DC Murder Suspect May Be in NYC

Cops question his girlfriend in Brooklyn, reports CNN
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2015 3:25 PM CDT
DC Murder Suspect May Be in NYC
This combination of undated photos provided by the Washington, D.C., police shows Daron Dylon Wint.   (Metropolitan Police Department via AP)

The investigation into a quadruple homicide in DC continues to move quickly: Police say suspect Daron Dylan Wint may now be in New York City, and authorities today searched a home in Brooklyn but came up empty, reports CNN. Police interviewed a woman believed to be the 34-year-old's girlfriend, and she reportedly said that Wint planned to turn himself in. He became the prime suspect in the murder of the Savopoulos family and a housekeeper after being identified through DNA left on pizza crust at the scene. The Washington Post reports that Wint was a welder who once worked for the Savopoulos family's American Iron Works.

"Right now it does not appear that this was a random crime," says DC police chief Cathy Lanier. She called the murders an "act of evil." All four victims—including 10-year-old Philip Savopoulos—were believed to have been killed, brutally, before the family home was set on fire. Another housekeeper says the killer must have been familiar with the household because he was able to slip in without alerting an aggressive family dog, perhaps because he did so while the dog was on a walk. Calls show that Savvas Savopoulos made numerous phone calls to an assistant, an accountant, and a bank while in captivity, apparently setting up the delivery of $40,000 in cash to the home taken by the killer. (Read more murder stories.)

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