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- ISBN: 9781250005823 | 1250005825
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 1/1/2020
In May 2005, Natalee Holloway disappeared from a high school trip to Aruba. Five years to the day later, 21-year-old Stephany Flores Ramirez was reported missing in Lima, Peru. Implicated in both crimes was one young man: Joran van der Sloot.A 22-year-old Dutchman, van der Sloot has become the subject of intense scrutiny by the media and the public in the years since 2005. He was arrested and detained by Aruban authorities in connection with the Holloway murder, only to be released after questioning. In 2008, during a Dutch sting operation, he admitted to being present for Holloway's deathbut later recanted his statement.In 2010, on the five year anniversary of her disappearance, a young business student in Peru named Stephany Flores Ramirez disappeared, only to be found dead three days later in a hotel roomregistered to Joran van der Sloot. He was arrested for the murder, and he confessed, but later claimed it was coerced.This is the first book to offer a probing look at the man tied to two of the most sensational cases of the decade. With unprecedented access to investigative files from law enforcement in the U.S., Aruba, Chile and Peru, Portrait of a Monsteroffers an unflinching glimpse into the workings of an international manhunt and a chilling portrait of the alleged killer within. Exclusive Details from Portrait of a Monster include: Interviews with members of the families of Joran, Stephany and Natalee. Internal communications between Interpol, the FBI, Aruban officials and officials in Chile and Peru. Never before seen police files from Chile, Peru and Aruba. Behind the scene details of the police interviews with Joran at police headquarters in Peru as described by those who were in the room. Exclusive police document entitled "The 21 Reasons why police think Joran is guilty" of the murder of Stephany Flores. Transcripts from police interviews in Aruba with Joran, and Satish and Deepak Kalpoe, including the secretly recorded audiotape of the three alone in an interrogation room of the Aruban Police Department. Joran's troubles in Thailand, including a possible connection to human sex trafficking. Never before seen photos of the crime scene in Peru, Stephany's car, police mug shots, fingerprint files, hotel records and more.