Prints Confirm Body Is Missing $31M Lottery Winner

In February 2009, two months before Shakespeare was last confirmed to have been seen, Moore opened up a limited liability account with his money and gave herself signing authority, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Office. She then rewarded herself with $1 million, which she spent on a Corvette, a Hummer and lavish vacations.

The only arrest that had any connection to the case came earlier this week when Polk County authorities arrested Lakeland police officer Troy McKay Young, charging him with providing Moore with confidential information from law enforcement databases in exchange for compensation.

Family Devastated by Shakespeare's Disappearance

Shakespeare's mother, Elizabeth Walker, told WFTS in the days before the remains were found that the harassment of her son over his winnings was incessant.

"If someone asked him for help, he was always trying to help them," Walker said. "I had been with him in his car. They called him on his phone, and he trying to drive and trying to talk to them and they're asking him for money.

"He said his phone would be constantly ringing. Even when I called him, he'll talk a few minutes and then he'll say, 'Hold on, I got a call. I'll call you back.' And sometimes, he wouldn't call back. And he said he was just getting phone calls, one right after another one. People just asking for money."

Her son, she said, gave friends and family large amounts of cash and paid rents and mortgages, sometimes for people he barely knew.

Now police, armed with a growing stack of evidence, are charged with finding out who may have killed him.

"I hope," Johnson told TampaBayOnline.com, "they rot in hell."

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