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Aruba Judge orders release of Gary Giordano held in the mysterious disappearance of Robyn Gardner

Today, an Aruba Judge ordered that Gary Giordano be released by Tuesday, November 29th without any conditions.  This would allow Giordano to freely leave Aruba and return to the United States.

Giordano has been held during the investigation of the disappearance and presumed death of Robyn Gardner.  Gardner disappeared on August 2, 2011 while vacationing with Giordano on the island of Aruba.  Giordano initially aided the Aruba authorities in the search for Gardner and claimed that she was lost at sea while they were snorkeling.  On August 5, 2011, Giordano attempted to leave the country on a commercial flight and was detained by the authorities in Aruba.  He has remained in jail since then.

Giordano and Gardner met on an adult matchmaking site called Adult Friend Finder which claims to be, “The World’s Largest Sex & Swinger Personals Community.”

Prosecutors in Aruba have indicated that they will appeal the order to release Giordano.



Joran Van der Sloot charged with First Degree Murder in Peru

Joran Van der Sloot has been formally charged by Peruvian authorities with first degree murder for the killing of Stephany Flores.  Van der Sloot met Flores, 21, at a casino in Lima Peru.  Prosecutors are asking for a 30-year sentence if Van der Sloot is convicted as well as damages exceeding $70,000.

Van der Sloot also remains the sole suspect in the disappearance of American Natalee Holloway who vanished from Aruba in 2005.  She was last seen alive with Van der Sloot.  The killing of Flores came exactly 5 years to the day after Holloway disappeared.


Aruban Judge holds American Gary Giordano in jail for another 60 days

A Judge in Aruba has ordered Gary Giordano be held in jail for another 60 days.  During this 60 day period the police and prosecutors will attempt to obtain additional evidence to allow them to proceed to trial.  For now, Giordano will remain in the Aruban jail even though he has yet to be charged with a crime.

After the ruling, Gardner’s mother, Andrea Colson, issued a statement in which she said, “We have faith and confidence in the Aruban Authorities and FBI, and know that they will fervently continue their efforts to find Robyn.  This has been such a difficult time for all of us and your prayers have given us strength. We need to find our daughter. We pray that anyone who knows what happened that day will find the strength to contact authorities immediately. And we continue to ask everyone to keep praying for our Robyn so that she will be found soon.”

Gardner has been missing since August 2nd and Giordano is the sole suspect in her disappearance.

It has also been revealed that Gardner and Giordano first met on a sex website for swingers called Adult Friend Finder.