The mystery of how the missing man ended up in a local cemetery remains unsolved.
The man, who was reported missing on Sunday, was discovered by his neighbour, and a search was launched after the area was searched for him.
Police and the coroner’s office were sent in to investigate, and after a week, they confirmed that the man had died in a hospital in the town of Veltre.
“I had been hoping that it would be over, that I could get to sleep and I could be at peace and that he would be here with me,” said his neighbour James Brown, speaking from the house in Veltri where he has lived for two years.
He was initially taken to a local hospital for an autopsy, but died shortly afterwards, aged 52.
“It’s a shock to think that he died at the hands of the people who searched the area and the police,” he said.
Police initially searched the local area for a man missing in the city of Stirling but said they were unable to locate him.
The man’s name is not being released, but is believed to be Charles Maitland, from the nearby town of Ondreo, who has been missing since January.
The search was suspended after Mr Maitling was reported as missing and there have been no sightings of him since.
There has been no news of the man’s wife, who is also missing.
Police said they had received several phone calls from people in the area claiming to know where he was, but did not know his identity.
A search of the surrounding area for the missing person was suspended, but the search has resumed.
Mr Brown said he would like to know who is responsible for the man, and if they are aware of any potential leads.
“He’s been a great neighbour, he was always kind to us, he would give us flowers and things, so I want to know, if he was found, who he is, where he’s been, and how he got here,” he told FourFourtwo.
If you have information, call Crimestoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit crimestoppers.com.au