Joran van der Sloot is a Dutch convicted murderer and suspected serial killer.
He was born on August 6, 1987, in Arnhem, Netherlands, to Paulus van der Sloot, a lawyer, and Anita van der Sloot-Hugen, an art teacher.
In 2005, van der Sloot became the prime suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, an 18-year-old American student, during a high school graduation trip to Aruba.
However, he was never convicted of this crime.
However, in 2010, van der Sloot was convicted of the murder of Stephany Flores Ramírez, a 21-year-old Peruvian woman, in Lima, Peru.
He confessed to killing her in his hotel room and was sentenced to 28 years in a Peruvian prison.
Recently, while serving his sentence in Peru, van der Sloot pleaded guilty to charges of extortion and wire fraud in connection with the remains of Natalee Holloway.
He admitted to killing her and was sentenced to 20 years in prison by a US federal judge.
However, he is unlikely to face prosecution for Holloway’s murder, as the 12-year statute of limitations for homicide in Aruba has passed, and the US does not have jurisdiction over the criminal investigation in the Caribbean island nation.
Joran van der Sloot audio
Multiple news sources recently reported that the Court released an audio recording of van der Sloot reportedly confessing to killing Holloway.
According to New York Post, the chilling new audio recording reveals van der Sloot calmly describing to cops how he smashed Holloway’s head with a cinder block for rebuffing his sexual.
The 3-minute, 45-second recording was released by federal prosecutors in Alabama as part of van der Sloot’s guilty plea in a related case.
“She tells me she doesn’t want me to feel her up. Uh, I insist. I keep feeling her up either way. And she, uh, knees me, she ends up kneeing me in the crotch
“When she knees me in the crotch I get up on the beach and I kick her extremely hard in the face. Yeah, she’s laying down unconscious, possibly even, even dead. And I see right next to her there’s a, there’s a huge cinder block laying on the beach
“I smash her head in with it completely. Yeah, her face basically, you know, collapses in. Even though it’s dark I can see her face is collapsed,” van der Sloot claimed.
He further claimed that he carried her battered body into the surf and released her into the sea then he went back home and watched p*rn.
Who was Natalee Holloway?
Holloway was an 18-year-old American teenager who disappeared on May 30, 2005, during a senior class trip to Aruba.
She was last seen alive on the Caribbean island and her mysterious disappearance garnered international attention, resulting in a media sensation in the United States.
Holloway was born on October 21, 1986, in Clinton, Mississippi, and lived in Mountain Brook, Alabama, where she graduated from Mountain Brook High School just days before the trip.
Despite extensive search efforts, her remains have never been found, and she was legally declared dead on January 12, 2012.
As mentioned earlier, the main suspect in her disappearance, van der Sloot, has given conflicting confessions over the years but was never charged in connection with Holloway’s case.
He reportedly confessed to killing Holloway with a cinder block and disposing of her body in the ocean.
However, the details of his confession have not been independently verified, and her remains have not been located.
Natalee Holloway parents
Holloway’s parents, Beth and David Holloway, have worked tirelessly to figure out what happened to their daughter and put her attacker behind bars.
Beth and David have had their own ups and downs throughout the years, including a divorce, during the long and difficult journey to uncover the truth about Natalee’s disappearance.
When van der Sloot confessed to killing Holloway in 2005, Holloway’s parents listened and watched as van der Sloot, under questioning from his own attorney, described what happened on the beach.
Beth said in an interview with The Associated Press that the family made the decision to allow the plea agreement to “finally get the answers we’ve been searching for for all these years”.
Beth spoke in court and told van der Sloot that he was a killer and what he did was heinous because he knew that the information he was giving her was a lie.
Holloway’s father, Dave, called van der Sloot “evil personified” in a statement issued after the sentencing hearing.
Beth and David Holloway have finally got some semblance of justice now that the killer confessed what really happened.