A 50-year-old U.S. man is to remain in custody following the orders of an Aruban judge Friday as investigators continue to gather evidence in the disappearance and presumed death of the man's travel companion.
The Associated Press reports Gary Giordano has been in jail on suspicion of involvement in the case since Aug. 5 when he told police that Robyn Gardener was swept out to sea while the two were snorkeling.
"Our client is innocent and there has been a lot of investigation already," said Chris Lejuez, Giordano's attorney, in an interview outside court. "There is no evidence, and his life is being destroyed."
Giordano denies being responsible for Gardener's disappearance, whose body has not been found, reports CNN.
CNN also reports that authorities are waiting on results from examinations of cell phones and a computer. In addition, the Associated Press reports that investigators need more time to process the results of a re-enactment of the couple's snorkeling trip off the southeastern tip of the island.
After the 30-day period, Solicitor General Taco Stein said prosecutors would be expected to bring charges against Giordano or release him, according to the Associated Press.