Aruba Detains Suspect 60 More Days in Missing Woman Case

Gary Giordano will likely face charges
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 1, 2011 10:20 AM CDT
Missing Woman Robyn Gardner: Suspect Gary Giordano Ordered Held in Aruba for 60 More Days
This undated handout photo, released by the Natalee Holloway Resource Center on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, shows Robyn Gardner, 35, of Frederick, Maryland.   (AP Photo/Natalee Holloway Resource Center)

(Newser) – Gary Giordano, the man suspected by Aruban authorities in Robyn Gardner’s disappearance and apparent death, will be staying on the island another 60 days. He was ordered held yesterday as prosecutors prepare to file charges and ultimately try Giordano, who was listed as the “beneficiary in case of a mishap” on Gardner’s $1.5 million travel insurance policy. Judges have previously ordered Giordano held for eight and then 16 days, the Washington Post reports.

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The Aruban solicitor general did not say what charges might be filed, but he said a trial would generally happen within months of the 60-day holding period. Rescue workers have found no sign of Gardner, and authorities fear she is dead. “We have faith and confidence in the Aruban Authorities and FBI, and know that they will fervently continue their efforts to find Robyn,” her mother said in a statement. “This has been such a difficult time for all of us and your prayers have given us strength. We need to find our daughter.” (Read more Gary Giordano stories.)

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