Since Gardner vanished, Giordano has tried to cash a $1.5 million insurance policy on Gardner. On July 30, the day before the trip, he submitted an insurance policy on Gardner by mail and fax. An insurance agent who spoke with ABC News said that no one she has dealt with in the entire year has both mailed a hard copy of their policy and faxed it in, noting Girodano's urgency in getting the documents in before the trip.
The insurance policy on Gardner is dated July 27, and is initialed and signed by Gardner, although the beneficiary information is filled out in Giordano's handwriting. Giordano listed his mother as his beneficiary on the forms.
Court documents also show that Giordano had previously taken out an insurance policy on Gardner for a trip in June. The policy, obtained by ABC News, is dated April 27 and was signed by Gardner May 12, officially designating Giordano as her beneficiary and listing him as her "domestic partner."
Gardner later canceled on Giordano and went to New York with her roommate, Christina Jones, instead. Jones has previously told ABCNews that Giordano sent Gardner aggressive, harmful texts for her decision to bail on the trip and go to New York.