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Joran van der Sloot's computer to get FBI going-over in Natalee Holloway case

Van der Sloot, 24, was charged with killing Flores exactly five years after American student Natalee Holloway went missing in Aruba. Van der Sloot has long been the primary suspect in her disappearance. Van der Sloot was accused of killing Flores in her hotel room and robbing her of casino winnings.This may not be the end of van der Sloot's legal troubles. Seen here: Natalee Holloway Personal Photo

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(CBS/WIAT) BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - FBI agents will travel to Peru to inspect the hard drive of a laptop belonging to Joran van der Sloot, who is accused of killing a Peruvian woman, and who has twice been arrested in connection with the disappearance of Alabama teen Natalee Holloway case.

Federal agents are scheduled to meet with two agents of the Peruvian National Police High Technology Crime Division at their police headquarters in Lima on March 14, according to a report by CNN.

They hope to find clues on Van der Sloot's computer to help solve the 2005 disappearance of Holloway, who was on a school trip to Aruba. She was last seen leaving a club with Van der Sloot and two other local teens. While he has never been charged in the Mountain Brook teen's disappearance he is still considered the prime suspect.

The FBI was able to win an indictment against Van der Sloot on wire fraud and extortion charges. They claim the Dutchman promised the Holloway family information about Natalee's fate but never provided any relevant information, reports CBS affiliate WIAT.

The laptop could also provide critical information about Van der Sloot's legal troubles in Peru. He is now being held in the Castro Castro prison facing charges for allegedly killing 21-year-old Peruvian Stephany Flores last May. Her body was found in van der Sloot's Lima hotel room, 5 years to the day after Holloway's disappearance, WIAT reports.

Van der Sloot confessed he killed Flores when she found material relating to Holloway on his laptop, police say, the same computer the FBI will now get a chance to examine, reported the station.

Click here for full coverage of the Natalee Holloway case on Crimesider.

  • Camille Mann

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