NEW YORK (CBS) The hotel employee who discovered Stephany Flores' bloody corpse described for investigators the disturbing scene she encountered when she entered Joran van der Sloot's room, according to a celebrity gossip site.
Flores, a 21-year-old Peruvian business student, was slain in van der Sloot's Lima hotel room May 30. He confessed to her murder, but has since recanted saying that the confession was coerced.
Documents obtained by RadarOnline.com describe the moment of shock and horror when Tac Hotel receptionist, Adeli Esmeralda Abad Marchena, stumbled upon Flores' lifeless body in the hotel room. The receptionist was sent to van der Sloot's room when management noticed he was behind on his payments.
"I went and opened the door...when I walked in I noticed the room's light was on, the television had regular volume, there was a pair of fabric slippers, the bed was a mess, all the bed-cloths and a pile of clothes were on the floor," Marchena said according to the witness statement. It continues: "I turned my head right and I saw a person in the floor..."
According to the witness statement, Marchena thought the person on the floor was van der Sloot at first, until she noticed Flores' long hair.
"I approached and I observed that the person [had] long hair. As I got closer, I realized it was a dead woman - and her nose was bleeding, she was dressed in a dark t-shirt and red underwear...She was covered with a white sheet, but I did not manage to see anything else, because I panicked."
Graphic 48 Hours | Mystery from sources close to the investigation and published exclusively by , show a severely beaten Flores, her body badly bruised, her clothes stained with blood., obtained exclusively by
According to an official toxicology report obtained by CBS News, Flores had amphetamines in her blood when she died.
While the lab report shows that the drugs were in Flores' system, it's unclear whether Flores took them on her own or unknowingly.
Authorities aren't getting any answers from the 22-year-old Dutchman, who stonewalled a Peruvian judge who sought to question him in prison.