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June 3rd, 2010
03:56 PM ET

Suspect in Peru woman's slaying arrested in Chile, police say

CNN Wire Staff

[cnn-photo-caption image=http://www.cnn.com/video/world/2010/06/03/vo.van.der.sloot.arrest.cnnchile.640×360.jpg caption="Van der Sloot previously a suspect in Alabama teen's disappearance" width=300 height=169]

Joran van der Sloot, the suspect in a young woman's slaying this week in Peru and previously considered a suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway, was captured Thursday in Chile, authorities said.

Van der Sloot is the main suspect in this week's slaying of 21-year-old Stephany Flores Ramirez, who was found Wednesday in a Lima, Peru, hotel room registered to van der Sloot. Chilean police told CNN that paperwork showed he entered Chile on Wednesday.

Peruvian Interior Minister Octavio Salazar Miranda said Thursday that Peru has made arrangements with Interpol to extradite van der Sloot, who is Dutch.

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  1. Susana Ramirez

    I hope that this guy gets what he deserves!

    June 3, 2010 at 6:51 pm |