Report: Data on van der Sloot's Computer 'of Interest' to FBI
FBI agents met Monday with agents from the Peruvian National Police High Technology Crime Division, according to Lima newspaper El Comercio. The agents were provided with a copy of the entire contents of the computer hard drive that was found in van der Sloot's possession at the time of his arrest. The FBI is reportedly searching for information on the disappearance of Holloway and the alleged extortion of money from the Holloway family.
Oscar Gonzales, head of the High Technology Crime Division, told El Comercio that preliminary forensic analysis of the seized data "seems to be of interest." He did not elaborate.
Calls by AOL News to the FBI's Birmingham, Ala., field office were not immediately returned.
Van der Sloot is a longtime suspect in the disappearance of the Alabama teen who was on spring break in Aruba in 2005 when she vanished. He is accused in the 2010 slaying of Stephany Flores. Investigators believe the Peruvian business student was killed May 30 -- exactly five years after Holloway disappeared.
The Dutchman has been charged with first-degree murder and robbery in the Flores case. If convicted, he could face 15 to 35 years in prison.
Van der Sloot has also been indicted by U.S. authorities for his alleged involvement in a plot to extort $250,000 from Holloway's family for information on her death and the location of her body.