Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Natalee Holloway case: Joran van der Sloot marries Leidy Figueroa behind bars, now father

The prime suspect in the Natalee Holloway case, Joran van der Sloot, is not only a married man, but is now a father. Van der Sloot is serving 28 years for the 2010 murder of Peruvian student Stefany Flores, and remains the primary suspect in the 2005 case of missing American student Natalee Holloway. Holloway was visiting Aruba at the time of her disappearance.

Van der Sloot engaged in conjugal visits with his now wife, Leidy Figueroa. The two were married on July 4, 2014. A YouTube video surfaced on Oct. 1, 2014, apparently showing Figueroa holding a newborn daughter.

Media reports state the baby is named Dushy, which is also Van der Sloot's grandmother's name. Lediy Figuerora is also Peruvian and the two had liberal contact while Van der Sloot was housed in Peru. He has since been transferred to a facility located in the Andes due to allegations he threatened to kill a warden.

In an eerily timed event, Van der Sloot was found guilty of murdering Stefany Flores on May 30, 2010, exactly five years to the day after Natalee Holloway disappeared. Van der Sloot was convicted on Jan. 13, 2012. He is currently 27 years old.

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Portrait of a Monster: Joran van der Sloot, a Murder in Peru, and the Natalee Holloway Mystery

The Holloway Files: Secrets from the police archives

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