Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Joran van der Sloot to be extradited to U.S. — in 24 years

For those of you up at night worrying that Joran van der Sloot, 26, will never get a taste of U.S.-style justice, fear not, for Peruvian authorities have agreed to extradite the Dutch bad boy, currently serving a 28-year-sentence for murder, to the U.S. once they are done with him.

Slideshow: Missing in Aruba, Natalee Holloway

A look in photos at the disappearance of high-school senior Natalee Holloway, who vanished on May 30, 2005, while on a school trip to the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba. Her fate remains a mystery.

Van der Sloot’s Marriage Made in Prison

If there is one common theme in Joran van der Sloot’s life, it is that he never fails to surprise. His latest outrage involves his plans to get married, less than two years into his 28-year-sentence in Peru for the murder of Stephany Tatiana Flores Ramirez in a hotel room in Lima in 2005. The announcement comes on the anniversary of both Natalee Holloway’s disappearance and Ramirez’s murder.

Inside the Mind of Joran van der Sloot

On June 3, 2010, an international warrant was issued for van der Sloot for the murder of Stephany Flores Ramirez, a young Peruvian woman. Van der Sloot was a suspect in Natalee Holloway’s 2005 disappearance, but rich and attractive, his media antics always seemed to overshadow the plight of his victims.

Lost in Paradise: The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway

On May 30, 2005, Alabama high school graduate Natalee Holloway vanished while on a class trip to Aruba. Some believe she was murdered by wealthy playboy Joran van der Sloot, while others claim that she lives on in white slavery. The mystery surrounding her disappearance has proved an enduring one that continues to draw professional and amateur sleuths alike.

A Profile of Tim Miller and Texas EquuSearch

After the devastating abduction and murder of his daughter Laura, Tim Miller started Texas EquuSearch, which uses the latest technology to find missing loved ones.

Joran Van der Sloot: I Got My Girlfriend Pregnant in Prison

A Dutch newspaper reports that Joran van der Sloot, who is serving a 28-year-sentence in Peru for murder and is the main person of interest in the disappearance of U.S. citizen Natalee Holloway, claims that he has gotten his Peruvian girlfriend pregnant. Van der Sloot claimed the pregnancy was unplanned. “[She] forgot to take the pill,” Van der Sloot told De Telegraph. “Her Catholic faith does not allow her to have an abortion.”

Today in Crime History: Police Arrest Security Guards in Natalee Holloway Disappearance

On June 5, 2005, Aruban cops arrested security guards Nick John, 30, and Abraham Jones, 28, on suspicion of murder and kidnapping.. Three days later a judge ordered the two men held on suspicion of kidnapping and murder. Under Dutch law, the police could hold the men for up to 116 days without charging them.