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Arrested: Van Der Sloot picked up in Peru for Murder and charged in U.S. for Extortion

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(CBS) - Joran van der Sloot, the 22-year-old Dutch man who was arrested twice in the case of the mysterious disappearance of American Natalee Holloway, was arrested Thursday in the murder of a young woman in Peru.

21-year old Stephany Flores was killed in a Lima hotel on Sunday, five years to the day after Holloway disappeared.

The suspect, van der Sloot, was escorted by three police officers as he was taken from a dark vehicle into a police office in downtown Santiago, Chile. He made no comment as he entered, walking calmly and without handcuffs as journalists shouted his name. It was not immediately clear where he was picked up.

In Lima, police Gen. Cesar Guardia said the slain woman was found Wednesday in a room at a hotel where van der Sloot had been staying and that she had been seen with the suspect early Sunday, when she was killed.

The killing happened exactly five years after the May 30, 2005, disappearance of Holloway during a high school trip in Aruba, a Dutch Caribbean island where van der Sloot's late father was a prominent judge.

The U.S. Government meantime is charging van der Sloot with extortion. He allegedly tried to get money, in exchange for the location of Natalee Holloway's body.

To read the entire complaint concerning these charges CLICK HERE.

 

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