Gary Giordano to Remain in Custody in Robyn Gardner Case

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Gary V. Giordano is still in custody following the disappearance of Robyn Gardner in Aruba, and will be for another 16 days, according to reports.

While authorities continue to investigate his suspected involvement in the vanishing of his travel partner, authorities will not release Giordano.

Giordano's lawyer, Michael Lopez, said a 16-day extension was granted because the judge felt, "there are too many open questions as of yet."

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The active search was called off for the missing Maryland woman, suggesting that officials believe she may not be recovered by rescue efforts.

Just how convinced they are of Giordano's involvement is unclear.

Nearly two weeks after Gardner, 35, went missing, Lopez pleaded for the release of his client, arguing that authorities don't have "hard proof."

Her family members aren't objecting, however.

"We continue to be pleased with the way [Aruban authorities] have handled our daughter's case," Gardner's mother Andrea Colson said.

"We are still hoping to find out what has happened to our daughter, Robyn, as we have not given up hope that she may still be alive."

Giordano was taken from a police station in Aruba to KIA prison, the same place Joran van der Sloot was held in the Natalee Holloway case.