Joran Van Der Sloot Confession: 'The Girl Intruded on My Private Life'

Natalee Holloway's father hopes arrest in Peru will provide leads on daughter.

ByABC News via logo
June 4, 2010, 8:30 AM

June 8, 2010— -- Peruvian authorities are pressuring Joran van der Sloot to give them information about the disappearance of Natalee Holloway in the wake of the Dutch playboy's reported confession that he murdered a 21-year-old Peruvian woman.

Police investigators told Lima's La Republica newspaper that van der Sloot's bombshell confession came late Monday night when he tearfully admitted that he grabbed Stephany Flores Ramirez by the neck when she began reading articles about him on the Internet.

"I did not want to do it. The girl intruded into my private life," he told investigators, according to La Republica . "She had no right."

"I confronted her," he continued. "She was frightened, we argued and she wanted to get away. I grabbed her by the neck and I hit her."

Van der Sloot could be charged with murder as early as today.

Click HERE for past coverage of Joran van der Sloot and the disappearance of Natalee Holloway.

Dave Holloway, Natalee Holloway's father, told "Good Morning America" today that search teams had been assembled in Aruba in case Peruvian investigators are able to glean any more information about the teenager's 2005 disappearance while on a school vacation.

"He's confessed to this one," Holloway said of Flores' death, "and I'd like for him to tell everyone what happened."

Holloway said he's been closely following the Flores case, calling it "deja vu."

"I would just like to say that you know all the pain and suffering that we've gone through, hopefully justice is served this time," he said.

Holloway also said he believed Beth Twitty, his ex-wife and Natalee Holloway's mother, was the only family member who knew about an alleged extortion plot involving van der Sloot that was under investigation when he was taken into custody for Flores' murder.

A spokeswoman for Twitty said Natalee mother's "heart is with the Flores family, and that they remain in her thoughts and prayers."

"I know they are suffering," Twitty said in statement.

U.S. authorities have issued an arrest warrant for van der Sloot, saying $15,000 was wired to the Netherlands from Holloway's hometown in Alabama in exchange for information about her disappearance and the location of her remains.

"Unfortunately I knew nothing about it," Holloway said. "I think the only person that was involved in this incident was Beth ... the FBI indicated that this was a situation that only the people were involved in it knew."