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Originally posted by CanadianDream420
CNN BREAKING NEWS-- FBI paid Joran van der Sloot $25,000 to probe plan to extort Natalee Holloway's mom, law enforcement official says.
Federal law enforcement officials and a private investigator say the work on Holloway's disappearance was revived about six weeks ago when Van der Sloot, who is Dutch, reached out to someone close to the Alabama teenager's mother and requested $250,000 in exchange for disclosing the location of the young woman's body on the island of Aruba.
Originally posted by EGO84
I think I'll start a topic about the whole possibility of it being a fix, although I'll go through the entire history from cnn and other newspapers such as from the Netherlands (as the sources, and nothing else). Although I'll be quite busy the coming days.
But a quick question...which papers/media are you following?
LIMA, Peru – Police moved Joran van der Sloot to a cell at the prosecutor's office on Thursday as officials prepared to file charges following what they called a remarkably complete confession in the beating and strangling death of a 21-year-old woman.
"We've practically closed the case," criminal police chief Gen. Cesar Guardia told The Associated Press.
Guardia said Van der Sloot, who also remains the lone suspect in the Natalee Holloway missing-teenager case, "confessed with a wealth of details that have been corroborated through criminal investigative rigor."
a translator assigned by the Dutch Embassy was present, as was a state-appointed defense attorney.
Believing it was closing in on Van der Sloot, the FBI videotaped and allowed him to be paid $25,000 in a sting operation in Aruba last month. But it held off on arresting him, and he took the money and flew to Peru.
Guardia told the AP in an interview Wednesday evening that the 6-foot-3 (190-centimeter-tall) Van der Sloot, 22, impressed investigators with both his intelligence and brutality.
The general said Van der Sloot took Flores' cash, about US$300 worth of Peruvian currency, two credit cards and her national ID card. He apparently also took her Jeep Cherokee, which was found abandoned blocks away in a lower-class neighborhood.
Dutch murder suspect Joran van der Sloot told police investigators that he knows the location of the body of missing U.S. teen Natalee Holloway, the chief of Peru's criminal police said.
"He let slip that he knew the place where this person was buried," Gen. Cesar Guardia told The Associated Press.
Guardia said, however, that the 22-year-old Dutchman told investigators "he would only testify (on the matter) before Aruba authorities."
In addition to the government-appointed defense attorney, he said, a translator assigned by the Dutch Embassy was present at Monday's confession.
"The incriminatory elements were so powerful that he had to confess," Guardia said, adding that the evidence included blood stains found on Van der Sloot's clothing.
Originally posted by EGO84
But what I mean is... why would the Dutch embassy get him a translator when he speak fluent Spanish? That makes no sense, even in various video's he's communicating with the Chilean/Peruvian officers without any problems.
A Peruvian judge on Friday ordered Joran van der Sloot jailed on charges of first-degree murder and robbery in the killing of a 21-year-old Lima woman, determining that he acted with "ferocity and great cruelty."
Police say Van der Sloot smashed in the face of Lima business student Stephany Flores, whom he met playing poker at a casino, after taking her to his hotel room on May 30. They say he then strangled her, threw her to the floor and emptied her wallet.
Lima criminal police chief Gen. Cesar Guardia told The Associated Press on Thursday night that when Van der Sloot confessed to killing the Lima business student, investigators asked him about the Holloway case and "he let slip that he knew the place where this person was buried."
Guardia said, however, that the Dutchman told investigators "he would only testify (on the matter) before Aruba authorities."
Angry Peruvian onlookers shouted "Disgrace!" and "Murderer" at Joran van der Sloot on Friday after a judge ordered him jailed on first-degree murder and robbery charges in the violent killing of a 21-year-old Lima woman.
Prosecutors said the Dutchman, who was taken to a segregated block of an eastern Lima prison, acted with "ferocity and great cruelty" in killing business student Stephany Flores in his hotel room after they met playing poker.
Aruba's attorney general, Taco Stein, told The Associated Press on Friday he is skeptical Van der Sloot was telling the truth about Holloway's body. He said Aruban officials will decide whether to sent investigators to Peru to question him once they learn exactly what he is offering.