A South Florida woman has been arrested for allegedly shooting her younger brother in the head and burying his body in a backyard seven years ago. 

A Broward Sheriff’s Office Det. John Curcio received a tip in June from a retired law enforcement officer about the death of Donald Shoff.

The detective then contacted Shoff’s sister, Darlene Ann Shoff-Brock, 62, to set up an interview, and she told him her brother had been living out of the country for the last few years, sheriff’s spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said. 


The next day, Shoff-Brock's attorney contacted the detective to cancel the interview.

Darlene Shoff-Brock, 62, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder for allegedly shooting her brother, Donald Shoff, 53, in the head in 2014 and burying him in a backyard

Darlene Shoff-Brock, 62, has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder for allegedly shooting her brother, Donald Shoff, 53, in the head in 2014 and burying him in a backyard

On July 9, detectives and crime scene technicians located Donald Shoff's remains in the yard in Dania Beach where the tipster said he was buried.

The Broward Medical Examiner’s Office determined on July 19 that the man had been shot in the back of the head, Coleman-Wright said. Shoff would have turned 60 in April 2021. 

'Additionally, detectives said the Pinellas County Forensic Lab confirmed on Aug. 4, 2021, the remains of the murder victim were consistent with being the biological child of Shoff-Brock’s mother,' she said.

Evidence from the remains and witness statements led detectives to believe that Shoff was killed in May 2014.


Shoff-Brock was arrested on Wednesday at her home in Tamarac, Florida (pictured)

Shoff-Brock was arrested on Wednesday at her home in Tamarac, Florida (pictured)  

Detectives believe Shoff was killed at a home in Hollywood and then buried in the backyard of the home in Dania Beach. It was not clear who lived at the home in Dania Beach.

Shoff-Brock was arrested on Wednesday at her home in Tamarac on a first-degree murder charge. She remained jailed without bond as of Friday. 

The motive for the killing remains under investigation, although detectives said witnesses reported hearing the brother and sister argue often about money, and Shoff accused his sister of stealing money from him. 

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