Joran van der Sloot, a suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in 2005, will be extradited to the United States when he completes a 28-year sentence for murder in Peru. That means he won’t be extradited until 2038, according to a CNN report on Sunday.
In the United States, officials are waiting to try Joran van der Sloot – a 26-year-old Dutch national - on charges that he extorted money from Natalee Holloway’s mother by offering to give her mother information about the disappearance of her daughter. He has already been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of wire fraud and extortion.
Natalee Holloway, who is an 18-year-old from Alabama, has not been seen since May 30, 2005. The last time she was seen, she was with Joran van der Sloot and two other males as they were leaving a nightclub early in the morning in Aruba.
Natalee Holloway was on the Caribbean Island with 100 classmates, celebrating their Mountain Brook High School graduation – a high school located in Birmingham, Alabama. Even though she was never found, she was declared legally dead in 2012. No one has ever been charged in her disappearance.
In Peru, van der Sloot was convicted of murdering Stephany Flores, 21, in a Lima hotel room. That’s where he received the 28-year prison term that he must serve prior to being extradited to the United States. It is believed that van der Sloot killed Flores because she may have found something on his computer about Holloway’s case.
After killing Flores, he stole her belongings and fled to Chile in her van. However, he was arrested a few days later.