Daron Wint- Washington DC- 2015 (CAPTURED) May 21, 2015 6:38:14 GMT -5
Post by Scumhunter on May 21, 2015 6:38:14 GMT -5
Police have identified the man suspected of killing a wealthy CEO, his wife, their son and their housekeeper - after his DNA was found on a pizza crust at the scene of the murders.
Daron Dylon Wint, 34, has previous convictions for sexual assault, theft and weapon possession in Prince George's County, Maryland. Over the years, he has gone by the names Daron, Darron, Davon.
He is wanted for torturing Savvas Savopoulos, the 46-year-old head of American Iron Works, Inc., his wife Amy, 47, their 10-year-old son Philip and their housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa, 57, before setting the $4.5million D.C. property alight last Thursday.
Detectives do not know where Wint is and it is not clear whether he was connected to the family.
'He's very hostile,' an unidentified family member told ABC News of the suspect. 'He's arrogant. He doesn't listen.'
The development comes after police discovered the killers ordered pizza from a local Domino's as they tortured the family inside their mansion.
As well as the pizza deliveryman, Savopoulos' assistant also visited the home before the blaze.
The assistant, who has not been named, dropped off a $40,000 package to his boss' home as the family members were inside, law enforcement officials told the Washington Post.
The killers knew that the money was due to be delivered to the house last Thursday, Fox5 reported.
Nelitza Gutierrez, another housekeeper working for the family, said Mr Savopoulos needed the cash for one of his other business ventures, the opening of a martial arts center in Chantilly, Virginia.
It is not known if the assistant was aware of what the package contained and records show he was in Virginia when the blaze was started, the Post reported.
The pizza chain has not returned calls asking for an official comment.
The four bodies were discovered on the second floor of the house. At least three had suffered blunt force trauma before the blaze, police have said, and the fire is being treated as an arson.
Investigators found no signs of forced entry and believe the suspects were able to gain access to the home on Wednesday and stayed overnight as they knew how the family 'lived their day-to-day lives'.
FOX 5 reported that the suspects tortured at least three of the hostages - including 10-year-old go-karting fanatic, Philip.
The station, quoting sources familiar with the scene, said the adults were tied to chairs while the little boy was found in bed. He had been burned beyond recognition and had lacerations to his body.
Footage from the area police released on Saturday night revealed a man dressed in a dark hooded top moving quickly behind a building.
Police believe the person of interest may have taken the Porsche belonging to the family.
Records show friends and relatives tried to reach the victims on Thursday before they were found dead, according to the Washington Post.
Both Savopouloses sent text messages and voicemails to their second housekeeper telling her not to come to their home to clean on Thursday, which had been her normal routine.
Nelitza Gutierrez, who had worked for the family for 20 years, told the Post the series of messages left her thinking something was amiss with her employers.
She told police that Savvas left a message saying Figueroa was staying overnight to help because his wife was sick and his son had suffered a concussion. He asked Gutierrez to make sure Figueroa's family knew not to expect her home that evening.
Gutierrez said she had never known Figueroa to stay overnight.
'Never, never did she stay over,' Gutierrez said.
Gutierrez said she called Amy after hearing the message 'to see if she was OK, but she never answered'.
A $25,000 reward has been offered in the brutal quadruple slaying, which unfolded in one of the city's wealthiest - and safest - neighborhoods.
Admin Note #1: If you have any information about Wint’s whereabouts, call police at 202-727-9099. Tips can also be submitted anonymously by test messaging 50411. A reward of up to $25,000 is currently being offered to anyone who provides information that leads to an arrest and conviction.
Admin Note #2: If you have any updated information (in terms of old or new facts on the search, for tips please still call police) please contact amwfans.com here: amwfans.com/thread/1662/website-contact-form