Bodies Of Madoff Sister, Brother-In-Law, Found In Valencia Lakes.
BOYNTON BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) [EXCLUSIVE 9:25 p.m. February 19, 2022] — The sister of disgraced financier Bernie Madoff was killed in a murder-suicide in Valencia Lakes, West of Boynton Beach. Her husband, Marvin Weiner, is also dead.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to BocaNewsNow.com that a murder-suicide investigation is underway, but would not confirm the names of the deceased. Sources, however, tell BocaNewsNow.com that the Weiners’ bodies were found Thursday in their home on Barca Boulevard, and an internal email sent to homeowners in Valencia Lakes confirms that the Weiners are the dead. [UPDATED INFORMATION AT END OF ARTICLE].
Wrote a community leader in a private email obtained by BocaNewsNow.com: “Let me start off by stating that as many of you have heard, we had a tragic situation on Barca Boulevard regarding the passing of Sondra and Marvin Weiner. Our thoughts and condolences go out to their family. There is currently an investigation pending. All I can say is at this time there is no security or safety threat to anyone in the community.”
Sondra Weiner, according to public records, was 87. Marvin Weiner was 90. It was not immediately clear which one allegedly killed the other before killing themself. It was also not clear how they died.
The two were sued in 2010 in a suit filed by the trustee representing Madoff’s victims, alleging that Sondra and Marvin “received at least $1,715,000 of other people’s money,” wrote the Sun Sentinel in 2010. The outcome of that specific claim could not be immediately determined. New York Magazine reported in 2009 that Sondra Weiner lost $3,000,000 as part of her brother’s scam, and was forced to sell her Palm Beach estate. Sondra and Marvin’s home — where they died — was purchased for $315,000 in 2009.
UPDATE: After our story received national attention, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that both Sondra and Marvin were victims of gunshot wounds. It remains unclear who killed the other.
PBSO issued this advisory at 11:09 a.m. Sunday:
Deputies responded to a 911 call advising a male and female were unresponsive inside their residence. Upon arrival deputies located an elderly female and male deceased from a gunshot wound.
Detectives from the Violent Crimes Division arrived on scene to investigate further. After further investigation it appears to be a murder/suicide.
The male has been identified as Marvin Weiner, DOB: 7/20/31 and the female, Sondra Weiner, DOB: 6/16/34.
The Medical Examiner’s Office personnel arrived on scene and took possession of both Marvin and Sondra. The cause of death will be determined by the ME.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office subsequently stated that the family of Marvin Weiner invoked “Marsy’s Law” which prevents a law enforcement agency from releasing the name of a victim. We are not removing Mr. Weiner’s name from our article