JORAN VAN DER SLOOT
Joran van der Sloot could be extradited from Peru to the United States to face extortion charges within months, his attorney told CNN Monday. According to Maximo Altez, the US has taken the first step in the process and he expects a formal request for extradition soon. Altez said that if van der Sloot is convicted in federal court, he would likely return to Peru to serve the rest of his 28-year prison sentence for murder there and then come back to the US to serve whatever sentence is ordered here. See CNN’s full report here for more details.
Authorities reportedly searched a San Diego-area canyon Monday for Brittany Killgore, a missing Marine wife from Fallbrook who they fear could be in danger.
Killgore, 22, was last seen Friday night and she was believed to have been with Louis Ray Perez, a 45-year-old Marine based at Camp Pendleton, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department. Perez is currently being held on $500,000 bail for an unrelated charge of possession of a stolen assault rifle, but investigators told KGTV he has not been forthcoming with information about what happened to Killgore.