The massive manhunt for a suspect in a Washington, D.C. quadruple murder has shifted to the Brooklyn, NY area.
Police say Daron Dylon Wint, 34, may have fled the Washington, D.C. area to Brooklyn, NY.
The Jamaica native is a suspect in the grisly murders of wealthy D.C. businessman Savvas Savopoulos, 46, his wife, Amy, 47, their 10-year-old son Philip, and their housekeeper, Veralicia “Vera” Figueroa, 57.
Investigators are in touch with Wint’s girlfriend who says he plans to turn himself in.
Police connected Wint to the murders after his DNA was found on pizza crust. A delivery man for Domino’s Pizza told police he delivered 2 large pizzas to the home on Wednesday night just before midnight. Cash payment for the pizzas was left in an envelope outside the house.
Police believe Wint brutally beat and stabbed the adults and tortured the child in an attempt to get money out Savvas.
The four bodies were found on Thursday after firefighters extinguished a blaze at a mansion owned by Savvas in an affluent suburb of Northwest D.C.
Wint is a current or former employee of American Iron Works in Maryland, where Savvas was CEO and president.
“We do believe there is a connection between the suspect in this case through the business” of the male victim, Savvas Savopoulos, D.C. Police Commissioner Cathy Lanier said.
The $4.5 million mansion on Embassy Row near VP Joe Biden’s house was set ablaze around 1 p.m. Thursday, just a few hours after Savvas’ personal assistant dropped of a package containing $40.000.
Police believe Wint was desperate for cash, and that he was aware of the family’s day-to-day activities.
Another housekeeper who worked for the family for 20 years, Nelitza “Nelly” Gutierrez, told police Savvas was expecting a delivery of $40,000 Thursday morning.
Wint fled the home in a Porsche 911 that was registered to Amy Savopoulos.
On Friday, police released surveillance video showing a shadowy figure running from the area where the Porsche was abandoned and torched.
Court records show Wint’s last known address was less than a half-mile from where the car was abandoned.
The Savopoulos’ also have two daughters, 19 and 16, who were away at boarding schools at the time of the murders.