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Update On Woman Missing In Aruba: Casey Anthony's Lawyer Now On Suspect's Legal Team

9.13.11. Oranjestad, Aruba]----In new interesting developments, Casey Anthony's lawyer has reportedly joined the legal team of man held in connection with the disappearance of his travel companion in Aruba.

Jose Baez shot to celebrity status by defending and winning the murder case against 25-year-old Anthony in which she was charged with killing her 2-year-old daughter Caylee in Orange County, Florida.

Baez announced on Tuesday that he would be "helping" 50-year-old businessman Gary Giordano now held in an Aruba jail after being arrested early August for his companion's disappearance on the Dutch Caribbean island, reported CNN.

The suspect already has an Aruban lawyer, Michael Lopez, who said that local laws prevents Baez from ever arguing in court but will allow him to serve in a consulting capacity.

Baez was hired by the suspect's father, Frank Giordano reported the Associated Press.

Giordano's travel companion 35-year-old Robyn Gardener disappeared on August 2 after flying to Aruba with him for a 5 day vacation.

Aruban investigators believe her to be dead but no hard evidence was found to connect the suspect to a crime.

The Gaithersburg, Maryland businessman allegedly tried to collect a $1.5 million travel insurance he had taken out on the missing woman and police reportedly have video of him acting suspiciously on the day the dental assistant from Maryland disappeared.

They also have a camera confiscated from Giordano with alleged "beyond pornographic" pics of the missing Gardener.

Giordano told police that his companion disappeared after a snorkelling trip but her boyfriend said that was highly unlikely for Gardener was obsessive about perfect hair and make-up.

The two reportedly met online about a year ago and no one knows if they had met in person before the Aruba vacation.

Though Giordano is behind bars, he has not been charged with a crime.