Property searched in case of missing Hillsborough County lotto winner

Published: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 7:29 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, January 27, 2010 at 7:29 a.m.

LAKELAND, Fla. — Investigators are searching a Hillsborough County property in the case of a missing Florida Lottery winner.

Abraham Shakespeare
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Abraham Shakespeare

This undated photo provided by the Polk County Sheriff's Office shows Abraham Shakespeare, 43, a truck driver's assistant who lived with his mother who was reported missing Nov. 9, 2009. Shakespeare, a resident of Lakeland, Fla., won a $30 million Florida Lottery jackpot. His good fortune may have cost him his life.

Polk County Sheriff's Office/The Associated Press

Crime scene investigators were seen walking the property Tuesday with metal detectors and shovels. It's owned by the boyfriend of Dorice Moore, who authorities have called a 'person of interest' in the case.

Moore has said she doesn't know where Abraham Shakespeare is, but authorities say she transferred more than $1 million from his bank account into hers. She said the money was a gift.

No charges have been filed.

Officials are releasing little information about the search other than to say investigators will probably be there for several days.

Shakespeare won $31 million in 2006. He was last seen in April.

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