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Man Who Reported Wife Missing Charged With Murder

Tampa Bay Tribune via YellowBrix

February 04, 2011

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Richard Gigante

TAMPA – A Tampa man who reported his wife missing last year has now been charged in her murder, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said.

Richard Gigante, 38, was arrested Thursday night at a Chick-fil-A in Pinellas County. He has been charged with second-degree murder, the sheriff’s office said.

Gigante reported his wife missing on May 31 to Tampa police, but Megan Gigante, 26, was found dead the same day, the sheriff’s office said.

Her body was found in the area of Adamsville Road off of U.S. Highway 41 north of Apollo Beach. A resident of the area discovered her body, the sheriff’s office said.

At the time the body was recovered, it wasn’t identified. Investigators identified it in June, the sheriff’s office said.

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Megan Gigante

In August, the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner’s Office ruled her death a homicide, saying she died of “homicidal violence including fractures of thyroid cartilage.”

Richard Gigante was to be booked into the Pinellas County Jail Thursday night and then transferred to the Hillsborough County jail later, the sheriff’s office said.


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    RJD116

    almost 2 years ago

    2 Comments

    On 9/15/2012 Richard Gigante was charged with second degree manslaughter for the murder of my sister, Megan Gigante.

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    deesullivan

    about 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    This battle of court is never ending. I miss her daily n so does the rest of anyone who she ever contacted. She was an angel on earth. We do not have complete peace yet but let's hope justice will b served! He's out on bail BC of loop holes so this is the start 2 a very long battle! Megan we miss u always.......

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    rhood

    over 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    This puke thought that he had gotten away with it, wrong answer. May the victim and her family rest easy now that this lowlife is under arrest.

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    Jonas

    over 3 years ago

    43848 Comments

    Hope Florida still executes.......

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    HEYSARGE

    over 3 years ago

    16726 Comments

    Theres so much missing in this article!! Charged!! Thats good!! Now convict him!!!

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    DALLASCRANE

    over 3 years ago

    19382 Comments

    RIP Megan. May Justice be served.

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    Irishcop1961

    over 3 years ago

    51096 Comments

    Rest in Peace Megan.

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    els98

    over 3 years ago

    472 Comments

    May man see to his punishment here on earth and God see to his punishment there after. Megan, may you Rest in Peace.

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    corylovesandrea

    over 3 years ago

    6222 Comments

    May Megan find peace and thoughts and prayers go to her family and friends. May Richard get what he deserves.

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    meghanmc1

    over 3 years ago

    92 Comments

    that bastard

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    SkoolCop

    over 3 years ago

    4598 Comments

    BTW: I'm glad he got caught.

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    SkoolCop

    over 3 years ago

    4598 Comments

    Scott Peterson, Drew Peterson, Mark Hacking........... What does Richard Gigante have in commonwith all these PIECES OF FECAL MATTER? They all did the same thing.

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    T_9

    over 3 years ago

    5668 Comments

    For some reason there are people all over the world that prefer to take the lives of others due to whatever snapped in their heads. It is an injustice on all levels, whenever it happens. May the family of Megan find strength for the upcoming court battle and may they find peace in her death.

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    rsironron

    over 3 years ago

    5220 Comments

    I agree with lajustice.

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    Whalewatcher

    over 3 years ago

    11226 Comments

    He needs to go away. Glad he's been charged with the crime.

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