He also suffered a stroke in the last decade. His health was not the only thing to deteriorate. By the mid-2000s his personal life began to unravel. After a failed first marriage that produced two sons, Anthony and Raymond, Cornelius married a much younger Russian model named Viktoria Chapman in 2001. But, it wasn’t long before the relationship soured because they were from vastly different worlds, friends said.
What a bad wife and bad business decisions and bad health will lead to…suicide
whoa seems clear that this was a bait and switch operation where the woman was lured to a vacation. was it a paid vacation making it easy for him to buy travel insurance on her? maybe he offered to buy both. what a clever ploy. this would smack of motive.
The investigation into the $1.5 million accidental death policy on Gardner — which names Giordano as a beneficiary — has been confirmed exclusively with ABC News by a police source in Aruba, as has the fact that he purchased the pricier one-year policy over the cheaper, more commonly purchased five-year policy.
Gardner, 35, has been missing for two weeks, since reportedly snorkeling with Giordano off of an isolated beach on August 2. The two traveled together from Maryland to Aruba on July 31. She is now presumed to be dead by Aruba police.
- Insurance policy in missing woman case investigated in Aruba (cnn.com)
- Aruba Mystery: Suspect Took Out $1.5M Policy (abcnews.go.com)