Joran Van der Sloot: His last five years make up a tale of dissolution, deception and increasing desperation according to friends and people who have chronicled his life.
Judge ordered Joran van der Sloot jailed on first-degree murder and robbery charges in the beating and strangling death of a young Lima woman.
Van der Sloot remains the lone suspect in the 2005 disappearance in Aruba of Natalee Holloway.
Peruvians are wondering if the unfinished FBI sting operation in Aruba and Alabama financed Joran van der Sloot's trip to Peru. His lawyer says Joran van der Sloot's confession of murder should be thrown out by a Peruvian judge.
Police in Peru have transferred accused killer Joran van der Sloot to a jail cell at the prosecutors office on Thursday as officials prepare to file charges against the Dutchman.
Peruvian police say they will visit the hotel murder scene in Lima where Joran van der Sloot reportedly confessed to killing a 21 year-old business student.
Peruvian police say they expect Joran van der Sloot, the prime suspect in the murder of a Peruvian college student, to be in their custody by this weekend. The victim's father, Ricardo Flores, is a businessman with close ties to the Peruvian police.
Chile police have detained Joran van der Sloot, a Dutch poker player and a prime suspect in the death of a woman in Peru. Van der Sloot was also a suspect in the 2005 disappearance of American tourist Natalee Holloway in Aruba.
Authorities were searching the country's dry, sparsely populated northern provinces for Joran van der Sloot.