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Who was Sondra Weiner?(Bernie Madoff’s elderly sister and her husband were found dead ‘in their garage’ from gunshot wounds in suspected murder suicide) Wiki, Bio, Age, Instagram, Twitter & Quick Facts

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Sondra Weiner, 87, and her husband Marvin, 90, were found inside the garage of the Boynton Beach, Fla., home around 12 p.m. It is not clear who called the police.

Neighbors told several local media outlets over the weekend that Marvin was “sick” and had been for years, but police have yet to confirm this.

The couple ‘lost millions’ in the Ponzi scheme his brother ran and for which he went to jail, and had to sell his old house to downsize.

“He lost millions on all of this,” a source told the New York Post in 2009. The couple has at least one adult son who last week said they were as much “victims” as anyone else.

It appears that they kept to themselves in the Florida gated community where they lived.


The sister of disgraced Ponzi swindler Bernie Madoff, who died in federal prison in April, has died, along with her husband, in what Florida police are calling a possible murder-suicide.

Sondra Wiener, 87, and her husband, Marvin Wiener, were found dead Thursday night in her gated community in Valencia Lakes outside Tampa.

The couple’s death comes just under a year after Madoff died in prison in April.


Sources told the outlet that the couple’s bodies were recovered by police Thursday at their home on Barca Boulevard, a fact confirmed by an internal email sent to owners at the private housing development notifying them of the Wieners’ deaths. and confirming the investigation.

“Let me start by saying that as many of you have heard, we had a tragic situation on Barca Boulevard regarding the passing of Sondra and Marvin Wiener,” read the private email obtained by the outlet and written by an anonymous community leader.

One of Madoff’s only survivors is Bernie’s wife, Ruth, who now lives as a recluse in Connecticut.

‘Our thoughts and condolences are with her family. There is currently an investigation pending. All I can say is that at this time there is no threat to the safety of anyone in the community.’

Wiener was Madoff’s only sister.

Police did not comment on the circumstances of her death, or who is believed to have killed the other.


The corrupt speculator’s victims included tens of thousands of ordinary investors, as well as big names like Steven Spielberg, Kevin Bacon, and Nobel Peace Prize winner and Holocaust survivor Elie Weisel.

Madoff died in a federal jail in North Carolina in April, serving a 150-year prison sentence.

The death of his sister and his brother-in-law comes as the latest installment in a series of tragedies surrounding the fallen financier’s family.

His son, Mark, hanged herself inside his New York City apartment in 2010, at the age of 46.

His other child, Andrew, died of cancer in 2014 at the age of 48.

Furthermore, in a prescient prediction of the fate of the current Wieners and Palm Beach police investigation, Madoff’s wife, Ruth Madoff, now 80, claimed that she and her husband attempted suicide together during their scandal.

However, her attempt, which involved swallowing prescription pills Ambien and Klonopin in December 2008, failed.

“I don’t know whose idea it was, but we decided to kill ourselves because what was happening was so horrible,” Madoff told CBS News years after the incident. ‘We had terrible phone calls. I hate mail, just beyond anything and said “…I just can’t go on”.

“I took what we had, he took more,” Ruth told the outlet. “We took pills and woke up the next day…he was very impulsive and I’m glad we woke up.”

The details of the Wieners’ deaths are still shrouded in mystery, with investigators still mum on the exact details of how they died and what led them to declare the case a murder-suicide.

DailyMail.com reached out to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office for comment on the case Sunday morning, but did not immediately hear back.

Sondra Wiener Quick and Facts

  • Sondra Wiener, 87, and husband Marvin Wiener, 90, were found dead Thursday in their private gated community home in Valencia Lakes, Florida 
  • Neighbors said they died in a murder-suicide, though police have not yet released the cause of deaths 
  • The couple was scammed out of $3 million by Wiener’s fraudster brother Bernie Madoff more than a decade ago
  • Madoff’s Ponzi scheme left the couple in financial ruins, and they were forced to sell their home at a loss in order to downsize to a smaller property 
  • The couple’s death was confirmed by an internal email sent to homeowners in of private housing development, notifying them of the Wieners’ deaths

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