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Autopsy results for Lotto winner could be released today

TAMPA — Preliminary autopsy results could be released Monday for Abraham Shakespeare, the lottery winner whose remains were found buried behind a Plant City home last week.

Shakespeare's autopsy is complete, but his cause of death has not been released, said Dick Bailey, spokesman for the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner's Office. Toxicology reports were not yet complete.

Bailey said any cause-of-death announcement will be made by the Sheriff's Office. After three days of searching, authorities found Shakespeare's body buried under a 30-foot by 30-foot concrete slab behind a home at 5802 State Road 60 E.

His remains were identified by his fingerprints.

The home on State Road 60 is owned by Shar Krasniqi, who Polk County authorities say is the boyfriend of Dorice "DeeDee" Moore of Lakeland, named a person of interest in Shakespeare's disappearance.

Moore rents the home to lawyer Howard Stitzel for use as an office, said Stitzel's attorney, Glen Lansky. Records show Stitzel has ties to both Moore and Shakespeare.

No arrests have been made, and the Sheriff's Office has not named any suspects.

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Autopsy results for Lotto winner could be released today 02/01/10 [Last modified: Monday, February 1, 2010 11:22am]
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