UPDATE: CNN is reporting Joran Van der Sloot has been apprehended in Chile
Joran Van der Sloot, the 22-year-old Dutchman suspected of murdering Natalee Holloway — and now the prime suspect in the recent killing of a 21-year-old Peruvian woman named Stephany Flores Ramirez — is on the move, authorities said.
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Van der Sloot is believed to have left Peru through customs into Chile, and headed toward Argentina, according to officials in Peru, who have issued an international arrest warrant for the Dutch honors student.
Ramirez disappeared last Friday and later was found fatally stabbed and wrapped in a blanket on Wednesday in a room that was registered under Van der Sloot’s name at the Miraflores Hotel Tac in Lima, Peru.
Police said a hotel worker told them she witnessed both Van der Sloot and Flores Ramirez entering the room.
“We have an interview with a worker at the hotel who says she saw this foreigner with the victim enter his room,” Peruvian police chief Gen. Cesar Guardia said, according to ABC News.
Stephany Flores Ramirez’s father, Ricardo Flores, pleaded for help in the investigation Wednesday.
“This is the assassin of my daughter,” Flores said during a news conference showing a picture of Van der Sloot, the last person seen with his daughter on Sunday at 5:16 a.m. “I don’t want any other parent to feel the same pain that I’m feeling at this moment.”
As RadarOnline.com has previously reported, Natalee Holloway disappeared in May 30, 2005 while in Aruba for a high school graduation trip and Van der Sloot was arrested twice in connection with her murder, but eventually released.
Authories said Flores was killed exactly five years to the day of Holloway’s disappearance, who was 18 at the time she vanished.
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