Authorities from Aruba and Peru are teaming up against Joran van der Sloot, who is accused of murdering Stephany Flores Ramirez in a hotel room, RadarOnline.com is reporting.
Van der Sloot confessed to the crime in great detail, describing how he hit Ramirez in the nose after she discovered an email about his involvement with the Natalee Holloway case.
He described a bloody scene and horrific details of the murder that ended with van der Sloot fleeing after breaking Ramirez’ neck and leaving her body in his hotel room.
Now, authorities from Aruba are heading to Peru and hope to gain a murder confession from van der Sloot in the Holloway case.
The governments have agreed to help each other with their cases, officials said.
Holloway disappeared in 2005. The Alabama teenager’s father Dave Holloway is currently in Aruba and met with government officials on Tuesday. He said progress is being made but did not give details.
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Natalee’s body was never found and van der Sloot has always been the leading suspect in her case. He has taunted authorities and others over the years with various stories of what happened to Natalee but there has never been enough evidence to convict him.
Now, with van der Sloot apparently nailed for Ramirez’ murder, authorities are hoping to leverage that situation into information about Natalee in order to close that case once and for all.
Van der Sloot’s attorney recently quit, revealing he received death threats. And illustrating the intense emotions surrounding the case, van der Sloot is being held away from the prison’s general population, having contact with only one other inmante, a suspected hit man.