After three days of questioning by Peruvian police, the Dutch suspect cracks and delivers. The Joran van der Sloot confession revealed that he killed Stephany Flores on May 30 for invading his private life. Apparently, Flores snooped into information on van der Sloot’s personal laptop that implicated him in an American murder. Joran stated he had no intention to kill the young woman, but the privacy invasion was apparently enough of a murder motive for him to take her life.
Planned or unplanned, the end result is the same. The Joran van der Sloot confession of Stephany Flores’ murder came on the night before a planned reenactment of the events that took place just prior to Stephany’s death. The eerie part of the whole situation is that Flores was murdered five years to the day of Natalee Holloway’s disappearance, and some authorities are of the opinion that if the case had been handled correctly in 2005, Flores might still be alive today. The murder of Flores was preventable, according to experts, and the Aruban government had the power to hold Sloot for 30 days based on admissions and videotape regarding the Holloway extortion case, but instead Sloot slips off to South America and meets the unfortunate Flores.
Questions remain, however, regarding the unsolved disappearance of Natalee Holloway. Will the public ever really know what happened to her by way of a full Joran van der Sloot confession? Even if Sloot did reveal any information regarding the Holloway girl, how does anyone know it isn’t just more of his lies? Contacting Natalie’s mother to extort money for the truth regarding her disappearance was, for lack of other words, in extremely bad taste, but Sloot’s actions and violent temper have not had him up for any humanity awards in recent years. It was not a very smart plan, either, since it not only implicated him in Natalee’s disappearance, but involved him in an extortion crime as well.