The former wives and girlfriends of a man police suspect was involved in the death of an American tourist in Aruba have told how he could not control his anger and stalked them, even allegedly hiding outside one lover's house dressed as a deer.Police are holding 50-year-old Gary Giordano after his travel companion Robyn Gardner, 35, disappeared while on holiday on the island.Previous lovers have told how he courted them with his blue-green eyes, tall physique and offers of cruises and vacations, and his $1.3 million stone mansion in an upper-class Washington DC suburb.
Suspect: Former wives and girlfriends have complained of how Gary Giordano could become angry and controllingGiordano, a self-employed businessman and twice-divorced father of three sons, has denied any wrongdoing since the disappearance of Ms Gardner, who authorities now believe is dead.Her remains have not been found, despite four days of searching the area where Giordano told officials an ocean current pulled her away as they snorkelled on August 2.FBI agents combed through Giordano's Gaithersburg, Maryland, home last night.Today, solicitor general Taco Stein said a pink shirt and black sandals found during a search of an abandoned phosphate mine - near where Giordano told authorities Gardner disappeared - did not belong to the woman.Giordano has told authorities that Ms Gardner never made it back to shore after the two became separated.The exact nature of their relationship is not clear, and she had a boyfriend at home in Maryland.Police said they doubt certain aspects of his story, including whether the pair went into the water, and say they're seeking witnesses to build their case against him.Court records and former romantic interests reveal a man who could be threatening and who has had several volatile relationships.'He can't control his anger,' his first wife, Sharon Cohen, wrote in court papers in 2001.Mystery: Ms Gardner was visiting the island with Gary Giordano, who was detained for questioningFederal involvement: FBI agents searched Giordano's home in Gaithersburg, Maryland on Friday eveningGiordano married Cohen in 1987 and they had three sons, but the relationship deteriorated until they divorced in 2003.At one point, each accused the other of abuse, with Giordano alleging that his wife struck him in the back with a steel cooking spoon during a heated argument. More...Police charge suspect after three-year-old girl disappeared while playing outside home[/*]Fears for missing boy scout, 12, who disappeared on camping trip to remote Utah lake[/*][/list]She countered that he had a nasty temper, throwing phones, cursing and becoming violent with one of their sons.Giordano apparently struggled with relationships after his first marriage ended.He and his second wife divorced in 2008 after just two years.Missing: Thirty-five-year-old Robyn Gardner, of Maryland, disappeared on August 2 while on holiday in ArubaSearch: Police said clothes found in the shaft of an old phosphate mine near Baby Beach, Aruba, did not belong to the missing womanIn the last three years, other women he dated - many of them thin and blond like Ms Gardner - found that their romantic relationships with him turned ugly.One woman accused him of threatening her by saying 'the world would be better off without me' and of secretly videotaping their sexual encounters.The woman met with prosecutors, but told authorities she didn't want to pursue the case.She claimed in court documents that Giordano retaliated by putting revealing photos of her in neighbours' mailboxes.Jeanette Farago, a former neighbour, started dating Giordano around the time of his second divorce.
The scene: The Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino in Oranjestad, where Ms Gardner and Mr Giordano were reportedly staying during the holidayShe said Giordano was charismatic but could become angry and possessive, though she said she never felt physically threatened.Once, he wanted to take her on a cruise but became irate when she didn't want to go, she said, a situation Ms Gardner also found herself in, according to a friend.Farago said Giordano insisted on having her email password so he could ensure she was not seeing anyone else.If she said she was going to the grocery store, he would want photographic proof. Sometimes, she said, he would spy on her and text her details of her outfit so she knew he was watching.He even hid in the woods behind her home to watch her, dressing in a deer costume, she said.Unsolved: Natalee Holloway was 18 when she vanished on Aruba on holiday in 2005'He's Mr Perfect,' she said, and then he's 'totally different'.Giordano and Ms Gardner, who is from Frederick, Maryland, arrived in Aruba on July 31 and shared a room at a Marriott hotel.Investigators have surveillance tape of them at a restaurant near Baby Beach, not far from where he says she disappeared while snorkelling. But no witnesses saw them go into the water and police have no knowledge of what else they did on the island.Under Aruban law, which is based on the Dutch legal system, the judge can extend the next detention order for a maximum of eight days at a hearing scheduled for Monday.After that period, prosecutors could ask a judge to order Giordano held for as long as 60 days while they prepare a case, but that would require more substantial evidence. Charges would be filed at the end of the 60 days if prosecutors take the case to court.Aruba has experience dealing with missing person cases following the still unsolved disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway during a high school class trip to the island in 2005.Her remains were never found and the main suspect, Joran van der Sloot, is in jail in Peru on charges of killing a 21-year-old woman last May.
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