Video Shows Robyn Gardner Shortly Before Disappearance

Tuesday, Sep 13, 2011  |  Updated 7:13 AM EDT
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NBC News obtained surveillance video showing the hours before Robyn Gardner went missing in Aruba.

Jackie Bensen

NBC News obtained surveillance video showing the hours before Robyn Gardner went missing in Aruba.

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New Pictures from Aruba of Missing Md. Woman

Aruban prosecutors released new photos of Robyn Gardner that they say raise further doubt about Gary Giordano's story that the two were snorkeling when she disappeared.

Giordano Took Out Insurance Policy: Aruba Prosecutor

The Gaithersburg, Md., man who traveled with Robyn Gardner to Aruba took out an insurance policy on her before the trip, according to an Aruba prosecutor.
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The “Today” show Monday aired surveillance video that shows Robyn Gardner, of Frederick, Md., at the restaurant where she was last seen in public before disappearing on Aug. 2.

Nothing seems amiss in the video from outside the Rum Reef restaurant, where Gardner arrived with her travel partner, Maryland businessman Gary Giordano, at 3:07 p.m. the day she disappeared

Both Gardner and Giordano, the suspect in her disappearance, are seen carrying blue plastic cups, which witnesses said contained vodka and orange juice. Twice Gardner is seen going to the bathroom – the second time appearing somewhat groggy. Before 4 p.m., Giordano is seen going to the rental car, blue cup in hand.

The pair left the restaurant at 4:13 p.m., and Giordano returned at 6:16 p.m., wearing just a bathing suit and sneakers and apparently looking for help.

Giordano has said he went snorkeling with Gardner near the restaurant and she never returned to shore. A few days later, Aruban authorities detained Giordano before he could leave the island. Aruban authorities have said they found inconsistencies in his story and became suspicious of him when he tried to cash in on a travel insurance policy.

Giordano remains in custody in Aruba.

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