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Man Accused In Presumed Death Of Robyn Gardner Could Be Freed

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Robyn Gardner of Frederick County went missing in Aruba where she was traveling with a man from Gaithersburg named Gary Giordano.
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Robyn Gardner of Frederick County went missing in Aruba where she was traveling with a man from Gaithersburg named Gary Giordano.

A judge in Aruba is deciding whether there's enough evidence to keep a Gaithersburg, Md. businessman jailed in the presumed death of Robyn Gardern, a resident of Frederick, Md.

In the police report filed by Aruban authorities investigating the disappearance of Robyn Gardner, witnesses said the prime suspect in her disappearance, Gary Giordano, had a cut on his throat and blood was on the beach.

Gardner was last seen alive Aug. 2 at the Rum Reef Bar & Grill in the Baby Beach area of Aruba with Gary Giordano. Giordano, 50, and Gardner, 35, had traveled to Aruba together.

He is being held in an Aruban jail but could be released today, according to an AP report. Giordano claims that Gardner got swept out to sea when the two went snorkeling. He also reportedly claimed a $1.5 million insurance policy on Gardner.

Wednesday's hearing at a prison is closed to the public and news media. Prosecutors believe they have enough evidence to get another 60 days of detention. If the judge rules otherwise, prosecutors are expected to appeal.

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