Report: Joran van der Sloot Apprehended in Chile

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2007 newspaper headlines in Aruba show the faces of Natalee Holloway and Joran van der Sloot. Van der Sloot was a main suspect in Holloway's disappearance on the island.


Once tied to the Natalee Holloway disappearance in Aruba, Joran van der Sloot is now a main suspect in a separate slaying in Peru.

CNN reports that Chilean authorities are claiming they have captured van der Sloot in Chile on Thursday. He is the main suspect in the death of Stephany Flores Ramirez, a 21-year-old who was found dead on Wednesday in a Lima, Peru hotel room rented by van der Sloot.

Chilean police also told CNN that paperwork shows van der Sloot entering Chile on Wednesday — the same day the incident occurred in Peru.

Van der Sloot was twice detained in connection with the 2005 disappearance of Holloway, an 18-year-old Alabama teen who went missing after a night out in Aruba. The Flores-Ramirez case comes two months after Aruban authorities called off a team of divers searching the ocean for Holloway’s remains, ABC News reported in late March.