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June 2010 Blog Posts (25)

Latest on van der Sloot: Allegedly Tried to Sell Info About Natalee

Joran van der Sloot -- a Dutch national and suspect in the disappearance of Natalee Holloway and the murder last month of a young woman in Peru -- faces an arrest warrant on charges of extortion and wire fraud in Alabama, according to this article on CNN.com. U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance says van der Sloot allegedly tried to extort $250,000 from an individual in exchange for the location of the remains of Alabama teen…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on June 4, 2010 at 2:30am — No Comments

Power of Twitter: Father's Plea to Help Find Son Goes Viral Globally

A UK Dad whose eight-month-old son was kidnapped has launched a desperate plea for help on Twitter after busy police ignored his plight, according to this article in the Daily Mail Online. Martin Perry, 32, made the anxious appeal via the micro-blogging site after Tristan was snatched from a nursery near Bangkok, Thailand, nearly two…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on June 4, 2010 at 2:00am — No Comments

BBC Calls Hanging "A Powerful Act Against Caribbean Crime"

BBC Caribbean calls last December’s hanging of convicted killer Charles Elroy Laplace as “one of the single most powerful acts against rising violent crime in the Caribbean,” according to this article. In a feature headlined “Declaring war on violent crime,” the BBC also noted that while there were just…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on June 3, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Natalee Holloway Suspect Joran Van Der Sloot Sought in Peru Murder

Dutch national Joran van der Sloot, twice arrested in the mysterious disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway, has been named the prime suspect in the death of a young Peruvian woman found dead over the weekend in a Lima hotel, according to…

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Added by Jeff Dunsavage on June 2, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

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