Suspect in wealthy family deaths believed to be in Brooklyn
WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. police Chief Cathy Lanier says investigators believe a suspect in the mysterious slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper is in the Brooklyn area of New York City.
Lanier said at a news conference Thursday that they have been in touch with police in New York as they seek 34-year-old Daron Dylon Wint on charges of first-degree murder.
The Washington Post reports the suspect ordered a pizza while he kept the family and their housekeeper hostage in the home last week. Officers were able to recover DNA evidence from a half-eaten pizza crust, and that led them to suspect Daron Dylon Wint.
When firefighters responded to the house for a fire May 14, they found the slain bodies still inside. Authorities believe the fire was intentionally set. Slain were 46-year-old Savvas Savopoulos; his 47-year-old wife, Amy; their son, Philip; and housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa.
Lanier says investigators believe Wint worked for Savvas Savopoulos’ company American Ironworks in the past.
She advises Wint to turn himself in, noting that his family has asked him to do so.