Such is the case with Natalee Holloway. Van Der Sloot confessed to killing her, and then retracted his confession relatively quickly.
Anita says in an interview that her son wasn't a bad kid, but that he was sneaky. He would sneak out of the home at night to go casinos - something that is relevant because he met both Natalee and Stephany in casinos (exactly five years to the day apart...)
Shocked that he would be able to fake everything that he has, the mother of the suspect suggests that maybe her son should have been an actor.
There are some who ponder the possibility that Joran Van Der Sloot is a serial killer. How many other women out there could be linked to the Dutch suspect? However, as he has rescinded confessions in both the Holloway and the Flores case, he is still considered innocent until proven guilty.
He's also claimed he can give more information about Holloway, but will only tell Aruban officials. Van Der Sloot has previously made these claims, and they led nowhere.
American authorities were also interested in speaking with the young man, as he is wanted for an extortion scheme against Natalee Holloway's mother. Given that he is wanted for questioning for murder in both Aruba and Peru, he may never be brought to the states.
Van Der Sloot is quite the suspect. If he is indeed guilty for these crimes, eventually he should get caught. What's puzzling about everything is that he confesses, and then retracts his confession. The similarities with the Holloway case to the more recent case in Peru are startling.