WESTPORT - Police say autopsy results show the Fairfield man found dead on an island off the coast of Westport committed suicide. 

Westport police say the body of William Sapone, 61, was found on Cockeone Island around midnight after he took his kayak out on the Long Island Sound Tuesday.

They say the missing man's wife told police her husband went boating and never returned.

Police say that they found Sapone's body face down in the mud flats, with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

News 12 Connecticut is told that Sapone was a husband and father. He was also a partner at a law firm in Monroe and chairman of the Fairfield Woods Middle School Building Committee.