ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) - A judge in Aruba has ruled authorities can continue to detain a U.S. man while they investigate the presumed death of his travel companion.
The examining magistrate extended the detention of Gary V. Giordano at the request of prosecutors after a closed hearing Wednesday at the Dutch Caribbean island's prison.
Giordano has been held nearly a month since he reported 35-year-old Robyn Gardner disappeared while snorkeling. The ruling extends his detention for 60 more days.
Authorities believe Gardner is dead but her body has not been found. Giordano has denied any wrongdoing.
The judge's ruling has not been made public, but a statement from prosecutors describes the decision.