Peruvian police officials have declared Joran van der Sloot, the man many suspect had involvement in the disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway, a suspect in the murder of a woman in Peru.
Natalee Holloway disappeared in May 2005, while on a high school graduation trip to Aruba. Holloway, who was 18 at the time, was last seen with van der Sloot, and brothers Deepak and Satish Kalpoe. She was never seen again. Despite arrests, a long investigation, and the high-profile nature of the case, no charges stuck, and the mystery of Holloway’s disappearance continues to this day.
The CNN story, initially a post on their news blog, states that the story is developing and that more information will be forthcoming. According to the Associated Press, the victim is 21-year-old Stephany Flores, and was killed hotel in Lima.
Peru police said that van der Sloot then fled the country to Chile the following day and is now being sought.