UPDATE: D.C. police said late Wednesday that they have identified a suspect in the killings of Savvas Savopoulos, his wife, young son and housekeeper, who authorities believe were held captive in the family’s Northwest Washington home.
Police said they had obtained a warrant for the arrest of Daron Dylon Wint, who they said is 34 and is from Maryland. They said they do not know his whereabouts.
The stunning break in the case came after police matched Wint to DNA found on the crust of a Domino’s pizza that had been ordered to the house the night of May 13, as the victims were being held, according to three law enforcement officials with knowledge of the investigation.
Local police are investigating a deadly fire in one of Washington’s poshest neighborhoods on Thursday that killed four people near the vice president’s residence and Embassy Row.
The three-story, $4.5 million-dollar house was allegedly set ablaze, killing a couple Savvas Savopoulos, 46, and his wife Amy Savopoulos, 47; their son, Philip, 10; and one of the family’s housekeepers, Veralicia Figueroa, 47, according to police.
Three of the four victims were found to have suffered from blunt force trauma, causing authorities to rule the fire arson and police are investigating what they call a quadruple homicide.
The victims were found inside a Woodland Drive home after fire crews arrived to put out a house fire there about 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
Also raising suspicions is a text message sent to a second housekeeper, Nelitza Gutierrez, that arrived three hours before the fire began.
“I am making sure you do not come today,” Gutierrez was told by the wife who died in Thursday’s alleged arson.