Stefany Flores Was Gay, Van Der Sloot Targeted Her For Poker Winnings, Says National Enquirer
The National Enquirer has unearthed all sorts of interesting facts about the night that Joran van der Sloot met and murdered his victim, 21 year-old Peruvian Stefany Flores. According to a private investigator for the family of Natalee Holloway, Van der Sloot was in Peru using money he extorted from the Holloway family days before.
Joran contacted a family rep by email and offered to reveal the location of Natalee’s body for $250, 000. The FBI set up a sting in a hotel room in Aruba on May 10, and after Joran was given a $10, 000 cash down payment by the Holloway rep, he flew to Colombia and then Peru. Another $15, 000 was wired for him to a bank account in Holland.
The story goes on to say that Joran quickly gambled away all his money and, by the time he met Stefany at the Atlantic City Casino in Lima on May 30, he’d been spending his days in the seedy, $36 a night hotel room where Stefany’s body was found, watching porn and lamenting his inability to pick up Peruvian women. That’s when he saw Stefany come into the casino and win “a lot of money” in a 3:30 AM, Texas Hold ‘Em tournament.
While there, police think Flores refused Van der Sloot’s sexual advances, explaining she was gay, so they slept until about 8 AM when Van der Sloot went out for coffee.
He’s seen on surveillance video going to the store at 8:15 AM. He returned with a loaf of bread and two cups of coffee. It’s then that police believe Van der Sloot asked Flores for money, possibly to compete in a major poker tournament scheduled a few days later. When Flores refused, police believe, Van der Sloot exploded, beating her to death with his hands and a tennis racket. Traces of his skin were found under her fingernails, proving she fought him with scratches.
At 8:45 AM on May 30, Van der Sloot is seen on surveillance video leaving his hotel room in a change of clothes and with his hair shorter and lighter than the night before. He left the hotel in Flores’ Jeep. Her body was not found for three days. Since Van der Sloot had left the television on very loud, housekeeping had not tried to enter his room. When a call was put through to the room three days later, and no one answered, the front desk employee went into the room and found the room covered in blood and Stefany’s body wrapped in a blanket and stuffed in the corner between the bed and the wall.