Joran van der Sloot Apprehended After International Manhunt
Joran van der Sloot, a suspect in the murder of Natalee Holloway, is now a suspect in the murder of a 21-year-old woman, was captured in Chile after an international manhunt.
Authorities say van der Sloot fled by bus from Lima, Peru to Chile, crossing the border at the town of Arica.
He was believed to be headed for Argentina.
He showed his Dutch passport at a border control point and was taken into town by a shuttle bus.
Reports say he was caught in a taxi at a highway tollbooth.
Van der Sloot, who was in Lima for a poker tournament, was seen leaving a casino with the victim, Stephany Flores Ramirez on May 30th, the fifth anniversary of the disappearance of Natalee Holloway.
Stephany's body was later found wrapped in a blanket in van der Sloot's hotel room.
"It's not until Wednesday that they find her body. You are going to tell me that nobody cleaned the hotel room for four days?" asked Rosemary Arnold, van der Sloot's former attorney. INSIDE EDITION's Paul Boyd spoke with her minutes after his capture was announced.
"The Peruvian authorities say they have compelling evidence that Joran van der Sloot killed this young woman," said Boyd.
"You're going to register in your own name in a hotel room and then what? You're going to kill someone then leave and then cross the border in your own name too? That doesn't make a whole lot of sense either," Arnold said.
Stephany Flores Ramirez's father is a former candidate for the presidency of Peru.
After meeting with police he held up a photograph of van der Sloot and said, "This is my daughter's murderer."