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

Joran van der Sloot Confessed to Cracking Natalee Holloway’s Skull on Rock in Aruba: Feds

Joran van der Sloot, the man suspected in Natalee Holloway’s 2005 disappearance and presumed death in Aruba, allegedly once claimed that he pushed Holloway into a rock on the ground, killing her.

Van der Sloot, who is in a Peruvian prison for a different murder, is expected to be extradited to Alabama for extorting Holloway’s family. A federal affidavit stated that van der Sloot admitted to pushing Holloway to the ground when she tried to leave him, which led to her hitting her head and dying.

Van der Sloot allegedly claimed that his father, who died in 2010, helped bury Holloway’s body. Fox News reported that Van der Sloot led Holloway’s family’s lawyer to a spot where her body was not located — only to claim he lied about the location after the lawyer left Aruba.

Van der Sloot, a Dutch national, was indicted in Alabama for wire fraud in 2010. He was reportedly paid $25,000 for information about Holloway’s whereabouts and had 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.

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.

Holloway’s remains have not been found.

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