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Suspect in Robyn Gardner disappearance loses appeal for release from Aruba prison

In this picture released Thursday Aug. 11, 2011, U.S. citizen Gary V. Giordano, 50, of Gaithersburg, Maryland is shown on an Aruba's police mugshot in Oranjestad, Aruba. Aruba has turned to the FBI for help investigating the disappearance of 35-year-old Robyn Gardner of Maryland, an agency spokesman said Thursday as official doubts grew about the story told by the suspect Gary V. Giordano in the case.
Gary Giordano in a mug shot in Oranjestad, Aruba, released August 11, 2011; Inset, Robyn Gardner AP Photo/Aruba Police

(CBS/AP) ORANJESTAD, Aruba - Gary Giordano, the man suspected in the August disappearance of Maryland woman Robyn Gardner, has lost his bid to be released from an Aruba prison.

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Giordano, a Maryland businessman, appealed an order detaining him for 60 days in Aruba while authorities investigate the disappearance of the 35-year-old Gardner. His lawyers say there's not enough evidence to hold him.

A judge rejected his request Monday. It was his second failed appeal.

Attorney Michael Lopez says the defense will try again at the end of the month when the 60-day order expires. Prosecutors say they will seek to extend the order.

Giordano denies wrongdoing and says Gardner was swept out to sea while snorkeling. Her body has not been found.

Complete coverage of Robyn Gardner on Crimesider

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