01:08 AM EDT 10/17/2013
Originally posted 05/22/2012 05:00PM
Gary Giordano, who had been held for four months in the disappearance of Robyn Gardner in Aruba, was arrested in Maryland after he was found naked with another woman in the back of a Cadillac Escalade, police say.
Giordano, 51, and a woman identified as Carol Bock, 45, of Tennessee were arrested for investigation of indecent exposure after they were discovered by Annapolis police responding to a call of possible sexual activity in a car in a parking garage last Friday evening.
When officers shined a light through an SUV window, the pair were seen lying naked on a mattress in the rear cargo area with a blanket hanging "in what appeared to be an attempt to conceal their activity,” say charging documents reported by the Washington Times.
Originally posted 11/30/2011 07:15AM
With Gary Giordano, the main suspect in the case, freed on Tuesday, family and friends of Robyn Gardner, who went missing in Aruba almost four months ago, have spoken of their frustration at still not having any answers.
"We still don't know where Robyn is, and that's the issue I'm concerned with most," Gardner's boyfriend, Richard Forester, tells PEOPLE. "I am hopeful that the U.S. authorities will be able to find some answers from the computers and phones as to what happened and hopefully that will lead to finding Robyn."
Forester admitted he was still working out how he felt about the release of Giordano, Gardner's traveling partner, whom Aruban authorities consider a prime suspect.
Originally posted 11/29/2011 07:10PM
A man held since August in the disappearance of Robyn Gardner in Aruba was freed Tuesday. A judge had told prosecutors they had no right to detain him any longer.
Gary Giordano, who was Gardner's traveling partner, left the jail with his lawyers and is free to travel off of the island, the Associated Press reports.
Giordano was detained after Gardner went missing on Aug. 2. He claimed she never returned from a snorkeling trip they took together. Prosecutors have questioned his story, and he has been detained while they investigate.
Originally posted 09/13/2011 06:20PM
Casey Anthony's defense attorney has a brand new client.
Jose Baez tells PEOPLE he will represent Gary Giordano, the man suspected in the disappearance of Robyn Gardner in Aruba.
Giordano, 50, has been held without charges for over a month since he reported the disappearance of Gardner, 35, with whom he was vacationing on the Caribbean island. He reported her missing on Aug. 2.
In July, Baez successfully defended Casey Anthony, who was acquitted of murdering her daughter Caylee.
After the not-guilty verdict, Baez, who had only been practicing law for three years before taking Anthony's case, told Barbara Walters, "After I heard 'not guilty,' I had a moment. I thought, 'My life is going to start to change.' "
Originally posted 09/12/2011 01:40PM
Originally posted 08/31/2011 06:30PM
Gary Giordano will remained confined for another two months in Aruba while authorities continue to try to question him about missing Robyn Gardner.
A judge ordered the 60-day extension Wednesday during a closed-door hearing.
Giordano, 50, has been held without charges for nearly a month since he reported the disappearance of Gardner, 35, during a trip they were taking to the Caribbean island.
Originally posted 08/30/2011 10:45AM
Gary Giordano, the man suspected in the disappearance of traveling companion Robyn Gardner in Aruba, "is not a monster," his father said on Tuesday's Today show.
"The least I can do is stand up for my son and tell the world that what they've been hearing about him is not true," Frank Giordano, 80, said on the NBC program.
Frank Giordano also released family photos of Gary, including some with his three sons (their faces masked for privacy), to display the "other side" of the man he says has been vilified by the press.
"I would like to show … the side that shows Gary as a good human being who's good to his family and good to his friends," Frank Giordano says. "I know he would not be able to kill someone."
Originally posted 08/23/2011 02:35PM
She's wearing a colorful dress with a handbag slung over her shoulder and is walking out of an Aruba restaurant behind a man wearing shorts and dark shirt.
The scene is captured in a photograph obtained by ABC News, believed to be the last known picture of Robyn Gardner before she disappeared on Aug. 2 during a trip to the Caribbean island with Gary Giordano.
Although her face is away from the camera, Gardner is identified as the woman in the photo by her boyfriend Richard Forester, who tells ABC that he recognizes her favorite dress.
Originally posted 08/22/2011 09:30AM
While Gary Giordano has told police that traveling companion Robyn Gardner disappeared in Aruba after the two had gone snorkeling, a fisherman who saw them contradicts Giordano's claim.
The witness says the couple took a walk along the reef at 4 p.m. and then drove away a short time later without going into the water, reports ABC News.
"We're investigating that material, seeing the relevance to the investigation," said Aruba Solicitor General Taco Stein.
Last week, Giordano, 50, was ordered to remain in an Aruban jail for another 16 days while police investigate what they call "serious inconsistencies" in his story about the Aug. 2 disappearance of Gardner, 35. Police on the Caribbean island presume the Maryland woman is dead.
Originally posted 08/17/2011 07:30PM
Robyn Gardner was supposed to be in Orlando with her parents. At least that's what she told her boyfriend, Richard Forester.
Then she told Forester she actually had gone to Aruba on a surprise family trip.
In fact, the 35-year-old beautiful, blond Maryland woman with a radiant smile had traveled to the Caribbean with a man named Gary Giordano, a 50-year-old businessman also from Maryland with a disturbing past.
Now, Gardner is missing and presumed dead, Giordano is being detained, and questions are mounting about what happened during their island stay.
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