Police executed a search warrant on Daron Wint’car. He was a former worker at Savopoulos’s company, American Iron Works. After the search the police found money orders, cash and knives in the Chevy Cruz.
Besides the money and the knives the police also discovered clothing, a black and pink bag, a Samsung phone and an iPad. According to the warrant the police also took latent fingerprints. It was previously reported that money orders amounting to $10.000 were found in the track and stuffed into a side door they found a stack of $100 bills. According to the authorities the denotations of the money are the same with the ones used in the $40.000 ransom.
Police came to suspect Wint after they investigated the DNA from a pizza crust found inside the home. In addition on Wint’s shoe the investigators found blood from one of the victims.
Wint was found together with other four persons by a federal fugitive task at a Howard Johnson hotel in College Park. The suspect got into the car and headed into the district along with a multicolored E-300 box truck. The police arrested him on Rhode Island avenue NE. Daron Dylon Wint was charged with murder in the case. However it is believed that others have helped him as well. The other four individuals who were found together with Wint were released without charge. The authorities did not explain why.
Wint is charged with holding Savvas Savopoulos, his wife Amy, their child Phillip and the housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa hostage, murdering them and setting fire to the house. It is believed that the family was held hostage for 19 hours. The police believe that the murderers tortured the son in order to get money from his parents.
On Thursday the police released another search warrant for Jordan Wallace, Savopoulos’s assistant. He was requested to deliver the sum of $40.000 hours before the family was killed. The police searched his BMW for evidence which could connect him to the murder.
His car was found parked one block away from the house which was set on fire. Wallace declared that he drove to the house after he found out about the fire. Lt. Sean Conboy, a spokeswoman for DC police declared that they will not comment on what the newly unsealed search warrant contains. For now Wallace is not seen as a suspect and has not been charged with any crime.
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