Chilean police have released surveillance video of murder suspect Joran Van der Sloot entering a hotel room with his alleged victim Stephany Flores Ramirez, 21, on May 30 at 5:20am.
3 hours and 20 minutes later, the security camera captures Van der Sloot leaving the room alone wearing a backpack and carrying a duffle bad that police believe contained his bloody clothing. He reportedly told the hotel clerk "don't bother my girl," and he said he would be back later.
Ramirez was found brutally beaten to death hours after the video captured her entering the hotel room with Van der Sloot. A tennis racket was recovered at the scene and is believed to be the murder weapon.
Van der Sloot was arrested after he crossed the border into Chile on Thursday (June 3). The bloody clothing was found in his possession and DNA tests are being conducted. His lawyer said the suspected serial rapist and murderer intended to turn himself in before he was captured, <*sarcasm>which probably explains his newly dyed blond hair<*sarcasm>.
Even with this damning video, a Peruvian judge gave the local prosecutor an additional week to come up with evidence against the Dutchman or he will be released. Van der Sloot is currently being held without bail. He has not been charged.
The Dutch Embassy expressed their "discomfort" with the Peruvian police for the way they "presented" Van der Sloot to the world media over the weekend. Van der Sloot was brought to Peru police headquarters on Saturday by the Chilean police. He was handcuffed and wearing a bullet proof vest as he was paraded in front of a mob of photographers and other media.
Van der Sloot is also the prime suspect in the disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway who went missing in 2005 during a senior class graduation trip to Aruba. He was twice arrested and released in that case.