I plan on continuing my Australia trip blog posts, but today I got a breaking news alert that I couldn’t believe.
Joran van der Sloot wanted for the murder of a Peruvian woman.
Five years ago I became totally enthralled in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway. I had been an avid crime news follower before then but this case was mesmerising. The beautiful island of Aruba, a powerful judge, his accused son, obsessive news coverage and a missing girl. The Natalee Holloway story was a fixture on cable news and even though I was in Australia, I was hooked.
So now, Joran van der Sloot, the prime suspect in Natalee’s case, is a wanted man in the murder of a young woman in Peru. Watching this unfold is going to be amazing – international law, interpol and a family in America who is still wondering where their daughter is. He is on the run (apparently in Chile) and from the minute news broke on this today, the US news outlets have been reporting constantly.
To track all the cases I follow, I am an active reader on Websleuths which is a huge community of people around the world who all have an interest in true crime stories, theories and trying solving them – especially those that do not get media coverage like Natalee got.