BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A Dutch man suspected in the disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway in Aruba in 2005 has been charged with trying to extort $250,000 in return for disclosing the location of her body.
The criminal complaint against Joran van der Sloot was filed
Thursday in federal court in Birmingham by the U.S. attorney.
It accused van der Sloot of promising to describe the circumstances of Holloway's death as well as the location of her remains in return for the money.
Van der Sloot was arrested Thursday in Chile as a suspect in the
death of a 21-year-old woman in Peru.
The woman's body was found in Van der Sloot's hotel room five years to the day after Natalie Holloway disappeared.