Why Wasn't He In Jail? The Last Man To See Natalee Holloway Alive 5 Years Ago Is Now Wanted For Murder

Thu, June 3, 2010 9:33am EST by 6 Comments

Natalee Holloway, Jordan van der sloot, stephany flores ramirez

Joran van der Sloot, 22, the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba is now wanted by Peruvian cops for allegedly murdering a 21-year-old woman.

Authorities believe van der Sloot brutally stabbed Stephany Tatiana Flores Ramirez, the daughter of a former Peruvian presidential candidate in his Lima, Peru hotel room before hiding her corpse in a blanket and checking out of the hotel on Sunday. Flores’ body was only discovered yesterday. The room was registered under Joran’s name.

Joran was visiting Peru for a poker tournament and appears with Flores in a video taken at a Lima casino early Sunday. The two were later seen entering the hotel by one of its employees about 5 a.m. and Joran departed alone about four hours later.

Van der Sloot got a head start on the police. He fled Peru on a bus Monday and Chilean authorities confirmed that he entered their country later that day. Chilean Police Inspector Douglas Rodriguez in Arica told The Associated Press there was no record of van der Sloot leaving Chile and authorities were searching for him.

An arrest warrant for van der Sloot has been issued by Interpol, the international police agency.

“This is my daughter’s assassin,” said Flores’ father, Ricardo Flores, a prominent circus operator, politician and former race-car driver, according to CBS News.

Joran’s New York lawyer, Joseph Tacopina, has not spoken with his client but he warned people not to jump to conclusions.

“Joran has a bull’s-eye on his back, and any time there is any foul play that could be connected to Joran, he’s an automatic suspect,” Tacopina said in a statement. “It doesn’t mean he killed her.”

Van der Sloot was the last person to see Natalee Holloway alive 5 years ago when the 18-year old blond high schooler went missing in Aruba during a senior class trip with more than 100 of her classmates.

He was never charged in Natalee’s disappearance, despite being twice arrested and detained by Aruban authorities. Joran was a Dutch National and his father was a prominent judge on the Dutch Caribbean island.

No trace of Natalee has been found and van der Sloot remains the main suspect in the case. The body of Stephany was coincidentally found 5 years exactly to the day of Natalee’s disappearance.

Following the disappearance, Natalee’s mom Beth Twitty launched an international campaign to search for her daughter and bring her killer to justice.

Two years ago, a Dutch television reporter captured hidden-camera footage of van der Sloot saying he was with Holloway when she collapsed on a beach from being drunk. He said he believed that she was dead and asked a friend to dump her body in the ocean.

We expect this international manhunt will also become a huge case and can only hope that justice is served before any more young women become victims.

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Judge Roy Bean

Posted at 3:52 PM on June 3, 2010  

The next story should read:
Joran van der Sloot’s nads identified after being found on beach. The rest of the body is missing. In other news, feral cats and pigs in the area are exceedingly fat.

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Susie

Posted at 11:01 AM on June 3, 2010  

Have to wonder how many he killed before Natalie, and in between his most recent Stephany.

Joran is a serial killer and his many travels also point that direction. A serial killer is always one who can pick up and go in all directions, kill and off to another location. I would put money on it there are many more bodies of young pretty girls.

He and his father have the eyes of a killer. I have always thought that of Joran from the first picture I saw of him.
And if I was a defense lawyer there is not enough money in this world to make me defend this scum bag.

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jamarion

Posted at 10:12 AM on October 18, 2011  

is she alive or dead

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David

Posted at 10:10 AM on June 3, 2010  

Fine, there was no evidence in Aruba…oh wait there was evidence….two confessions. Oh but prosecutors didn’t want to use those…right.

And there were two men who could have been given a plea deal to provide evidence against Joran.

The reality is, Joran’s family was too influential for there to ever be any evidence or testimony provided. There was no evidence not because there could not be any evidence, but because it was politically safer to not find any.

Tacopina now has the blood of a young Peruvian woman on his hands for defending his client so well.

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Tacopina

Posted at 9:58 AM on June 3, 2010  

Her name was Natalee Holloway. Why is Joran not in jail? Simply because there is no evidence of any wrongdoing in the disappearance of Holloway. Not even a crimscene or a drop of blood. The American media and some local reporters created false witnesses and evidences that instead of helping the case, helped him get away everytime justice put him in jail for interrogations. If this had happened in the US. he would have been in jail for only 24 hours. In Aruba, according to Dutch laws, he was detained for over 100 days and yet, the FBI and Dutch investigators and interrogators could not get anything on him to keep him in jail.
However in this case, there is evidence, a crime scene and there are witnesses.
When the disappearance in Aruba happened, Holloway was 18 and Joran was a minor at 17.

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coincidence

Posted at 1:42 PM on June 3, 2010  

Oh really? He just HAPPENED to be the last person seen with Holloway. And he just HAPPENED to be the last person seen with Ramirez?

How many times have you just HAPPENED to be the last person seen with a couple of dead girls?

Good luck defending that Tacopina.

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