|Taco Stein: Dogs are able to find evidence up to nine months after a disappearance|
|Thursday, 13 October 2011 19:25|
“One naturally expects to find something, regardless if the chances are not big,” Stein added. He said the team covered a large area. “It was an intensive search,” he commented. He explained that the team began working every day around 5:30 a.m. and would search until 10 a.m., after which they would take a break and return to the area for more searching at 5 p.m., until dark. About the comment by the detained suspect Gary Giordano’s U.S. lawyer, Jose Baez, that it was grossly incompetent for the authorities not to search with dogs before, Stein remarked that the dogs are able to find evidence up to nine months after a disappearance.
The Public Attorney General’s office expects an extensive report from the Dutch search team soon. The report will include advice on follow up actions. Stein said it is possible that more searches will have to be carried out, which might also include digging and/or the installation of a ground-penetrating radar.
Without giving any details, Stein added that there are other results from other searches that are also pending.
Extension of detention
Robyn Gardner’s travel partner, Gary Giordano was detained on August 5 on suspicion of having something to do with the American woman’s disappearance. Authorities have concluded that Gardner is no longer alive and Giordano knows more than what he says.
Gardner disappeared on August 2 during a snorkeling trip with the suspect behind Nanki Club in the vicinity of Baby Beach. Gardner’s body has not been found, despite various searches. A case reconstruction was carried out last month. Giordano has to appear before the judge again at the end of the month. It is not known if the public Attorney General will ask for an extension of Giordano’s detention. The extension would be of a maximum of 30 days.