Bernie Madoff’s sister and brother-in-law have died in a murder-suicide at their Florida home — the latest grim chapter in the family’s history.
The Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office said detectives were called to the elderly couple’s Boynton Beach mansion Thursday afternoon with a 911 call. Inside, they found Sondra Wiener, 87, and her husband Marvin , 90 years old, died of a gunshot wound.
Authorities did not release Marvin’s name at his family’s request, but the Florida media reported. The sheriff’s office did not make the case public until Sunday morning.
“After further investigation, it appears to be a homicide/suicide,” the sheriff’s office said.
Madoff, the mastermind of the largest Ponzi scheme in US history, died in prison last year while serving a 150-year sentence.
The convicted fraudster’s eldest son, Mark Madoff, committed suicide two years after his father was arrested, and his other son, Andrew Madoff, died of cancer in 2014.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/bernie-madoffs-sister-sondra-weiner-and-brother-in-law-marvin-dead-in-murder-suicide?source=articles&via=rss Bernie Madoff’s sister Sondra Wiener and Brother-in-law Marvin died in murder-suicide