According to the NY Post, murder suspect Joran Van der Sloot was paid $25,000 in a sting operation by the FBI in exchange for the location where he buried American student Natalie Holloway's body.

Holloway went missing during a senior class graduation trip to the Arubas on May 30, 2005. Van der Sloot was the prime suspect in that case from the beginning. He was arrested twice but Aruban authorities didn't have the evidence to make a charge stick.

The case was revived in April after Van der Sloot contacted a lawyer for Hollyway's family and requested $250,000 to tell them where her body was buried. The FBI sent 10-12 agents to Aruba to conduct a sting operation, according to the AP.

"He wanted to come clean, but he also wanted money," said private investigator, Bo Dietl, who was hired by the Holloway family.

John Kelly, the lawyer for Holloway's family, met with Van der Sloot in a Aruba hotel where he was videotaped accepting a $25,000 cash down payment. He was told he would receive the balance of the $250,000 when Holloway's body was found.

Van der Sloot told Kelly on tape that he pushed Holloway down and she hit her head and died. Van der Sloot said after Holloway died, he contacted his father who helped him bury the body. His father passed away of a heart attack in January of this year.

After taking the money, Van der Sloot led Kelly to a location on the island, but no body was found.

Van der sloot then traveled to Peru where he met 22-year-old Stefany Flores Ramirez at a casino. Ramirez's body was found a day later in a Peru hotel room registered to Van der Sloot. Her neck was broken and she was badly beaten. Van der Sloot allegedly confessed to killing Ramirez, but his attorney now says his confession was coerced.

Questions surround the FBI's involvement in the case. Why he wasn't arrested for extortion when he accepted the cash in exchange for information?

Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy asked FBI Director Robert Mueller for an explanation of "exactly what happened in this case and the basis for all actions taken by the FBI."

According to the FBI, Van der Sloot was not arrested in Aruba when he accepted the $25,000 because the case "was not sufficiently developed to bring charges prior to the time van der Sloot left Aruba."

  • iyonah

    Something is not right :nono: with his father's passing is Van der Sloot still politically connected. I would be very :mad: if he gets another walk.

    And GOOD Morning again!

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    *sigh* Honestly, I don't know what to think about this story anymore. This is life a Lifetime story gone wrong. And I can't believe the father of all people assisted in disposing Natalee's body. He's supposed to be upholding the law and he's breaking it instead. :coffee:

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    Good Morning Iyonah and everyone who has yet to post :hug:

  • Anna

    I don't get why they set him up but did not arrest him for extortion. What more did they think they were going to get, eventualy he would have spilled the beans(again)about where Natalie's body is, but no they gave him money that he used to go to Peru and he killed Stephany.

  • FreeToSpeakUp

    Wow

  • lacountrygirl

    I just can't understand how the FBI gets involved in solving a case when one person is killed. Why invest so much money and resources in one murder by one person? Especially when you have multiple people being murdered in US communities. Put your resources to work here. >:(

  • mirsmommy

    I read about this yesterday. They basically paid his azz $25g's and still got nothing. Dumb azzes.

  • http://dahoneyhive.blogspot.com ryand91

    This guy is sick, I knew after the whole thing with Natalee Holloway he'd eventually get caught up in something else. He's a sick, sick guy. I remember that video where he told that guy how that girl died. SMH, and then he tried to sell girls from Thailand into prostitution in the Netherlands.

  • Cinderella

    Hopefully, he gets what he deserves. Peru doesn't have the death penalty or life sentences but someone might take him out while locked up.

  • militaryspouse1

    This sick bastard shouldn't have gotten one penny. He's a serial killer, no telling how many he has killed

  • Anna

    mirsmommy says:

    I read about this yesterday. They basically paid his azz $25g’s and still got nothing. Dumb azzes.

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    It's when being greedy goes wrong. The whole reason for the exchange of money was to arrest him for extortion and then get more info out of him. I hate dirty cops/FBI.

  • lakercrazy

    good morning sr fam :yawn:

  • b-boy817

    I read that he killed her because she was going through his laptop while he was out of the room.... I bet you anything that girl was part of the FBI sting and dropped the bomb, thats prolly why he killed her.. Van der sloot is a monster, but nobody stops to ask why was she going back to a hotel with a guy she just met at a casino( who hasnt seen him on the news??)...Same with you Ms. Holloway. You were in another country and left your party to go with a complete stranger all by yourself.

  • Anna

    b-boy817 says:

    I read that he killed her because she was going through his laptop while he was out of the room…. I bet you anything that girl was part of the FBI sting and dropped the bomb, thats prolly why he killed her.. Van der sloot is a monster, but nobody stops to ask why was she going back to a hotel with a guy she just met at a casino( who hasnt seen him on the news??)…Same with you Ms. Holloway. You were in another country and left your party to go with a complete stranger all by yourself.

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    This was not making sense to me either. Ok I am not dumb ppl do sleep with others on a first date, who goes through someone elses computer and after finding out who he is stays in the room to confront him about it. If she were a FBI sting she would have been wired. She was just a random chick who got in over her head and lost her life over it.

  • pointhimout

    what? so was the new chick used by the FBI to help catch him, only it went too far and she got killed too? i mean, if they just met and hanging out, what would be her reason to search his laptop for details on natalie, which i find hard to believe he'd keep any such details on the computer.

    i'll wait for the movie on lifetime. too much to try and make sense of.

  • b-boy817

    @Anna

    Yes, folks do sleep with each other on the first date all the time, and getting murdered is one of the risk you run doing it( esp if your in another country away from your normal surroundings)...so why keep the invistigation going if this happens all the time??

  • b-boy817

    I just feel like Ms. Holloway shouldnt even be news anymore

  • qtipthecat

    b-boy817 says:

    I just feel like Ms. Holloway shouldnt even be news anymore
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    I agree with you to a point, but I am sure Natalie's mom feels different.

  • Anna

    -boy817 says:

    I just feel like Ms. Holloway shouldnt even be news anymore

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    Why shouldn't she be news? The same guy who was twice arrested and released for her murder has now admitted(5 yrs to the day of Natalie's disappearance)that he killed Stephany because she was on his computer looking at his private info of Natalie.

  • lacountrygirl

    pointhimout says:

    what? so was the new chick used by the FBI to help catch him, only it went too far and she got killed too? i mean, if they just met and hanging out, what would be her reason to search his laptop for details on natalie, which i find hard to believe he’d keep any such details on the computer.

    i’ll wait for the movie on lifetime. too much to try and make sense of.
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    :cosign:

  • borderlineamazing

    "coerced"? WHO ELSE DID IT? He was the only one in the room she didn't break her own neck and beat herself up! Shame on whoever said Natalie shouldnt be news anymore. I hope you have a daughter I'm sure you would feel different then. What a horrible thing to say.

  • http://www.twitter.com/onlinefan onlinefan

    i think he's been drugging girls long before natalie and then rapes/beats them. he should have been locked away years ago. now they have to figure out how many other women have been his victim.

  • b-boy817

    This happens all the time is the reason she shouldnt be in the news...she put herself in danger...doesnt make him right at all though

    I also read that he was broke, and the fbi money funded his trip to Peru...why they didnt arrest him in Aruba when he took the money and they had him on tape??? thats easy...why settle for extortion when you can hold off a little longer in hopes on getting that murder conviction....and while they were holding off...somebody else died...and he say its because she was snooping about the Holloway case on his laptop...

    So again...why is Ms. Holloway news

  • Anna

    b-boy817 says:

    This happens all the time is the reason she shouldnt be in the news…she put herself in danger…doesnt make him right at all though

    I also read that he was broke, and the fbi money funded his trip to Peru…why they didnt arrest him in Aruba when he took the money and they had him on tape??? thats easy…why settle for extortion when you can hold off a little longer in hopes on getting that murder conviction….and while they were holding off…somebody else died…and he say its because she was snooping about the Holloway case on his laptop…

    So again…why is Ms. Holloway news

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    Because we don't know what happened, where is the body? Because she was a US of A citizen who went missing on a class field trip? Why wouldn't she still be news when the 5th yr of her disappearance arrived and the man accused of killing her is back in the news and confessed to a different murder. Do you get the connection? Cereal no milk, Peanut butter no jelly(connection). LOL. Van Der Sloot, Holloway connection.

  • allwrightyden

    borderlineamazing says:

    “coerced”? WHO ELSE DID IT? He was the only one in the room she didn’t break her own neck and beat herself up! Shame on whoever said Natalie shouldnt be news anymore. I hope you have a daughter I’m sure you would feel different then. What a horrible thing to say.

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    Amen...If they arrested this guy for Natalee's murder in the first place, Stephany would still be alive. There's not telling how many others he has killed. And who ever said she put herself in danger, yes she was in a different country and she went off with a stranger but we put ourselves in danger everyday just by doing simple things like driving a car. When god awakes us each day, we don't know if we will live to see the next. Have some compassion for Natalee, people make mistakes all the time, but her mistake just cost her her life!

  • b-boy817

    Again, this happens all the time...why are they still working the case five yrs later...stamp it unsolved and move to the next one

    People go missing and get murdered everyday...sadly thats the world we live in...I quess what im trying to say is...if they hadnt been still investigating this case(thats not uncommon,. and happens all the time)...there wouldnt have been a need for a "sting"...he wouldnt of had any money to get to Peru, the last girl wouldnt have gotten killed, and it wouldnt be in the news five years later.

  • b-boy817

    Allwrightyden says:
    Have some compassion for Natalee, people make mistakes all the time, but her mistake just cost her her life!
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    You just nailed it!!!!! So, why make a big deal about Ms. Holloway???

  • Anna

    -boy817 says:

    Again, this happens all the time…why are they still working the case five yrs later…stamp it unsolved and move to the next one

    People go missing and get murdered everyday…sadly thats the world we live in…I quess what im trying to say is…if they hadnt been still investigating this case(thats not uncommon,. and happens all the time)…there wouldnt have been a need for a “sting”…he wouldnt of had any money to get to Peru, the last girl wouldnt have gotten killed, and it wouldnt be in the news five years later.

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    Guess you never heard of "cold case". If it were not for some ppls persistance cases would not get solved. I live in Ohio and I can't count how many men over the past 10 yrs have been freed after serving 25-35 yrs in prison for a crime they did not commit. Yes in their persuit of getting Van Der Sloot another female was killed. Sometimes ppl do stupid things to put themselves in harms way. Why Stephany went to a hotel room with a guy she just met is unknown, stupid and very irresponsible. I want to know how many more women this man has harmed/killed. You don't kill two women 5 yrs apart and not have more victims out there. Van Der Sloot thought he was above the law because his daddy created this monster to never take responsiblity for your actions and that there are consequences. But then again the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, it's rumored that daddy helped him dispose of Natalie's body.

  • allwrightyden

    b-boy817 says:

    Allwrightyden says:
    Have some compassion for Natalee, people make mistakes all the time, but her mistake just cost her her life!
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    You just nailed it!!!!! So, why make a big deal about Ms. Holloway???

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    Because the case is still open. She was murdered, her body has never been found, she's of the caucasion (i hope I spelled that right) persuasion and she's from the United States. Van Der Sloot was arrested twice in her case! That's why she's still a big deal! :blink: