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Hillsborough, Polk deputies search home of Lotto case suspect 'DeeDee' Moore

Hillsborough and Polk sheriff's deputies on Monday searched the Lakeland home of Dorice Donegan "DeeDee" Moore, who was arrested last week in connection with the murder of lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare.

The home is at 9340 Red Hawk Drive. Authorities would not comment on what they found.

Moore is accused of being an accessory after the fact in Shakespeare's murder. She remains in the Hillsborough County jail on $1 million bail.

After Shakespeare won a $30 million jackpot and accepted a $16.9 million lump sum payment in 2006, deputies said Moore befriended him and told him she wanted to write a book about him.

Shakespeare was last seen in April but wasn't reported missing until November.

Polk authorities and Hills­borough County Sheriff David Gee say he was killed April 6 or 7 at a home in east Hillsborough County. They say Moore moved into his $1 million house and staged his disappearance.

Authorities say she paid someone to dig a hole to bury Shakespeare's body at 5802 State Road 60 E, a property owned by Shar Krasniqi, reported by Polk authorities to be Moore's boyfriend.

Then, deputies say, Moore tried to hire a prison-bound convict for $50,000 to take the blame for Shakespeare's death. They say she gave a witness the alleged murder weapon, a .38-caliber revolver, and arranged for the body to be exhumed and moved.

Deputies found the human remains before that happened, and the Medical Examiner's Office identified them as Shakespeare's through fingerprints.

In an interview with the Lakeland Ledger in December, Moore said deputies have searched her home at least twice since Shakespeare's disappearance, downloading information from her computers and inspecting her belongings for blood. She said in those instances she volunteered her home for the search rather than investigators issuing a subpoena.

Times researcher John Martin contributed to this report. Kim Wilmath can be reached at (813) 226-3386 or

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