Skeletal remains of Norwegian man reported missing last year found in Summerland Key

Detectives believe Guiseppe Codiglia, 56, committed suicide


SUMMERLAND KEY, Fla. – The skeletal remains of a Norwegian man who was reported missing in the Florida Keys last summer were found in December, authorities said.

Monroe County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Becky Herrin said skeletal remains were found Dec. 28 in a mangrove area on Summerland Key.

Guiseppe Codiglia's gun was found nearby, Herrin said.

Authorities said detectives contacted Norwegian authorities for assistance in obtaining Codiglia's dental records for comparison, which were sent to the medical examiner's office in late January.

The medical examiner confirmed on Feb. 18 that the remains were that of Codiglia, 56, and the man's family was notified.

According to Herrin, Codiglia was reported missing last June by his son, Mats Codiglia Weberg.

Weberg told detectives that his father traveled to the U.S. in February 2015 and spent time visiting a friend in New Jersey. He said his father then traveled to the Florida Keys in a motor home, and failed to stay in contact with relatives.

Codiglia's motor home was found shortly after he was reported missing, but his wallet, keys, passport and cellphone were missing.

Detectives do not suspect foul play in Codiglia's death and believe that he committed suicide.

His family members told detectives that Codiglia was having significant financial difficulties in Norway stemming from a bankruptcy. They said he had recently lost his business and owed a considerable amount of money to the government.

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