Joran van der Sloot, the murder of Stephany Flores

Uitspraak in de zaak tegen Joran van der Sloot

Joran van der Sloot is a 22 year old Dutchman. He's is the main suspect in the disappearance and death of an American girl, Natalee Holloway (18), and the main suspect in the murder case of the young Peruvian woman Stephany Flores Ramirez (21). The two young women both were seen alive for the last time, on May 30th. Natalee Holloway disapeared on May 30th 2005 and Stephany Flores was found murdered in a Hotel room on June 2th, in Peru, 5 years later, in 2010. Stephany Flores was murdered on May 30th 2010. The last person with whom both women were seen alive, is Joran van der Sloot.

The body of 18 year old Natalee Holloway hasn't been found yet. She disappeared without a trace on Aruba, in the night of 30 May 2005. Joran van der Sloot had met Natalee in a Casino. Natalee was on Aruba for a schooltrip, to celebrate her graduation. Natalee left the casino and had some drinks in a bar on Aruba. Van der Sloot and his two friends (the brothers Deepak and Satish Kalpoe) left bar Carlos' n Charlie' s together with Natalee, in the car of the Kalpoe brothers. Friends of Natalee asked her to leave the car but she refused. Natalee Holloway is missing since.

Van der Sloot tape and Natalee the Casino at the island Aruba

Van der Sloot on tape in Aruba casino, with victim Natalee Holloway

Van der Sloot tape in casino, with Stephany Flores

Van der Sloot and victim Flores on Casino Tape

Hotel Tac security camera footage

Hotel Tac in Peru released the camera footage of Stephany Flores and Van der Sloot, when entering his Hotelroom

Security video of the Hotel TAC shows how Stephany Flores and Van der Sloot enter the Hotel and the hotelroom. Stephany Flores, dressed in a dark sleeveless Tshirt and dark jeans, follows van der Sloot into his hotelroom around 5.20 in the early morning of May 30th. Approximately 3 hours later, around 8.20, Van der Sloot appears on the tape again. He's then wearing other clothing and he's carrying a sport case and a small back pocket.

Stephany Flores, murdered in 2010

30 May 2010 another beautiful girl was missing, Stephany Flores, age 21. Tatiana Flores Stephany Ramirez died exact five years after the disappearance of Natalee. Stephany Flores died on May 30 th in 2010. She was murdered in Hotel Tac in Lima, Peru. Room 309 (where her body was found) was rented by Joran van der Sloot. He had met Stephany in the Atlantic casino. Both visited the casino to join a poker tournament. A few days later the young woman was found dead in Van der Sloot's Hotelroom. Van der Sloot had left Peru on May 30th.

Stephany Flores found dead in hotelroom 309

Stephany Flores was found dead on Tuesday the 1th of June in a hotelroom rented by Joran van der Sloot. Her neck was broken and the young girl had been beaten. Her body had severe bruises. Her right arm had wounds, as a sign she had tried to defend herself against her attacker.

Joran left the hotel at 8.20 in the morning. He didn't pay the rent and he didn't check out of the Hotel. According to the Peruvian newspaper ell Comercio Van der Sloot returned a short time later to the Hotel, with two cups of coffee and some bread. He bought the coffee and the bread in a shop across the Hotel. He then stayed until 9.30 in the Hotelroom. He didn't pay the rent and he didn't check out of the Hotel. He left the area in Stephany's car. He parked her car 50 blocks away from the hotel, (the car was found parked 50 blocks away from the hotel). Then he asked two brothers for a ride and payed them about $500,- to drive him out of Peru.

The murder

According to a hotel staff member, sounds in the early morning of May 30, which sounded like a brawl being heard from the hotelroom. Newspaper Ell Comercia assumes that Flores died that morning between 8.10 and 9.30. (It is possible she died earlier) The body of the poor girl was found on the 1th of june because the staff wasn't allowed to enter the chambers of guests if believed they were still inside the room. On the 1th of June, nevertheless, they opened the chamber door because Van der Sloot didn't pay for two nights rent for the hotelroom. Stephany was found near the bed on the carpet, with her face turned to the floor.

Confession Van der Sloot

Van der Sloot first confessed he killed the young woman on the morning of May 30th, shortly after he had bought coffee across te Hotel, and shortly after he returned to room 309. He claims Stephany had made him very angry because she had watched the information on his laptop when he was away. She had figured out about his involvement in the Nathalee Holloway case. It had made him very angry. Stephany had been afraid of him and tried to leave the room. He wouldn't let her and had beaten her and he also broke her neck. He claims it wasn't murder. All the evidence is against this story. He stole $8100,- and her creditcards.

Cocaïne and marihuana

Test results proved that Joran used cocaïne and marihuana. In the blood of his victim traces of some kind of drugs are found.

Van der Sloot, transport to Castro Castro prison

Van der Sloot was trasported to the Castro Castro prison, right after police told him he would be prosecuted for murder.


Joran's lawyer says the confession is not 'legal' because Van der Sloot confessed under pressure. Evidence will have to prove his guilt.

Stephany Tatiana Flores Ramirez, was the daughter of race car driver Ricardo Flores. She has reached only 21 years of age.

Article was translated from the Dutch.