(ORANJESTAD, Aruba) -- Hours before Gary Giordano was released from an Aruba jail, the family of missing Maryland woman Robyn Gardner released a statement to ABC News saying they are disappointed at the lack of answers about how she disappeared.
"Needless to say, our family is very disappointed that even after all this time, we are no closer to finding out what happened to our Robyn," Kelly Reed, Gardner's cousin, told ABC News in a statement Tuesday. "We trust that the FBI and the Aruban authorities will continue their fervent efforts to investigate her disappearance."
Gary Giordano, the lone suspect in the case of a Maryland woman missing in Aruba, Robyn Gardner, was released Tuesday night after spending four months in an Aruban jail.
The 50-year-old American businessman emerged from the KIA prison, without addressing the crowd of American and local media that had gathered outside, and got into a small SUV, driven by his Aruban attorney Chris Lejueze. His attorney Jose Baez was also in the vehicle, which the media immediately swarmed, blocking the car for a few tense moments to peer inside, before the SUV drove out of the prison gates.
Giordano will leave the island Wednesday for the United States, before the Aruban High Court convenes at 11 a.m. ET. The island's prosecutors initially appealed Giordano's release.
Taco Stein, Aruba's solicitor general, is scrambling to convince the appeals panel to convene sooner than Wednesday morning.
Gardner's family said Tuesday they are still hopeful that someone with information about Gardner's whereabouts could come forward.
"Perhaps the public attention that this has generated will result in someone stepping forward with information that will help find her," Reed said.
Giordano's release after 116 days in jail comes after an Aruban judge threw out the prosecutors' request to keep him detained without charge for an additional 30 days. Aruban prosecutors do not have a body, a murder weapon, and have not locked down a definitive motive for Giordano to kill Gardner, but have argued they have enough circumstantial evidence to keep him in an Aruban jail.
Giordano's lawyer, Jose Baez, told ABC News that his client would be willing to comply with any extradition order if needed at a later date.
Aruban authorities told ABC News that they would seriously consider extraditing Giordano if they discover any hard evidence against him.
Baez, who gained fame this summer when he spearheaded Casey Anthony's acquittal on charges she murdered her 2-year-old daughter Caylee, called the conditions that led to Giordano spending over 116 days in an Aruban jail disastrous.
"You throw in the circumstances of how Robyn disappeared, and you throw in the fact that Gary is an American, and it creates a recipe for disaster, one that has kept him locked up for four months, in prison, uncharged," Baez said.
For those four months investigators grilled Giordano on what they called his suspicious response to Gardner's disappearance. He has maintained that she was pulled out to sea while they were snorkeling off the Caribbean island after a day of drinking.
Just after her disappearance, Giordano is seen in surveillance video, almost casually knocking on the doors of a local restaurant for help.
Also leading authorities to suspect Giordano is a $1.5 million travel insurance policy purchased for Gardner, which names him as the sole beneficiary, and was taken out the day before the two flew to Aruba.
In September, Giordano was denied release from jail after evidence surfaced suggesting he was eager to cash in on the American Express travel insurance policy.
According to Stein the investigation will continue whether Giordano is held in Aruba or not.
"We will still be with it. It's something we feel we need to do not only so justice is served but so the family can learn what happened to Robyn," said Stein. "They deserve answers and we are determined to bring answers to them."
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