WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The sister of Bernie Madoff and her husband died earlier this week in a suspected murder-suicide, according to the South Florida SunSentinel.
Deputies received a 911 call at 11200 Barca Blvd. in the Valencia Lakes community near Boynton Beach just before 1 p.m. Thursday and located Sondra Wiener, 87, and her 90-year-old husband dead from a gunshot wound.
Detectives said the deaths appear to be a murder-suicide.
Wiener was the sister of Bernie Madoff, who pleaded guilty in 2009 to running a $65 billion Ponzi scheme.
Madoff died in a federal prison in North Carolina in April 2021 at the age of 82 while serving a 150-year sentence.
His oldest son, Mark, hanged himself on the second anniversary of Madoff's 2008 arrest, leaving behind a bitter note.
His younger son, Andrew, also blamed Madoff for the return of the rare cancer that killed him in 2014, citing the stress and shame he experienced from his father's fraud.
Madoff's Ponzi scheme was also linked to the suicides of three investors.