By Michelle Simonsen
Five years ago, when I first heard of Joran van der Sloot, I prayed that the stories he told Aruban officials while being interrogated would actually lead to the truth—the location of Natalee Holloway. Every night I sat glued to the television and watched Joran take the Aruban Police, private investigators, the media and Natalee’s family on a wild goose chase in and around every dark crevice of Aruba to no avail. He smirked and took pleasure in telling investigators 20 different lies as to what happened that night of May 30 and what happened to Natalee.
By the end of the summer of 2005, I felt like a fool. I hoped that one of those lies would lead to Natalee. Instead, I witnessed the aftermath of what a pathological liar could do not only to a family, but to several countries, and millions of people across the world. We were all duped by an 18-year old psychopath.
Not only has Joran had five years to hone his craft, but he’s been able to roam the globe putting his monsterous techniques to use. Since he is a smarter and more experienced pathological liar and psychopath, he’s been able to dupe Peru as well.
On June 7, 2010, Joran confessed to murdering 21-year old Stefany Flores Ramirez on the same day he murdered Natalee Holloway in 2005. This time we had more information. The media reported she was found on the floor of Joran’s hotel room wearing only a t-shirt and underwear. She was beaten to a bloody pulp with an object, reportedly, a tennis racquet, causing blunt force trauma to her head, neck and torso. She sustained an intracranial hemmorage due to the force of the blows. Her neck was broken. And as reported by her brother, her eye was missing, stating she was “unrecognizable”.
However, Joran’s “confession” of striking Stephany a few times and grabbing her by her neck does not match up with her injuries.
Why were there bruises covering her entire body? Why was she only wearing a t-shirt and underwear? Why was her eye missing?
Try a new strategy Joran. The lies don’t fool anyone anymore, and your bogus confession does not add up.
If everyone in the world already knows how he operates, then why are Peruvian officials drinking the Joran van der Sloot “kool-aid”? Not once in five years has that waste of a human being ever told the truth. How can he continue to mesmerize smart people into believing his lies, false confessions and half truths?
Joran is going to spend a long time in a Peruvian prison no matter what story he spins now. However, just because Peru “has their man”, doesn’t mean they should accept his lies in order to close the case and drive the blood thirsty worldwide media out of town.
Don’t they owe it to Stephany?