By Larry Mcshane
DAILY NEWS WRITER
Saturday, January 30th 2010, 4:00 AM
It took barely three years for a $31 million Florida lottery winner to go from the top of the world to the bottom of a makeshift grave.
The body of Abraham Shakespeare was identified Friday through fingerprints, nine months after he disappeared and one day after he was found buried beneath a concrete slab, officials said.
Although the local sheriff has characterized the case as a homicide, the cause of death for the 43-year-old won't be determined until next week.
The Plant City, Fla., backyard where Shakespeare was discovered is linked to a woman who claims the lottery winner gave her $1 million after they became friends.
The property was owned by the boyfriend of Doris (Dee Dee) Moore, described by Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd as a "person of interest."
Moore was not charged with any crime in Shakespeare's death or disappearance. Although he was last seen last April, he wasn't reported missing until November, officials said.
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