On the heels of Joran Van Der Sloot’s arrest in Chile for the murder of another young lady, and in a strange turn of events, Alabama Federal authorities charged Joran Van Der Sloot with extortion in connection with the disappearance of Natalee Holloway, the 18-year-old from Mountain Brook, AL, who vanished in Aruba five years ago.
U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance said at the news conference that her office had obtained an arrest warrant for Van Der Sloot, charging him with extortion and wire fraud, following a roughly six-week investigation. As you know, Van Der Sloot in now is being held by Chilean police for questioning in the stabbing death of another young woman in Peru. According to the federal criminal complaint, Van Der Sloot attempted to obtain $250,000 in exchange for providing information in the Holloway case.
To read the Complaint, click here.
Here’s what’ happening. I’m going to point out the FACTS, and you can connect the dots. Someone in Alabama wanted to get Joran Van Der Sloot to tell them where the body of Natalee Holloway was. Beth Holloway Twitty lives in Alabama, and who wouldn’t want to know, more than anybody, where their child’s body was. I personally would go to ANY lawful means necessary. I am NOT connecting Beth to this extortion case at this early date.
For the past six weeks, Joran has been corresponding with an individual in Alabama, and he had worked out an “agreement” to tell them where Natalee’s body was for $250,000. A complete scam on his part, he has done this in the past, but this time he was being set up. Joran was sent some money, by an individual — allegedly $15,000 — to secure that this transaction was “legitimate” in his eyes. All emails/communications between these parties were being monitored.
What the individuals funding the sting operation weren’t aware of was, in the middle of this set up, Van Der Sloot, who was in Peru, would commit the unthinkable act of Murder.
I am in touch with a former friend of Joran in the Netherlands, who was corresponding with Van Der Sloot right after he murdered Stephanie in Peru. Japp (the friend) reached out to me to tell me had video tape of Joran (he filmed him for a documentary), and a map Joran drew of where he claims he put Natalee’s body. Because Jaap was corresponding with Joran, the authorities were monitoring his emails, and once he emailed me with the info about the tapes, they raided his house took all his tapes, phone and computer, etc.
BUT I did get a copy of the map. I have given it to Tim Miller from Texas EquuSearch. He is now in Aruba with me, and is planning on searching the area all week. Stay tuned. I will be updating live from Aruba all week.
I will post the map here soon.