Police Seek News of Blue Porsche After Bodies Found

Authorities say site of house fire in DC is 'major crime scene'
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 15, 2015 8:37 AM CDT
Police Seek News of Blue Porsche After Bodies Found
DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier, left, with Mayor Muriel Bowser, talks to reporters about a fire at a home in Northwest Washington, Thursday, May 14, 2015.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Firefighters who responded yesterday afternoon to a blaze that authorities are calling "very suspicious" found four bodies inside the Washington, DC, home—and they're now seeking news of a blue Porsche that could be tied to the case. The fire was called in around 1:30pm; a neighbor who was on the scene had this to say of what happened to the $4.5 million residence, said to be home to two parents, a boy, and two teenage girls: "It was all smoke and then boom, it went to fire, coming from the second floor," he tells the AP. Authorities later said three adults and a child, yet to be identified, were found on the second floor. They did not reveal how the victims are believed to have died, but they said they were investigating a possible arson and consider the site to be a "major crime scene," per NBC Washington.

The Washington Post reports by way of family members that the home is owned by Savvas Savopoulos, 46, and his wife, Amy. Sources say the couple's son wasn't at school yesterday; their two daughters attend boarding school. "We don't know what is going on," Savopoulos' sister says, noting relatives haven't been told of the victims' identities. There was no sign of forced entry, the police chief says, though a 2008 blue Porsche 911 with DC plates DK2418 was spotted at the home around 10:30am. It was later found abandoned in Maryland, reports My Fox DC. Police hope anyone who saw the car will come forward. Savopoulos' Facebook page says he runs a hedge fund company and had just accepted a job in Puerto Rico. (Read more Washington, DC stories.)

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