Report: Aruba Suspect Tried to Collect Insurance Payout on Missing Woman

September 27, 2013 Updated Aug 18, 2011 at 7:03 PM EDT

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Gary Giordano

September 27, 2013 Updated Aug 18, 2011 at 7:03 PM EDT

(ABCNews.com) The suspect in the disappearance of a 35-year-old Maryland woman in Aruba tried to redeem an insurance policy on the woman that could be worth $1.5 million, according to a report.

According to the Associated Press, Gary Giordano attempted to redeem the policy, which named him as beneficiary, within two days of reporting Robyn Gardner missing.

Aruba Solicitor General Taco Stein refused today to comment on the AP report.

"We knew from Mr. Giordano himself that travel insurance was taken out and that's what we are investigating. It was subpoenaed and we are investigating that material to see if it bears relevance to the investigation," Stein said Wednesday.

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