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Aruba seeking leads in missing Frederick tourist case

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Aruban prosecutors will ask a judge to continue detaining a Maryland man suspected of involvement in the death of his travel companion on the Caribbean island.

Solicitor General Taco Stein tells The Associated Press an Aruban judge can order Gary V. Giordano held up to eight more days when his detention order expires Monday. Stein says investigators have a strong case for holding Giordano but must convince the judge.

The 50-year-old Giordano is being held on the island on suspicion of involvement in the death of Robyn Gardner. He has denied wrongdoing and is not answering questions from investigators.

Stein said Friday investigators need more witnesses who saw Giordano and Gardner before he reported the 35-year-old woman disappeared while they were snorkeling on Aug. 2.

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