Mug shot of Joran van der Sloot side by side with photo of Natalee Holloway

Joran van der Sloot: Extradition Plans for Natalee Holloway’s Suspected Killer to Begin Friday

On Friday, Interpol officials will reportedly start coordinating their plan to extradite Joran van der Sloot, the man suspected in Natalee Holloway’s 2005 disappearance and presumed death in Aruba.

Van der Sloot, who is jailed in Peru for another murder, was indicted in 2010 in Alabama for extorting Holloway’s family. Colonel Carlos López Aeda, the chief of Interpol in Lima, Peru, told Fox News that he is meeting with Peruvian prison and FBI officials to lay out the details of van der Sloot’s extradition.

López Aeda said van der Sloot will likely be flown to the United States on a government plane.

“The United States has already promised to return Joran after the process defined there. We are going to proceed with the extradition,” he told Fox. “[Friday], I meet with the FBI and the prison police to coordinate the details of their transfers and define the extradition date.”

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Holloway’s mother told the news outlet that the extradition is expected to happen within a week.

In 2012, van der Sloot was sentenced to 28 years for Stephany Flores’ slaying — which he said occurred after she learned of his connection to Holloway’s presumed murder. In 2005, Holloway, 18, was reportedly last seen leaving a bar in Aruba with van der Sloot, who was also 18 at the time.

Earlier this month, Peruvian officials approved van der Sloot’s extradition to Alabama, where he was indicted for wire fraud and extortion in 2010. There, he is accused of telling Holloway’s family that he would reveal where Holloway’s remains were located.

Van der Sloot, a Dutch national, was reportedly paid $25,000 for this information and demanded $225,000 more. Afterward, he allegedly provided a link to a website that he claimed detailed where Holloway’s remains were buried, but that was not the case.

Holloway’s remains have not been found.

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[Featured image: Joran van der Sloot Peruvian mug shot/Left; Natalee Holloway]