Dutchman Joran van der Sloot, the main suspect in the disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway, was arrested in Chile last week after fleeing Peru, where he allegedly murdered a young woman named Stephany Flores Ramirez in a casino hotel room in the capital city of Lima. Peruvian authorities announced that van der Sloot admitted to killing Ramirez, though he claims the confession was false and coerced.
Natalee Holloway disappeared May 30, 2005, while on vacation in Aruba. Despite the efforts of countless searchers and psychics, police closed the case after two and a half years without finding Holloway or charging anyone in her disappearance.
(High–profile psychic Carla Baron of the television show Haunting Evidence claimed she solved the Holloway case several years ago, yet Holloway's family and the Aruban police are apparently unaware that the case has been solved.)
Though Van der Sloot has not been charged with murdering Natalee Holloway, his arrest puts Holloway's disappearance in a new light, and brings up a troubling question: Was Natalee Holloway the victim of a serial killer?