Joran Andreas Petrus van der Sloot (Arnhem, August 6, 1987) is a Dutchman who is suspected of involvement in the disappearance of the American Natalee Holloway in Aruba on May 30, 2005 and the death of Stephany Flores Ramirez in Peru May 30, 2010.
Van der Sloot was arrested on June 3, 2010, in Chile and was deported to Peru the next day. On June 7, he confessed to causing the death of Flores Ramírez and was transferred on June 11 to Miguel Castro Castro maximum security prison in Lima, where he is awaiting trial and faces 30 years imprisonment.
According to psychologists at the murder investigation, Van der Sloot is a psychopath. They describe him as cold, calculating and indifferent to human life.
The Holloway and Flores Ramírez cases both attracted widespread media attention. Van der Sloot continued to be the subject of international news coverage from prison, leading to controversies that resulted in the investigation and suspension of Peruvian officials.. Time magazine declared Van der Sloot’s arrest the top crime story of 2010.