Van der Sloot Video Shocks Victim's Family

Peruvian woman's relatives stunned by Holloway connection
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 7, 2010 3:21 PM CDT

(Newser) – For the family of Stephany Flores Ramirez, the fear surrounding her disappearance was compounded by a shocking revelation: that the man she'd last been seen with was Joran van der Sloot, the top suspect in the Natalee Holloway case. After police gave the family the suspect's name "my wife typed 'Joran van der Sloot' into Google and started screaming for me to see," brother Enrique Flores tells CNN.

"I couldn't believe it," he continues. "How could it be that guy? All I have been doing is reading about Natalee Holloway and what her family has gone through." Stephany Flores was found dead in a hotel room registered to van der Sloot an hour after her parents learned of the connection. "My sister is very friendly always smiling, always nice to everyone," Enrique Flores says. "I think about how she felt with him, that she probably did not think and it is so hard to think about that."

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