American teen disappeared in Aruba in 2005
Joran van der Sloot appears to have confessed to the 2005 murder of Natalee Holloway.
“I always lied to the police. I never told the truth,” van der Sloot said in a video posted by RadarOnline. “Also, when I was younger, I never told everything. The police just never knew what they had to ask me.”
The person recording the video then asks if he is referring to the Holloway case, to which he replies, “Yes, this is also where I am guilty and I accept everything that I have done.”
Van der Sloot is currently serving a 28-year prison sentence in Peru for bludgeoning another woman, Stephany Flores Ramírez, to death exactly five years after Holloway disappeared.
In 2005, the 18-year-old Holloway was visiting Aruba as part of a high school trip. She failed to make her flight home, at which time it was discovered she was missing.
She was last seen in the company of van der Sloot and two other locals. They claimed that they did not know what happened to her, but were nevertheless arrested several times in connection with the case. Due to lack of evidence, no one was formally charged with Holloway’s death.
In 2010, van der Sloot contacted legal representatives for Holloway’s mother and claimed he would provide information regarding the location of her body in exchange for money. He was indicted on federal wire fraud and extortion charges and the information he provided proved to be false.