Chief of detectives Col. Miguel Canlla said police are seeking Joran van der Sloot, 22, in the Sunday killing of 21-year-old Stephany Tatiana Flores in a Lima hotel.Now, all of this could be a coincidence. After all, he's notorious because of the connections to the Holloway case.
El Comercio newspaper in Lima reported that the girl was stabbed, according to police. She is the daughter of a businessman and race car driver, Ricardo Flores.
The girl's father, Ricardo Flores, said van der Sloot appears with her in video taken at a Lima casino early Sunday.
Police say they are seeking to confirm van der Sloot's identity with the Dutch Embassy.
Police told El Comercio that she had been seen going out in recent days with van der Sloot. He reportedly arrived in Peru on May 14 from Colombia and left the country on Monday bound for Chile, according to RPP.com in Peru, citing immigration officials. Interpol has been notified to assist in the search. Canlla says Peru is asking Chilean authorities for help in the case.
The victim's body was found in a hotel room in the República de Panamá Avenue in the Miraflores district.
It could be a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time and with the wrong hotel room.
It could be a witch hunt and the authorities are out to get him.
Or, he really did commit this murder and can't get out of the criminal act the way he did in the Holloway case because the evidence is far stronger here.
I'm going with that last option, primarily because the woman was found in a room registered to van der Sloot and there's video of the two of them together the previous night.
He's got some serious explaining to do - and why he happens to be the focus of not one but two murder investigations occurring five years apart - to the day (as noted by anonymous emailer).