The prime suspect in the disappearance of a Maryland woman in Aruba is expected to appear in court on Wednesday, and Robyn Gardner‘s friends and family hope that he will be detained for another 60 days.
Gary Giordano has been in an Aruban jail since August 5, three days after he claims that 35-year-old Robyn was swept away while snorkeling, but he has yet to be charged with a crime.
Although Gardner’s body has not been found, authorities in Aruba have said they presume she is dead.
As a judge on the Caribbean island determines that fate of the suspect, more details have emerged about the lives of both Robyn Gardner and her travel partner.
It has previously been reported that Gardner met the older man from Gaithersburg, Maryland on Match.com, but a friend of Robyn’s has told Aruban authorities that the pair connected the web site ‘Adult Friend Finder,’ which describes itself as “the world’s largest sex and swinger personals community,” reported ABCNews.com.
The raunchy site offers, “Real people, real sex,” and invites users to, “Get laid tonight,” amidst profile photos of scantily dressed members and nude body parts.
The new witness report that emerged also states that a friend and family member told police that former dental nurse Gardner, was a “sneaky drinker.”
RadarOnline.com previously reported that heavy drinking was a reoccurring theme for the couple during their trip, according to reports, and the last place Robyn was seen alive with Giordano was at the Rum Reef Bar & Grill in the Baby Beach area of Aruba.
Local fisherman Sergio Silver told ABC that Giordano was so drunk when he reported that Robyn was missing to the police that they had to wait before taking an official statement from him, even though Gary claimed they didn’t buy any drinks while at the restaurant.
A paper trail from before Gardner and Giordano had even left the U.S. proves that they were clearly planning to heavily party on vacation.
ABC has obtained receipts showing the pair bought four Bloody Marys at 9 a.m. at the Orlando Airport on their way to the island, and then purchased a liter of Ciroq vodka after they checked into their room at the Marriott Hotel in Aruba.
On Tuesday, the suspect’s father opened up to the Today show to refute the way Giordano has been portrayed.
“The least I can do is stand up for my son and tell the world that what they’ve been hearing about him is not true, he’s not a monster,” said Frank Giordano, 80.
“I know he would not be able to kill someone… murder someone.”
“I would like to show … the side that shows Gary as a good human being who’s good to his family and good to his friends,” explained frail Frank, who is battling cancer.
Giordano has not been allowed visitors since his arrest in Aruba, “It’s not just been his isolation, it’s ours.”