Aruban officials plan to spend Monday afternoon tracing the last steps of an American woman last seen six weeks ago in the Caribbean nation, an official with the national prosecutor's office said.
Prosecutors had been waiting to stage the event when weather conditions were similar to those on August 2, when Maryland resident Robyn Gardner disappeared, said Ann Angela of the prosecutor's office.
Gary Giordano, the man Gardner came to Aruba with, is in custody and has been the only person identified by authorities as a suspect in the case.
Re-enactments are common in the Dutch legal system, like the one done while authorities probed the disappearance six years ago of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway, Angela said. Aruba is an independent entity within the Netherlands government.
The missing woman and Giordano, a 50-year-old from Gaithersburg, Maryland, arrived on the island on July 31 from the United States, prosecutors say.
Prosecutors say Giordano told authorities he was snorkeling with Gardner, 35, on Baby Beach on Aruba's western tip and signaled to her to swim back. According to a transcript of a police interview, obtained by CNN, he said he feared for his life when he signaled to Gardner and didn't look for her as he swam for shore. When he reached the beach, Gardner was nowhere to be found, Giordano said, according to authorities. Search efforts for the missing woman are ongoing.
Earlier this month, a three-judge Aruban panel denied Giordano's appeal of a ruling keeping him behind bars for another 60 days as the investigation continues.
- CNN's Martin Savidge contributed to this report.