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Joran van der Sloot Update: Natalee Holloway's Mom Comforts Stephany Flores' Family, Says Report

Joran Van der Sloot over photos of U.S. teen Natalie Holloway (left), and 21-year-old Stephany Flores. (CBS/AP)

Joran Van der Sloot Over Photos of U.S. Teen Natalie Holloway (left), and Stephany Flores (CBS/AP)

PERU (CBS/AP) Stephany Flores' family were given a sympathetic ear from Beth Holloway, the one woman uniquely qualified to understand the loss and grief they are feeling, and the anger towards Joran van der Sloot, the man they believe is responsible for that grief.

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Holloway's daughter Natalee's  disappearance has been linked to van der Sloot since Natalee went missing in 2005.

Stephany's brother, Enrique, says the family received a call from Beth Holloway Wednesday and say she gave them her "sincere, sincere condolences" and hopes that the Flores family will not have to go through what the Holloway family has gone through over the past five years, according to CNN.

Enrique Flores said that he hopes the eventual trial of van der Sloot, the man who police believe is responsible for his sister's murder, can bring some measure of closure to the Holloway family.

Stephany Flores with unidentified friends (Personal Photo)

"I think the pain they are feeling, it's very hard," Enrique Flores told CNN, speaking from Lima, Peru, where 21-year-old Stephany was killed. "We saw the body of our sister. They don't have the body of their daughter."

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PICTURES: Stephany Flores

Police say Van der Sloot confessed to killing 21-year-old Stephany in his hotel room after the two met playing poker at a casino. The murder happened five years to the day when Natalee went missing after having last been seen leaving an Aruban casino with van der Sloot.

No trial start date has been set in Stephany's case, but a hearing is scheduled for next week, when van der Sloot will give his first statements before a judge.

Thursday's statement said Judge Carlos Morales will pass along any information to pertinent authorities if Van der Sloot discusses the 2005 disappearance of Natalee Holloway, a case in which he also is the prime suspect.

Van der Sloot has said he is ready to talk about the case, but only to Aruba authorities in Aruba.

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