The Savopoulos family was killed in a mysterious fire and police are now investigating suspects who could be linked to the murder of the CEO of American Iron Works, Savvas Savopoulos, his wife and child and the housekeeper.
The detectives who have examined Savopoulos’s phone hope to get details from the location of the phone, the texts and the calls made before and after the death of the victims. Police has a search warrant for a car owned by Savvas Savopoulos’s assistant who reported that before the family was slain he had delivered $40.000 to the house where the family was held for ransom.
So far the police have charged one person, 34 year-old Daron Dylon Wint who is believed to have been involved in keeping the family hostage. 46-year-old Savopoulos, his 47-year-old wife Amy, their 10-year-old son Philip together with their housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa (57) are thought to have been kept hostages for at least 19 hours starting with May 13, in the evening. After the ransom money was delivered the house was set on fire.
Wint is a welder who had worked in the past at the company where Savopoulos was CEO. One week after the slayings he was arrested together with other four people, but they were released because there were no charges against them.
28-year-old Jordan Wallace, Savopoulos’ assistant, had to do odd jobs and was also a driver. His car was discovered a block away from the house. Moreover according to the police he had changed his version of the story. At first he said that he was called by Savopoulos on the morning of May 14 and was required to deliver the money which he had received in a manila envelope. However later he declared that Savopoulos had sent him a message the evening before and that he received the money in bundles and afterwards placed it in envelopes.
It seems that Wallace had also contacted a couple of people among which a woman to whom he sent a photo of the bag where the money was held in. Afterwards they exchanged test messages, the woman expressing her surprise at the impressive sum of money. This happened at 9 AM. At 10:26 AM the assistant sent a message to Savopoulos saying that the money was delivered.
At the time the fire was discovered Wallace was in Chantilly and learned about the fire from somebody from the American Iron Works. As he was heading to their home he sent the family multiple messages to see if they were all right.
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