The killing occurred exactly five year after the May 30, 2005, disappearance of Holloway Nattele in Aruba a Dutch Caribbean island.
Sloot is being sought in the Sunday killing of 21 year old Stephany Flores in a Lima hotel. According to police the suspect fled the country the next day by land to Chile. The Dutch government said Interpol has issued an international arrest warrant for Van der Sloot.
Sloot was twice arrested but later released for lack of evidence in the 2005 disappearance case of Holloway. No trace of Holloway has been found and Van der Sloot remains a prime suspect in the case.
The mystery of Holloway's disappearance has garnered wide attention on television and in newspapers in Europe and the United States.
Video footage taken at Lima casino early Sunday shows Sloot, 22, with the young woman. He was in Peru for poker tournament. Stephany was killed about 8 am in a hotel room in the upscale Miraflores neighborhood that was splattered with blood, indicating a struggle.
Van der Sloot had been staying at the hotel since May 14 and checked out on Sunday four hours after he arrived there with the victim.
Sloot’s attorney in New York however begs to differ, "Joran van der Sloot has been falsely accused of murder once before. The fact is he wears a bull's-eye on his back now and he is a quote-unquote usual suspect when it comes to allegations of foul play."