According to reports, Joran van der Sloot, who admitted to killing Natalee Holloway in Aruba in 2005, was supposed to be returned to Peru, but his aircraft had mechanical issues before the flight.
On Monday, the U.S. Marshal’s Service said that technical problems with the plane would prevent Joran van der Sloot’s extradition to Peru from taking place as scheduled. The U.S. Marshals Service will arrange with the Peruvian Officials to rearrange the extradition.
Reports show Van der Sloot had been charged with Holloway’s murder and was briefly sent to the U.S. to face those charges.
He is currently in jail for 28 years for killing Stephany Flores, a business school student from a well-known family in Peru, who was murdered In 2010, exactly five years after Holloway went missing.
Flores was discovered dead in a Lima, Peru, hotel room. Peruvian newspapers stated that the woman was found in a pool of blood and brutally stabbed. She was wrapped in a blanket. Perú’s El Comercio newspaper reported that Joran van der Sloot’s name was on the hotel room registry where Flores’ body was found.
A report reveals Van der Sloot admitted to the murder of Flores on June 7th, 2010. He then attempted to legally recant his testimony, saying the Peruvian law enforcement agencies and the FBI had pressured and framed him.
Last month, Van der Sloot acknowledged murdering Holloway and hiding her body. For 18 years, the world was curious about what happened to Holloway when she vanished in 2005.
In addition to his confession, he also pled guilty to extortion charges for allegedly having attempted to extort Holloway’s mother in return for information on her daughter’s whereabouts.
For his crimes of extortion and wire fraud, Van der Sloot was given a jail term of 20 years in the United States. His plea bargain stipulates that his penalty will run in tandem with the one he serves in Peru.
The U.S. cannot pursue him for the murder in Aruba since the statute of limitations has passed. In Aruba, the time restriction for filing a murder charge is 12 years.
Van der Sloot claimed to police he bludgeoned the woman because she rejected him. He reportedly set her body adrift into the sea.