Police reported the older sister of disgraced financier Bernie Madoff, along with her husband, was discovered dead in Florida. This was discovered in what seemed to be a murder-suicide, according to authorities.
Sondra Wiener, as well as her husband Marvin, had lifestyles that were devastated by Madoff’s $65.1 billion Ponzi scheme.
They were found dead in their home in Boynton Beach on Thursday afternoon, according to the Palm Beach Sheriffs Department. They had been discovered deceased from gunshot wounds, authorities said.
Deputies were sent to the couple’s home at 12:55 p.m. after receiving a call reporting they were unconscious, according to officials.
NEW 🚨 Bernie Madoff's sister and her husband found dead in suspected murder-suicide
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“Upon arrival, officers discovered an old female and a male who died as a result of gunshot wounds,” according to the sheriff’s office.
As a result of their deaths, investigators from the Violent Crimes Unit were looking into whether it was a murder-suicide, according to officials.
Although it was not immediately evident who murdered whom, the couple’s family asked the identity of Marvin be withheld on the basis of Marcy’s Law, which permits families of crime victims to request their loved ones’ identities be protected.
“She lost millions of dollars as a result of this whole ordeal,” an insider told The Washington Post in 2009.
More on Madoff’s Family Story
Prior to the revelation of Madoff’s misdeeds, the brothers looked to be fairly close to one another.
Previously, the Wieners resided at the Ballen Isles Country Club. This was home to superstars including Serena and Venus Williams and was close to his Palm Beach house.
Wiener was one of the several relatives who received packages containing pricey precious items reportedly sent out by Madoff on Christmas Eve, just days after the financier’s children turned him over to officials for swindling his clients.
Madoff and his wife, Ruth, were arrested and charged with fraud in connection with the packages.
Despite the fact her sister did not work for Madoff Securities, her son Charles, 50, worked for many years, eventually rising to the position of director of administration.
“Yes, my family is a victim of the situation. More than anyone else, in fact. It’s excruciating,” he told The Washington Post.
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This guy's (Bernie Madoff ponzi scheme) sister and husband were found dead in what police are calling a "murder suicide" pic.twitter.com/caJfuqCW4X
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More Details on the Gruesome Story
There was no more information provided about the details surrounding their deaths at the time of publication. Boca News Now was the first to break the story of the terrible tragedy at the couple’s house.
According to a death certificate obtained by TMZ, ex-convict Bernie Madoff died as a result of hypertension and renal failure. According to his death certificate, Madoff died of renal illness and hypertension.
Many reporters are speculating the murder-suicide was no murder-suicide at all, but rather a homicide, but detectives have denied this narrative.