Friday, 15 May 2015

Joran van der Sloot: multiple murderer                        

A mass killer is someone who murders a group of people more or less in one location and in a very short period of time. A serial killer is someone who murders a number of people over a long period of time in various locations. A multiple killer is someone who only murders two people over a long period of time in two locations. 

Joran van der Sloot is a multiple killer who was a playboy and who while he was in the Island of Aruba, was suspected with the murder of Natalee Holloway, an American teenager. It is my opinion that he murdered her and hid her body. To date, her body has never been found. He has been convicted of murdering another young woman in Peru.

But first, I will take you to Aruba.  It is an island in the southern Caribbean Sea, located about 1,600 kilometres (990 miles) west of the Lesser Antilles and 29 kilometres (18 miles) north of the coast of Venezuela. It measures 32 kilometres (20 miles) long from its northwestern to its southeastern end and 10 kilometres (6 miles) across at its widest point.  Aruba is one of the four constituent countries that form the Kingdom of the Netherlands.     The island is densely populated with a total of 102,484 inhabitants. About three quarters of the Aruban gross national product is earned through tourism or related activities.   

In 2005, Natalee Holloway was an 18-year-old American, lived in Mountain Brook, Alabama, USA. She and some of her classmates went on a graduation trip to Aruba. She was scheduled to fly home on May 30, but failed to appear for her flight. She was last seen alive by her classmates outside Carlos'n Charlie's, a Caribbean chain restaurant and nightclub in Oranjestad, in a car with three young locals, Joran van der Sloot and brothers Deepak and Satish Kalpoe. When questioned, the three men said they dropped Holloway off at her hotel and denied knowing what became of her.         

Upon further investigation by authorities, Van der Sloot was arrested twice on suspicion of involvement in her disappearance and the Kalpoes were each arrested three times. Due to lack of evidence the three men were released each time without charge.

With the help of hundreds of volunteers, Aruban investigators conducted an extensive search for Holloway. Special Agents from the FBI, fifty Dutch soldiers  and three specially equipped Dutch Air Force F-16 aircraft participated in the search. In addition to the ground search, divers searched the ocean floor for Holloway's body. It was never found.                                      

On December 18, 2007, Aruban prosecutors announced that the case would be closed without any charges made against the former suspects. The Aruban prosecutor's office reopened the case on February 1, 2008, after receiving video footage of Joran van der Sloot, under the influence of marijuana, saying that Holloway died on the morning of May 30, 2005, and that he disposed of her body. Van der Sloot later denied that what he said was true, and in an interview with Greta Van Susteren (the statement of which he later retracted) said that he sold Holloway into slavery.           

Prosecutor Hans Mos officially declared the case closed, and that no charges would be filed due to lack of evidence. The prosecution indicated a continuing interest in the Kalpoes and Joran van der Sloot (though they ceased to be legally suspects), and alleged that one of the three, in a chat room message, had stated that Holloway was dead.              

On February 1, the Dutch media reported that Joran van der Sloot made a confession regarding the disappearance of Natalee Holloway. Later that day, Van der Sloot stated that he was telling the individual what he wanted to hear, and that he had no role in her disappearance. That same day, the Aruba prosecutor's office announced the reopening of the case.

In a broadcast aired February 3, 2008. The broadcast included excerpts from footage recorded from hidden cameras and microphones in the vehicle of Patrick van der Eem, a Dutch businessman and ex-convict, who gained Van der Sloot's confidence. Van der Sloot was seen smoking marijuana and stating that he was with Holloway when she began convulsively shaking, then became unresponsive. Van der Sloot stated that he attempted to revive her, without success. He said that he called a friend, who told Van der Sloot to go home as he would dispose of the body.

On February 8, 2008, Van der Sloot met with Aruban investigators in the Netherlands. Van der Sloot denied that what he said on the tape was true, stating that he was under the influence of marijuana at the time. Van der Sloot indicated that he still maintains that he left Holloway behind on the beach.

In March 2008, news reports indicated that the tables had been turned on Van der Eem, who himself was secretly taped after giving an interview for Aruban TV. Van der Eem, under the impression that cameras had been turned off, kept talking. Van der Eem disclosed that he had been a friend of Van der Sloot for years (contradicting his statement on the De Vries show that he had met Van der Sloot in 2007), that he expects to become a millionaire through his involvement in the Holloway case, and that he knew the person who supposedly disposed of Holloway's body—and that Van der Sloot had asked him for two thousand euros to buy the man's silence. 

On November 24, 2008, Fox News aired an interview with Van der Sloot in which he alleged that he sold Holloway into sexual slavery, receiving money both when Holloway was taken, and later on to keep quiet. Van der Sloot also alleged that his father paid off two police officers who had learned that Holloway was taken to Venezuela. Van der Sloot later retracted the statements made in the interview. The show also aired part of an audio recording provided by Van der Sloot, which he alleged is a phone conversation between him and his father, in which his father displayed knowledge of his son's purported involvement in human trafficking. 

The Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported that the 'father's' voice was almost certainly that of Joran van der Sloot himself, trying to speak in a lower tone. On February 23, 2010, it was reported that Joran van der Sloot had stated in an interview (first offered to RTL Group in 2009) that he had disposed of Holloway's body in a marsh on Aruba. New chief prosecutor Peter Blanken indicated that authorities had investigated the latest story, and had dismissed it. Blanken stated that “The locations, names, and times he gave just did not make sense.”

Around March 29, 2010, Van der Sloot allegedly contacted John Q. Kelly, legal representative of Beth Twitty, with an offer to reveal the location of Holloway's body and the circumstances surrounding her death for an advance of US$25,000 against a total of $250,000. After Kelly notified the Federal Bureau of Investigation, they arranged to proceed with the transaction. On May 10th, Van der Sloot allegedly had $15,000 wire transferred to his account in the Netherlands, following the receipt of $10,000 in cash that was videotaped by undercover investigators in Aruba. Authorities state that the information that he provided in return was false because the house in which he said Holloway's body was located had not yet been built at the time of her disappearance.[133] On June 3, Van der Sloot was charged in the U.S. District Court of Northern Alabama with extortion and wire fraud. U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance obtained an arrest warrant and transmitted it to Interpol. Van der Sloot was indicted on the charges on June 30th.

Now I will take you to Peru, a country in the north western part of South America. On May 30, 2010—five years to the day of Holloway's disappearance—Stephany Tatiana Flores Ramírez, a 21-year-old business student, was reported missing in Lima, Peru. She was found dead three days later in a hotel room registered in Van der Sloot's name. Van der Sloot was arrested on June 3 in Chile and was  deported  back  to Peru the next day.] On June 7, 2010, Peruvian authorities said that Van der Sloot confessed to killing Flores Ramírez after he lost his temper because she accessed his laptop without permission and found information linking him to the disappearance of Holloway.

Police chief Cesar Guardia related that Van der Sloot told Peruvian police that he knows where Holloway's body is and offered to help Aruban authorities find it. However, Guardia stated that the interrogation was limited to their case in Peru, and that questions about Holloway's disappearance were avoided.

Sloot was charged in Lima Superior Court with first-degree murder and robbery. On June 15, Aruban and Peruvian authorities announced an agreement to cooperate and allow investigators from Aruba to interview Van der Sloot at Miguel Castro Castro prison in Peru. In a September 2010 interview from the prison, Van der Sloot reportedly admitted to the extortion plot, stating: “I wanted to get back at Natalee's family—her parents have been making my life tough for five years.” Van der Sloot pled guilty to murdering Ramirez on January 11, 2012 and was sentenced to 28 years in prison. The girl has been officially declared dead.

Joran van der Sloot married a Peruvian woman named Leidy Figueroa. while in the prison.  What kind of woman marries a killer like Van Der Sloot? A stupid one of course. 

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