Cops: Body Is Missing Fla. Lottery Winner

Abraham Shakespeare went missing in April after $30M haul
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 29, 2010 7:47 PM CST
This undated file photo pshows Abraham Shakespeare, 43, who went missing after winning $30 million in the Florida lottery.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Florida police confirmed today that the body found under a concrete slab in a rural backyard is that of Abraham Shakespeare, 43, who disappeared nine months ago after winning $30 million in the Florida Lottery. The home Shakespeare was found behind belongs to the boyfriend of a woman who befriended him in 2007, the year after he won the lottery. Authorities believe he was murdered and the woman may know something about it, but they do not yet know how he died and have not arrested anyone.

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