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Van der Sloot Exclusive: Last Text Messages of Stephany Flores

Stephany Flores (Personal Photo)

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Stephany Flores (Personal Photo)
NEW YORK (CBS) Police documents obtained exclusively by 48 Hours | Mystery show the last text messages sent and received by Joran van der Sloot's alleged Peruvian victim Stephany Flores.

PICTURES: Van der Sloot Hotel Room Crime Scene

The messages sent by Flores do not show her as concerned for her safety, and don't suggest that Flores had any idea of the tragedy about to befall her.

According to the documents, it was 3:06 a.m. May 30 when the young 21-year-old student unknowingly sent what would be her final text message to a friend stating she was "going up," and would call her friend "right away."

Hotel security surveillance video shows Flores and van der Sloot entering his room together around 5 a.m. that same day, and then shows van der Sloot leaving alone four hours later with his bags.

Unaware of Flores' fate, the friend sent four text messages checking in with Flores. On the night of May 30 at 10:39 p.m., the worried friend sent Flores a text concerned of her whereabouts, "Please respond...Where are you?"

No response was sent.

Transcriptions of the last voicemails received by Flores are also in the documents. After that text message, the same friend left two voicemails begging her Stephany to return her phone call. "It's really urgent that you call me they are looking for you everywhere," reads the first message. The phone records show eight missed calls on the slain student's phone the day after she was murdered, including one call from her mother and one from her father.

Loved ones tried to reach the missing student on June 1 to no avail. The final words to Flores in the document are a heartfelt text message from her friend: "Rest in peace. You are the best in my life. Thank you for everything."

Stephany Flores' death occurred exactly five years after Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway disappeared in Aruba. Van der Sloot confessed to fatally beating, strangling and suffocating Flores in a Peruvian hotel room, according to transcripts of his signed confession, which he has since recanted.

Explicit crime scene photos were previously obtained exclusively by 48 Hours | Mystery from sources close to the investigation and published exclusively by Crimesider. They show a severely beaten Flores, her body badly bruised, her clothes stained with blood.

(Translation provided by Cindy La Rosa.)

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  • Naimah Jabali-Nash

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