Holloway suspect headed to Peru to face charges

Joran Van der Sloot, captured in Chile, says he's innocent of murder of another young woman in Lima


Associated Press
June 4, 2010 9:30PM (UTC)

Dutch murder suspect Joran van der Sloot is on his way to Peru, where authorities are likely to charge him with the killing of a 21-year-old woman from the capital of Lima.

Chilean police say van der Sloot has proclaimed his innocence in Sunday's slaying of Stephany Flores in a Lima hotel room.

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The 22-year-old van der Sloot also remains the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Alabama teen Natalie Holloway on the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba.

Van der Sloot was handcuffed and placed aboard a police Cessna 310 in the Chilean capital of Santiago on Friday morning. He is expected to be handed over to Peruvian authorities Friday afternoon.

Chilean police captured van der Sloot on Thursday as he was headed to the country's Pacific coast.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Dutch murder suspect Joran van der Sloot is on his way to Peru, where authorities are likely to charge him with the killing of a 21-year-old woman from the capital of Lima.

Chilean police say van der Sloot has proclaimed his innocence in Sunday's slaying of Stephany Flores in a Lima hotel room.

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The 22-year-old van der Sloot also remains the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Alabama teen Natalie Holloway on the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba.

Van der Sloot was handcuffed and placed aboard a police Cessna 310 in the Chilean capital of Santiago on Friday morning. He is expected to be handed over to Peruvian authorities Friday afternoon.

Chilean police captured van der Sloot on Thursday as he was headed to the country's Pacific coast.


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