Natalee Holloway, suspect Joran van der Sloot: Timeline of Alabama teen’s dying

Joran van der Sloot, the 36-year-old Dutch killer and first suspect within the 2005 disappearance and suspected homicide of Alabama scholar Natalee Holloway, will probably be extradited from Peru to face justice within the U.S.

Years after the 18-year-old Holloway vanished in Aruba, van der Sloot murdered a 21-year-old Peruvian lady named Stephany Flores.

He was indicted on fees of extortion and wire fraud in a federal courtroom in Alabama in 2010 after allegedly attempting to squeeze money out of Holloway’s household in change for the situation of her stays.

Peru officers introduced late Wednesday that they’d quickly switch custody to the U.S.


Joran van der Sloot

Joran van der Sloot is the prime suspect within the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway. He’s serving a jail sentence in Peru for murdering a 21-year-old lady named Stephany Flores in 2010. (Getty Photographs, Alokito Mymensingh 24)

Right here’s a timeline of occasions:

Could 2005: College journey and disappearance

Holloway, an 18-year-old from Mountain Brook, Alabama, a suburb of Birmingham, flew to Aruba with a big group of associates forward of their highschool commencement.

On Could 30, some associates went out to a nightclub and met van der Sloot, additionally 18 on the time. He and Holloway have been seen leaving the bar collectively.

Van der sloot wears green t-shirt in court

Dutch citizen Joran van der Sloot walks contained in the courtroom throughout the studying of his verdict, within the Lurigancho jail in Lima Jan. 13, 2012. Van der Sloot was sentenced to twenty-eight years in jail by a Peruvian courtroom for killing Stephany Flores in Lima in 2010, precisely 5 years after 18-year-old Alabama native Natalee Holloway disappeared on the island of Aruba after spending time with him.        (REUTERS/Pilar Olivares )

Holloway didn’t make her flight house.

The Dutch nationwide and two of his associates, brothers Satish and Deepak Kalpoe, have been early suspects.

Police arrested van der Sloot however ultimately launched him resulting from an absence of proof. Police eyed the suspects once more in 2007 after uncovering “new details” however wound up releasing them as soon as extra.

Holloway’s stays have been by no means discovered.

2010: Homicide of Stephany Flores and U.S. indictment

Stephany Flores, 21, was a enterprise scholar from a rich Peruvian household who crossed paths with van der Sloot on Could 30, 2010 – 5 years to the day after Holloway’s disappearance. She wound up useless for it.

Van der Sloot later claimed he killed her in a match of anger after she discovered about his connection to Holloway’s disappearance. They’d met earlier in her father’s on line casino in Lima, and he beat her to dying in his lodge room the next morning. 

In June 2010, the U.S. Lawyer’s Workplace for the Northern District of Alabama introduced an indictment on extortion and wire fraud fees towards van der Sloot for allegedly attempting to promote details about the whereabouts of her physique to her household.


Beth Holloway makes a statement from a microphone

Beth Holloway fights again tears as she participates within the launch of the Natalie Holloway Useful resource Middle on June 8, 2010 in Washington, D.C. The nonprofit useful resource heart was based by Holloway and the Nationwide Museum of Crime & Punishment and was created to help households of lacking individuals. Beth Holloway’s daughter Natalee is the Alabama teen who disappeared 5 years in the past in Aruba. (Photograph by Mark Wilson/Getty Photographs)

He wished $250,000 – $25,000 up entrance and the remaining upon the optimistic identification of her stays, courtroom paperwork allege.

After receiving $10,000, in accordance with prosecutors, he led the household’s lawyer John Q. Kelly to a website he claimed Holloway’s stays have been buried.

He lied, in accordance with the indictment. The physique was not there and nonetheless has not been discovered.

Learn the 2010 indictment (Cell customers go right here)

2012: Responsible plea in Peru and Holloway declared useless

In January, van der Sloot pleaded responsible to Flores’ homicide and obtained a 28-year jail sentence. 

Peru authorities this week introduced they’d quickly launch him from custody to face fees within the U.S.

Lawyer of Stephany Flores' family speaks during an audience at the prosecutor's headquarters in Lima

Edward Alvarez, lawyer of Stephany Flores’ household, speaks throughout an viewers on the prosecutor’s headquarters in Lima Sept. 12, 2011. Alvarez reviewed throughout the viewers the fees towards Joran van der Sloot, a Dutch man linked to the disappearance of U.S. Natalee Holloway in Aruba in 2005 and who pleaded responsible within the homicide of 21-year-old Stephany Flores in Peru in 2010. (REUTERS/Pilar Olivares)

In the identical week of January, a choose additionally granted Holloway’s father’s request to declare her legally useless.

Dave Holloway wished to halt funds on her medical insurance and liberate funds from her faculty financial savings account to make use of for her youthful brother.

July 4, 2014: Van der Sloot ties the knot

In a ceremony held inside his jail in Peru, van der Sloot married Leidy Figueroa, who was 24 years previous and 7 months pregnant on the time.

He informed her he wished to marry her over again as soon as his sentence was up, The Alokito Mymensingh 24 reported on the time.

Could 10, 2023: Extradition course of begins

Holloway’s mom, Beth Holloway, introduced the extradition in an announcement, and Peru officers later confirmed that they had agreed to switch him to U.S. custody quickly to face justice.

“Nearly precisely eighteen years later, her perpetrator, Joran van der Sloot, has been extradited to Birmingham to reply for his crimes,” she stated. 

Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, Peru’s ambassador to the U.S., stated he hopes “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.”

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On Friday, Could 12, van der Sloot’s protection lawyer Maximo Altez informed Alokito Mymensingh 24 Digital that he would struggle extradition if his consumer desires him to, however he hadn’t been capable of communicate with him but.

A few of van der Sloot’s household, he stated, believes the extradition might result in an improve in his circumstances.

“The Challapalca jail is the worst jail within the world”, Altez stated of the utmost safety jail the place his consumer was being held. “Joran is in hell. He would go to a hell that’s extra comfy.”

Holloway could be 36 years previous immediately.

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