Man detained in missing-woman case ordered to stay in Aruban jail
Robyn Gardner was last seen in August on a beach on the Caribbean Island of Aruba.
October 28th, 2011
02:45 PM ET

Man detained in missing-woman case ordered to stay in Aruban jail

An American man detained in connection with the disappearance and presumed death of a Maryland woman in Aruba has been ordered to remain in police custody for another 30 days as authorities continue their investigation, Aruba's public prosecutor announced Friday in a press release.

An Aruban judge issued the order Friday for Gary Giordano, who was arrested on August 5 "on suspicion of involvement in the disappearance and death" of his traveling companion, Robyn Gardner, three days earlier, the prosecutor said.

Giordano, a 50-year-old Gaithersburg, Maryland, resident, has told investigators that he went snorkeling with Gardner on August 2 and that she failed to return to shore with him as they snorkeled at the southern end of the island.

Giordano's attorney had argued at a court hearing Friday that his client's "life is being destroyed" and that he should be released from custody.

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  1. rooney

    Good. They need to hold this guy until they find out what happened.

    October 28, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Maddox

    They really need to keep this man locked up until they have some clue as to what happened with the lady.

    October 28, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Portland Tony

    Strange things happen in that area! Bodies just disappear. Is that part of the Bermuda triangle?

    October 28, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    This could be Casey Anthony all over again.
    If there is no evidence of a crime, how can you prove that a murder was committed? How can you keep a man in jail without evidence of a crime?
    Years ago, I went swimming (body surfing) with a buddy at a remote beach in Jamaica.
    I lost sight of him, got out of the water, and looked. I became convinced that he had drowned and told some people.
    A few minutes later he walked up to me, smiling.
    He'd met a girl, and they disappeared behind some trees. (I never even saw her.)
    That could have happened to this woman that we think was murdered in Aruba.

    October 28, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cheryl B

      The only common thread between the two cases is Jose Baez. In the Anthony case, there was PLENTY of evidence a crime had been committed AND who committed it. Little girls generally don' t get away from the mother responsible for them, accidentally drown, then miraculously put duct tape on themselves and walk to a mucky swamp and jump in....all while Mom is off dancing. Robyn Gardner didn't just magically disappear either. Keep the creep in jail.

      October 28, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. drap

    I say we all pitch in and purchace a ticket for Nancy Grace to Aruba... .

    October 28, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Nancy's the one.
    She doesn't need evidence: she has emotions.

    October 28, 2011 at 8:14 pm | Report abuse |
  7. dragonex

    That is possible JIF. However your friend didn't take out a large $$$$ life insurance policy on her. There are strings that tie him to her that are questionable and why a lot of people believe he is guilty. There are a lot of possibilities on a case with no physical body.

    October 28, 2011 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Portland Tony

      You gotta know befoe you start ho'ing!

      October 28, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. me

    portland tony. you r a perfect example of an as.hole. who lets these guys get away with such bull. he sounds like another pig.

    October 29, 2011 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
  9. fernace

    This guy got a llife insurance policy on his "good friend" just days before the pair took off for Aruba! That says it all, to me!

    October 29, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |


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