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Holloway suspect sought in new murder in Peru

LIMA, Peru (AP) - The Dutch government says an international arrest warrant has been issued for Joran van der Sloot.

He's the man who was twice arrested, and then released, in connection with the disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway during a trip to Aruba. Authorities didn't have enough evidence to charge him.

But now, police say he's the prime suspect in the weekend murder of a woman in Peru.

Police in Lima say van der Sloot fled the country the day after the killing of the 21-year-old woman, traveling by land to Chile.

They say he'd been in the country for a poker tournament, and appeared with the woman in a video that was taken at a Lima casino early Sunday -- the day she was killed.

The victim's father says she was killed in a hotel room that was splattered with blood, indicating a struggle.

The killing took place exactly five years after the disappearance of Holloway.

No trace of her has been found.

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