Aruba plans search for missing Frederick woman’s remains

ORANJESTAD, Aruba — Aruban authorities are planning an extensive search for a missing Frederick woman, using police, firefighters and possibly the military.

Solicitor General Taco Stein says they will be searching the southern part of the Dutch Caribbean island near where 35-year-old Robyn Gardner was reported missing by her travel companion. The operation is still being organized and is not expected to start for several days.

Stein told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the goal is to find Gardner’s body or any evidence linked to her disappearance.

Fifty-year-old Gary Giordano of Gaithersburg is being detained in jail on suspicion of involvement in Gardner’s death. He says she disappeared while they were snorkeling.