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Dogs Search For Md. Woman Missing In Aruba

ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) — A team of cadaver dogs searched through cactus and scrub brush Tuesday for the remains of a Maryland woman who was reported missing by her travel companion during a trip to Aruba.

Solicitor General Taco Stein says they would be in the Dutch Caribbean island through the end of the week.

They planned to focus their search in a southeastern section of the island known as Seroe Colorado, not far from where Robyn Gardner, 35, of Frederick, Md., was reported missing on Aug. 2 by Gary Giordano, her travel companion.

Giordano has been jailed since shortly after reporting her missing because authorities doubted his account of how she disappeared. He has denied wrongdoing and said Gardner was swept out to sea while they were snorkeling off the southern tip of the island.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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