Robyn Gardner has been gone now over 3 months. She disappeared while on a quick “getaway” to the Caribbean isle of Aruba with a man named Gary Giordano. Mr. Giordano, from Gaithersburg, Maryland, has been jailed on the island since Aug. 5.
At the end of the 30 days, authorities must either release him or bring charges.
On Oct. 28, a judge ruled that Giordano would be held for another 30 days.
At the end of this piece, I have included statements from a trusted friend – a law enforcement official who happens to be in close contact with the various federal & local agencies, as well as Aruban authorities, assigned to the Robyn Gardner/ Gary Giordano case.
(He has asked, of course, for complete anonymity here. And I oblige gratefully.)
For what he has given in terms of privileged information on this case –
I am still suspended in a stunned vertigo.
(Even for a seasoned psychic profiler,
this was a lot to take in.)
I wrote of the “boyfriend left behind” in a previous piece published Oct. 30th.
Little did I know that shortly following the posting, not several – but many – of Richard Forester’s close work associates & longtime friends would come pouring forth that week into next with their negative sentiments. These sentiments had progressively withered over the years into a sense of distrust, psychological manipulation, and even abuse for some.
Needless to say, those ‘friendships’ are no longer.
I could not believe how many were coming forward… I could barely keep up with the influx of emails!
But I understand how they felt taken, and needed a somewhat ‘safe’ outlet to express their concerns about this man. They chose me, as I had written of Robyn Gardner’s plight several times, and they sensed other ‘kindred spirits’ within the castings of my words. They no longer felt alone, as many others had experienced exactly the same set of twisted circumstances, in much the same way.
They say, “Strength is in numbers.”
But I think it was more about seeing the “strength” within themselves that brought them to me.
There were numerous transcripts to sift through. I tried to include an exemplary cross-section to illustrate the “other side” of those closely connected to Robyn Gardner – and even Robyn herself.
I have never been in the midst of an investigation that has taken this many winding, most jagged turns. I thought I had seen so much in the literally hundreds of case files encountered as a famed psychic profiler, on & off television. (You may be familiar with my hit series, “Haunting Evidence,” which originally aired for 3 seasons on Court TV, then the TruTV network. This series is currently in worldwide syndication.)
But nothing like this one.
Maybe the Natalee Holloway investigation.
Maybe THAT one…
The following are statements, portions of transcripts, submitted by close friends/ associates of Richard Forester.
[Where the individuals have requested, I have withheld their names in light of protective privacy.]
[WARNING: Some passages below may be offensive as they contain harsh profanity. Please be advised.]
On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 9:33 AM, [Name Withheld] wrote regarding
The Robyn Gardner Foundation:
I understand where you are coming from, and completely understand.
I think to simplify my argument against Mr. Forester I should have sent you his credit report. His FICA score is 305. The lowest possible score is 300, and the highest is 850.
However the greatest indicator is whether people will donate, which will prove their trust in him. What I am seeing speaks volumes to that.
Very soon I am confident you will realize why I sent you the information of his debt and the other.
Thank you sincerely for your listening.
On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 9:53 PM, [Name Withheld] wrote regarding
The Robyn Gardner Foundation :
I want to point out a few things that led me to take my involvement to this level.
Robyn was not Richards girlfriend as he has stated.
The above is why the family has rejected him so openly and aggressively.
Richard broke Robyn s arm during a domestic dispute 6 months before she went to Aruba.
Richard broke 4 ribs and an ankle of his X-wife and injured his child severely to the point a Protective Order was issued against him by the courts (copy available).
He failed to pay his rent in a condo for 10 months and told the landlord he was dying from cancer and could not discuss the problem with him. The landlord did not pursue eviction until he saw Richard on TV.
Richard currently has no income, has exhausted all avenues of money.
Richard has one place to go for money now.
That money will be misused.
Richards claims of searching in Aruba are a shallow statement from a guy who has not gone there in his life.
Two days ago Robyn’s friends and family went ballistic on the Facebook site when they learned of his fund-raising foundation. Nobody has any faith he will act responsibly with the funds. His history speaks volumes to his future.
“are tax deductible” vs “will be tax deductible”
Sunday, November 6, 2011 6:15 PM
If there is anything you need from me please let me know. I spent a lot of time working with Richard and use to hang out with him frequently until I realized he was bad news.
Sent: Thursday, November 3, 2011 9:47 PM
Subject: Richard Forester
I was reading your page and wanted to drop you a line. I am a headhunter/recruiter in the Maryland area and I use to work with Richard Forester when he was at ****** **** prior to him joining his current firm. He actually had a couple of stints before he joined the ****** Group. If a girl whom he expressed interest in wasn’t interested he would get very angry and verbally abusive with that individual. Anyway, Richard is a liar, he frequently harassed and threatened females at the office and he was a very controlling individual. I am not surprised by the manner in which he has acted towards you and others who disagree with him. I have to admit that when this story first came out, it crossed my mind that Richard may somehow have been connected to Robyn’s disappearance. I could tell you plenty of stories about Richard but I just thought I would drop you my two cents. I am sure most of this is old news to you.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 11:46 AM
Nikki wrote: “a lie never, never, NEVER stays buried. no matter the size of the lie, no matter the depth of it, no matter the importance of it. the truth will ALWAYS come out”
Date: Nov 9, 2011 3:26 PM
I know a few ex friends of his as well. Very charming and fun and then he cheats you.
On October 29, 2011 7:21:07 PM PDT, [male] wrote:
He’s a scum bag! Period. End of conversation!!
On October 29, 2011 8:05:00 PM PDT, Nikki Bloum wrote:
On November 1, 2011 7:29:48 PM PDT, [male] wrote:
On November 2, 2011 6:21:24 AM PDT, [female] wrote:
On November 2, 2011 6:22:14 AM PDT, [male] wrote:
On November 2, 2011 7:06:11 AM PDT, Nikki Bloum wrote:
On November 2, 2011 7:15:45 AM PDT, [male] wrote:
On November 2, 2011 7:25:35 AM PDT, Nikki Bloum wrote:
On November 3, 2011 8:09:47 AM PDT, Dan Castle wrote:
On November 3, 2011 8:17:15 AM PDT, [male] wrote:
On November 3, 2011 8:28:41 AM PDT, [male] wrote:
On November 7, 2011 1:14:45 PM PST, Nikki Bloum wrote:
On November 8, 2011 5:48:24 AM PST, [male] wrote:
November 03, 2011
The latest “inaccuracies” reported by Richard Forester as he proceeds to tell his woeful tale to Radar Online:
*(Thanks to “texasmom” & all those @ Scared Monkeys for these snapshots.)
These are comments made by “CJ” Christina Jones, who went to Aruba in search of her friend, Robyn Gardner…before another admin on the page [Richard Forester] came in and deleted all of them within the hour.
A couple days later …
I was emailed the links to numerous sites depicting Christina Jones in various, let’s say, ‘sultry’ positions.
She had assumed numerous ‘stage’ names, it seems, in these former incarnations as a model for the site ModelMayhem (the very same same site Robyn Gardner had posted her portfolio.)
*Below is a statement I feel says it quite nicely – authored by “Titch” @
Scared Monkeys encapsulating CJ’s alternative career path:
Christina Jones / aka / Sophia Parnachelli / aka / various stage names
If you happen to read here, could please advise if you once went by the stage name Indiana Lee, if you at a time in your past stripped & did private dances, and also if this has anything to do with Robyn’s history? In no way am I judging, however I do feel if Robyn had this type of lifestyle then there are more avenues that could assist the authorities in locating her. In researching Robyn, I’ve come across minor connections to Canada & have no idea if it’s at all relevant. Same goes with her ex-husband. Also her so called self described fatal attraction bf that most people are hinky about.
Basically what I think is that no matter what Robyn’s history is, if she’s fallen victim to a despicable crime, she’s still innocent & deserves to be found, but unless all authorities involved know the full derailed history of her past, then it could be hard to get to the bottom of it all. What about if Giordano wasn’t working alone? What about if he actually didn’t do anything? It’s my opinion that he’s totally involved but there’s sooo much more to this story.
If, big if, Robyn was involved in anything shady in her past or present endeavors, then there could very well be a questionable contact that authorities should be looking at…most especially if it’s a true network involved.
No matter how anybody looks at it all, if porn (soft or hard), escorting, stripping, nude model pics were involved…then she could have encountered far more undesirable people. Any of her friends that know anything shady about her past but are afraid to speak to authorities in full should be afraid for themselves as well. Anybody that’s told authorities all they know deserves kudos.
Christina Jones was part of a much larger unknown – a sometimes quite dangerous world indeed.
Robyn Gardner became immersed in this web of optical illusion. This likely led to her ultimately catastrophic demise on Aruban territory.
This next passage is the part that I am still reeling from, I must tell you.
As stated previously, a respected law enforcement friend of mine happens to have close ties to this very case file investigation within his circle of venerable colleagues. He revealed some shocking aspects within this frame – that which he knew would become very public, very soon.
Here is what he told me…
I am in no way stating this dialogue submitted to me is true – or not based in truth.
I am just stating that several individuals revealed this information without provocation/ invitation from me, or anyone else, for that matter.
I am not sitting in judgment. Just a glaring perspective presented to me directly from those intimate with Richard Forester, Gary Giordano, & Robyn Gardner.
That is all.
~ Carla Baron
[In Addition: The statements and information below were made directly known to me by a trusted law enforcement official, who has asked to remain in anonymity, for obvious reasons. Please be advised – I was told this is “common knowledge” within the closed investigative network surrounding the Robyn Gardner case -here in the United States, and the isle of Aruba.]
Richard Forester is not what he may seem.
On the day Robyn Gardner was leaving from the airport to fly to Aruba with Gary Giordano, she was paid $5,000 in cash. Gary Giordano stated to Aruban authorities upon intense interrogation that he had arranged to pay this amount in exchange for her “services” for the week.
Richard Forester met Robyn Gardner at the airport on the day of her departure to the Caribbean – just before entering the security checkpoint area. (Security camera footage has been tagged & subsequently reviewed by numerous investigators confirming these events.)
Robyn Gardner handed Richard Forester an envelope (captured on security footage) with the $5,000 cash as she did not wish to travel with that much currency outside the country. So Richard met her at the airport to ‘pick up’ the monies to ‘hold’ for her upon her return.
There’s more …
Robyn Gardner worked as a professional escort. This was well known within close circles.
Even her family was apparently very much aware of Robyn’s ‘line of work.’
There were confirmed reports of Robyn Gardner having been ‘picked up’ for ‘solicitation’ in Atlantic City.
Later that day, Richard was reported to have delivered some of the money (from the original $5,000 amount) to Robyn’s mother, Andrea Colson.
(Again, Robyn’s mother was FULLY AWARE of her daughter’s work as a paid escort. The investigator made that crystal clear to me.)
(I conjecture this is likely why the family has remained virtually silent within the media regarding their dear Robyn’s disappearance on the island.)
So we can surmise from the above law enforcement statements that Richard Forester knew all along about the nature of this little ‘jaunt’ to the islands with Gary Giordano.
The investigator also stated that Richard Forester has been under close surveillance by local & federal presences from the beginning of this treacherous ordeal.
Again … these statements were made by official law enforcement directly to me.
I am just relaying these transcripts to the public in an effort to shed truth, some much needed light, on this baffling & strange situation.
One more thing:
A last text received by Christina Jones from Robyn Gardner in Aruba revealed she was BREAKING UP w/ Richard Forester upon her return.
(I heard this directly from Christina Jones in our preliminary Skype call the afternoon of Sept.5th)
I am a psychic profiler, and that was what Richard Forester asked… no, actually, pleaded for me to do, back on Aug. 12th – to officially accept his case in the search for Robyn Gardner.
And that is exactly what I did – I made a promise.
Not to Richard Forester … but to Robyn.
(And this still holds true for me until the day Robyn Gardner is no longer missing.)