Robyn Gardner Missing in Aruba, Conjuring Up Memories of Natalee Holloway Case

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Robyn Gardner, a 35-year-old Maryland woman, has vanished from Aruba after taking a snorkeling trip with a friend, according to MyFoxDC.

Her disappearance comes six years after Alabama teen Natalee Holloway vanished from the same resort town, sparking a massive search.

A man she was with, Gary Giordano of Frederick, Md., reportedly told police they took a snorkeling trip – and Gardner never returned to shore.

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Giordano has not been arrested, but was detained as he tried to leave the island and has reportedly changed details of his story at times.

Gardner's boyfriend of two years, Richard Forester, has pleaded for help in locating his girlfriend and says he is skeptical about Giordano's story.

She has been missing for six days.

"I want to let people know this is going on," Forester told the station. "Every day she's gone raises fear that she won't be coming back."

Gardner, described as 5' 5" and 120 lbs., was last seen on Tuesday, August 2, at the Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino in Oranjestad.

That information comes, appropriately but sadly, from the Natalee Holloway Resource Center. Anyone with information on Gardner's location can contact Fred Panneflek with the Aruban authorities at 011-297-597-5201.

The case has similarities to that of Holloway, who disappeared without a trace in 2005 while she was on a school trip with her graduating class.

Holloway was last seen leaving an Oranjestad bar called Carlos 'n Charlie's in the company of a Dutch boy, Joran van der Sloot, now 24.

He is currently in jail in Peru awaiting his fate in connection with the brutal murder of Stephany Flores, a 21-year-old business student.

Van der Sloot is expected to plead guilty to that murder, committed May 30, 2010, five years to the date of Natalee's disappearance.

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Folks disappear all over the world evreyday. Some are murdered, some get lost (and maybe die), many more are the casualties of war. I'm not sure if the Holloway story carries much meaning or is of any relevance to anybody other than the parties involved. Makes for good press: a young, sexy white girl with blond colored hair disappears in a country where most of the folks have dark colored skin. Was she a victim, did she choose the wrong folks to party with, was she in a place where she should not have been? All very lurid and enticing to many readers. Perhaps the most significant issues in this story have to do with privilege and skin color. A few in the press have tried to cover this angle but their stories have been, for the most part, ignored because that's not what the public wants to hear, and it's not what the press thinks the public wants to hear.

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My heart and prayers goes out to robyn's family may father jehovah and jesus keep her safe and her family i hope and,pray that this woman is found safe .

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We that live here in aruba care about everybody black white chinnese ..everybody..& the U.S. News only talk bad things about aruba,!I think they hate aruba.,but they forgot that they got a american as a suspect..

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MY CONDOLENCES TO HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS. HOPE SHE IS FOUND SAFE AND SOUND.IT IS ALWAYS SAD WHEN A WOMAN OR CHILD, WHETHER BLACK OR WHITE GOES MISSING. FOCUS ON HER COMPANION FIRST.9 OUT OF 10 TIMES IT IS THE PERSON CLOSE TO THEM. GOD SPEED.

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Just because Shes` blonde thats` Racist to!

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I know that situaton was already said but Theres` alot of honerable people who care about Blacks just as much a whites but Theres a Girl Thats` missing that should never be looked over! Natalies` Hollaways` Life was so Precious and so is everyone that dissapears and possibly may never be found! Think about the Familys` that go through this everyday!

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Eliza I won't lie you seem like a very sweet person... I don't know.. Maybe I woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. In my heart I hope she's found safe. A life is still precious. Sorry about the mean spirited post. Good day y'all

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Girl...U R 2 Wild about this story! There's lots of people who care about Blacks, Hispanics,Whites and Kids of ALL races that are Missing. It's a Sad thing! No one's asking U to care about Anything. Unfortunately, we live in a world with A Lot of Crime and people doing Crazy stuff to each other. Best of Luck 2 U Tami

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White women go missing a lot. Maybe your men should start carrying you around on leashes. Because according to the NEWS only white women vanish without a trace. Who cares about a missing black or Hispanic woman. I can name you several missing white women can you name one missing black person? Missing white women are a dime a dozen... Why should I care about one more????

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Nope...the World hasn't stopped Yet because of missing Blondes or Whites.
It's Sad some people are so (Insensitive & Cold)about tragic events in our world. Where's the love for mankind? Our Nation is a melting pot...our economic crisis is Scary enough!! All i can
say is God help our Nation.