Der Sloot head into the same room and Flores is last seen with Van Der Sloot on the casino's survaillance cameras.

Peruvian investigators names Van Der Sloot as the prime suspect and issued an international arrest warrant. The 22 year old Dutchman was reportedly spotted entering Chile at the northern border town of Arica and was arrested earlier today in a taxi on the busy highway (Ruta 68) linking the coastal cities of Valparaiso and Viña del Mar with capital city of Santiago. Chilean investigators plan on questioning him before extraditing him back to Peru.

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