Shirt in Aruba Mine Not Linked to US Woman

By: AP
By: AP

ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) -- An Aruban official says a shirt and
sandals found during a search of the island did not belong to a
missing Maryland woman.

Solicitor General Taco Stein tells The Associated Press that
police conducted a careful analysis of the pink shirt and black
sandals after the items were found during a search of an abandoned
phosphate mine.

He said Saturday that authorities believe there is no reason to
send the items to the Netherlands for further testing. The clothing
was found during a search for the remains of 35-year-old Robyn
Gardner in the southern Dutch Caribbean island.

The mine is near where Gary Giordano says Gardner disappeared
while snorkeling on Aug. 2. Giordano has been detained on suspicion
of involvement in Gardner's presumed death.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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