August 10, 2011 by The ReadyWriter
Six years after American teenager Natalie Holloway went missing in Aruba, a second American female has turned up missing under mysterious circumstances.
According to published reports, a 50-year-old man with a history of domestic violence against women is being held in the disappearance of Robyn Gardner.
Gardner, 35, of Frederick, Maryland, went missing on August 2 from the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino in Oranjestad, Aruba. Gary Giordano was detained on Friday, August 5, by Aruban police as he attempted to board a plane and leave the island.
Giordano has a history of domestic violence against his ex-wife and an ex-girlfriend. His ex-wife, and at least one other woman, obtained restraining orders against Giordano in the past, according to Gawker.com.
Reportedly, Gardner hooked up with Giordano after meeting him online last month. The pair traveled to Aruba on vacation and Giordano told authorities that Gardner disappeared while snorkeling.
18-year-old high school student Natalee Holloway went missing on the Aruban island during a class trip in 2005. Aruban native Joran van der Sloot is suspected in her death. He is currently in a Peruvian prison on charges of murdering another woman. Holloway’s body has never been found.