Robyn Gardner, Maryland Woman, Missing from Same Aruba Town as Natalee Holloway (VIDEO)

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A 35-year-old Maryland woman has disappeared from Oranjestad, Aruba, the same resort town where Natalee Holloway went missing in May 2005.


Fox News reports that Robyn Gardner has not been seen since she went snorkeling with Gary Giordano last week.

According to NBC Washington, Gardner told Forester that she was traveling with her family to Florida, and instead went to Aruba with Giordano. Giordano is now in custody in Aruba.

Giordano has told investigators that Gardner simply did not return to shore. Yet Richard Forester, Gardner's boyfriend, says he doesn't find the story believable. According to Fox, Giordano has changed his story several times.

Forester told Fox, "I want to let people know this is going on. She's been missing six days, and every day she's gone raises fear that she won't be coming back."
Gardner was staying at the Marriott's Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino according to the Natalee Holloway Resource Center, which helps families locate missing loved ones immediately after they disappear. Gardner, a petite blond with distinctive tattoos, has been missing for nearly a week.

Joran van der Sloot, the man widely believed to have killed Holloway, is currently in a Peruvian prison. He was convicted last year of killing a woman on the fifth anniversary of Holloway's disappearance. Holloway is still listed, along with six others, as missing people on Aruba's official tourism website.

Check out photos from the Help Find Robyn Colson-Gardner Facebook page:


Frederick Woman, Robyn Gardner, Missing in Aruba: MyFoxDC.com


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timalways

She is on Giligans Island waiting for her share of the insurance money.

August 30 2011 at 12:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bill Romanski

What does this have to do with Aruba? This was an American Man who she hardly new.............who she went to a foreign country with..............So, is it Aruba's fault that she is a young, beautiful blonde that was possibly killed by an American while vacationing?

August 15 2011 at 11:25 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Bill Romanski

My husband and I have been traveling to Aruba for over 12 years. The crime rate it extremely low, they respect Americans and their economy depends on tourism. That is why we chose to travel here for family vacations. We feel safer here than in the US -- Before we criticize another county we should first examine our own policies and procedures (Casey Anthony? ). Natalee disappearance was tragic -- however, I never hear much media coverage -- re: the fact that there was little or no supervision, 18 year old girls were running wild on an island in another country, drinking excessively. In no way, does this mean she deserved to disappear -- however, she made poor choices (which many young kids do -- but where were the chaperones -to guide them??

P.S. As to the statements re: being sold into sex slavery -- I really think there is a strong possibility that she drowned. Anyone who is familiar with this island knows that there is a strong undertow on baby beach. We were always told to be careful over on that side of the island........... However, this guy seems to be unstable so he could have purposely brought her there to "snorkel" -- I wonder if he has visited Aruba before -- maybe he was familiar with the fact that this is not the safest spot to snorkel..............and it's pretty quiet there as well..................

August 15 2011 at 11:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ken

In 2005 a drunken teenager got into a car with three strange men and disappeare­­d, and now, more than SIX YEARS later, a woman who is cheating on her boyfriend goes on vacation with a guy she met on the internet and disappears­­...and people think these cases are related because they happened in the same country??

Tabloid 'journalis­­ts' like Nancy Grace are millionair­­es because of American idiocy.

August 13 2011 at 6:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ken

There were 72 murders in Boston in 2010, and 34 of those cases remain unsolved.

"Stay away from Boston! You'd have to be CRAZY to visit Boston! Maybe those people aren't really dead, but were sold into sex slavery! Let's all boycott Boston!"

You Aruba bashers have NO IDEA how goofy you sound.

August 13 2011 at 6:31 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
annabellelee33

When a woman becomes a victim it always assumed that she did something to deserve it... what is that all about?

August 12 2011 at 11:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tina

Praying for her and her family.....for a safe return home.

August 12 2011 at 8:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ancientofdays13

You have to be pretty stupid or ednolb (read it backwards) to go on a trip with a complete stranger.

August 12 2011 at 1:01 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
ancientofdays13

I wonder if this will become the new blonde joke?

August 12 2011 at 12:51 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
INEEDMOREHAIR

if you can't find a missing person in 96 hours two things have either happened sold as a sex slave or murdered. findings from the FBI and homeland security and interpol department of military justice and criminal investigations and counter intelligence

August 11 2011 at 10:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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