Peruvian Newspaper: Van der Sloot Linked to Women Disappearances in Colombia? (UPDATE)
Under the headline, “Two women disappeared in Colombia during van der Sloot’s stay in that country,” the Peruvian newspaper El Comercio reports that, before arriving in Lima on May 14, Joran van der Sloot had been in Colombia since May 6.
The paper asks, “What did he do in [Colombia]?” and answers, “The same as here. Visiting casinos,” It continues, “Nevertheless, his stay coincided with the disappearance of two young Colombian women, who were also regular visitors of exclusive casinos.”
During those days, the Dutchman visited casinos in Bogotá as shown by security videos of those premises. “We know that he was a guest at two hotels, and because of that our police department started the investigations” according to Colombian journalists.
According to El Comercio, “during the next few hours the Peruvian authorities will begin ‘the reconstruction’ of the crime in the hotel ‘TAC’ where van der Sloot murdered [Stephany Flores], according to the police.”
Except for the piece in El Comercio–and other publications and blogs referring to it–there are no independent confirmations of this development. The Colombian press is ominously silent on it. Will keep this updated.