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Suspect Killer of American High Schooler, Natalee Holloway, Heads to US Soil for Trial

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It's been nearly two decades since Alabama teen Natalee Holloway disappeared in Aruba.

Now, the man last seen with Holloway and also the man suspected of killing her will be extradited to the US. Joran van der Sloot will not be on trial for Holloway's murder however, but for extortion of money from her mother, Beth Holloway.

Beth Holloway says van der Sloot reached out to an attorney promising to explain what happened to Natalee and lead authorities to the remains. He asked for $250,000, which was $25,000 wired to him as part of an FBI sting.

This is the basis of the current wire fraud and extortion charges against him. Van der Sloot fled Aruba to Peru where he was arrested for the murder of 21-year-old Stephany Flores. She died five years, to the day, of Natalee’s disappearance. Joran van der Sloot was convicted and has been serving a 28-year prison sentence.  

An extradition treaty with Peru is making temporary extradition possible. 

Joining Nancy Grace today: 

  • Dale Carson - High Profile Criminal Defense Attorney (Jacksonville), Former FBI Agent, and Former Police Officer (Miami-Dade County); Author: "Arrest-Proof Yourself;" Twitter: @DaleCarsonLaw 
  • Caryn Stark - Psychologist- Trauma and Crime Expert; Twitter: @carnpsych
  • Sheryl McCollum - Cold Case Investigative Research Institute Founder and Host of the new podcast: "Zone 7;", Twitter: @149Zone7  
  • Irv Brandt - Senior Inspector, US Marshals Service- International Investigations Branch; Chief Inspector, DOJ Office of International Affairs; Author: “SOLO SHOT: CURSE OF THE BLUE STONE” (available on Amazon); Also: "FLYING SOLO: Top of the World;" Twitter: @JackSoloAuthor 
  •  Joseph Scott Morgan - Professor of Forensics: Jacksonville State University, Author, "Blood Beneath My Feet;" Host: "Body Bags with Joseph Scott Morgan;" Twitter: @medcolegaldeath 
  • Art Harris -Two-time Emmy-Winning Investigative Journalist

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