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Dad of missing teen Natalee Holloway says he may have found her remains in Aruba

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The father of Natalee Holloway, the American teen who disappeared in Aruba back in 2005, said Wednesday that he and a private investigator found human remains in Aruba that may be his daughter's body.

Discovered within a local home, they are now being DNA-tested to reveal their owner.

The tests could take as long as a month, Fox reports.

Natalee went missing at the age of 18 in 2005, during a high school graduation trip to the island.

Officials have yet to charge a suspect in the Alabama teen's disappearance.

Joran van der Sloot, a Dutch man the teen was last seen with outside a bar, is serving a 28-year sentence in a Peru jail for murdering student Stephany Flores, Fox reports.

That crime occurred five years to the day after Natalee’s disappearance.

A former roommate of a friend of van der Sloot's gave Natalee's dad a tip which led to the remains, he said on the "Today" show.

“[He] had information that took us to a spot where remains were found. And we took those remains and had those remains tested,” Holloway said on “Today.” “We’ve chased a lot of leads and this one is by far the most credible lead I’ve seen in the last 12 years.”

A new series centering on Natalee's disappearance will premiere this weekend on the Oxygen network.

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