Joran van der Sloot was accused as the prime suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in 2005. On June 8, the suspect will temporarily be transferred to U.S., according to a spokesperson from a prison in Peru.A spokesperson from a prison in Peru confirmed that Joran van der Sloot, 35, will temporarily be transferred to the U.S. on June 8. Reportedly, van der Sloot was accused as the prime suspect in the disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba in 2005.
According to Ott, to date, van der Sloot is serving a prison sentence of 28 years in Peru in connection with the murder of Stephany Flores, 21. However, the murder suspect will be extradited to the U.S. to face the extortion and wire fraud charges filed against him. These charges were made after van der Sloot allegedly sold false information about Natalee Holloway’s whereabouts to her family.
Natalee Holloway’s Disappearance
An article in Fox News states that in 2005, Natalee Holloway went missing after leaving a nightclub with van der Sloot in Aruba. In 2012, the victim was declared legally dead by a judge in Alabama after she was never found ever since.
Reports say van der Sloot was questioned several times but was never charged in connection with the disappearance. Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, the ambassador of Peru to the U.S. states that he hopes that the suspect’s temporary extradition to face his charges will help bring peace to Natalee Holloway’s family.