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Joran van der Sloot Book to Reveal "True Story" of Suspected Killer

Joran's Murder Mysteries (WIAT)

Joran van der Sloot Book to Reveal "True Story" of Suspected Killer
Joran's Murder Mysteries (WIAT)

BIRMINGHAM, Al. (CBS/WIAT) Two Dutch crime reporters have promised to reveal the inner workings of the mind of suspected killer Joran van der Sloot, the man accused of murdering Peruvian student Stephany Flores and who remains the lead suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway, in their in-depth, investigative book "Joran's Murder Mysteries."

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Co-written by Bert Huisjes and John van den Heuvel, the reporter who recently interviewed van der Sloot in his Castro Castro prison cell in Lima, Peru, the book guarantees to deliver "the complete story about the true role of Joran van der Sloot in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway and the killing of Stephany Flores," according to CBS affiliate WIAT.

The book boasts to uncover the "true story" of van der Sloot and is supposedly teeming with previously unpublished material from confidential police files, details behind Holloway's disappearance and one-of-a-kind images, among other things.

Since van der Sloot's interview with van den Heuvel, the accused murderer was allegedly captured on prison surveillance video trying to purchase marijuana from a prison guard. Van der Sloot's attorney, Maximo Altez, is demanding that prison officials investigate the incident as a "set up," according to WIAT.

A month ago, Beth Holloway, Natalee's mother, reportedly paid a surprise visit to the man allegedly responsible for her daughter's disappearance five years ago. Natalee was in Aruba with her high school senior class when she was reported missing. she was reportedly last seen with van der Sloot.

Beth Holloway was reportedly accompanied by Dutch crime reporter Peter de Vries, who is well-known for capturing several hidden camera "confessions" in which van der Sloot told a variety of stores about Natalee's fate. The two made it to van der Sloot's cell, but were later thrown out once authorities discovered they had a hidden camera.

Altez also told NBC News that the visit was intended "to create a TV special which would include her, the Flores family, and an interview with Joran van der Sloot," reports WIAT. Altez said Dutch media "snuck Beth Holloway-Twitty into Castro Castro without identifying who she was and put her face-to-face with Van der Sloot."

Holloway told Van der Sloot that she had "no hate in her soul" for him, Altez told NBC News, at which point the Dutchman handed her Altez's business card, claiming that he could not speak to her without his lawyer present.

Van der Sloot is being held for the death of the 21-year-old Flores, who he allegedly confessed to fatally beating, strangling and suffocating in his Lima hotel room after she reportedly found information associated with Natalee Holloway on his laptop, according to transcripts of his signed confession. He has since recanted in an interview with a Dutch newspaper, and has attempted - thus far unsuccessfully - to have the confession suppressed for a variety of reasons.

The book is set to be released Oct. 19.

COMPLETE COVERAGE OF JORAN VAN DER SLOOT ON CRIMESIDER.

  • Naimah Jabali-Nash

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