Ricardo Flores speaks about his daughter Stephany's murder
Joran van der Sloot inset
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Joran van der Sloot, the young Dutchman who was a suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway (an Alabama high school student who was visiting Aruba), is now a suspect in a new murder.
This time, the body of Stephany Flores Ramirez was found in a hotel room in Peru.
I know you're not supposed to judge a book by its cover and all that, but I never trusted that guy.
Early this morning, 21-year-old Flores Ramirez -- the daughter of Peruvian businessman and race car driver Ricardo Flores -- was found dead in a Lima hotel room that was registered under van der Sloot's name. According to police reports, Ramirez had been stabbed and was found wrapped in a blanket in a pool of blood. Ramirez's car (which is said to have contained date rape drugs) was found about 50 blocks from the hotel.
The Dutch government said Interpol has issued an international arrest warrant for van der Sloot, who is said to be on the run in Chile.
Five years ago, Natalee Holloway disappeared during her senior class trip. She was last seen leaving a bar with ... Joran van der Sloot. He has been detained several times in connection with the case, but never charged.
Peter Blanken, the Aruban prosecutor on the Holloway case, told CBS news that the allegation was a remarkable development and says that he is "personally shocked by it." He says he is examining the details of the murder in Peru but doesn't expect it to affect the Holloway case or offer any new evidence.
The murder of Ramirez occurred exactly five years after the May 2005 disappearance of Holloway in Aruba.
There's no way I could ever be an impartial member of this guy's jury should it ever come to that. Could you?
Does this latest news make you think van der Sloot is guilty of murdering Natalee Holloway?