FBI Searching Giordano's Gaithersburg Home
Man believed connected to woman's disappearance.
Update, Aug. 13, 6:33 a.m.: Dozens of firefighters in Aruba serached an abandoned phosphate mine Friday in an attempt to find Robyn Gardner, the New York Daily News reported.
The mine is near where Gardner is said to have gone missing Aug. 2 after snorkeling expedition with Gary V. Giordano.
Also on Friday, Aruban authorities said they believe Gardner is no longer alive, Fox News reported. They are seeking to extend a detention order for Giordano, as they seek witnesses who will help them build a case against him, said Taco Stein, solicitor general on the Dutch Caribbean island.
Original post, Aug. 12, 7:30 p.m.: FBI agents from Baltimore searched the home of Gary Giordano, the man held by Aruban law enforcement for the disappearance of Robyn Gardner.
Special Agent Richard Wolf said Friday night that agents arrived about 8:45 p.m. and were still conducting the search 45 minutes later.
"We're working with the Aruban authorities. We have enough probable cause to conduct a search warrant at the gentleman's residence," Wolf said.
Gardner, 35, was last seen while on vacation in Aruba Aug. 2. Gardner maintained an apartment in Frederick but lived mostly with her boyfriend, Richard Forester, in the Grosvenor neighborhood,Forester told Patch. The two both worked in downtown Bethesda, but Gardner had recently lost her job, Forester said.
Giordano told authorities in Aruba that Gardner disappeared while the two were snorkeling. Giordano has been detained in connection with Gardner’s disappearance, and the Washington Post reported that he has in the past been "been accused by two Montgomery County women of domestic abuse or threats."
News crews from Metropolitan Washington television stations amassed outside the Giordano's home on Friday afternoon.