Abraham Shakespere, the missing Florida Lottery millionaire that I posted about HERE a few weeks ago has been found. Unfortunately the millionaire, who was feared missing due to foul play, was found murdered and buried 5 feet deep in a slab of concrete located at the home of the boyfriend of a lady who befriended him.
According to earlier reports, the woman, DeeDee Moore, befriended Shakespeare and claimed to be interested in writing a book about his life. She became something of a financial adviser to Shakespeare, who never graduated high school.
It was some pretty shady business going on cause property records show that a company owned by Moore bought Shakespeare’s million dollar home for $655,000 last January. Shakespeare disappeared in April and Moore was cited as “person of interest” in the case after authorities revealed her shady connection to Shakespeare’s dough.
According to authorities Moore “has offered at least one person a several hundred thousand dollar house if they would make false sightings of Abraham.” Moore also put all of Shakespeare’s assets in her name and has used the missing millionaire’s cell phone to call and send text messages to his family and friends.
Acting on a tip, investigators began digging around on a property located near Plant City, Florida. According to county records, the house is owned by Shar Krasniqi who has been noted as Moore’s boyfriend.
Using heavy equipment, investigators broke up a large concrete slab and for two days they dug up dirt and sifted through it. Much of the digging was done by hand.
Shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday, this missing person’s case turned into a homicide investigation. A body was found buried in the concrete slab and while a positive identification hasn’t been made, it’s presumed to be that of the missing lottery winner and authorities say it’s been there for some time now.
Polk Sheriff Grady Judd and Hillsborough Sheriff David Gee made the announcement at the crime scene: “Pryor to us talking with you,” Judd told reporters. “We dispatched deputies to Abraham Shakespeare’s mother’s house to tell her we had found human remains.”
“Somebody obviously put him there and we’re going to get to the bottom of it,” says Gee. Hillsborough Sheriff’s homicide detectives will now take over what Gee called a “complicated” case.
A white van carried the body away from the crime scene about 8:45 p.m. The medical examiner will have to make a positive ID, but investigators do not expect any surprises.