$40K dropped off at D.C. house where four found dead

WASHINGTON — Investigators looking into the deaths of four people found dead in a D.C. house last week, told NBC Washington that a man dropped off a package containing $40,000 in cash while the victims were being held captive.

Savvas Savopoulos, 46; his wife, Amy Savopoulos, 47; their 10-year-old son, Philip; and housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa, 57, were found dead Thursday in the house on Woodland Road in Northwest D.C. after the home was intentionally set on fire. Investigators told NBC Washington they believe there was more than one killer, and that the killers had the four victims confined in the house for more than a day.

Hours before the house was set on fire Thursday, an assistant for Savvas dropped off a package containing $40,000. It’s not clear if the assistant knew what was in the package, The Washington Post reports.

Savvas’ assistant, whose name has not been released, owned or was involved in several businesses, according to the officials and police documents obtained by The Post. The assistant was helping Savvas prepare for the opening of a new martial arts studio in Chantilly, police documents say, The Post reports.

When firefighters arrived at the scene Thursday, the cash was gone, according to The Post. 

Also gone was the family’s blue Porsche that was later found torched in the parking lot of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, in Lanham, Maryland, Thursday.

Officials say the suspect or suspects entered the Woodland Road house on Wednesday and kept the family bound through Thursday afternoon. The fire, which started Thursday afternoon, has been ruled arson.

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