WASHINGTON – The Metropolitan Police Department has identified a suspect in last week’s quadruple homicide in Northwest D.C.
Police say they are looking for 34-year-old Daron Dylon Wint in connection with the homicides. According to a news release issued late Wednesday, police have an arrest warrant charging Wint with first-degree murder while armed.
Wint is described as a black male, standing about 5-feet-7-inches tall and weighing about 155 pounds.
Savvas Savopoulos, 46; his wife, Amy Savopoulos, 47; their son, Philip; and housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa, 57, were found dead May 14 in the house on Woodland Road in Northwest, after an intentionally-set fire.
NBC Washington reports that investigators found no sign of forced entry at the house, indicating that the killer or killers knew who they were and their routine. They also say that the killers entered the house on Wednesday, keeping the family bound through Thursday afternoon.
Investigators told NBC Washington that an assistant for Savvas dropped off a package containing $40,000 in cash while the victims were being held. It is not clear if the assistance knew what was in the package, according to The Washington Post.
Police say the family’s blue Porsche was later found torched in the parking lot of St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, in Lanham, Maryland.
Law enforcement officials told The Washington Post DNA was found on the crust of a pizza that was delivered to the Northwest D.C. house on May 13, and investigators were able to match that DNA to Wint.
According to the Associated Press, Maryland court records indicate that a Daron Wint, who is also 34, was convicted in 2009 of second-degree assault and sentenced to 30 days in jail. Another individual with the name Darin Dylon Wint was charged with burglary in 2010 and pleaded guilty to malicious destruction of property.
Police have not yet confirmed to the Associated Press whether the men are one and the same.
Police were interviewing people at Wint’s last known address in Prince George’s County, Maryland late Wednesday night, reports NBC Washington.
If you have any information about Wint’s whereabouts, call police at 202-727-9099. Tips can also be submitted anonymously via text message to 50411. A reward of up to $25,000 is currently being offered to anyone who provides information that leads to an arrest and conviction.
Watch NBC Washington’s report below:
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