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Stephany Flores (PICTURES EXCLUSIVE): Did Natalee Holloway Suspect Joran van der Sloot Kill Her?

Stephany Flores (Personal Photo)

Stephany Flores
Stephany Flores Exclusive Picture: Did Joran van der Sloot Kill Her?
NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Crimesider has exclusively obtained new photos of Stephany Flores, whose dead body was discovered early Wednesday morning in a hotel room in Peru's capital.

PICTURES: Stephany Flores

Joran van der Sloot, the Dutch national who is the prime suspect in the Natalee Holloway case, has been named as the prime suspect in the 21-year-old Peruvian woman's murder and was captured in Chile Thursday afternoon.

According to police reports, Flores was was found wrapped in a blanket in a pool of blood, Peruvian newspaper El Comercio reports.

Chief of detectives Col. Miguel Canlla says that Flores was murdered on Sunday, and the girl's father, Ricardo Flores, says van der Sloot appears with his daughter in video taken at a Lima casino early Sunday. Hotel employees also told police that they saw van der Sloot with Flores over the weekend.

The hotel room where Flores' body was found was registered under van der Sloot's name, says the paper.

Five years ago, in May 2005, Alabama high school student Natalee Holloway disappeared during a senior class trip to Aruba. She was 18 when she was last seen leaving a bar with Joran van der Sloot, who was 17 at the time. He was detained in the case several times and even confessed, but Aruban authorities said they didn't have enough evidence to charge him.




  • Edecio Martinez

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