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    http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/10...-missing-case/

    "Giordano continues to serve out his 60-day detention, which expires October 31. At that point, he’ll be back in court. Prosecutors then will either charge Giordano criminally, or request a final detention extension for 30 more days. The judge at that hearing will again have the option of setting Giordano free."

    The Aruba prosecutors are awaiting the results from the Netherlands of handwriting analysis on the insurance policies which Giordano took out on Gardner. It is important for us as Americans to remember that the judicial system in Aruba is different than here in the states. The judge can be shown evidence in private which can then be used to grant these extensions.

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    Oct. 17, 2011

    A judge in Aruba on Monday denied a Gaithersburg man’s request to be released from custody as authorities continue to probe the disappearance of his traveling companion, Aruban officials said.

    Gary Giordano, 50, has been held since Aug. 5, three days after Robyn Gardner, 35, went missing. Giordano’s lawyer in Aruba, Michael Lopez, had asked he be released pending trial.

    But a judge denied that request, setting up a hearing later this month, said Ann Angela, a spokeswoman for the Aruban public prosecutor’s office.


    Giordano has told authorities that Gardner, of Frederick, never made it back to shore after the two went snorkeling. Aruban authorities have said they believe Gardner might be the victum of foul play and that Giordano was involved.

    Aruban authorities have called Giordano a “suspect in a suspicious death.” Gardner’s body has not been found.

    In Aruba, prosecutors seeking to detain a suspect must appear before a judge at regular intervals, authorities said.

    After his next hearing, a judge could order Giordano released, prosecutors could proceed to trial, or Giordano could be held longer while prosecutors continue to investigate the matter, Angela said.
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    Andrea, It is so very disheartening to read these stories about visitors to Aruba. eventually they will know what happened but in the meantime, she has a family that will suffer the worse thing possible - uncertainty. They have my prayers.
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    yup very sad. many prayers have been said for this woman and her familyQUOTE=charles;213014]Andrea, It is so very disheartening to read these stories about visitors to Aruba. eventually they will know what happened but in the meantime, she has a family that will suffer the worse thing possible - uncertainty. They have my prayers.[/QUOTE]

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    I find it kind of absurd how all of the reporters do continue to compare it to the Holloway case. I also believe it is funny how Nancy Grace claimed that it "happened at Baby Beach" and that "Baby Beach" was very calm and would be impossible to drown at, hence the name.

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    there have been numerous drownings at BABY BEACH.
    snorkelers that over estimate their abilities as just one example.
    (diario, daily news and Aruba today)

    from a previous post...................Quote:
    Originally Posted by Andrea J.
    what could be problematic is if people start posting "speculation and scenarios and in some case lies".
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    I saw Nancy Grace on Good Morning America. She is so obnoxious.

    ABC had a guy reporting live from Aruba. I'm sure they had to twist his arm to get him to go on that assignment!

    This is NOT a Holloway sitatution. This guy she was with sounds like bad news. This could have happened anywhere.

    At least they caught him before he left the country. Let's hope the Aruban authorities learned some lessons from the Holloway case on what NOT to do.


    so, we are trying to keep speculations and commentaries at 0 so we can solely post any new known facts that develop. please follow the set forth guidelines by posting only what is known and please site sources.
    Quote Originally Posted by zwatkins View Post
    I find it kind of absurd how all of the reporters do continue to compare it to the Holloway case. I also believe it is funny how Nancy Grace claimed that it "happened at Baby Beach" and that "Baby Beach" was very calm and would be impossible to drown at, hence the name.
    Last edited by Andrea J.; 10-23-2011 at 07:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    there have been numerous drownings at BABY BEACH.
    snorkelers that over estimate their abilities as just one example.
    I know that, I just don't understand why these "reporters" just make these statements with no factual evidence to back it up. Sure, judging by the name "Baby Beach" you would assume it is harmless I guess. For someone who hasn't really been or has no real idea, it makes you look kind of stupid to go on live television and make the claim that it's "completely safe" or "impossible to drown at".

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    today 10/28/2011 CNN
    STORY HIGHLIGHTS
    NEW: Gary Giordano is ordered to stay behind bars for another 30 days
    The Maryland man's attorney argued that he should be released
    The lawyers says prosecutors want more time to investigate the case
    Giordano is the lone suspect in the disappearance of Robyn Gardner
    (CNN) -- An Aruban judge on Friday ordered Gary Giordano to remain in custody for another 30 days as authorities continue their investigation into the disappearance and presumed death of a Maryland woman, Aruba's public prosecutor announced.
    The decision followed a court hearing earlier in the day in which Chris Lejuez, Giordano's Aruban attorney, argued that his client's "life is being destroyed" and that he should be released.
    Giordano, himself also from Maryland, was arrested August 5 "on suspicion of involvement in the disappearance and death" of his traveling companion, Robyn Gardner.
    Giordano admits taking out a $1.5 million life insurance policy on Gardner, 35, just days before they traveled to Aruba, according to Aruban investigators.
    The 50-year-old denies being responsible for the woman's disappearance, insisting that he'd been snorkeling with Gardner on August 2 when he signaled her to swim back, according to statements from the prosecutor's office. When he reached the Aruban beach, Gardner was nowhere to be found, he allegedly said.
    The woman's body has not been found.
    Lejuez said Friday morning's hearing lasted between an hour and a half and two hours. The defense attorney claimed that prosecutors argued to extend Giordano's detention, saying they needed more time to investigate Gardner's disappearance.
    Authorities say they are still following information in the United States, the Netherlands, Curacao and Aruba in the case. That includes waiting results from examinations of cell phones and a computer. Lejuez says prosecutors also argued that they need time to follow up on "points of interest" identified by search and rescue dogs that were brought in from Holland.
    Lejuez said Giordano told the judge that what he did not do what he's been suspected of, declaring, "I am innocent."
    Lejuez said he argued there is no need to keep Giordano locked up. He could instead be released on the condition he remain in Aruba or released under some sort of bail. Lejuez said there is "no way the damage can be undone even if his client is acquitted."
    During the hearing, it was also disclosed that DNA test results on blood on a towel showed the blood belong to Robyn Gardner, according to Lejuez.
    Giordano's attorney said this fact is consistent with his client's statement to police that Gardner cut her toe while coming out of the water while they were swimming. Police have denied reports that Gardner's blood was found on a rock at the beach where Giordano says they went swimming.

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    Being released

    Aruba orders release of US man suspected in death

    By DILMA ARENDS GEERMAN | AP – 3 hrs ago
    ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) — A U.S. businessman suspected in the August disappearance and presumed death of his traveling companion in Aruba must be released from jail next week and will be free to leave the island, a judge ruled Friday.

    Gary Giordano, a 50-year-old employment agency owner from Gaithersburg, Maryland, is scheduled to be freed Tuesday without any conditions.

    He has spent nearly four months in custody while investigators have sought more time to gather and evaluate evidence in the death of 35-year-old Robyn Gardner, of Frederick, Maryland. Gardner is presumed dead, but her body has not been found.

    Prosecutor Taco Stein said he has appealed the judge's decision.
    "It's a setback," he said. "We feel that he is still a flight risk. ... The investigation is ongoing. We need him."

    Stein said prosecutors need more time to analyze information from Giordano's laptop and iPad.

    He said that if Giordano is freed and leaves Aruba, they would later request his extradition from the U.S. if they could find sufficient evidence to persuade a judge to order him rearrested.

    "We are determined to get to the truth of this," Stein said.

    Giordano cried when he heard the judge's ruling, which was issued during a private hearing, said his attorney, Chris Lejuez.

    "He would not believe that after four months, someone is finally willing to give him the benefit of the doubt," Lejuez said.

    Prosecutors said they still consider Giordano a suspect, but Lejuez said his client is innocent.

    "The prosecution has conducted a large number of investigations, with nonrelevant results," he said. "It is time to give someone the benefit of the doubt, especially when nothing is found to concretely accuse him."
    Giordano has maintained that Gardner was swept out to sea while snorkeling on Aug. 2.

    In October, a judge had ruled that Giordano would remain in custody for 30 more days while prosecutors continued to investigate the case.
    "I'm just going to ... hope the FBI has something on him," Gardner's boyfriend, Richard Forester of Rockville, Maryland, said Friday after hearing of the judge's ruling.

    The FBI had searched Giordano's home in Maryland following his detention in Aruba. The FBI did not immediately comment Friday.
    ____
    Associated Press writers Danica Coto in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Jessica Gresko in Washington, D.C., contributed to this report.
    Last edited by Arubalisa; 11-26-2011 at 12:02 AM. Reason: removed asst misc. other story links

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    Thats terrible. IMO I thinks it was him and now Auba gets anoher black eye for this creep. Ater seeing that video where he said they snorkeled from it seems very strange to me. No water shoes- shallow water and that life insurance policy! Hopesomething else shows up before they release him.
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