Joran van der Sloot’s extradition temporarily delayed after shocking Holloway confession

Convicted murderer Joran van der Sloot, who confessed to killing Natalie Holloway on Aruba in 2005, had his extradition to Peru delayed due to mechanical problems with his plane.

“The extradition of Yoran van der Sloot to Peru has been delayed due to mechanical issues with the aircraft. The U.S. Marshals Service will coordinate with Peruvian authorities to reschedule the extradition. No additional information available. ” the U.S. Marshals Service said Monday on Fox News. Have learned.

Van der Sloot had been temporarily extradited to the United States to face charges related to Holloway’s disappearance. He is currently serving a 28-year sentence for the 2010 murder of Stephanie Flores in Lima, Peru.

Earlier this month, the defendant admitted to killing Holloway and disposing of her body. Holloway’s disappearance in 2005 attracted international and national attention for 18 years.

Joran van der Sloot confesses to murdering Natalie Holloway

Dutch national Joran van der Sloot leaves Ancon I maximum security prison on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, in a police vehicle on Thursday, June 8, 2023. He is the main suspect in the unsolved disappearance of American student Natalie Holloway in the Caribbean in 2005. Aruba is scheduled to be handed over from Peru to the United States on Thursday. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

His confession came as he also pleaded guilty to trying to extort money from Holloway’s mother in exchange for information about the location of the missing woman’s body.

Van der Sloot was sentenced to 20 years in prison in the United States for extortion and wire fraud. Under the plea agreement, his sentence will run concurrently with his sentence in Peru.

Timeline of Alabama teen Natalie Holloway’s death

Natalie Holloway

Natalie Holloway was last seen alive on a field trip at Mountain Brook High School. (Federal Bureau of Investigation)

The Aruba murder case cannot be prosecuted in the United States because the statute of limitations has expired. The statute of limitations for murder in Aruba is 12 years.

A Dutch man told authorities that he beat the young woman after she refused his advances.

He said he “slammed her completely in the head,” according to the confessional.

“Her face is basically falling apart,” he added. Even though it’s dark, you can see that her face is crushed.

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Joran van der Sloot grins in an Alabama booking photo and Natalie Holloway smiles in class.

Joran van der Sloot (left) and Natalie Holloway (right) (Associated Press Shelby County Jail)

He then allegedly pushed the woman’s body out to sea.

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“Today, 18 years later, I can say with certainty that, to the best of my knowledge, Natalie’s case is closed.” Beth Holloway said in a statement this month.“It’s over. Joran van der Sloot is no longer a suspect in his daughter’s murder. He is the murderer.”


The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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