Natalee Holloway disappearance suspect Joran van der Sloot extradited to U.S. to face charges

Joran van der Sloot, the primary suspect in the widely-publicized disappearance of Natalee Holloway in 2005, has been extradited to the United States from Peru, where he had been incarcerated since he was convicted of murdering a woman there in 2010.

According to sources, van der Sloot arrived in Alabama earlier this week to face the charges of extortion and wire fraud that were brought against him in connection with Holloway’s case. The FBI had reportedly been negotiating with Peruvian authorities to secure van der Sloot’s extradition for some time.

Van der Sloot has been a fugitive from justice for over a decade since he was suspected of involvement in Holloway’s disappearance, which occurred while the two were on vacation in Aruba. Although van der Sloot was arrested in connection with the case multiple times, he has never been charged with the crime in the United States.

However, his arrest and extradition suggest that US authorities believe they have sufficient evidence to bring charges against him. It is not clear at this time whether van der Sloot will contest the charges or try to negotiate a plea bargain.