The body of Abraham Shakespeare, 43, a lottery winner who went missing in Florida, was found buried in concrete last week. Charges have now been filed in the case.
The initial person of interest, Dorice “Dee Dee” Moore, whom Shakespeare hired as somewhat of a financial adviser, has now been formally charged with trying to conceal Shakespeare’s slaying.
Shakespeare was last seen in April 2009 and Moore was reportedly the last person he had contact with.
Moore has denied harming Shakespeare, but police say she took steps to find someone she could pay to take the rap for his killing and someone to move his body. At the same time, she was also taking “steps to make it appear that the victim was still alive,” investigators said in an affidavit released after her arrest. She’s charged as an accessory after the fact to first-degree murder.
Moore’s ties to the case stemmed from her financial relationship with Shakespeare and the discovery that she had at some point transferred $1 million from his account to hers, calling it a gift. Shakespeare won a $31 million lottery jackpot in 2006, choosing a lump sum payment of nearly $17 million.
Shakespeare’s remains were found at a home owned by Moore’s boyfriend. –gerald radford