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'Person of interest' in missing FL lottery winner

8:46 AM, Jan 7, 2010   |    comments
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LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd has named a "person of interest" in the case of a missing lottery winner.

On Wednesday, Judd said no charges have been filed in the case of Abraham Shakespeare, who won a $30 million Florida lottery in 2006 and then disappeared in April of 2009.

Judd said he believes DeeDee Moore has information about Shakespeare.

The 37-year-old Moore is believed to have offered to give away a home worth about $200,000 in exchange for making a false report to law enforcement regarding an alleged recent sighting of Shakespeare.

Detectives also say Moore paid one of Shakespeare's relatives $5,000 to hand-deliver a birthday card containing cash to Shakespeare's mother suggesting the card was from her son.

A telephone number connected to Moore was disconnected.

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