The search for 35-year-old missing American Robyn Gardner is continuing on Monday in Aruba.
A new search by Aruban law enforcement is being conducted by search teams looking for new evidence that could lead to the missing woman’s whereabouts. This time the search will canvas the northern part of the island. Previous searches were concentrated in the southern part of the island, where Gary Giordano said Gardner disappeared snorkeling.
The businessman from Maryland accompanied Gardner to Aruba and is currently being detained as a suspect in her presumed death. Giordano denies having any involvement in Gardner’s disappearance or death.
A new witness has come forward stating that he never saw Gardner and Giordano get into the water but left the beach when Giordano claimed the two were snorkeling together.
Giordano had previously bought an accidental insurance policy on Gardner, one that he tried to collect when the woman disappeared. He had purchased the policy just days before traveling to Aruba with Gardner.
American teen Natalee Holloway had disappeared, after she was seen leaving a bar with Aruban teen Joran van der Sloot, during a high school graduation trip to Aruba in 2005. Holloway had stayed at the same hotel as Gardner and Giordano.
Van der Sloot was never charged in Holloway’s disappearance but is currently awaiting trial in Peru on charges he murdered Stephanie Flores, a 21-year-old woman he had met in a casino.
Flores’ body was found in Van der Sloot’s hotel room in Lima exactly five years to the day of Holloway’s disappearance.