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Natalee Holloway disappearance suspect to face U.S. prices

A person related to the 2005 disappearance in Aruba of Natalee Holloway, an American teenager, shall be briefly extradited to america from Peru to face extortion and wire fraud prices, the Peruvian authorities mentioned on Wednesday.

Ms. Holloway disappeared throughout a visit to the Dutch island along with her Alabama highschool class at age 18. She was declared lifeless in 2012, and the unsolved case has lengthy generated nice public curiosity in america. First there was intense information protection, then true-crime books and feature-length movies.

The suspect, Joran van der Sloot, is a citizen of the Netherlands who grew up in Aruba and has been linked for years to Ms. Holloway’s disappearance. In accordance with the F.B.I., she was final seen leaving an Aruba nightclub in a automotive with him and two different younger males round 1:30 a.m. on Might 30, 2005.

Mr. van der Sloot is in Peru serving a 28-year jail sentence for homicide in a separate case: the 2010 strangulation dying of Stephany Flores, a 21-year-old Peruvian scholar. He was sentenced in 2012, aged 24, after pleading responsible.

Across the time of his 2010 arrest within the Flores case, Mr. van der Sloot was indicted by a federal grand jury in Alabama on prices of making an attempt to extort Ms. Holloway’s mom, Beth Holloway, for $250,000 for details about how her daughter died and the placement of her physique, which has by no means been discovered. He accepted an preliminary fee of $25,000 in an F.B.I. sting operation, and supplied what he knew was bogus info, the authorities mentioned then.

The Peruvian Embassy in Washington mentioned in a press release on Wednesday that Mr. van der Sloot can be briefly handed over to the U.S. for prosecution within the Holloway case.

“We hope that this motion will allow a course of that may assist to carry peace to Mrs. Holloway and to her household, who’re grieving in the identical means that the Flores household in Peru is grieving for the lack of their daughter, Stephany,” Peru’s ambassador to america, Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, mentioned within the assertion.

An legal professional for Mr. van der Sloot, Maximo Altez, instructed The Related Press that he would struggle the choice.


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