Arrested and Sentenced
Tragically, the remains of 21-year-old Stephany were found three days later in a hotel room registered to none other than Van der Sloot. He was arrested in Chile that day and sent back to Peru. Van der Sloot had no choice but to come clean about the murder.
He confessed to killing Stephany because she apparently accessed his laptop and found information linking him to Natalee’s disappearance. On January 11th, 2012, Van der Sloot was charged with robbery and first-degree murder in Lima Superior Court in Peru. What’s eerie is that Stephany’s murder took place exactly 5 years to the day since Natalee’s disappearance.