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Aruba Orders Release Of Gaithersburg Man Suspected In Death

BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Drama in Aruba as a judge rules police must release Gary Giordano– the prime suspect in the disappearance of his lover.

Mike Hellgren tells us when he may be coming back to Maryland.

After more than 100 days in an Aruban jail, Gary Giordano may soon be a free man.

A judge there says prosecutors have not made enough progress investigating the disappearance of his lover, Robyn Gardner.

“When I asked him what he really feels about his release, he started to cry,” Chris LeJuez, Giordano’s attorney, said.

Giordano claims Gardner drowned while snorkeling. Her body was never found.

She also has a boyfriend here in Maryland who believes Giordano knows where she is.

“I hope every day is a day in hell for him that brings him closer to breaking and saying what happened,” Richard Forester, Gardner’s boyfriend, said. “I hope that if he is released, somebody’s waiting to pick him up here on the U.S. side.”

The FBI’s Baltimore Field Office still has an open investigation into Giordano, and they did raid his home in Montgomery County.

The case has generated international headlines, including salacious details of Giordano’s swinger lifestyle and criminal past. And that he tried to cash-in a million-dollar insurance policy he took out on Gardner.

“With our constitutional protections, the laws are probably better for him in this country than if he were in Aruba,” said Byron Warnken of

Gardner’s boyfriend still believes that after vanishing four months ago, she’s still alive– until someone shows him proof she’s not.

“That would be giving up, and I’m not going to do that,” he said. “I know she wouldn’t give up on me.”

Giordano has not been charged in Maryland with anything related to Gardner’s disappearance.

Giordano has been in jail for 112 days and continues to maintain his innocence.

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  • JC

    Aruba seems to have a way of swallowing up bodies and evidence. Very peculiar, to say the least!

  • Amanda

    I think this guy had something to do with it, but he’s been held since August without being charged. If they can’t produce the evidence needed to charge him, he shouldn’t be held. You can’t keep someone in jail for months at a time because you think you might find evidence. I just wonder if something happened recently that they aren’t telling us, that would render a condition-free release.

  • Steve Wilson

    And another murderer gets away with it.





  • Mary

    To answer your question about Michelle Obama, she was not disbarred. According to Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission of the Supreme Court of Illinois, she is ineligible to pass the bar in any other state or get reciprocity. It does not give a reason why the Court took this action. If you type your question in the scroll bar you will get the same info. that I got. I never knew about this so I find it interesting that this action was taken against her.

    • moleman

      Mary, Michele was a product of affirmitive action leap frogging many Whites with superior grades. America is still feeling guilty for slavery & trying to give these little coons a make up.

      • honkoff

        wrong again you ignorant racist


    okay michele obama is dumb . who didn’t know that

    • honkoff

      anyone who thinks Michelle Obama is dumb IS DUMB

  • moleman

    Get rich quick or die trying, Heh heh, she accomplised the latter.

    • honkoff

      what does that mean? you’re the dumbest “human” on the internet

      • willie joe

        Honkoff, Was your Father Jerkoff? The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree & Michele took advantage of affirmitive action to go to University. So, STFU J.O.

  • Rick Minor

    WOW! we just made a leap from Aruba to Michelle Obama without missing a single sentence. Back to current events: We just came back from Cental America and Aruba is by far, more middle class, than the other islands. I would agree with JC from the first posting. Aruba has taken over where the ‘old’ Pratt St. harbor left off! In closing, this is just another one of lifes little erotic dramas. More questions than anyone cares to answer.

  • CBS News ›› Aruba judge orders Gary Giordano set free in missing Md. woman case

    […] Chris LeJuez, Giordano’s attorney, says his client was overwhelmed by the judge’s ruling, CBS Baltimore reports. […]

  • Jump To Conclusions Much?

    So sad, when readers engage in a verbal assault on each other, and fail to address the story at hand.

    An intelligent thought on the subject of Giordano’s release:

    Gardner’s “boyfriend” is quoted as saying: “That would be giving up, and I’m not going to do that,” he said. “I know she wouldn’t give up on me.”

    -Perhaps I am missing something, but, as I understand it, Gardner deceived this boyfriend, by telling him she was vacationing with family. Her actual intention, was to (and forgive me for stating the obvious) “string” this boyfriend along, and to prevent him from finding out that she answered an ad, posted by Giordano (an older man that she did not know) and agreed to be his “travel companion” out of the country, to share a hotel room, and for him to pay all of her expenses during the “encounter”. Yet, her boyfriend insists that she would not give up on him? Give me a break. The FBI ought to be investigating the boyfriend. Perhaps I am off-base, but it does seem plausible, that “finding out that your girlfriend is having an affair with a sleezy sugardaddy in Aruba, might be motive for killing her and “setting up” the man responsible for (stealing her away) as the only suspect.
    People are so shallow and quick to judge, based on biased news reports written by wanna’ be journalists. When I take the time to consider the possibilities in my own mind, they literally number in the “dozens”. I would never have held this man for that length of time, with such a lack of evidence. I would have released him (to the scrutiny of the FBI) while I continued attempting to gather the evidence (which never materialized).

  • harold

    Do you still masturbate in the dark because Mommy said it was bad? Pin head wannabe’s like you are sicker than a dying dog. Stop with the thesis B.S. ok.

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