First suspect for D.C. murders and house fire identified by matching DNA to pizza crust: report


http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/police-investigating-package-filled-with-cash-dropped-off-at-door-of-slain-family/2015/05/20/a100af9e-ff07-11e4-8b6c-0dcce21e223d_story.html?wpisrc=al_alert-COMBO-local%252Bnational

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/watch-police-seek-person-interest-fatal-fire-article-1.2225395

7837926_G.jpgA breakthrough in the mysterious murder of four people in a posh Washington D.C. home might have been delivered Wednesday night — thanks to pizza.

D.C. police announced they have a first suspect for the quadruple murders, whom they identified by matching him to DNA found on the crust of a Domino’s pizza that was delivered to the house at night while the soon-to-be victims were captive inside.

The suspect is Daron Dylon Wint, 34, from Maryland, and he is wanted for first-degree murder while armed, according to the Washington Post. Police reportedly do not know his whereabouts, and any possible connection he had to the victims has not been revealed. Police have offered a $25,000 award for more info on him.

The Domino’s delivery man told MyFoxDC he brought two pizzas to the home, and there was an envelope with money left outside for him.

The bodies of American Iron Works CEO Savvas Savopoulos, his wife Amy, their 10-year-old son Philip and one of the family’s housekeepers, Veralicia Figueroa, were found last Tuesday in the family’s $4.5 million home, which was on fire when police arrived. Three of the victims had wounds and at least one showed signs of blunt force head trauma.

Police later speculated the victims were bound inside the house overnight by at least two people, who likely were familiar with the family and had easy access to the home.

Authorities have not yet said if Wint is considered the only suspect. They also have not said if he is the “person of interest” seen in brief, blurry surveillance video released by cops earlier this week.

Hours before the bodies were found, Savvas’ personal assistant dropped a package with $40,000 in cash at the home, the Washington Post reported. It’s unclear what the money was for or if the assistant had talked to anyone at the home. A housekeeper who worked at the Savopoulos home for 20 years told the paper she had never seen anyone drop off money there before.

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