In a June 4, 2010 file photo Dutch citizen Joran Van der Sloot is escorted by police officers outside a Peruvian police station, near the border with Chile in Tacna, Peru. Peruvian police said Tuesday June 7, 2010 Dutchman Joran Van der Sloot has confessed to killing a young woman in his Lima hotel room last week. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro/file)
LIMA, Peru (AP) - The chief of Peru's criminal police says Dutch murder suspect Joran van der Sloot (YOHR'-uhn VAN'-dur-sloht) has told police that he knows the location of the body of missing U.S. teen Natalie Holloway.
Gen. Cesar Guardia tells The Associated Press that Van der Sloot "let slip that he knew the place where this person was buried."
But Guardia says the young Dutchman "would only testify (on the matter) before Aruba authorities."
Guardia said that he didn't know how seriously to take Van der Sloot's statement given his history of dubious statements about the 2005 disappearance in Aruba of the Alabama teen.
Guardia says the matter came up as Van der Sloot confessed to killing 21-year-old Peruvian Stephany Flores in a Lima hotel room.