22 Hours: An American Nightmare – Episode 3: The Money Drop

Hours after the victims are taken hostage, a ransom is delivered to the mansion on Woodland Drive. But it doesn’t save the victims — the calls, text messages and voicemails end, leaving key parts of the timeline unexplained. But after the trial, a new theory emerges explaining how the killer got inside the house.

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Vera Figueroa's stepdaughter Claudia Alfaro went with her dad to Woodland Drive on Thursday May 14, 2015 to try to find Vera. While her dad, Bernardo Alfaro, was knocking on the front door, she noticed a flash sports car on the street. The 2008 Porsche 911 Turbo was Amy's. What happened to that Porsche ended up being a major part of the crime. (Courtesy U.S. Attorney's Office for D.C.)
Vera Figueroa’s stepdaughter Claudia Alfaro went with her dad to Woodland Drive on Thursday May 14, 2015 to try to find Vera. While her dad, Bernardo Alfaro, was knocking on the front door, she noticed a flash sports car on the street. The 2008 Porsche 911 Turbo was Amy’s. What happened to that Porsche ended up being a major part of the crime. (Courtesy U.S. Attorney’s Office for D.C.) (Courtesy U.S. Attorney's Office)
The authorization from Savvas Savopoulos to American Iron Works' CFO Ted Chase to withdraw $40,000 from the company checking account.(Courtesy U.S. Attorney's Office for D.C.)
The authorization from Savvas Savopoulos to American Iron Works’ CFO Ted Chase to withdraw $40,000 from the company checking account. (Courtesy U.S. Attorney’s Office for D.C.) ((Courtesy U.S. Attorney's Office)
While the family was held hostage, they communicated -- via phone calls and text messages -- with several people, whohad no idea what was happening inside 3201 Woodland Drive. In this text message, Amy Savopoulos asks the other family's housekeeper, Nelly Gutierrez, not to come to the house. (Courtesy U.S. Attorney's Office for D.C.)
While the family was held hostage, they communicated — via phone calls and text messages — with several people, who had no idea what was happening inside 3201 Woodland Drive. In this text message, Amy Savopoulos asks the other family’s housekeeper, Nelly Gutierrez, not to come to the house. (Courtesy U.S. Attorney’s Office for D.C.) (Courtesy U.S. Attorney's Office)
In the first few hours after police learned of the killings, Savvas Savopoulos’ assistant, Jordan Wallace, was under scrutiny. Detectives didn’t believe his story about going to the bank to pick up the $40,000 and then dropping it off at the house on Woodland Drive. This photo shows part of a transcript of the police interview with Jordan. This is before detectives learned of all the calls that had gone into arranging the money drop. (Courtesy U.S. Attorney’s Office for D.C.)
The Savopoulos family's red Mosler sports car. Savvas Savopoulos instructed his assisant to leave the $40,000 ransom inside the car. (Courtesy U.S. Attorney's Office for D.C.)
The Savopoulos family’s red Mosler sports car. Savvas Savopoulos instructed Jordan Wallace to leave the $40,000 ransom on the driver’s side seat. (Courtesy U.S. Attorney’s Office for D.C.) (Courtesy U.S. Attorney's Office)
The downstairs formal living room is seen here heavily damaged from the firefighter response. On the black baseball bat near the No. 13 evidence marker, investigators found Vera Figueroa's DNA on the handle. Prosecutors believe she tried to fight back against the intruder. (Courtesy U.S. Attorney for D.C.)
The downstairs formal living room is seen here heavily damaged from the firefighter response. On the black baseball bat near the No. 13 evidence marker, investigators found Vera Figueroa’s DNA on the handle. Prosecutors believe she tried to fight back against the intruder. (Courtesy U.S. Attorney for D.C.) (U.S. Attorney for D.C.)
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Vera Figueroa's stepdaughter Claudia Alfaro went with her dad to Woodland Drive on Thursday May 14, 2015 to try to find Vera. While her dad, Bernardo Alfaro, was knocking on the front door, she noticed a flash sports car on the street. The 2008 Porsche 911 Turbo was Amy's. What happened to that Porsche ended up being a major part of the crime. (Courtesy U.S. Attorney's Office for D.C.)
The authorization from Savvas Savopoulos to American Iron Works' CFO Ted Chase to withdraw $40,000 from the company checking account.(Courtesy U.S. Attorney's Office for D.C.)
While the family was held hostage, they communicated -- via phone calls and text messages -- with several people, whohad no idea what was happening inside 3201 Woodland Drive. In this text message, Amy Savopoulos asks the other family's housekeeper, Nelly Gutierrez, not to come to the house. (Courtesy U.S. Attorney's Office for D.C.)
The Savopoulos family's red Mosler sports car. Savvas Savopoulos instructed his assisant to leave the $40,000 ransom inside the car. (Courtesy U.S. Attorney's Office for D.C.)
The downstairs formal living room is seen here heavily damaged from the firefighter response. On the black baseball bat near the No. 13 evidence marker, investigators found Vera Figueroa's DNA on the handle. Prosecutors believe she tried to fight back against the intruder. (Courtesy U.S. Attorney for D.C.)

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