Joran van der Sloot told investigators that he knows the location of Natalee Holloway’s body and the circumstances surrounding her death, but would explain everything to Aruban police, a Peruvian police official said. Last week U.S. authorities filed charges against Van der Sloot for reportedly extorting money from Holloway’s mother.
Miguel Canlla, head of the homicide division of the Peruvian national police investigative unit, said Thursday that Aruban police were not currently in Peru, and he did not know whether the Aruban and Peruvian investigators had been in contact.
Though Van der Sloot has never been charged with Holloway’s disappearance in 2005, last week, U.S. authorities filed charges against him for reportedly extorting money from Holloway’s mother in retrun for informing the location of Holloway’s body and the circumstances surrounding her death.
However, Van der Sloot is suspected of killing 21-year-old Stephany Flores Ramirez in Lima last month. Flores was found beaten to death in a hotel room registered in van der Sloot’s name. In a statement released by the Peruvian national police, Van der Sloot has agreed to attacking Flores on May 30 after she read an e-mail on his computer connected with the Holloway case.
But, Van der Sloot’s lawyer, Maximo Alonso Altez Navarro, said he plans to ask the judge to strike down van der Sloot’s confession, because he was not properly represented when he was interrogated. However, Canlla said that the statement was done within all the requirements stipulated by Peruvian law.