Jordan van der Sloot, the suspect in the murder of a young Peruvian woman and also in the high-profile disappearance of Natalee Holloway in Aruba five years ago, has finally been apprehended in Santiago, Chile, CNN reports.
Peruvian authorities investigating the slaying of 21-year-old Stephany Flores Ramirez, who was found on Wednesday in a hotel room rented to van der Sloot, were working with officials from Interpol, Chile, Argentina and Colombia to find the Dutch man, the Peruvian justice minister told CNN Thursday.
It is almost five years to the day that young Natalee Holloway disappeared, while vacationing in Aruba. The 2009 Lifetime TV movie "Natalee Holloway" detailed Holloway's mother, Beth (played by Tracy Pollen), and her struggle to find out the truth about her daughter's disappearance.
In a statement to "Extra," Beth Holloway extends her deepest sympathy to the family of Stephany Flores Ramirez and prays for swift and sure justice. She is also very grateful for the outpouring of prayers and support for Natalee and her family.
"America's Most Wanted" host John Walsh, who also crusaded for Holloway's parents, said, "I hope that they get justice. I think those three young men in Aruba got away with the murder of Natalee Holloway."