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Suspect in Peru woman's death arrested in Chile, police say

By the CNN Wire Staff
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Ex-Holloway suspect on police radar
  • Extradition to Peru arranged, interior minister says
  • Joran van der Sloot entered Chile on Wednesday, Chile says
  • Woman's body found Wednesday in his hotel room, police say
  • Van der Sloot previously a suspect in Alabama teen's disappearance

Santiago, Chile (CNN) -- Joran van der Sloot, the suspect in a young woman's slaying this week in Peru and previously considered a suspect in the 2005 disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway in Aruba, was captured Thursday in Santiago, Chile, authorities said.

Van der Sloot is the main suspect in this week's slaying of 21-year-old Stephany Flores Ramirez, who was found Wednesday in a Lima, Peru, hotel room registered to the Dutch man. Chilean police told CNN that paperwork showed that van der Sloot entered Chile on Wednesday.

Peruvian Interior Minister Octavio Salazar Miranda said Thursday that Peru has made arrangements with Interpol to extradite van der Sloot.