2015 Washington, D.C., mass murder

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2015 Washington, D.C., mass murder
LocationWoodley Park, Washington, D.C., U.S.
DateMay 13–14, 2015
TargetSavopoulos family
Attack type
Mass murder, arson
WeaponsKnife, blunt object, fire by arson[1]
Deaths4
PerpetratorBelieved to be Daron Dylon Wint[2] and unknown accomplices

The 2015 Washington, D.C., mass murder occurred on May 14, 2015. Three members of the Savopoulos family (Savvas, Amy, and their son, Philip) were murdered at their home in Washington, D.C.. Their housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa, was also murdered.[1][3] The victims were held hostage for nineteen hours, from May 13. Ten-year-old Philip was tortured in order to coerce $40,000 in cash from the family.[4] The killers restrained the victims with duct tape before killing them. They then set the house on fire.[3] All the victims had been hit with something, and Philip was also stabbed.

Victims[change | change source]

The Savopouloses were an upper-class family. They lived in the Woodley Park neighborhood of Northwest Washington. Savvas Savopoulos was the CEO and President of American Iron Works. This is a construction company that helped build the Verizon Center.[3]

The murder victims are:

  • Savvas Phillip Savopoulos, age 46, a prominent area businessman
  • Amy Clare Savopoulos (née Martin), age 47, his wife
  • Philip Savvas Savopoulos, age 10, their son
  • Veralicia Figueroa, age 57, their housekeeper

The family left behind two teenage daughters, Abigail and Katerina Savopoulos.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Police search New York home, talk to girlfriend of suspect in D.C. murder mystery". CNN. May 21, 2015. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
  2. "Ex-con Daron Wint appears in court, had help in D.C. quadruple slayings, authorities say". WJLA. Retrieved 30 December 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Jouvenal, Justin; Zapotosky, Matt; Morse, Dan (May 15, 2015). "Four found in D.C. fire were slain, police say". Washington Post. Retrieved May 21, 2015.
  4. Leshan, Bruce (May 20, 2015). "$40K delivered to home, boy tortured before DC murders, fire". WUSA. Retrieved May 21, 2015.