Demolition begins at posh DC home where 4 were killed

Construction crews begin to tear down a posh D.C. house that was the scene of a quadruple homicide on Friday, April 21, 2017. The house sold for $3 million months after Savvas and Amy Savopoulos, their son Philip and Vera Figueroa were killed. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)
Construction crews begin to tear down a posh D.C. house that was the scene of a quadruple homicide on Friday, April 21, 2017. The house sold for $3 million months after Savvas and Amy Savopoulos, their son Philip and housekeeper Vera Figueroa were killed. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty) (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)
Construction crews begin to tear down a posh D.C. house that was the scene of a 2015 quadruple homicide on Friday, April 21, 2017. The house sold for $3 million months after Savvas and Amy Savopoulos, their son Philip and housekeeper Vera Figueroa were killed. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)
A pile of rubble sits on the site of what was once the home of the Savopoulos family on Friday, April 21, 2017. Demolition crews have begun to raze the posh home that was the scene of the 2015 killing of Savvas and Amy Savopoulos, their son Philip and housekeeper Vera Figueroa. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty) (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)
Construction crews begin to tear down a posh D.C. house that was the scene of a 2015 quadruple homicide on Friday, April 21, 2017. The house sold for $3 million months after Savvas and Amy Savopoulos, their son Philip and housekeeper Vera Figueroa were killed. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)
A fence with a “No Trespass” sign surrounds the site of what was once the home of a wealthy D.C. family on Friday, April 21, 2017. Demolition crews began to tear down the multimillion-dollar house that was the scene of the 2015 killing of Savvas and Amy Savopoulos, their son Philip and housekeeper Vera Figueroa. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty) (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)
Construction crews tear down a posh D.C. house that was the scene of a 2015 quadruple homicide on Friday, April 21, 2017. The house sold for $3 million months after Savvas and Amy Savopoulos, their son Philip and housekeeper Vera Figueroa were killed. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)
Demolition crews tear down a posh D.C. house that was the scene of a 2015 quadruple homicide on Friday, April 21, 2017. The house sold for $3 million months after Savvas and Amy Savopoulos, their son Philip and housekeeper Vera Figueroa were killed. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty) (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)
A police car remains outside the Woodland Drive home Thursday where the Savopoulos family was found killed last week. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
A police car remains outside the Woodland Drive home Thursday where the Savopoulos family was found killed in this May 2015 file photo. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli) (WTOP/Nick iannelli)
Police investigators continue working at a fire-damaged multimillion-dollar home in northwest Washington home, Friday May 22, 2015, where 46-year-old Savvas Savopoulos, his 47-year-old wife, Amy Savopoulos, the couple's 10-year-old son Philip, and housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa were found dead May 14. U.S. marshals and police arrested a dangerous ex-convict and took his five companions into custody, safely ending a multistate manhunt in the slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper. The fugitive task force tracked Daron Dylon Wint to New York and back before they caught up with him late Thursday (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Police investigators continue working at a fire-damaged multimillion-dollar home in northwest Washington home, Friday May 22, 2015, where 46-year-old Savvas Savopoulos, his 47-year-old wife, Amy Savopoulos, the couple’s 10-year-old son Philip, and housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa were found dead May 14. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) (AP)
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Savvas Savopoulos, 46, and his wife, Amy Savopoulos, 47, were among the four people found dead in a D.C. home Thursday, May 14. Also among the dead were their child, 10-year-old Phillip and their housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa, 57. (Credit Tony Powell/Washington Life/Polaris) (Credit Tony Powell/Washington Life/Polaris)
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Construction crews begin to tear down a posh D.C. house that was the scene of a quadruple homicide on Friday, April 21, 2017. The house sold for $3 million months after Savvas and Amy Savopoulos, their son Philip and Vera Figueroa were killed. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)
Construction crews begin to tear down a posh D.C. house that was the scene of a 2015 quadruple homicide on Friday, April 21, 2017. The house sold for $3 million months after Savvas and Amy Savopoulos, their son Philip and housekeeper Vera Figueroa were killed. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)
Construction crews begin to tear down a posh D.C. house that was the scene of a 2015 quadruple homicide on Friday, April 21, 2017. The house sold for $3 million months after Savvas and Amy Savopoulos, their son Philip and housekeeper Vera Figueroa were killed. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)
Construction crews tear down a posh D.C. house that was the scene of a 2015 quadruple homicide on Friday, April 21, 2017. The house sold for $3 million months after Savvas and Amy Savopoulos, their son Philip and housekeeper Vera Figueroa were killed. (WTOP/Megan Cloherty)
A police car remains outside the Woodland Drive home Thursday where the Savopoulos family was found killed last week. (WTOP/Nick Iannelli)
Police investigators continue working at a fire-damaged multimillion-dollar home in northwest Washington home, Friday May 22, 2015, where 46-year-old Savvas Savopoulos, his 47-year-old wife, Amy Savopoulos, the couple's 10-year-old son Philip, and housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa were found dead May 14. U.S. marshals and police arrested a dangerous ex-convict and took his five companions into custody, safely ending a multistate manhunt in the slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper. The fugitive task force tracked Daron Dylon Wint to New York and back before they caught up with him late Thursday (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
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WASHINGTON — Demolition crews have begun to tear down the D.C. house where a couple, their 10-year-old son and housekeeper were killed nearly two years ago.

The corner lot on Woodland Drive was home to the Savopoulos family until May 14, 2015. The bodies of Savvas and Amy Savopoulos, their son Philip and Vera Figueroa were found after the house was set on fire and their attacker had fled with $40,000 in ransom.

The five-bedroom, six-bathroom house located in a posh neighborhood in the shadow of the National Cathedral was once valued at $4.5 million. But the home sold months after the brutal killings for just $3 million.

D.C. property tax records list Four Quartets Trust as the current property owner.

A neighbor, who declined to give her name, said no one was going to move into that house. “It’s just a sad situation.”

A worker said the demolition work would wrap up by noon on Monday.

The man charged with killing the four, Daron Wint, is set to go on trial in September.

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