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Skeletal remains found on Summerland Key last year are identified, police say it was suicide

Monroe County Sheriff's Office detectives on Friday identified the remains of a man found on Summerland Key in December as a Norwegian reported missing in June 2015.

Guiseppe Codiglia, 56, apparently committed suicide Dec. 28 with the .38-caliber handgun found along with his skeletal remains in mangroves, said Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Deputy Becky Herrin. Dental records confirmed the ID, she said, and Codiglia's family was notified Feb. 18.

Paperwork matching the Charter Arms revolver left with the remains was found along with Codiglia's belongings inside a motor home towed from Summerland Boat Rental on May 28, 2015. Codiglia had borrowed the motor home from a friend he visited months earlier in New Jersey after arriving in the U.S. in February 2015.

"Family members indicate he was having significant financial difficulties in Norway stemming from a bankruptcy," Herrin said. "He'd recently lost his business and owed considerable funds to the government."

Codiglia had stopped calling his family in late May 2015, his family told detectives.

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