Graphic Photos Found in Robyn Gardner Case

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Graphic photos found on the camera of a man Robyn Gardner was with have deepened the mystery surrounding the Maryland woman's disappearance.

Robyn was supposed to be in Orlando with her parents - or so she told her boyfriend, Richard Forester. In reality, she went on a vacation to Aruba.

Now the 35-year-old is missing and presumed dead. Gary Giordano, a 50-year-old Maryland businessman with a disturbing past, remains in custody.

Robyn Gardner Picture

The mystery has only deepened as authorities in Aruba begin releasing details from the investigation, such as images that are "beyond pornographic."

No other information about the photos has been revealed, and it's still not known exactly when the pictures - on Gary Giordano's camera - were taken.

It is also difficult to determine whether the acts are consensual, says Julia Renfro, editor-in-chief of Aruba Today, the island's English language daily.

"You only see organs," Renfro tells People Magazine, disturbingly. "You don't know if she is awake. There are other pictures where she is posing naked."

It's the latest surprise in a case that had already gained notoriety because of its parallels to the unsolved disappearance of Natalee Holloway, 18.

The suspect in that case, which captivated the nation in 2005, is Joran van der Sloot, who is being tried this fall in Peru for another murder.

As far as Robyn Gardner is concerned, leads have been provocative.

Along with the photos, authorities are looking into a $1.5 million accidental death insurance policy Giordano reportedly took out on Gardner before the trip.


ALE leaking partial evidence to their sweetheart press people. Nothing new there at all. Unfortunately Giordano and Gardner are not family of an Island Judge, right?


What is beyond pornographic? She must have went into this trip knowing that "services" would be exchanged for the paid trip since news reports state she had no job. This whole situation is skeezy.