Gary Giordano was on vacation in Aruba with Robyn Gardner when she disappeared. She'd actually snuck away for the trip, telling her boyfriend she was going on vacation with her parents. Robyn and Gary had been friends for a while and when he offered her a free trip to Aruba, she decided to go.
Robyn was last seen on August 2nd, 2011 at a local restaurant with Gary. She was dressed up, in full makeup, and drinking heavily. This was a photo snapped of them as they entered the restaurant:
Her attire is notable because, according to Gary, their plans for the day were to go snorkeling. Two hours later, he reported her missing.
Police in the area began investigating. Before they could get too far, though, Gary disappeared. Police found him at the airport, where he'd switched his flight so that he could leave early. They arrested him...
...but eventually they had to let him go due to lack of evidence. According to Gary, they were snorkeling when Robyn was pulled out to sea. He returned to the bar where they'd had lunch and reported her missing, but there was no urgency in his step. The surveillance video shows him moving fairly slowly and casually.
Friends and family say Robyn would never have gone snorkeling. She was a girly girl, all the way.
Plus, Gary had travel insurance on her. He even sued for it when the insurance company denied the claim. He also has a troubled past with women. There are court papers showing his ex-wife said he has trouble controlling his anger.
But mostly, if you ever see Gary Giordano in an interview, you want to smack the living daylights out of the guy. He's a smug jerk. Most interviewers end up snapping at him because of it. Here's a preview of a Dr. Phil segment he did.
What do you think happened to Robyn Gardner?
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