June 11th, 2010
12:01 PM ET

Van der Sloot charged in Peru murder

Mayra Cuevas

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Lima, Peru (CNN) - Joran van der Sloot was charged with murder Friday in the slaying of a 21-year-old student in Lima, Peru, according to court documents.

Earlier, he told investigators during an interrogation that he knows the location of Natalee Holloway's body, but he would neither identify the location nor say what happened to her the night of her disappearance, a Peruvian police official told CNN.

"In the interrogation done to the Dutch citizen, he says he knew the location of the corpse of the American citizen, but that he was going to explain everything to Aruban police," said Miguel Canlla, head of the homicide division of the Peruvian national police investigative unit, on Thursday.

Van der Sloot, a 22-year-old Dutch citizen, is suspected of killing Stephany Flores Ramirez in Lima last month. Flores was found beaten to death in a hotel room registered in van der Sloot's name. Van der Sloot was captured in Chile and returned last week to Peru, where authorities say he confessed to killing Flores.

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