The remains of a man who won $31 million in the Florida state lottery have been found burried in concrete after he disappeared last April. “The remains found in a rural cement grave were identified today to be those of missing lottery winner Abraham Shakespeare, authorities confirmed to ABCNews.com. The 47-year-old from Lakeland, Fla., hasn’t been seen since April, even though he wasn’t reported missing until November. His disappearance has churned up a cast of characters who, police say, may have been more interested in the $31 million he won in the lottery than in his life. The remains were found Thursday after days of digging in the woods on a rural property in Plant City, Fla., and after heavy equipment had been brought in to break through a large piece of concrete. An autopsy today confirmed that the body was that of Shakespeare. The identity was determined through fingerprints, the sheriff’s office said. ‘There had been a 30-foot-by-30-foot concrete slab that had been poured,’ said Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Debbie Carter. ‘The human remains had been found about five feet under the concrete.’ Shakespeare’s family was devastated by the news. ‘I just hope he didn’t suffer,’ cousin Cynthia Johnson said, according to TampaBayOnline.com. ‘He was a good person. He was just used. They manipulated him because they know he didn’t know any better.’”
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