Natalee Holloway’s mother consoles family of Peruvian woman killed by Joran van der Sloot

June 18th, 2010 - 12:49 am ICT by BNO News  

nat MOUNTAIN BROOK, ALABAMA (BNO NEWS) – The mother of Natalee Holloway, the American teenager who disappeared in Aruba in 2005, consoled the family of the Peruvian woman whose case is likely linked to her daughter’s, CNN reported on Thursday.

Beth Holloway spoke with the Flores family for the first time on Wednesday and expressed her “sincere, sincere, condolences,” Enrique Flores told CNN sister network In Session.

Flores’ sister, Stephany, was killed on May 30 and Dutchman Joran van der Sloot is being held in connection with the killing, to which he confessed.

Van der Sloot was earlier charged with murder and robbery by the Peruvian government and still remains the prime suspect in the Natalee Holloway disappearance. He’s accused of killing 21-year-old Stephany Tatiana Flores Ramirez. Van der Sloot said that he got angry after Flores found out that he is a suspect in Holloway’s disappearance.

Besides cases in Peru and Aruba, Van der Sloot is wanted in the United States where prosecutors have issued an arrest warrant against him for extortion and wire fraud after he tried to charge Beth Holloway $250,000 in exchange for the location of the remains of her daughter and the exact circumstances behind her death.

If Van der Sloot is found guilty on charges related to the death of Stephany Flores, he will face 15 to 35 years in prison. He’s currently being held in custody pending his trial.

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