Joran van der Sloot: Suspect in US teen's disappearance extradited
By Vanessa Buschschlter
The main suspect in the 2005 disappearance of US teenager Natalee Holloway has been extradited to the US to stand trial for alleged extortion.
Dutchman Joran van der Sloot, 35, is accused of taking tens of thousands of dollars from Natalee Holloway's mother in exchange for revealing the location of their daughter's body.
Prosecutors say he gave her false information and fled to Peru.
In Peru, he murdered a young Peruvian woman and was sentenced to 28 years.
Footage released by Peruvian police on Thursday showed van der Sloot being transferred from the jail where he has served half of his murder sentence to an air force base in the capital, Lima.
There, he was handed over to the FBI agents who are expected to take him to the US state of Alabama.
The disappearance of Natalee Holloway during a school trip to the Caribbean island of Aruba was widely covered in US and international media.