Van der Sloot

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Mom: Van der Sloot 'Sick in His Head'

Joran refused to get help, fled to Peru

(Newser) - Joran Van der Sloot fled to Peru two days before he was to be committed to a mental institution, says mom Anita Van der Sloot, breaking her silence for the first time since her son was charged in the murder of a Peruvian woman he met there. "My son... More »

Van der Sloot Confesses

Dutchman says he killed Peruvian woman in fit of rage

(Newser) - Peruvian police have obtained what Aruba couldn't: a murder confession from Joran Van der Sloot in the killing of a young woman. The Dutchman has admitted killing Stephany Flores, 21, in his Lima hotel room, a Peruvian government official tells MSNBC . Van der Sloot says he broke her neck in... More »

Pal Linked to Natalee Death Denies Involvement

Prime suspect says friend dumped body

(Newser) - A man linked to the death of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway denies having anything to do with disposing her body, reports ABC News. Suspect Joren Van der Sloot told a Dutch journalist on a hidden camera that his friend dumped Holloway's body in the waters off Aruba. He "put... More »

She's Dead, Suspect Said in Chat

Still not enough to hold anyone, judge ruled

(Newser) - Though the case has been closed in the disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway, one of the men detained in her suspected murder wrote in an internet chat room that she was dead shortly after she vanished, an Aruba prosecutor has revealed. That evidence was used last month to rearrest... More »

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