DC Murder Suspect IDed Thanks to Pizza Crust

Daron Wint named as suspect in quadruple murder
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2015 11:46 PM CDT
Updated May 21, 2015 5:35 AM CDT
DC Murder Suspect ID'd Thanks to Pizza Crust
Daron Wint is seen in this photo provided by the Metropolitan Police Department.   (Metropolitan Police Dept. via Washington Post)

A Domino's pizza was delivered to a Washington, DC, home the evening before four people were found dead inside—and its crust could be the suspect's downfall. Police have identified 34-year-old Maryland resident Daron Dylon Wint as a suspect, and law enforcement sources tell the Washington Post that he was identified through DNA found on the crust of the pizza, which investigators believe may have been delivered while Savvas Savopoulos, his wife Amy, their 10-year-old son Philip, and housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa were being held captive. A warrant has been issued for Wint's arrest, but his whereabouts are unknown.

The warrant charges Wint with first-degree murder while armed. His criminal record includes charges of carrying concealed weapons and theft, NBC Washington reports. Court records list a Lanham, Md., address for Wint close to where the Savopoulous family's blue Porsche was found on fire in a parking lot, the AP reports. Savopoulos was the CEO of American Iron Works, and his assistant reportedly dropped off $40,000 in cash at the home hours before it went up in flames. In the hours before the fire, there were multiple phone calls between Savopoulos, the assistant, an accountant, a bank, and another exec at the construction firm, according to police documents seen by the Post. (Read more Washington, DC stories.)

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