Peruvian officials say Joran van der Sloot has confessed to the slaying of Stephany Flores Ramirez. What will this development mean for the Natalee Holloway case? Watch "Nancy Grace," at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday on HLN. Lima, Peru (CNN) -- The Peruvian woman who died in Joran van der Sloot's hotel room was killed after she discovered information on his laptop linking him to the disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway, a source with direct knowledge of the investigation told CNN.
Van der Sloot, the longtime suspect in the Holloway case, confessed Monday night to the killing of Stephany Flores Ramirez, 21, whose body was found in a hotel room last week, Peruvian authorities said.
He could be formally charged as early as Wednesday, the authorities said.
Van der Sloot was interrogated for seven hours Monday, the source with direct knowledge of the investigation told CNN.
The Dutch citizen told investigators that he left the hotel room to buy bread and coffee at a gas station next to the hotel, the source said.
Upon his return, he found Flores going through his laptop, where she found something linking him to the disappearance of Holloway, the source said.
At that point, Flores wanted to leave, and the pair started arguing, according to the source.
Flores slapped van der Sloot, and he hit her back, and then grabbed her neck, the source said.
CLARIFICATION - FROM WATCHING NANCY GRACE SHOW IT APPEARS THAT "INFORMATION LINKING HIM TO DISAPPEARANCE" MEANS SIMPLY "GOOGLEING" HIS NAME AND ANGERING HIM, AND NOT NEW EVIDENCE HIDDEN ON LAPTOP.
Last edited by rob o; 06-08-2010 at 08:40 PM.
from the most recent AMIGOE article re: if the remains of NH were found
However, Solicitor General Taco Stein on Aruba denies a body was found. “Nonsense”, he says. The news supposedly regards pictures from an American couple that by their own account had possibly discovered Natalee’s corpse during a dive before the coast. The OM on Aruba had already conducted an investigation into the pictures in March of this year. It was concluded at the time, that the ‘bones and skull’ on the picture, was coral. Last Sunday, the police received a report from a Canadian tourist couple that was convinced they had found the body of Holloway. They said they had seen the bones lying in the surrounding of a water tank at Alto Vista. Officers had gone to the relevant location with the couple, but had only found garbage and animal cadavers. END QUOTE
Eagle Beach, exploring the "Outback", Madi's tour to the Natural Pool , dinner at Papiamento's
Originally Posted by sunnysmiles
Latest from CNN He's been charged. Article also says he knows where NH's remains are but will only tell Aruba Officials.
He must be really stupid if he's going to tell where Natalie's body is -- would make his case in Peru much worse. Any ounce of doubt or sympathy would be long gone! Will be interesting to see how this plays out.