Murder suspect Joran van der Sloot spotted in northern Chilean city

ARICA, CHILE - A Dutch man who is the prime suspect in the disappearance of American teenager Natalee Holloway and is being sought in connection with the murder of a young woman in Peru was spotted in a northern Chilean city on Wednesday, police said.

Douglas Rodriguez, a top police officer with the Chilean Investigation Police said Joran van der Sloot was spotted on Wednesday in Arica city, which lies adjacent to the Peruvian city of Tacna.

Rodriguez told reporters that police are looking for Van der Sloot in overnight accommodations. He said the suspect arrived in Chile from Peru in a taxi accompanied by two Peruvian men on May 31. The two Peruvians traveled back to Tacna on the same day.

Rodriguez said van der Sloot entered the country on a tourist visa.