Van der Sloot Ate Breakfast Next to Victim's Body
While he mulled what to do with battered corpse
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 10, 2010 6:45 AM CDT
Updated Jun 10, 2010 7:54 AM CDT
This image from security footage provided by the Lima police alledgedly shows Joran van der Sloot, as he leaves his hotel room May 30, 2010.   (AP Photo/Lima Police Handout)
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(Newser) – Joran Van der Sloot scarfed down a coffee-and-cookies breakfast next to the battered body of Stephany Flores as he considered ways to dispose of her corpse, he told investigators. "I was going to use one of my suitcases to take her out of the hotel, but I didn't do it because I was afraid someone would stop me carrying my luggage without paying," said Van der Sloot, who skipped out on his three-day bill at his Peru hotel.

People reports that he decided instead to simply leave 21-year-old Flores on his bed, then showered, shaved, and took 3 amphetamines. Flores' body was discovered three days later.
 

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